I need a slice seeder, recommendations??

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by dmk395, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Looking for a self propelled model, and anyone have one they really like?
  2. superbee

    superbee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    Check out a Lesco Renovator. Sometimes you can find them used on Ebay.
  3. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,584

    Ryan makes a rwally nice one, but it is $$$ and a bear to operate. The Lesco is a very nice machine for a good price.
  4. rider

    rider LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 152

    Get the Lesco, the ryan sucks, will not climb a hill.
  5. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    Ditto on the Lesco Renovator.
  6. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    The walk behind slit seeders we use are Ryan Mataway’s and Lesco Renovator’s.The Lesco is easier to use and carrys a smaller price tag then does the Ryan. The Lesco does hills a lot better then the Ryan,the Ryan can be totally useless on anything but flat terrain. The Ryan does a first class excellent job, feeds the seeds through tubes to discs that in turn plant the seed into the slit,achieves excellent germination rates. The Ryan is just a bear for employees to operate. The Lesco is much easier to operate then the Ryan, is hydro driven, has Power reverse, fixed blades that slice as seed is cut into the soil. The renovator also has a back brush that drags loose soil over the slice seedbed, very good seeder. The Lesco delivers a perfect, even distribution we always get excellent germination rates.
  7. LawnSolutionsCP

    LawnSolutionsCP Sponsor
    Messages: 907

    6'7 330 - Send me an email. I have some questions for you.

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