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jacobsen 548 aerator/ seeder feed rates

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by steve18974, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. steve18974

    steve18974 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    we recently just got a jacobsen 548 seeder , works like a champ . the only draw back i can see is that even with the "optional" sprocket to get an additional 30% feed rate , it stil only puts down under 2lbs / 1000 . i usually like to go 8 to 10 lbs per 1000 . Most sports fields work. if anyone has gone through this and come up with the proper mod i would sure like to hear about it . i am thinking a smaller sprocket and shorter chain are in order .....
     
  2. DRhodes

    DRhodes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Did the smaller sprocket do the job
     
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,755

    I have one also , since you make 2 passes at different directions that increases your seed rate . A trick I learned was to broadcast seed before you start with the seeder
     
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  4. DRhodes

    DRhodes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Can you tell me how many teeth are on the smaller speed up sprocket and if even a smaller on will do better?
     
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,755

    I have it put away for the season
     

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