New Field Test -- any takers??????

Discussion in ' Magazine e-Reports' started by turfmagazine, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. turfmagazine

    turfmagazine LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 95

    Jim @ TURF here. TurfTeq has a product they'd like tested by someone in the Northeast.

    Here' the description: "The self-propelled SideWinder Power Rake enables safe and easy operation without operator fatigue. It can be used on any surface, even on steep inclines, and performs the following jobs:
    Preparing seed beds and lawns
    Raking rocks & debris left or right
    Pulverizing and mixing soil
    Repairing & renovating lawns without damaging the healthy turf"

    This is one of those a.s.a.p. things, because all of us in the Northeast know, winter's sneaking up on us quickly.

    If you're not familar with our field tests ... it goes like this:
    1. The manufacturer gets you the product.
    2. You use is for "X" amount of time
    3. When you're done, you write a fairly brief (not a book) on how it worked under what conditions ... and your observations (and hopefully get a few photos of it in action).
    4. I'll work with you on the finished report, to be published in TURF Magazine as soon as it is completed.
    5. We pay you for the report, not the manufacturer (which assures an honest report on the product?

    If you're interested, please email me at

    Thanks a million!
  2. tat900

    tat900 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    if you want any southern boys point of view let me know
    Cabot, AR
  3. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    I would love to do it. But this time of year I thnk it may be too late. We have had a terrible fall weather wise with all this rain.
  4. turfmagazine

    turfmagazine LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 95

    Yeah, the weather is rotten here in Vermont too.

    Spring is coming .... (opps we have that winter thing coming too).

  5. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 906

    If we didn't have a snow storm coming I might have taken you up on that.:cry:

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    thats too bad i have seen their product in the turf mag but no one in my area even carries them . i would love to demo one for bed edging .
  7. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    We were gonna test one, Call us.
  8. alwaysgreener

    alwaysgreener LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

  9. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    I think you waited too long on this one. It is now the end of October, too late for seed around here. Still cutting grass and trimming all of the bushes. Got to hurry and start with the leaves, especially after the rain and the wind from this storm today. Just need a couple of cold days in the forcast, and that will signal the upcoming end to the season. Why the Northeast? A little further South has a better chance to use the machine. They are not so rushed by the weather.
  10. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    we still have leaves on the trees , got our first freeze this week. still up in the 60's in the afternoon, should have some more cleanups to do

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