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New to Hydroseeding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cormierlawn, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. cormierlawn

    cormierlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I have been reserching Hydroseeding machines, the cheapest I've found was made by Turbo Turf. Does anyone know if there is a cheeper yet better Hydroseeder?

  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Cheaper & better? That does'nt happen often. Seems money may be the issue, have you checked with local rental centers? Here the local Sunbelt Rentals rent them daily & weekly. This could allow you to get started, get some funds together, & buy the quality unit you would like.

  3. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,354

    Contact all your local and not so local rental companies for a used Finn unit!!!! Most of the other brands you got to wait to mix a Finn mixes while you fill and alot more of a machine!
  4. Shawn Burns

    Shawn Burns LawnSite Member
    from N.C.
    Messages: 181

    I have just been down that road. I, like you thought that maybe i could get in cheap and build from there, but after doing much research and talking to ALOT of people in the biz i realized that with HydroSeeding( and most other things) cheap aint the way to go.If you would like some more info. e-mail me, i would be happy to share what info i have with you.
  5. Alan

    Alan Member
    Messages: 1,185

    You won't get hurt with a Turbo-turf machine. While the mechanical agtated units may be a bit faster or handle erosion control mulches better the TT is a very good design that lets you get into the business with a lot less outlay up front.
  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    having used the turbo and a mechanical unit, I cannot recommend jet over any mechanical system. you sound like you have made up your mind, and you will learn the hard way. it takes 20-40 minutes to get a good slurry out of jet, and you must use the more expensive pre flaked fiber to avoid clogs. in the newer mechanicals, you throw in the bale, seed, fert, erosion fiber and vitamin acid, and mix for 2-5 minutes. since most jobs require multiple loads, the other machine gets you done 2x+ faster. they also cost 2-3x as much. Dave g
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    this aint something u will ever find at a lowes discount.
    id go w the best i could find,or better yet rent ,until u get some ideas as to what u really need.later now
  8. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    Try a search on hydro-seeders in the Landscape forum
  9. cormierlawn

    cormierlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Thanks Guys


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