Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jameslawn, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. jameslawn

    jameslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I know it is way too early in the season to be talking about seeding, but I am looking to purchase a slicer seeder from either Salsco or a Ryan mataway overseeder. I searching out the information early to make an informed choice and be ready when the season starts.
    Where I live in Missouri many of the older yards (and some new ones) have a lot of rocks. Today, a ryan dealer told me to not bother using one where there is a chance of hitting rocks because the blades won't hold up. I understand that rocks couldn't be good for the blades and I would avoid using it on visible rocky soil, but who knows where the sub-surface rocks are? I can't see how anyone could escape hitting a one now and then. If anyone has used one, how well do the blades hold up. At $5000 I don't want to abuse the machine. Thanks.
  2. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    I'd rent one first to see how it works for you.
  3. jameslawn

    jameslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Renting one would be the best thing to do, but so far I haven't been able to locate one. We live in a rural area and nobody carries it. I'll keep trying to locate one. Maybe I'll get lucky.
  4. Old Red

    Old Red LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    I'd never heard of rocks being a problem with an overseeder but then I don't know much about them, only what I read on these pages. Not much of a response here, perhaps you might repost your question on the landscaping, renovation board.

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