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Seeder Depth Adjustment

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by greasy_gun, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    Hi neighbors
    Just picked up a Lesco Renovator/slit seeder.

    How do you know where to adjust the blade depth for different seeds?
    Thanks
     
  2. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    You only want to dig in about 1/4" for all seeds.
     
  3. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    hmm,thx 4 advice,that sounds pretty deep.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yep. It's not a matter of any difference in types of seed. Yu just want to penetrate the soil. Sometimes, you want to go a little deeper, because you have dips in the soil that you still have to penetrate. You'll see when you use it. Another thing is, make sure you lift the machine (just push down on the handle) BEFORE you engage the blades and slwoly put it down into the soil. Ths will save ALOT of bely wear.
     
  5. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    runner
    appreciate the advice.
    any other thoughts from u experienced slit seeders?
    thanks
     
  6. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    No,you should get the hang of it in no time i do go thru a bearing in the tines every season so beware for a small break down.
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    If you don't mind, I CAN tell you one thing. You got one of the best slit seeders money can buy. As a matter of fact, pound for pound, that unit is probably the most bang for the buck. In doing row by row, you will be able flip that baby around fast and be right back on your next row. One thing, though. Don't even bother shutting the seed off when turning...just leave it going.
     
  8. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    also, do 1/2 rate applications and do two passes, in different directions. This will help eliminate "crop row" effect where you see the lines of grasses before they fill in. It also helps hits the high and low spots better when you change the attack angle
     
  9. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    thanks for the advice friends!!!

    :clapping:
     
  10. sicnj

    sicnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    how much do you charge to use this machine then fert.
     

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