Slit seeders: Feed box in front or rear?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771


    The Mataway comes with 11hp Kohler.

  2. Go for it, sounds like a good price and is a good machine.

    Has a few more options than the Lesco, as you can change the reels.

    I'm still in search of one that will work good on steeper hills.

    Might have to get a 3pt hitch one for that,
  3. crs

    crs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    I have a Turfco. I bought it this fall and used it on many properties. I was very pleased with the results, however when I buy another seeder it will be self propelled. This thing is a pain to push if you have any slopes to do. It does not matter if you go across them or up and down it is still a pain.

    I personally like the sedd hopper in the front. I feel ther is a better chance of seed/soil contact with that setup.

    Messages: 72

    Thanks ,crs. I am now looking at a lesco self propelled, model, Thanks guys for your input and advice, I am now looking at the MTD-PRO #OS 820 model , Its the same model as the lesco for$3499 ,check out their wed site at WWW.MTDPRO.COM Iwould like to hear your input on this overseeder, and if you think it is a good buy. Thanks for your input, Scott.
  5. If it's the same as a Lesco, then I have already comented on it.
  6. Rodney Johns

    Rodney Johns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    The Ryan is an awesome unit. Probably the best in the Walk behind series although some guys tell me they love the Jacobsen.

    The blue bird is $1,670 for the Honda power BTW.

    As far as a 3 point one mentioned the Befco. This is the best one out there in my opinion. I do like the Olathe and Sukup brands too.
    The Land pride.......well I would keep some duct tape handy from past experiences with there products. I think they are less expensive for a reason.

    Just some options fellas.

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