ZTR overseeder attachment?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TurfGuyTX, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has anyone seen an overseeder attachment for a ZTR? Thanks for any help.
  2. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anything? Anybody?
  3. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know I've never seen one before. I mean i've seen things like dethatchers, that's about the closest I would think. I'm sure it is possible to build your own and try it out????????
  4. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well, I was thinking about the same thing, but I don't think the make an "all-in-one" type attachement ... yet.
    JRCO has both the tine rake atatchment, which I use for setting the seed after I aerate and put the seed down with a w/b rotary spreader (Lesco stainless highwheel). But you might be able to fit both the JRCO tine rake and their spreader attachemnt on the same machine at the same time with a bit of adjustments, but I am not sure that the spreader would throw the seed out far enough past the tines to allow them to be raked in.
    Dont know it this helps....
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do you mean a spreader?
  6. Is that what that thing is called?

  7. It will throw it out far enough but one problem, you would have to remove all the thatch prior to spreading seed to get any germination out of the seed. Also when you run any type of thatcher you get what is called "thatch", thatch and seed don't mix real well.
  8. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So what would be the recomended way to get the seed to germ?

    If there isn't much of a thatch layer, wouldn't the tines break it up and allow the seed to fall and germinate?
  9. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
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    Those are good set-ups, but not what I'm hoping for. I've seen small walk behind overseeders. (they slice the soil and insert seed) and large tractor towable models. Just nothing in between.
  10. Oh your talking about the Lesco Renovator, Ryan Mataway, Jacobson Aero-king, Classen Drillseeder. 3pt ones Landpride, and others

    Slit seeders or Aerators?

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