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Forum Rules and Announcements / Re: Hard Hose vs. Flat Hose
« Last post by Bluejay on Yesterday at 11:10:59 PM »
I guess we get used to what we are doing and that is where it stops.
I am really intrigued with ideas on what I am going to do about replacing my hose. I totally understand about only using a short pull when spraying close to the tank. Now that you said that, I recall that I had to pull out the whole flat hose and it did try to kink once in a while. I am planning some other improvements to my entire rig and figuring out this hose issue will be interesting. I have a 1200 gallon water tender truck that I pull my seeder with, so water is always accessible. I am thinking I will make all my hoses interchangeable, so I can have several options.
Thanks for the feedback.
Forum Rules and Announcements / Re: Hard Hose vs. Flat Hose
« Last post by Bowie Man on Yesterday at 10:28:31 AM »
Just to add to that Ray.  On small machines I always add a short 15' non-collapsible piece of hose for just that kind of use.
Forum Rules and Announcements / Re: Hard Hose vs. Flat Hose
« Last post by Turboguy on Yesterday at 10:07:51 AM »
Ed gave a nice summary on this.   The one thing I will add is that if you are going to roll up your lay flat hose at the end of a job it needs to be flushed out which sometimes can be a problem on a job site.  I am not a fan of flat hose myself but there are lots of people who use it and like it.  I think it is better suited to big jobs. I get a lot of jobs where someone is redoing their front lawn and with my hard hose I can unroll 10-20 feet of hose and spray where as Ed mentioned if I had 150 feet of lay flat hose on my machine I would have to roll out the whole 150 feet.   

I can recall one job I did this summer that was to repair damage along a new driveway that was installed.  It was about 350 feet long and a couple of feet on each side of the driveway.  My helper stood just behind my trailer and I drove slowly down one side of the drive and up the other.  We were done in 15 minutes and with lay flat hose that job would have been a difficult one. 
Forum Rules and Announcements / Re: Hard Hose vs. Flat Hose
« Last post by Bowie Man on Yesterday at 09:49:17 AM »
There are advantages and disadvantages to both Flat hose and non-collapsible hose. 
Flat Hose is compact and usually lighter.  Easy to roll up at the end of the job and store.  It is prone to kinking if bent to sharply while rolled out.  That is why a second "hose man" is important to keep the hose layed out properly.  Flat hose can only be used on a reel if it is always pulled out completely.

Non-collapsible hose is used on most hose reels as you can spray without pulling out the entire hose.  It also won't kink when layed out on the ground.  It is heavier and more expensive.

I summary it becomes a matter of taste,  I have customers that use both and are happy with both kinds.
New to Hydro Seeding / Hipster Lawn Care
« Last post by yourgreenpal on Yesterday at 04:14:03 AM »
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Forum Rules and Announcements / Hard Hose vs. Flat Hose
« Last post by Bluejay on Wed January 17, 2018, 09:11:23 PM »
I am new to this hydroseeding forum and have been reading the old posts with great interest. There is a lot of very good information so I thought I would ask a question regarding spray hoses.
When I was rushing to finish a project last fall I didn't pay close enough attention and ran lengthwise over my 11/4" hard spray hose. I had been using it for many years and it was much more fragile than I knew. A very large section of the hose was crushed.
Since I was in a critical time frame to finish before a snow storm the next day, I grabbed the flat 11/2" "firehose" from my water tender truck to finish the job. It actually worked very well even though it was a little heavy.
My question is in regards to anyone else's experience with the type of spray hoses they use???
Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Does the cold effect machine mixing
« Last post by Finn Guy on Tue January 16, 2018, 08:09:57 PM »
This string of replies demonstrates how helpful the forum can be, look at the good suggestions and valid advice that was shared within this one post.  It's not only educational but entertaining as well.
New to Hydro Seeding / Re: Looking for suppliers
« Last post by Turboguy on Tue January 16, 2018, 09:35:18 AM »
Bluejay made a good point that your seeds are going to be a bit different that those of us who are up north use.  My main grass is a bluegrass/Fescue/Rye blend and a typical price is about $ 2.00 a pound.  I am guessing you will be using more Fescues, Bermuda's and maybe Centepede.  Fescues can run anywhere from $ 1.00 a pound to $ 3.00 a pound but around $ 2.00 would be typical.  Bermuda is more expensive but you only seed at 2 pounds per 1000 and the price can vary a lot on type.  Centepede is very expensive but you only seed at a half pound per 1000.  I really haven't looked into that recently.

It won't be for a while but you might want to think about going to the TNLA show in Texas and could probably find a bunch of suppliers there and you could compare pricing for many suppliers.  You could also contact Pennington and they might be able to recommend someone in your area as a seed supplier.  Pennington does have a good quality seed but don't seem to be the cheapest in the market. 

We may get someone stop in from your part of the country that can help more on seed pricing. 
New to Hydro Seeding / Re: Looking for suppliers
« Last post by Bluejay on Mon January 15, 2018, 11:09:01 PM »
It really varies around here. We use mostly Blue Grass/Rye Grass mixes in different ratios for lawns. There are some other types of seed mixed in when seeding parks and recreation areas. Our 2 local farm suppliers charge between $3.50- $5.00 per pound for those different mixes. There is a local landscape/irrigation company that has a really basic mix that is $2.00 per pound (in 50lb bags). I used a bunch of it in a subdivision last year with really good luck. Some of our native reclamation mixes cost $9.00- $12.00 per pound.  I don't know how that compares to what you are looking at but it does show there is a very big difference in pricing. Knowing what kind of seed the client wants to use is important when bidding a job.
Most of our seed comes from Washington, Oregon and Idaho. I am sure that you will be using different types of seed. It is important to use seed that will germinate and grow in your area. 
New to Hydro Seeding / Re: Looking for suppliers
« Last post by AllStar Hydroseeder on Mon January 15, 2018, 02:34:07 PM »
Thanks for the quick responses.  What is a good price for seeds I have found a local supplier but looking at their prices and the prices online there is a big difference. 
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