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Free Classifieds / Turbo Turf's Big Inventory Reduction Sale
« Last post by Turboguy on Today at 09:06:59 AM »
We have decided to have a big sale on all the units we have here that are in stock.  This includes 3 hydro seeing units two of which were units I used here and one trade in.  We also have a number of ice control sprayers on sale.  Some of these were units that were ordered and the customer changed his order, two were units we took back from a dealer who was not able to pay us and a couple were show models.  We also have one brine maker, two turf sprayers and a compost tea sprayer. 

I will post a few photos here but we have a full list of the clearance sale items on our web site with photos.  Here is a link to that page.

I will also mention if someone is close to us and interested in some tanks we have about 20 tanks we are going to be selling.  Some of these will be free and the rest will be cheap.  Some have defects, some are drilled wrong which can be fixed for water storage or the like.  I don't think it is worth shipping any of these to anyone however.  At this point I haven't gone through them to see what we have.
Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Bowie 300 vs Epic L30
« Last post by landscaper1009 on Yesterday at 06:33:23 PM »
If you are going to be using Conwed 1000 or 2000, you need to strongly consider a paddle unit.  If you can, check out Finn's T-30 at

I don't know if they have a dealer in NZ, but I know they have sold units in Australia.
Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Bowie 300 vs Epic L30
« Last post by Bowie Man on Yesterday at 09:46:42 AM »
These are two very nice units to pick from but they are quite different.
The Bowie 300 is a mechanically agitated machine.  Which means there are paddles inside the tank that physically break up and mix the slurry.  The Bowie is equipped with the Bowie 2300 gear pump.   The pump is capable of shooting any type of mulch, paper, wood BFM or FGM.
The Bowie unit is also equipped with fork lift slots so it is easy to load and unload on to a truck or trailer. 
Working weight for the unit would be around 3,800lbs
Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Bowie 300 vs Epic L30
« Last post by Turboguy on Sun August 20, 2017, 05:03:03 PM »
Epic's L30 is a wonderful machine but I don't think you will be able to run the Conwed 1000 or 2000 through it.  I am sure Jeff will catch this thread and if I am wrong he can correct me.
Hydro Seeding Information / Bowie 300 vs Epic L30
« Last post by keriboi on Sun August 20, 2017, 03:38:58 PM »

I am in New Zealand and have little options for a new hydroseeder.

There are two systems that fit our size requirements to do small areas.

We can get either the Bowie 300 for $27,000 NZD or the Epic L30 for $23,000 NZD.
The epic comes with a trailer which we need so the cost for the bowie would be more around $32,000

We will be seeding fescue and using Conwed 1000 or 2000 and doing work down narrow walking tracks so lighter and smaller the better.

Any feed back on these? What would you go with and why?

Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Lesco site one grass seed
« Last post by Turboguy on Sat August 19, 2017, 08:55:40 AM »
Thank you Elsworth.  My son-in-law did the seeding and it was his first time ever running a hydro seeder.  I was very pleased with the way the job turned out.  My daughter (his wife) has hydro seeded a number of times but let him do this one.  One of the photos I have somewhere that I think is funny is her seeding the one acre lawn on the new house she and her first husband had just built.  She was there seeding away in the photo as he sits on the front porch, feet up, drinking an iced tea. 

Later next week I am going to start redoing my own lawn.  We bought a house a little less than two years ago and although the lawn looks fine it has been largely taken over by a yellowish thick bladed grass.  Late this coming week I am going to Roundup most of the front lawn and about half the back lawn, wait 4 or 5 days and redo the Roundup and then reseed it.  I hope my job comes out as well as my daughter's lawn.  I will most likely post some photos. 
Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Hydroseeding weed infested slope
« Last post by Turboguy on Sat August 19, 2017, 08:44:35 AM »
We are really hilly where I am and do a lot of slopes, banks, hillsides and the like and I have done dozens of jobs like you are talking about.  Generally the results have been good.  I had a time or two I had to go back and do a touch up but most of the times it came out fine.   I have also done a few where they just weed wacked and those did not turn out as well.  I think you will be fine.
Hydro Seeding Information / Re: Lesco site one grass seed
« Last post by Elsworth on Sat August 19, 2017, 02:23:21 AM »
That's a lovely looking lawn there Ray!
Hydro Seeding Information / Hydroseeding weed infested slope
« Last post by Bnsite1 on Fri August 18, 2017, 10:20:03 PM »
I have a general contractor that I do work for ask me to fix a slope that they had hydroseeded back in the spring.  They didn't get a good stand of grass and the weeds took over mostly Johnson grass and briars.  The question I have is could I spray it with roundup and kill all the weeds then weedeat them down  and hydroseed it and get a decent stand of grass because it will be difficult to do any kind of soil prep.  Any suggestions or advise is greatly appreciated
New to Hydro Seeding / Re: Injection Type Machinery
« Last post by Turboguy on Fri August 18, 2017, 09:43:21 AM »
Welcome to the forum Clayton.  Right off the top of my head I don't recall that discussion but we do have thousands of posts and perhaps it has been mentioned and I am just not remembering it.  I can't think of any product that would inject a liquid or a gel under a lawn other than for a spot treatment a deep root feeder would likely work.  Perhaps one of our other members might know of something.  We will see if any of our other experts may have some ideas of what would work.  You could also try posting your question on "Lawnsite". That is a general landscaping forum with a very large membership. 

Are you thinking about injecting a co-polymer gel or what exactly do you have in mind?
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