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Turfmaker Hydroseeders

Turfmaker Hydroseeders - Outstanding Performance, Durability and Value

Turfmaker is one of the pioneers of the hydroseeder, they have been manufacturing hydroseeders for over 35 years.

Turfmaker hydroseeders are manufactured using quality components and have been designed to apply the thickest hydroseed slurries available.

Continuous improvement over the years has resulted in a unique hydroseeder design and model range offering many different drive configurations available to suit a variety of operator requirements.


Turf Maker hydroseeder Models:

Turfmaker 390 hydroseeder has mechanical agitation and our purpose designed positive displacement pump, the Turfmaker 390 is priced to compete and out perform larger jet agitated machines.

Performance Features of the 390:
  • powerful mechanical agitation
  • positive displacement gear pump
  • hydro-sprigging & vegetative planting
Mulch capacities of the 390:
  • paper mulch 90 kg per tank load
  • blended mulch 80 kg per tank load
  • bonded fibre matrix 70 kg per tank load
Mechanical Mixing

The TurfMaker 390® Model Hydroseeder, with mechanical agitation, is a cost effective alternative to jet agitation machines. Typically, jet agitation hydroseeders are limited to soupy slurries of paper mulch. Soupy paper mulch applications washout easily and result in spotty seed germination. Poor grass growing results make unhappy customers. The TurfMaker 390® easily mixes and pumps thicker mulch slurries associated with Sod Quality Results™ and happy satisfied customers.

Access all areas

The TurfMaker 390® fully loaded weighs about 2050 kg. Mounted on a Dual axel trailer the 390 is extremely versatile and can be taken into areas that larger machines simply cant access.

Big Performance Big Value

The TurfMaker 390® is a full blown hydroseeder with mechanical agitation and a positive displacement pump. Normal mulch loading is 60 kg of any Bonded Fiber Matrix product or 80 kg of paper mulch. The base model hydroseeder comes ready to use, equipped with 25 m of hose and one hose application nozzles.

When applying mulch products at moderate application rates with a TurfMaker ® 390 hydroseeder, one full tank load will cover about 390 sqm, when applying at a rate of 1700 kg per Hactare. Paper mulch products can be applied at typical jet agitation machine application rates and one tank load will cover about 880 sq m.

More Loads Per Hour

When water is readily available for quick filling, a TurfMaker ® 390 hydroseeder will easily produce three tank loads of application in one hour. When applying quality wood fibre mulch products, along with tackifiers for Sod Quality Results™, three tank loads will cover from 1000 - 2400 sq m. Jet agitation machines, due to difficulty of loading and clogging, seldom get as much as one tank load per hour, and that tank load is applying soupy paper mulch.

Small Jobs No Problem

For really small jobs or small touch-ups, a TurfMaker ® 390 hydroseeder will mix partial loads. A 22.7 kg bag of 100% wood fibre mulch can be mixed with 470 Litres of water and cover about 100 sqm. A 20 kg bag of paper mulch can be mixed with 300 litres of water and cover up to 280 sqm.

Options

The TurfMaker ® 390 hydroseeder has all the features found on standard Turfmakers. Additional features include 60 m of TurfMaker ® hose and storage reel, a long life pump, and various engine upgrades. Any of these additional features can be added at any time before or after your purchase.

A Great Choice

The TurfMaker ® 390 hydroseeder provides a cost effective alternative to jet agitation machine. Many jet agitation machine buyers have wasted money, time in their career, and performed poor grass planting services for their customers. Spraying colored water is not good business.

Providing grass planting services with appropriate applications of quality mulch will produce Sod Quality Results™ nearly every time. This good service results in satisfied customers and good future referral business.

Apply Bonded Fiber Matrix products or the Patented Posi-Shell system as a substitute for erosion control blankets. Cut Labor costs by 75%.

The TurfMaker ® Model 390 hydroseeder, with mechanical agitation is by far the best choice, even when the buyer is faced with a limited budget.


PERFORMANCE FEATURES:
  • Powerful Mechanical Agitation
  • Positive Displacement Gear Pump
  • Optional Self Filling with Auxiliary Tank
  • Optional Clear Water Hose Flushing System
  • Hydro-Sprigging & Vegetative Planting
  • Bonded Fiber Matrix Products as Specified
MULCH CAPACITIES:
  • Paper Mulch – 125 kg per tank load
  • Blended Mulch – 115 kg per tank load
  • Bonded Fiber Matrix – 100 kg per tank load
Plant A Lot of Grass Quickly

The TurfMaker ® 550 hydroseeder can plant a lot of grass in just a few hours. It is large enough to mix and apply 125 kg of paper mulch with one tank load. In addition, it is fast enough to mix and apply as many as four tank loads per hour. The area planted with one tank load can range from 2000 to 4000 sqm, depending on the mulch thickness applied to the ground. Thicker and better mulch applications almost always provide more reliable results.

Load More Per Tank

The TurfMaker ® 550 hydroseeder is powerful enough to pump a thick mulch slurry through 150 metres of hose, and then project the mulch slurry more than 25 m from the end of the hose. With this power and mulch handling capacity, the TurfMaker ® 550 hydroseeder can often apply more mulch, and plant more area per hour, than significantly larger machines. It is not necessary to use a lot of water to apply a lot of mulch.

Self Filling

The TurfMaker ® 550 hydroseeder does not need a high volume water source, such as a fire hydrant for filling. This machine can use water from an auxiliary water tank, and fill itself without ever leaving the job site. The auxiliary water tank can fill continuously and supply enough water for three or four tank loads per hour. When a high volume water source is not close by, the TurfMaker ® 550 hydroseeder can actually work faster and apply more mulch per hour than even a 11000 L machine.

Versatile, Compact and Capable

The TurfMaker ® 550 hydroseeder is small enough to mount on a small flat bed truck along with an auxiliary water tank, or it can mounted on a dual axel trailer. If weight is a problem, the machine will satisfactorily mix and pump as little as 470 L of slurry. With this compactness and versatility, the TurfMaker ® 550 hydroseeder can be taken into places larger machines can’t go.

Apply Bonded Fiber Matrix products or the Patented Posi-Shell system as a substitute for erosion control blankets. Cut Labor costs by 75%.


PERFORMANCE FEATURES:
  • Powerful Mechanical Agitation
  • Positive Displacement Gear Pump
  • Optional Self Filling with Auxiliary Tank
  • Optional Clear Water Hose Flushing System
  • Hydro-Sprigging & Vegetative Planting
  • Bonded Fiber Matrix Products as Specified
MULCH CAPACITIES:
  • Paper Mulch – 180 kg per tank load
  • Blended Mulch – 140 kg per tank load
  • Bonded Fiber Matrix – 140 kg per tank load
A Real Hydroseeding Machine for Sod Quality Results

The TurfMaker ® 700 is the machine for every quality minded contractor. Jobs requiring Sod Quality Results™ are always applied with a hose and require moderate to heavy rates of mulch.

With the Positive Displacement Pump, this workhorse will handle up to 180 kg of mulch per tank load and will pump through as much as 150m of hose. Applied for Sod Quality Results ™, each tank load covers 700 – 1400 sqm.

Never Clog with the Built-in Clear Water Hose Flushing System

Cover as much as 1400 sqm using 180 kg of paper mulch in one tank load.

Shooting distance from the tower ranges up to 40 m.

Apply premium mulches at heavy rates for Sod Quality Results jobs. Apply paper mulches at thin rates for jobs requiring budget pricing.

Apply Bonded Fiber Matrix products or the Patented Posi-Shell system as a substitute for erosion control blankets. Cut Labor costs by 75%.


Less Loading and Fewer Trips to the Water Source

PERFORMANCE FEATURES:
  • User Friendly, High Productivity, Labor Saving
  • Special Long Life Positive Displacement Pump
  • Thick Wood Fibre Mulch Applications
  • Long Hoses up to 150 m
  • No Clogs – Clear Water Hose Flushing System
  • Integrated Clear Water Holding Tank
  • Tower Applications up to 40 m
  • Carrying Deck for more than a Ton of Mulch Big Machine Performance – Affordable Price
MULCH CAPACITIES:
  • Paper Mulch – 270 kg per tank load
  • Blended Mulch – 240 kg per tank load
  • Bonded Fiber Matrix – 240 kg per tank load
Compare Capacities of other Large machines

The TurfMaker® 1250 hydroseeder is ideal for Sod Quality Results™ applications. A quality minded contractor can apply mulch at heavy rates, along with premium seed, tackifiers, fertiliser, and cover up to 1250 – 2500 sqm with a tank load. Jobs requiring near perfect results are made with hose applications and usually take about 45 minutes per tank load.

Typical roadside hydro-seeding applications can be made from the tower. One tank load can cover as much as 4000 sqm with a thin application of paper mulch. This type of application is not recommended where highly reliable results are required.

Apply any Bonded Fiber Matrix products or the Patented Posi-Shell system as a substitute for erosion control blankets. Cut Labor costs by 75%.


Turf Maker Features :

The Turfmaker Pump is the Heart of the Turfmaker. It answers the challenge of pumping lower volumes of thick slurry materials while maintaining pressures necessary to pump through long hoses and avoid clogging.

A Turfmaker Pump also requires less engine horsepower than a centrifugal pump. The Turfmaker Pump has the pumping power, the high-wear features and the simplicity not found on any other hydro-seeding machine.

  • Pump thick or thin slurries through hundreds of feet of hose without the fear of clogging.
  • Pump any slurry up the side of a mountain or onto the furtherest point on a job site.
  • Pump bonded fibre matrix products with no fear of air entrapment problems.
  • Pump thick hydro-sprigging slurries of hybrid grasses easily.
With over 20 years of success at both large and small landfills around the world, Posi-Shell® has the demonstrated ability to deliver game changing savings in airspace and operations cost.

When a mulch slurry is left in the hose, the pump, or the pipes of the machine for more than a few minutes, clogging is likely to occur. The thicker the mulch slurry, the more likely the problem. It is important to flush the system with clear water to avoid clogging.
  • Clear water from auxiliary tank can be used to flush the hose, the pump and the pipes.
  • Clear water from the garden hoses may also be used as a water source.
  • Fire hydrant water may be available and be the most efficient source of clear water.
In some situations you find limited water availability on the job site, not a problem for a Turfmaker, you can use an auxiliary water tank and the self filling system prevents loss of time retrieving water from a distant source. This system allows you to keep working and cover large areas quickly and efficiently.

With the powerful mechanical agitation system, loading is quick and easy. This is the key to producing many more tank loads every day.

  • Load and mix almost instantly
  • No waiting. No clogging.
  • Easily mix 100% wood fibre mulch.
  • Easily mix bonded fibre matrix products.

The height of a Turfmaker makes loading easy. Place the bag of mulch onto the top of the tank and then open the bag. After the bag is open, load the mulch into the tank by simply pushing blocks of the mulch into the opening. This is much easier than lifting mulch up and then loading it into an elevated box. On a long hot day, it can make a huge difference.