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Power Slit Seeder



Billy Goat slit seeder

When an existing lawn needs reseeding it is not always necessary to till it up and start over. Overseeding is the process where Overseeders, also known as Power Slit Seeders, are used to cut 1/2" deep slits into an existing lawn and dropping seed at the same time. Overseeding is commonly used when you want to overtake dead or unhealthy grass with new seed. The existing grass helps serve as a mulch as well as controls erosion until the new seed germinates. Overseeding is generally done after any needed aeration or dethatching is performed. For a better understanding of lawn aeration, and what it does for your lawn click here to view our lawn care tutorial sheet, then use your browser's Back button to return to this page. For those of you who are familiar with overseeding, please read on.

Our Billy Goat Power Slit Seeders are similar to power rakes except that they utilize an on-board spreader to drop the grass seed as you cut the slits. It also utilizes a different delta reel instead of a dethatching type flail reel, which is designed to penetrate the surface of the lawn about 1/2" to form seed beds. It is recommended to make 2 passes with the slit seeder, each at right angles to the other for best coverage. This means that it will take you approximately twice as long as it does to mow your lawn in order to do this job. The power slit seeder is powered by a 5.5 HP industrial engine and will seed a 20" wide path in one pass. A folding handle assists in making the unit more compact for transport. They are too large for most car trunks but easily fit into pickup trucks, vans, SUVs, or small trailers.

Seeding Width     18"
Recommended Slit Depth   1/2"
5.5 HP Honda Industrial Engine
Overall width 26”
Weight 177 lbs.

1 Hour

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