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    What is the best procedure when using a brillion or landpride primary seeder for new lawn install? Do you take one pass, or two with the second 90 deg to the first? Also, any opinions on which model is better...the brillion or landpride?

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    http://www.brillionfarmeq.com/produc...apeSeeders.pdf

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    I have a landpride 6'. Just one pass is all you will need. I don't like to drive on the dirt any more than needed. Depending on the weather and soil, the tractor tracks are more noticeable and the less driving, the better. When the seed first comes up, you will be able to see "rows" but after 6-12 months you won't notice it. Don't leave a skip between passes, that will be noticable. If you have a skip, just reseed over it by hand or make another short pass with the seeder. I tend to plant a little heavier than recommended on the seeder.

    Brillion was the standard in its day. Still probably a very great machine. In my area I see mostly landpride. I have no issues with my landpride and I have rented them in the past. I bought my landpride used on an auction 1 year ago and it appeared to have been used very little. Looked new. Paid $2500 which I thought was about $2000 less than new. I have planted about 15 acres in two planting seasons. Need to plant about 3 more acres soon but too much rain. Will plant 5 acres of warm season grasses in about a month.
    My brother got a recent bid for the state to plant 2 acres of grass and till the ground for $3500. $700 for seed the rest labor. I thought that was pricey.

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    I have a landpride 6' seeder I use to seed lawns. I use about 2 ton of seed per year. I try to seed going two directions perpendicular to each other. I use 9 to 10lb. per 1000 sq.ft. I do have some trouble with the cups the seed falls into plugging up. I get small stones or dirt that is flipped up into the cups from the cullapactor wheels. I do not think I would have the same problem with the brillion, but I do not know.

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    My family has a 5 ft. Brillion that was produced in the 40's. That is right-the late 40's. It had a basket agitator in it when my Dad bought it. I gave them the serial number and they said it was from the late 40's. They sent me the brush and blade agitators for it. I seeded about 1 1/2 acres with it last week. I only go one way, and try to put out about 5#/1000 of cool season grass. It seems to me that seeding with a brillion always works. It might take some time, but sooner or later the seed comes up.

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    I have been told by the local praire nursery folks that they always use the Brillion seeder. I did not know that landpride sold such an item.
    Bob

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    I knew Landpride built a seeder but have never seen one around here. Brillion is about the only one I have ever seen.

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    The brillion is definitely the way to go for larger areas and have much larger widths. The biggest landpride is 6'. The brillion and landpride landscape models are the same basic design. I doubt there is much difference in use. The landpride weighs a little more than the brillion 6'.

    Doc Bob and thcri:
    Brillion is made in wisconsin, where you live. Landpride is made in KS, near where I live which is why we probably see one model more than the other. The few brillions I see here are either larger models or older models.

    Seeding rates will vary depending on seed type. The manufactures will list the rates based on the seed. Fescus, bluegrass, brome, alfalfa ect will vary. Even types of fescue will vary.

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    Also check out the Kasco Vari-Slice. You can angle the disc for a light till or put them straight to just create slits for the seeds. A local landscaper uses it and swears by it. He used it to seed the Ravens practice field and it did a great job! I've got one on order.

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    That kasco drill seems like an excellent concept. Could use as a primary seeder or overseader. The only advantage I see for the landpride or brillion seeder is that some times the yard has clods and the first roller acts like a pulverizer on less than ideal soil and smooths the yard.
    I usually till and then plant immediately.

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