The new Turbo Turf HM-400-TE is designed to be an ideal machine for landscapers who want a mechanically agitated hydro seeding unit. It is one of the easiest to operate paddle agitated units on the market and can be run by one person. Although it is designed for landscapers it has the ability to spray the toughest erosion control materials such as 100% wood mulches, BFM’s and FGM’s such as Flexterra.
The Turbo Turf HM-400-TE comes with a 13 H.P. Honda engine as standard equipment along with a positive displacement Bowie gear pump. The drive is simple, reliable and easy to service when needed. Loading and mixing is fast and easy. The aggressive paddle agitation allows you to load full bales without the need to break them up.
The Turbo Turf HM-400-TE comes standard with 100 feet of 1 /1/4″ I.D. semi rigid hose with free flow couplings. This hose is lighter and easier to handle than the hose on competitive machines and very kink resistant. It is a far better choice than the collapsible hose some competitive units offer. Collapsible hose must be fully unrolled to use and needs to be flushed clean to roll up to move to the next job. Hose holders mounted on the side of the tank provide a convenient and easy to use storage area. Hose reels are available as an option. There are also 3 nozzles provided as standard equipment on this unit.
The standard front platform serves many purposes. It is not designed as a place to stand but rather works as a staging area. When mixing it provides and easy to reach place to set mulch or seed. It greatly reduces the need to get up and down to get materials when you are mixing up a load. Should you chose to add the optional hose reel then the hose reel is mounted on that platform. It does come predrilled to accept a hose reel should you decide to add one at a later time. It also serves to protect the engine and pump from the weather.
The poly tank is one of the best features of the HM-400-TE. Because you never have to worry about the tank rusting clean up is faster and easier than any other unit on the market. When spraying the tank has enough transparency that you can look at the unit from a distance and see how much material you have left. The HM-400-TE is designed so that the rugged poly tank serves only as a carrier for the slurry. All moving parts are supported by heavy structural steel which has no contact with the fluids. Turbo Turf’s mixing system is made to last and to have the lowest maintenance requirements of any unit on the market.
The HM-400-TE has an empty weight of 1400 pounds. the loaded weight is 4600 pounds. the physical dimensions are 58″W x 100″L x 66″H. The size of the skid frame is 45″W x 100″ long. It will seed an area of 5300 sq. ft. per load. Maximum materials are 150 pounds of 100% wood mulch, 175 pounds of paper (cellulose) mulch or 200 pounds of pelletized mulch. Time to spray a load is about 15 minutes