The TurfMaker® 390 Hydroseeder
- Powerful Mechanical Agitation
- Positive Displacement Gear Pump
- Hydro-Sprigging & Vegetative Planting
- Wood Mulch (100%) 150 lbs per tank load
- Paper Mulch 200 lbs per tank load
- Blended Mulch 175 lbs per tank load
- Bonded Fiber Matrix 150 lbs per tank load
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 frequently yields spotty seed germination. Poor grass growing results make unhappy customers. The TurfMaker 390® easily mixes and pumps thicker wood mulch slurries associated with Sod Quality Results™ and happy satisfied customers.
The TurfMaker 390® fully loaded weighs about 4,500 pounds. With a base of 47 inches in width and 77½ inches in length, it is designed to fit easily in the back of a standard bed pick-up truck. Getting in and out of tight areas becomes much quicker and easier when there is no trailer involved to slow things down.
The TurfMaker 390® is a complete 390 gallon hydroseeding machine with mechanical agitation and a positive displacement pump. Normal mulch loading is 125 lbs of 100% wood mulch, 125 lbs of any Bonded Fiber Matrix product or 175 lbs of paper mulch. The base model hydroseeder comes ready to use, equipped with 75 feet of hose and one hose application nozzles.
When applying wood mulch products at moderate application rates with a TurfMaker ® 390 hydroseeder, one full tank load will cover about 3,600 sq. ft, when applying at a rate of 1,500 pounds per acre. When applying Bonded Fiber Matrix products at recommended application rates, one tank load will cover about 1,800 sq. ft. Paper mulch products can be applied at typical jet agitation machine application rates and one tank load will cover about 9,500 sq. ft. Most TurfMaker ® operators seldom make soupy, paper mulch applications.
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 mulch products, along with tackifiers for Sod Quality Results™, three tank loads will cover from 7,000 sq. ft. to 8,000 sq. ft. 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.
For really small jobs or small touch-ups, a TurfMaker ® 390 hydroseeder will mix partial loads. A 50 lb bag of 100% wood mulch can be mixed with 135 gallons of water and cover about 1,000 sq. ft. A 50 lb bag of any Bonded Fiber Matrix product can be loaded with 125 gallons of water and cover about 500 sq. ft. A 40 lb bag of paper mulch can be mixed with 80 gallons of water and cover up to 3,000 sq. ft.
The TurfMaker ® 390 hydroseeder has all the features found on standard hydroseeding machine. However, it is missing some of the super features found on most TurfMaker hydroseeder. The most significant of these options is the self-filling and clear water hose flushing system. This system can be added to the Model 390 for $750. This add-on option is a great investment and highly recommended. Other additional features include 200’ 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.
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 clientele, just because they did not know what it takes to produce good results with the hydroseeding process. 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.
The TurfMaker ® Model 390 hydroseeder, with mechanical agitation is by far the best choice, even when the buyer is faced with a limited budget.
The TurfMaker ® 390- Pricing
The base TurfMaker® 390 will mix and pump any mulch product (including Flexterra®) up to 125 pounds per tank load and pump that slurry through at least 300 feet of hose. This configuration includes:
- Briggs and Stratton Intek 1450 engine
- 75’ TurfMaker hose
- 1 40 GPM Nozzle
For Greater Productivity:
Add a Clear Water Flush System for quick and easy clean up.
- Clear Water Flush System
- Honda 11hp engine
- 125’ TurfMaker Hose
- 3 nozzles and manual storage reel
This unit satisfies all but the most robust needs. See our 390 Performance Test Results.
If you still need more power, enough to pump Flexterra through 300’ of hose, consider the Ultimate 390 TurfMaker ideal for Flexterra and Soil Guard:
Upgrade with a:
- Hard chromed pump
- Honda 13hp engine
- 200’ of TurfMaker hose plus 2 additional nozzles
TurfMaker 390 – Physical Specifications
Total Capacity – Total Gallons: 390
|Approximate Empty Weight – Varies Depending on Options||1,500 lbs|
|Approximate Weight of Slurry in Tank||3,250 lbs|
|Approximate Loaded Weight – Varies Depending on Options||4,750 lbs|
|Typical Length with Most Engines||80″ – 85″|
|Skid Frame Width||47″|
Standard Engine: Kohler CH 440. Other Engines Available.
Standard Pump: Rotary Gear, Positive Displacement
Trailer Option: Single Axle (5,200 lbs axle)
TurfMaker 390 – Performance Specifications
Total Capacity – Total Gallons: 390
Total Pounds of Mulch per Tank Load
|Maximum lbs Thick Wood Mulch (Flexterra or BFM)||150 lbs|
|Maximum lbs blended Wood Mulch **||175 lbs|
|Maximum lbs Paper Mulch||200 lbs|
Total Area Covered per Tank Load
|Tank Load Coverage with Excellent Mulch Coverage
(Flexterra or BFM applied at 80 lbs per 1,000 sq ft
|1,875 sq ft|
|Tank Load Coverage Typical Home Lawn Application
(Blended Mulch applied at 50 lbs per 1,000 sq ft)
|3,500 sq ft|
|Tank Load Coverage with Thin Mulch Application
(Paper Mulch applied at 25 lbs per 1,000 sq ft)
|8,000 sq ft|
Total Time Required per Tank Load
|Typical Time to Spray One Tank Load – Hose Application||13 Minutes|
|Typical Time to Load and Mix One Tank Load
Cycle time. Add the time to and from the water source
Pumping Power – Spraying Distances
|Typical hose applications – Length of Hose up to 300 ft.||300 hose length|
|Larger Engine Options – Length of Hose up to 1,000 ft||1,000 hose length|
Note: Long distance applications depend on larger engines to get the most distance from the end of the nozzle.
Up to 150 spray distance from the end of the nozzle
** Blended mulches can be loaded more or less depending upon brand and density.