The TurfMaker® 1000 Hydroseeder

1000 Loading-smallLess Loading and Fewer Trips to the Water Source


  • Powerful Mechanical Agitation
  • Positive Displacement Gear Pump
  • Optional Clear Water Hose Flushing System
  • Optional Self Filling with Auxiliary Tank
  • Optional Tower with Gun Assembly
  • Numerous Engine Choices
  • Optional Trailer (2 – 7,000 lb Axles w/brakes)


  • Wood Mulch (100%) – 425 lbs per tank load
  • Paper Mulch – 500 lbs per tank load
  • Blended Mulch – 450 lbs per tank load
  • Bonded Fiber Matrix – 425 lbs per tank load

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Big Machine Performance at an Affordable Price

The TurfMaker ® 1000 hydroseeder can cover large areas with a single tank load. When making thin applications on budget-sensitive jobs, paper mulch can be used to cover as much as an acre with one tank load. When going for Sod Quality Results™, a quality minded contractor can use 100% wood fiber mulch applied at heavy rates and cover 6,000-8,000 sq ft.

When making applications with the hose, up to as many as 15 tank loads can be applied in a normal workday, assuming water for re-filling is readily available. When making hydro-seeding applications from the tower, and with water readily available, it would not be unreasonable to apply 25 tank loads in a day.

The most common water source for re-filling is usually a near-by fire hydrant. When a fire hydrant or some other appropriate source of water is not available, a TurfMaker ® can be equipped with an optional self filling system to fill the tank with water from an auxiliary water tank. Water can also be brought to the machine with a water truck. On job sites where water is some distance away, using an auxiliary water tank or a water truck can substantially reduce the total time on the job.

The powerful, direct-drive mechanical agitation system quickly mixes up to 400 pounds of 100% Wood Fiber Mulch or up to 600 pounds of shredded paper in one tank load. With the positive displacement pump, thick mulch slurries can be pumped through up to 500 feet of hose, and then spray more than 75 feet from the end of the hose. For the best and highest quality applications, tackifiers are always recommended. Slicky Sticky ® is a leading erosion control tackifier that makes slurries extremely slick, reducing or eliminating clogs. Slicky Sticky ® also increases moisture retention and enhances seed germination.

The TurfMaker ® 1000 hydroseeder can be mounted on a heavy duty flat bed truck, on a heavy-duty utility trailer, or can be purchased on the custom heavy duty two axle trailer shown above.

TurfMaker 1000 – Physical Specifications

Total Capacity – Total Gallons: 1000

Approximate Empty Weight – Varies Depending on Options 2,800 lbs
Approximate Weight of Slurry in Tank 8,300 lbs
Approximate Loaded Weight – Varies Depending on Options 11,100 lbs

Typical Length with Most Engines 151″ – 163″
Skid Frame Width 47″
Overall Width 56″
Overall Height 68″

Standard Engine: Kohler CH 620. Other Engines Available.
Standard Pump: Rotary Gear, Positive Displacement
Trailer Option: Double Axle (6,000 lbs axles)


TurfMaker 1000 – Performance Specifications

Total Capacity – Total Gallons: 1,000

Total Pounds of Mulch per Tank Load

Maximum lbs Thick Wood Mulch (Flexterra or BFM) 400 lbs
Maximum lbs blended Wood Mulch ** 425 lbs
Maximum lbs Paper Mulch 500 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
5,000 sq ft
Tank Load Coverage Typical Home Lawn Application
(Blended Mulch applied at 50 lbs per 1,000 sq ft)
8,500 sq ft
Tank Load Coverage with Thin Mulch Application
(Paper Mulch applied at 25 lbs per 1,000 sq ft)
20,000 sq ft

Total Time Required per Tank Load

Typical Time to Spray One Tank Load – Hose Application 33 Minutes
With a Tower Gun Option, Spraying from the Tower 10 Minutes
Typical Time to Load and Mix One Tank Load
Cycle time. Add the time to and from the water source
7 Minutes

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.