If you wish to restore your lawn to its former glory, a rejuvenating cure with the ELIET overseeder is the quickest way to achieve an optimal result. The overseeder, as the name suggests, is a machine that combines all of the steps required to sow a lawn in one operation : One-pass dethatching and seeding new seed in an existing lawn.
The designers of the DZC 550 focused on simplicity. In order to save landscape contractors the burden of a lengthy training procedure, ease of operation was the spearhead in the machine’s architecture. Its compact dimensions make operating the DZC 550 as easy as a lawnmower and enable its use in practically any type of garden. The application of available and tested technology has rendered a highly reliable overseeding machine that due to its simple build is also extremely maintenance-friendly.
HYDROSTATIC DRIVING MECHANISM
To meet the needs of modern garden maintenance, where machine operation must be adaptable to the circumstances of the soil degree of humidity and type of soil -, ELIET resolutely opted for a hydrostatic driving mechanism. A switch on the handlebar of the DZC 550 offers the operator continuous - stepless - speed regulation for both forward and backward movement. An added benefit is the option of separate activation of the traction on either of the two studded rollers via the grip on the handlebar. It makes for easy turning: by deactivating the roller on the inside curve and maintaining traction on the roller on the outside curve, the overseeder turns as if automatically. Due to its highly balanced weight the machines front can be lifted easily via the handlebar, allowing the machine to turn practically on the spot. This option makes the DZC 550 a versatile machine even for smaller and complex gardens.
EASE OF OPERATION
To make sure the operator can focus mainly on the work terrain, the DZC 550 was designed to allow for almost intuitive handling. One single large grip incorporates simultaneous activation of the blades, full-throttle and the opening mechanism of the seed container. The only additional action required from the operator is to lower the machine to work depth via a tiny handle . Regulating the work settings of the DZC 550 follows the same simple operating principle: thanks to a clear and uncomplicated calibration tool, adjustment of the work depth and seed flow is done in a matter of seconds.
A successful overseeding treatment essentially requires that the grass seed can penetrate the soil. To open the soil, ELIET opted for 3 mm wide grooves, cut by mechanically driven blades. This method ensures that the grooves are cut at the desired depth (approx. 15 mm) regardless of the type of soil or degree of humidity. The task is carried out by eighteen fixed blades over an active work width of 52 cm.
PERMANENTLY SHARP BLADES
To ensure a long operating time of the blades that have to constantly cut through the soil to a depth of 15 mm, special ELIET technology provides them with self-sharpening capacity, guaranteeing a sharp end and therefore constant yield during the entire time of operation.
A seed container with a 10 kg grass seed capacity is locatted just behind the blade axis. The bottom of the unit contains openings that align with the blades. As soon as the container flap opens, the mill in the unit effectuates the spread of the seed in accordance with the set seed flow and the overseerder's riding speed. The seed is deposited in and along the grooves, maximising the chances of successful growth.
One of the distinct features of ELIET overseeding machines as compared to other brands is their debris catcher. The benefit is obvious: grass cannot be deposited into the grooves if they are covered with cut out debris. The DZC 550 projects the debris to the front of the machine, where it ends up in a voluminous – 40 liter – collector unit. A patented system of additional ventilation wings in between the blades ensures optimum collection of the dirt. Perforations at the front side of the collector unit ensure that part of the earth thrown up during the cutting process fi nds its way back to the lawn, thus minimising the required manual waste discharge.
The machine is equipped with a studded roller covering the entire width. The pressure areas on the rubber studs push the soil back into place, covering the grooves and thus protecting most of the seed against birds and the wind. The studded roller gives the machine a solid grip on the lawn, eliminating any damage to the grass from slipping. In addition the pressure on the soil remains limited, which prevents compaction of the top layer.