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Old 11-03-2006, 11:15 PM
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Have you ever thought of designing a piece of machinery when you were out in the field? Check out this article on David. He created a new seeder machine.

I think this is a neat idea. What's your view?

Lawn Solutions seeder draws raves from testers - When product-development engineer David Cook started a sideline lawn-care business four years ago, his employees soon began grumbling about the equipment used to plant grass seed.

"The power seeders were hard to use and cumbersome and unreliable. They basically broke down a lot," said Cook, whose main job then was helping develop new products at General Electric Co's Appliance Park in Louisville.

Employees at his company, Lawn Solutions, "pointed the finger at me and said, 'Hey, Mr. Design Engineer, why don't you come up with something better?' " for planting seeds, Cook recalled.

The boss took up their challenge. Working with computer-aided design software, he drew up plans for a machine intended to be lighter, more durable, and easier to operate and repair than models on the market. The result, some Louisville lawn-care services say, is a seeder that sows circles around the competition.
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:28 PM
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I agree about the overseeders on todays market. I have used two different types before in the past, and I sold the machines the same year. They were horrible. I could do a better job with a garden rake and a bag of grass seed.
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Maybe David has hit on something! I sent him an email. I hope he gets a chance to get on the forum to tell us a little about his product

Here is his company's website http://www.lawnsolutionscp.com
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Hey Dave,

Glad to see you signed up on the forum and joined us.
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Thanks for contacting us.

Our new power seeder is unmatched in performance, productivity, reliability, and ease of use. *It was designed from input coming from end users (Lawn Care Pros) to be hands down the best on the market.

So far we have attended the EXPO, GIE, and now the OTF next months (Dec 5-7) in Columbus, OH. *Sales have exceeded expenctations and we are currently setting up 1000+ dealers nationwide. *If you are wanting to see a dealer in your area, send us an email.

Let me know if you have any questions about our product.

We often get asked what is different about our unit compaired to the leading competitor. *The answer is everything! *There are very few similarities between our unit and anything on the market.

Check out the produce videos on our website.

I look forward to your emails and responses.

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David,

Here is where I saw the article on your company.

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps....0230305

Did you send them out a press release? I thought it was great coverage.
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Cool! Thanks Dave for coming and answering some of our questions
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