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STILT.PRO was founded by Tom Knuth in 2018 with the mission to provide their customers in the wholesale nursery industry with Simple products and solutions that employ appropriate AgTechnology and are designed and MadeTough. Since then, STILT.PRO has been working hard to understand the needs of their customers, grow relationships, and identify and work with growers to solve their problems in a collaborative manner.
The STILT.PRO Batch Soil Mixer will time and time again let you uniformly blend your custom mixes and can handle typical potting soil mixes. Use common growing materials like PBH rice hulls, peat, bark, sand, fertilizers and chemicals as needed. The mixer blender is a modified ribbon blender that forces material to continuously turn over for proper blending and preps material for usage. The machine then lifts the material up and dispenses it on the container. No need to load material overhead or lift material off the floor. The unit can be loaded with material at waste height and you can then fill your containers or flats at the same comfortable operating level.
Use this soil mixing machine as a peat fluffer or bale buster and easily save money by switching from loose peat bags to 3.8 cubic feet compressed bales.
We are in development of a 1 cubic yard batch mixer and a smaller all in one 1/2 yard mixer and filler. Customization is available in all aspects of the design for your specific growing needs. Please contact us about your unique application.
How many pots can a garden soil mixer fill per batch? As a reference, a one cubic yard garden soil mixer can fill around 200 True #1 containers.
See the table of mixer size and number of container
Here are some common batch mixer sizes and the number of common containers / pots / trays that they can fill each batch. Typical batch mixing time is 3 to 5 minutes to fully mix media.
|Mixer Volume (Cubic Yards)||0.25||0.5||1||2||4||8|
|Container Type||Containers / Trays||Containers / Trays||Containers / Trays||Containers / Trays||Containers / Trays||Containers / Trays|
|Summit Plastic Company|
Round Janor Pots
3.5″ (9 cm H)
|Summit Plastic Company|
Round Janor Pots
6″ (15 cm T)
3 Year, Unlimited Hours Warranty – INCLUDED
Includes: Problem identification, remote trouble shooting of issue, support and instruction for proper repair, and providing replacement of failed parts.
Excludes – Misuse of equipment (including using non horticultural potting mixes with high sand and field soil content) or improper care, such as leaving fertilizer in machine for an extended period of time. Wear parts (chain, slats, wear plates or surfaces). External physical damage inflicted on the machine. Labor repair costs.
Yes, we keep inventory of most all parts. Most all of the components are either US Sourced or a common off the shelf component. We are having some supply chain issues on components, but we are working through the best way to manage that.
All of our machines are designed right here in the US. We design these machines to be easily repairable by an inexperienced worker. Should a problem arise, you won’t need to weld or fabricate a new part. The entire machine is bolted together and you can simply bolt in a replacement part.
We have heard that concern, I get it, you won’t be able to load a machine up and let a person pot plants for a day.
Some perspective – The rear load machine holds about 3/4 – 1 cubic yard which is up to about 200 gallons of material. That gives you about 15 minutes of runtime without stopping.
The reason for the smaller equipment size is to primarily keep the price and complexity down.
-Increase horsepower requirements which means increased power – now you have to have dedicated power for the machine.
-Increasing the hopper size also increases the physical size of the machine which increases the overall cost and reduces portability
You may have not made a purchase on a potting machine in the past because of the overall cost.
From time to time, we hear that our production rates appear slow. Look at it this way though. You have 5 or 10 workers running a high-speed line. SOMETHING GOES WRONG, you now have all these people standing around and/or you need to find a different job for them.
If you have a machine problem with a high-speed line you’re completely shut down. With a cell-based design, you have a small part of the potting operation down. Your efficiency is similar whether you have 1 or 4 people operating STILT.PRO machines.
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