Our Rice Hull Blower is a simple to operate, productive, remote monitored, rice husk pot topping equipment built for the wholesale container grower. This machine is used to dispense rice hull material to top dress and cover pots and containers in the field. We understand that alternatives to herbicides and pre-emergents are needed and that hand weeding is expensive. We have seen that there is a need to allow for application and reapplication of pot topping material in the field because application is not always feasible on the potting conveyor line. Our system also allows for top dressing rice husk on non circular containers and trays. There is no setup required for different container types. Compare this solution to the traditional pot topping systems built on conveyor lines.
Operation of the equipment is simple with the use of a single button pressed either from a remote control or on the console. Your operators simply start the engine, fill the hopper and press the feed button. All components are
tuned to operate in symphony.
To aid in productivity and maintenance, the blower is internet connected which provides performance monitoring, proactive service management and customer peace of mind that equipment is performing as expected.
Designed to the most current safety standards, the unit is fully shielded and guarded, built on a steel frame with industrial components Powered by a reliable Honda commercial engine and built around industrial duty components. This machine will provide you years of trouble free operation. This equipment comes with a full two year warranty and 3 years of connectivity and product monitoring.
There is more info on our FAQ – Rice Hull Blower news post.
Like all STILT.PRO equipment, this rice hull blower is purpose built for the container grower. For more information, please contact us for grower references on equipment currently in service and for purchasing options.
The “LONGSHOT” Purchase with your new machine or replace your current hose hanger with an electric powered rewind hose reel. This addon is for when you are trying to apply rice hulls where you have long rows and will allow you to reach up to 250ft from each side allowing for a total bed length of 500ft. Easy electric rewind to eliminate need for operator to drag hose in Swivel joint to allow for rewinding when dispensing Hose can pull out from either side of machine Retrofit on current machines or purchase with new Reduce operator fatigue
For more info on rice hulls used as a top dressing and it’s benefits see the following references:
Kennesaw State University – Alternative Weed Suppressant
MSU – Top dressing container nursery plants for liver wort control
Hort Science – Impact of Container Nursery Production Practices on Weed Growth and Herbicide Performance
Horticultural Research Institute – Parboiled Rice Hull Mulch in Containers – Liverwort, Flexuous Bittercress Growth
Greenhouse Production News – Weed Control Herbaceous Perennial Container Production
Nursery Management – USDA Tests Rice Hulls
Nursery Management – Topdress Containers PBH Rice Hulls
Nursery Management – PBH Rice Hulls On Top For Weed Control
Nursery Management – Rice Hulls Deliver Sustainability and Profitability