Rice Hull Topper

Item #SPTS001

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  • Rice hull topdressing integrated into your potting line.
  • Easily operated in tandem with the rest of the line – No operator!
  • Excess Rice Hulls cycled back through – No waste!
  • Large Bales and Large Capacity – 30CF Rice Hull Bales and 15Gal Containers
  • Use as a semi-automatic potting machine.

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Ships from:  Thomson, GA

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STILT PRO MADE IN USA

STILT PRO - Made Tough

Your go manufacturer for specialized agricultural equipment

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.

  • 30CF Rice Hull Bales
  • 15Gal Containers

Product information

Our Rice Hull Topper 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 on the potting or canning line.  We understand that alternatives to herbicides and pre-emergents are needed and that hand weeding is expensive.  Our system also allows for top dressing rice husk on non circular containers and trays and does not require rotation of the container or setup for different container sizes.  There is no setup required for different container types.

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty:  here

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Contact Info

hello@stilt.pro
(218) 343 – 2650

261 Quality Drive
Thomson, GA 30824

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The "TOPSHOT"

Cost-Effective Weed Control in Container Nurseries

Our Rice Hull Topper 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 on the potting or canning line.  We understand that alternatives to herbicides and pre-emergents are needed and that hand weeding is expensive.  Our system also allows for top dressing rice husk on non circular containers and trays and does not require rotation of the container or setup for different container sizes.  There is no setup required for different container types.

How do we apply our core mindset?

Simple

Operation of the equipment is simple with the use of screw augers to move the rice hull material and built in processing of large rice hull bales.

AgTech

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.

MadeTough

Designed to the most current safety standards, the unit is fully shielded and guarded, built on a steel frame with industrial components Powered by electric motors and built around industrial duty components. This machine will provide you years of trouble free operation. This equipment comes with a full three 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 topper 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.

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STILT.PRO

Contact Info

hello@stilt.pro
(218) 343 – 2650

261 Quality Drive
Thomson, GA 30824

Share some contact info and we'll see how we can help you!

Ask Questions.  Tell us about what you need. Start collaborating.

Share some contact info and we'll see how we can help you!

What does the warranty look like?

3 Year, Unlimited Hours Warranty – INCLUDED

What does it include?

Includes: Problem identification, remote trouble shooting of issue, support and instruction for proper repair, and providing replacement of failed parts.

What is excluded?

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.

We will walk you through the repair process and make sure you're happy.

What about Service Parts?

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.

What about Repair?

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.

The hopper capacity seems low

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.

Increasing the machine size has a few unwelcome side effects:

-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.

We're being cautious around those concerns and trying to work within your business goals.

Is this production rate slow?

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.

What's your real per man hour potting rate?

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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