Nursery Potting Machines with Tray Filling and Flat Filling Options

Are you looking for an All-in-one tray filler, flat filler, and pot filling machine thats portable with a really small footprint?

Are you struggling with justifying an expensive and complicated potting machine purchase and then having to try to find a bunch of people to run it? 

Are the current large and complicated potting machines and tray filler solutions intimidating and too much for your needs?

Are you having trouble just finding enough labor just to run a more complex potting, tray filling or flat filling machine?

We have several variations of potting machines for sale and we probably have a nursery potting machine that would fit a grower like you.  This semi automatic potting machine can be used for many different growing environments.  We find that this equipment works well for growers that are looking to mechanize and provide a more repetitive and consistent potting operation but don’t want to spend a fortune. 

Our equipment is in many different types of plant nurseries, garden centers, vegetable growers, microgreen growers, wholesale growers, hemp and cannabis growers, and other unique growing applications.

Do not worry about collecting unused media as you pot, there is an integrated soil return hopper to recycle the media back into the potting machine to be used again.   Eliminate the wasteful steps and cost of putting material on and taking it off conveyors.   Go ahead and setup these potting machines right next to your final grow location.   

For the most functionality, we have a simple and effective tray filler and flat filler option that will allow you to switch between filling containers individually and filling small containers in tray or flat filling applications.  If  you have a tractor with a wider bucket, we have hopper extensions also available.

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Potting Machine and Flat Filler Product Line

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Front Load

If you pot small volumes and use bagged material (3.8cf bagged material or less), the FRONT LOAD is a good choice.
$ 7,700
  • 110V Single Phase Power
  • Single Person Operation
  • Shovel or Load Bagged Material from the front at waist level
  • Up to 1/2 YARD MAX CAPACITY (65 gallon mixing)
  • COMPACT design fits through a standard 36” doorway.
  • AUTOMATICALLY collect and recycle extra material
  • VERSATILE and EASY TO USE
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Rear Load

If you buy in premixed material and store it on a pad or use a tractor or skid steer to load material, the REAR LOAD is a good choice.
$ 9,400
  • 110V Single Phase
  • Single Person Operation
  • Load with smaller buckets up to 55" wide
  • Rear Load height of 59″
  • Up to 1 YARD MAX CAPACITY (no mixing)
  • AUTOMATICALLY collect and recycle extra material
  • VERSATILE and EASY TO USE

Double

If you want to have more than one operator potting at a time and have a tractor or skid steer to load material, the DOUBLE is a good choice.
$ 19,400
  • 220V Single Phase Power
  • One or Two Person INDEPENDENT Operation
  • Load full size buckets up to 90" wide
  • Rear Load height of 59″​
  • Up to 1 3/4 Yard MAX CAPACITY (no mixing)
  • AUTOMATICALLY collect and recycle extra material
  • VERSATILE and EASY TO USE

Tray Filler and Flat Filler Option - $500

For the grower that wants versatility and additional functionality with their potting machine or soil mixer, the tray filler option is a great addition to enhance your productivity.  It adds minimal complexity and does not require additional people to operate. 

In a few seconds, you can go from a pot or container filler to a flat filler.  The entire flat filler mechanism swings in and latches or swings out of the way when not in use.

For longer term storage, you can pull the tray and filler off of the hinges and store it away.

Hopper Extension Wings Option - $500

If you like the tray and flat filler options, this hopper extension option will take you to the next level of productivity.  You can use this to catch all the material that would normally fall down the side if you have a wider bucket than the hopper will allow.

How fast can you fill containers with these machines?

SINGLE OUTLET MACHINES1 Gallon3 Gallons7 Gallons 
Pots per minuteTwelveFiveTwo
Pots per hour720300120
DOUBLE OUTLET MACHINE1 Gallon3 Gallons7 Gallons 
Pots per minuteTwenty FourTenFour
Pots per hour1440600240

*These potting rates are based on the following video: https://youtu.be/C-GvSCtSK5s

 As you probably suspect, your results may very based on your specific application, setup and material used.

COMPARABLE PER MAN HOUR RATE

If you compare these potting machines to a traditional potting line, they will pot at a similar PER MAN HOUR rate but with much less people required to meet those rates.

JUST AS FAST BUT WITH LESS PEOPLE

If you compare these machines to hand potting on a wagon or bench, you’ll see that you can get better efficiency with less people.

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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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