Potting Machines and Tray Filling Machines

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

Potting Machine and Flat Filler Product Line

mini flat filler

Front Load

If you pot small volumes and use bagged material (3.8cf bagged material or less), the FRONT LOAD is a good choice.
$ 6,499
  • 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
Potting machine with hopper

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.
$ 7,999
  • 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.
$ 16,499
  • 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

How fast can you fill containers with these machines?

SINGLE OUTLET MACHINES1 Gallon3 Gallons7 Gallons 
Pots per minuteTwelveFiveTwo
Pots per hour720300120
DOUBLE OUTLET MACHINE 1 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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