Kentucky Patent of the Month – August 2022

Lawn care is often a point of pride for many homeowners. Not only can a well cared-for lawn make a house look better, it can be a form of stress relief and a productive hobby. Power seeders are great tools for reviving a lawn or thickening an existing lawn. A conventional power seeder punctures the soil to deliver seeds. Unfortunately, these traditional designs often fall short of efficacy when the dirt is tough or the lawn has hills. 

Stinger Equipment, Inc., experts in the design and innovation of lawn care technologies, have designed and patented a new power seeder that better addresses the variability of a home owner’s lawn. Their walk-behind seeder has blades positioned to better handle tough soil. These blades counter rotate, contrary to the unidirectional rotation of a traditional seeder. The counter rotation digs into dirt more effectively, throwing it back over the sowed seeds. The blade height can also be adjusted to better address small hills and rough terrain lawns. With 20 years of experience in manufacturing and lawn care equipment, the company is excellent at identifying pain points and finding solutions to overcome them.

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