As a specialist
nursery operator that relies on precision mixed soils, over a
period of twelve months I searched Australia for the most
efficient soil mixing system, from concrete agitators to paddle
mixers. After two growing seasons, with faultless operation and
precision mixing, I write this product testimonial.
The soil mixer
had to meet several criteria, which Williames Hi-Tech could
- The mixer had to accommodate
mixing a cubic metre of soil which weighed 1.4 tonne per metre
- The mixer had to be petrol
- The mixer had to be made
mobile and fully galvanised
attention to detail, engineering capabilities and understanding
which through intelligent and functional design, knowledge,
constant research and development and willingness to listen and
liaise with their prospective client built a custom made unit
which handles the rigours of which it is exposed.
In line with
their efforts to provide a functional unit, testing of the unit
was completed in Warragul whereby a cubic metre of soil was
shipped from Adelaide. The unit passed with flying colours and
the purchase was effected.
On receipt of
the machine I completed a mixing test in which I mixed a soil
batch for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes and 20 minutes.
Plants were potted and kept for 12 months.
All plants in
each batch grew equally well. No difference in soil particle
size was observed in all batches. In my opinion, the plants with
only 5 minutes mixing performed equally as well as those in soil
mixed for 20 minutes. Since this test, all batching is done on 5
minute cycles. An automatic timer, a useful addition, provides
To complete the
batching set-up, a Williames’ conveyor was added to fill the
potting machine. This unit was selected because of the slow
gearing that moves soil quickly, but does unmix the soil when it
is discharged into the potting machine. A small Bobcat 453 is used
to load the mixer. All up, the batching plant is functional,
practical in design and built to my exacting needs which only
Williames Hi-Tech were prepared to do in an approach in which, as
the purchaser, left me with no hesitation that the units would
perform as stated.
I have no
hesitation in recommending Williames Hi-Tech to any prospective
horticultural equipment purchaser.