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Our History

James Lincoln began business in 1972 as a hydro-mulching contractor, planting grass on home lawns using a 350 gallon Bowie Hydro-Mulcher. During the first four years of business, other contractors came to Lincoln seeking guidance as he was purchasing materials and supplies. Lincoln discontinued the contracting business in 1976 to become a full time materials supplier and also to sell Bowie Hydro-Mulchers. By 1978, Lincoln had started developing innovations on Bowie machines, creating the clear water flush system and ultimately the first 5th wheel 1,100 gallon machine. He designed and built first 200 gallon miniature machine in 1990. ,which initially was called a TurfMaker, but came to market as a “Baby Bowie” and enjoyed success throughout the 1990s. In 1995, Lincoln sought additional manufacturing capacity for building the first 425 gallon TurfMaker. A brief partnership existed with a farm machinery manufacturing company building the first TurfMaker product. Due to philosophical disagreements, that relationship was severed in 1998 and Lincoln began TurfMaker manufacturing. Since 1998, TurfMaker manufacturing has become the fastest growing and most successful hydro-mulching machine manufacturing company in the market. The TurfMaker of today has numerous improvements over the machine of yesterday and innovations are ongoing.

Lincoln has been a staunch supporter of turfgrass research at Texas A&M University. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Erosion Control Association and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America. He has also served on the Advisory Council of the Conwed Corporation, and was involved with the Weyerhauser Corporation with the first Bonded Fiber Matrix product known as Soil Guard. He was honored in 1990 as Associate Member of the Year by the Texas Landscape Contractors Association, and received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Hydro-Turf Planters Association in 2002.

Lincoln is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with degrees in Economics and Accounting. He also holds a Masters degree in Executive Management from Pepperdine University. He holds a patent on an innovative hydro-sprigging grass planting technique with the TurfMaker machine, and has two patents pending on innovative TurfMaker pump designs.

Hydro-Mulching – A Grass Planting Process was written by James Lincoln in 1978, and was then published in Landscape Management Magazine. It was revised and published in a Canadian Parks Management magazine about 1990, and has been revised again for other publication purposes.

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See why Rental houses and Contractors alike are upgrading to TurfMaker

“I’ve had 2 550 Hydraulic machines in rental service for 3 years. I’m adding a 3rd to my fleet this year. My customers love them!”

-A.B., San Antonio, TX

“Our project started shortly after we bought the machine from you. It ran a total of 27 days at 10-12 hours a day. We rented a Finn for 4 of those days for a last minute push. The guys all agreed that the TurfMaker can out spray a Finn any day.”

-H.L., Georgia

“ … The TurfMaker truly is a little “big” machine.  The size and design of the paddle makes it possible to put all the hydro straw in the tank then add water.  Makes for a very efficient operation.  I owned 2 jet machines before I was introduced to the TurfMaker.  Jim, I’m like the farmer when he was introduced to the tractor, he never went back to those horses again!”

-V.R., Washington

“I had a guy from Iowa call me yesterday asking about my 1200 TurfMaker. Pretty sure I closed the deal for you. Glad I could be of help. Your machine sells itself and the customer service is second to none! Hard to find”.

-CD – Garden City, Kansas

“My rental customer told me this is the “Cadillac of the hydroseeders”. These guys really like this machine (TurfMaker)”.

-JB – Rental Company – Ohio

“I had only read about hydro seeders on the Internet when I decided to become adventurous and try my hand in hydro seeding. After talking with Dave Myron and having him stop by Illinois for a demonstration I was very impressed with the Turf Maker brand.  The machines are super reliable and extremely user friendly.  Whenever I have run into a problem and have a question Dave has been there no matter what time or day.  I would recommend the Turf Maker brand to anyone!  Keep up the good work!”

N.K. – Sparland – IL

“We have rented a Finn T-60 hydroseeder and a Finn T-90 hydroseeder numerous times. We just rented a TurfMaker 700 Hydraulic. I was blown away by the ease of use and the functionality of this machine. We will choose a TurfMaker over a Finn whenever available.”

– J.D. – Roseville MN

“Turfmaker! Wow….This machine is so well designed, I can train my crew in hours! Turfmaker is the only machine I will use. Looking at the designs of the other manufacturers this machine is a simple and efficient piece of equipment. Manuals are simple and easy to use. Supplies and Sales are a pleasure to work with. This is a machine that will be around for a long time. I have the 550, and have been able to call myself the instant expert!”

-T.P., Vancouver, Canada

“Just a few lines to let you know how much I appreciate your service to me this past summer. We have used the TurfMaker regularly since purchasing last summer. I have just fininshed a project in Hot Springs Ar, on an apartment compolex and am amazed at how good it looks, I’ve also done a 35 acre project at Heber Springs Arkansas on a city complex that had 8 baseball fields and 5 soccer fields. On this project I used the wood fiber mulch and was very satisfied with the results. I do plan to purchase another machine in the spring. I will definetly purchase another TurfMaker machine. Thanks”

-C.C. – Perryville AR

Contact Us

TurfMaker Corporation

4931 Grisham Dr
Rowlett, TX 75088, USA

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (C.S.T.) Country Code: 001

Phone #: 1-800-527-2304
Local #: 972-463-2575
Fax #: 972-463-2576



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