What is screened topsoil?
Topsoil is the top layer of soil, which contains nutrients and organic materials necessary for plant growth. Excavated soil material contains many contaminents such as stones, roots, clay and other debris. Screened topsoil is processed with a vibratory screening plant and sifted through a mesh screen. The screening process segregates debris, stones and clay clumps. This type topsoil is very appealing to look at and a good choice for growing different plants, or lay a lawn.
Why should you screen topsoil?
Screened topsoil is processed with a screening plant and sifted through a mesh screen. The screening process seggregates and debris, stones and clay clumps. This type topsoil is very appealing to look at and a good choice for growing different plants, or lay a lawn.
Higher Quality Product
Screened topsoil is a uniform product that can be raked, graded and installed easily. It is used as a top layer for growing a lawn, planting vegetables or for gardening.
Increase Your Profits
Turn an inert material or low value material into a high value commodity.
Take Control of Your Own Material
Using quality products is part of your good reputation. Owning a topsoil screener allows you to manage what you put into your own screened topsoil so that you have a consistent high quality.
How does a topsoil screener work?
You shovel the material into a hopper. The hopper feeds the material in the screen-box. A screen-box is an inclined structural frame with top and bottom screen decks mounted on springs. The vibration of the screen-box in combination with the incline pitch the material forward over the screen decks. Oversize material can move freely over the top deck and is discharged to the front of the machine. Mid-size and fine-size material (screened topsoil) are stockpiled on each side.
The screen-box can be equipped with different types of screen media. The top deck is typically more heavy-duty to take the brunt of the infeed material while the bottom deck does your final material sizing.