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1700 Gallon
Working Capacity!

Bowie 1700 Hydro-Mulcher

Shown with custom white paint option.

The 1700 Hydro-Mulcher has a 1700 gallon working capacity! This Bowie Hydro-Mulcher is an ideal choice for hydroseeding your lawn projects or acreage projects . The strong mixing and agitation requires no starting and stopping or reversing of agitation to load and mix this hydro-seeder. Let the muscle of the rugged Bowie 1700 work for you. The Bowie 1700 is designed to maximize your hydro-seeder production and cut your costs. Compare the Bowie 1700 and you will clearly see the “Built Strong – Built to Last” features of this hydroseeding equipment. The strong heavy-duty construction of the 4 inch square tubing frame base shows it all starts with a strong foundation, the strong construction continues from the base to the top deck. The top deck is reinforced for carrying extra materials.

The Bowie 1700 Hydro-Mulcher has a powerful, high-torque, direct-drive mulch shredder system that is standard. This feature pulverizes mulch during the loading process. The 1700 also has three direct-drive mixing agitators. With this loading and mixing capability, the slurry can created as fast as mulch can be loaded. When mulch goes into the tank completely pulverized, it goes into solution almost instantly. This very fast loading and mixing is only possible with the powerful but simple Bowie high-torque direct-drive mixing system. Speed in mixing is priority for competitive hydro-seeders.

The Bowie 1700 costs less than its nearest competitor and offers enhancing options offered by no other competitor. Up to 25% more material can be loaded and pumped in each tank load saving you 25% in time and labor.

Now you can hydroseed faster, enjoy ease of operation and handle more material with a Bowie 1700 !

John Deere Diesel Engine

Powered by a
CAT 83 HP Diesel Engine!

CAT® financing available on any Bowie equipment built with a CAT power plant!

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  • Engine: CAT 83 HP Diesel complete w/starter, generator & main drive clutch.
  • Pump: 4" x 3" Deming Centrifugal pump, independently operated by its own clutch.
  • Drive: Gates® Industrial Belt and Diamond® Chain throughout.
  • Tower: All controls located on top rear of unit, Temperature gauge, oil and generator light, Horn signaling device, Flarestat signal lights, Non-skid floor plate, and Safety guardrails around tank.
  • Discharge Gun: 3" all pipe with quick coupling for easy removal, Chiksan swivel for smooth control of gun, Full 360- degree horizontal rotation and 160-degree vertical movement, and 4 Nozzles for close, medium and long distance spraying.
  • Tank: 3/16" steel plate tank, catalyzed epoxy resin coating on inside of tank, agitator and shredder bar to prevent rusting and corrosion. Gate valve inside of tank to hold slurry away from pump. Large opening in top for easy cleaning and maintenance, Enclosed shredder bar for shredding full bales of wood cellulose fiber, 3 Agitators to keep slurry homogenous, All shafts supported by self-aligning ball bearings and adjustable lubricated packing on inside of tank, 2" NPT opening for filling, Chain and belt drive throughout
  • Capacity: 1700 gallon tank
  • Length: 15'-7", Width: 8'-1", Height: 7'-3"
  • Weight Empty: 7,070 lbs, Loaded weight, 19,750 lbs. (approx.)
  • Frame: Heavy Duty Skid - Auxiliary gas tank for all day operation
Bowie Offers More!
More features than a Finn! More power than a Finn!
More options than a Finn! More economy than a Finn!

Options for Bowie 1700 Series

  • Moyno Pump 6" for Bowie 1700
  • Set-up for future install of Moyno
  • Dual Towers for Bowie 1700
  • Variable Speed Reverse Agitation
  • Fresh Water Flush System
  • Ground Control for Bowie 1700
  • 5' Cab-over Platform Extension
  • Electric Hose Reel
  • Manual Hose Reel
  • Loading Elevator
  • Expanded Metal in Guard Rails
  • Hinged Opening in Guard Rails
  • Fender Wells for frame mounting
  • Spare Tire

NOTE: All units priced F.O.B. factory or current location. Freight not included.

Click here to view the Bowie Warranty.

Bowie Hydro-Mulchers® Click a model below for more details.


Working Capacity (gallons)

Wood Fiber Mulch (per load)

Other Types of Fiber Mulch (per load)

Hydro-Seeding   (without mulch)

Hydro Mulcher 400 400 - - -
Hydro Mulcher 600 600 200 lb. 300 lb. 1 Acre
Hydro Mulcher 700 700 200 lb. 300 lb. 1 Acre
Hydro Mulcher 950 9(541)50 lb.   550 lb. 2 Acres
Hydro Mulcher 1250 1250 500 lb. 700 lb. 3 Acres
Hydro Mulcher 1700 1700 750 lb. 1000 lb. 4 Acres
Hydro Mulcher 3400 3400 1500 lb. 2200 lb. 10 Acres
CAT® financing available on any Bowie equipment built with a CAT power plant!

Equipment Inquiry

Looking to buy a new hydro-seeder or straw mulcher? Have questions about our used equipment inventory? Fill out our electronic inquiry form or call us at 1-800-826-8873!

100% Financing for Hydroseeding Equipment Available
* All payments listed are 60-month term with $1.00 buyout option at lease end.
Leases and Equipment Finance Agreements are available.

Order your new Bowie Hydro Mulcher with all the options!
Or build up your Bowie and take it to the max!

If you already own a Bowie Hydro Mulcher you can build-it-up with new parts and accessories from Emerald. Build-up your Bowie and join the many Bowie Hydro Mulcher owners classified as "Mega-Mulchers" - with the most productive and competitive hydro mulchers in the USA!!

Bowie Mega-Mulcher Hydro Mulcher

Bowie Imperial 3400 "Mega-Mulcher"©
- owned by a hydroseeding company in Texas. It has a 6 cylinder Turbo Diesel engine and two pumps! The additional Moyno pump is capable of pumping thick slurries through 1,500+ feet of hose uphill!

Blow the competition away, build a Bowie MEGA-MULCHER©!

Bowie options typically used to build a MEGA-MULCHER:

  • Moyno Pump
  • Centrifugal Pump upgrades
  • Gear Pump upgrades in size & quality
  • Flush Tank
  • Loading Elevator

And Much More...

  • Cab-over Platform Extension
  • Variable Speed Reversible Agitation
  • Gooseneck or Bumper Pull Trailer
  • Electric or Hydraulic Rewind Hose Reel

Please contact Emerald for pricing Mega-Mulcher options, parts and accessories.

BOWIE HYDRO MULCHERS® - the most productive and competitive hydro mulchers in the USA and the World!

Take it to the max!

Hydro-seeders and Hydro Mulchers are extremely versatile. We encourage owners of these specialized machines to take full advantage of all they’re capable of performing!

  • seeding
  • topdress mulching
  • hydro fertilizing
  • fire control
  • equipment washing
  • watering trees/new plantings
  • street washing
  • de-icing
  • water truck services
  • anything a water truck can do these can do better !

Find out how you can own and take full advantage of one of the hardest working, most efficient machines in the world! Call Emerald Equipment - Home of the Hydro'Pros!

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(800) 826-8873       (541) 504-0307 Oregon       Call for FAX

Located at 6535 NE 11th Street, Redmond, OR 97756
Mailing address: PO Box 215, Terrebonne, OR 97760

Emerald is not affiliated with any other store. Emerald cannot offer economical shipping of small quantities of erosion control products to destinations outside of the Pacific Northwest States. Manufacturer or Emerald Seed & Supply/Emerald Equipment/Emerald Hydro-Turf, Inc. not responsible in case of accidents.

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