With the JackPot's superior drainage, the need for expensive pre-mixed soils is eliminated. Here, a Botanics Wholesale employee is starting out with a yard of topsoil.
The topsoil is then dumped into their modified "Auggie."
Then a yard of pine bark is added.
Preparing the JackPot to be filled; sometimes using an old plastic pot of similar diameter with the bottom removed as a support (in this case using a 25-gallon plastic pot for a 30-gallon JackPot), allowing one employee to accomplish the fill.
Filling JackPots is easy using the Reel Auggie
Moving the filled JackPot into place. (Note the container appears to be filled, but has a "template container," the same size as the step-up plant to be planted, in the center, which keeps the planting hole from being distorted when the JackPot is being moved into its final location.)
A block of JackPots ready to be planted.
Planting 3-gallon bald cypress in 65-gallon JackPots with the use of discharge extensions. (Note cypress are being planted in a swale, taking advantage of typically unusable production space. The stability and drainage of the JackPot allows this atypical production situation to occur.)
Filling 200-gallon JackPots in the field and loading the Auggie from the rear.
A block of recently filled 200-gallon JackPots ready to be planted