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tsh1773
02-07-2006, 03:27 PM
More specifically, a tow behind core/plug aerator.

lawn king
02-08-2006, 09:50 AM
Woods/gill pl series in 48,60 and 72" for cat 1 3 point hitch. classen makes a decent tow behind.

ant
02-09-2006, 09:10 PM
bannermann

palawnman
02-09-2006, 09:42 PM
whats a decent price for a tow behind aerator?

Ron

tsh1773
02-09-2006, 09:47 PM
Lesco has a 42" that I'm interest in. The local dealer is bringing one in for me to look at but at $1,449 I'm wondering if it's worth that much more than the one at Lowe's for $179. I'm sure it will do a better job and last longer but is it $1270 better?

http://www.lesco.com/ProdCatalog/ProdCatalogNav.aspx?ProdGroupID=6&SKUGroupID=295

palawnman
02-09-2006, 09:54 PM
wow, thats alot more than I expected. If I was too guess, I would have thought in the $400-$500 range. Is the one from Lowe's a core aerator as well? I know that Lowe's may not be as durable as Lesco, but thats a pretty big difference in price.

Ron

tsh1773
02-09-2006, 10:04 PM
wow, thats alot more than I expected. If I was too guess, I would have thought in the $400-$500 range. Is the one from Lowe's a core aerator as well? I know that Lowe's may not be as durable as Lesco, but thats a pretty big difference in price.

Ron

It is but alot less tines and they dont go as deep

palawnman
02-09-2006, 10:12 PM
It is but alot less tines and they dont go as deep

I figured it had to be something...I guess for now, I have to keep renting until I build up a big enough clientele for aerating to justify purchasing one. Thanks.

Ron

bbrsq
02-14-2006, 01:17 AM
i use the lesco 60" and two walkbehind units. it is worth the money. dont buy cheap garbage that will last only a short time. invest the money once. if you are going to purchase a pull behind consider a walk behind unit as well. what about the smaller yards or the tight areas where you will not get the big one. if you are going to go the job do it right.

pork
02-16-2006, 02:39 PM
What are some good walk behinds? I have been researching PlugR. Any Ideas?

BSDeality
02-16-2006, 03:48 PM
i have the 60" lesco and it is extremely heavy (good thing) and well built. I load it up with cinder blocks for the really hard new construction homes. Definitely worth the investment if you have larger properties where a WB unit will take too long.

Turfco Tim
02-20-2006, 04:53 PM
Turfco is a 50 year old, family owned company in Minnesota. We manufacture 4 different walk-behinds and tow/3 pt. hitch models. We offer a 2 year warranty on all of our machines.
5 years ago we introduced the TurnAer series of aerators. The TurnAer is a steerable aerator which means you no longer have to make back-breaking turns. Simply squeeze either the right or left brake trigger to make a turn. If you don't like to walk you can hook the "Chariot" to the TurnAer to make it a rider.
If you like exercise with your aeration we manufacture two sizes of traditional walk-behind aerators.
Contact us a 1-800-679-8201 or look at Turfco.com.

Tim Gray
Eastern U.S. Sales Mgr.

rodfather
02-20-2006, 05:08 PM
i have the 60" lesco and it is extremely heavy (good thing) and well built. I load it up with cinder blocks for the really hard new construction homes. Definitely worth the investment if you have larger properties where a WB unit will take too long.

mind if I ask how much it was?

lawn king
02-20-2006, 05:56 PM
Lesco has been selling millcreek & classen for the last 10 years or so, they are both good machines, however, they are not built as heavy the woods/gill.

BSDeality
02-20-2006, 07:24 PM
mind if I ask how much it was?Rod, It was $1550+Tax

YardPro
02-20-2006, 07:51 PM
we have a turfco walk behind........

the $179.00 lowes ones are junk.........
they do not hold up to commercial use, and you have to stack weights ( cinderblocks, etc) on them to get them to penetrate at all..

rodfather
02-20-2006, 09:12 PM
Rod, It was $1550+Tax

thank you my friend...that helps greatly since I paid like 1100 for my bluebird 36" tow behind like years ago.

outlaw1960
02-20-2006, 10:59 PM
Ryan, Bluebird, Turfco, as stated in an earlier post, you Always get what you pay for is this business

tsh1773
02-21-2006, 08:23 AM
I was able to get a 48" turfvent for $480 delivered. I haven't received it yet but I looked at the one from Lesco and it's a beast. My next step is to find a good deal and a wb aerator. Thanks for all the input.

turfcobob
03-01-2006, 10:41 AM
TSH 1773: Your mower will pull a Turfco TM42 tow type 42 inch aerator. I have used one and they are designed to be pulled by Z mowers. Work great and tough as hell..See them at Turfco.com Not to bad money wize either

greenisgold
03-06-2006, 06:22 PM
I priced a woods/gill 6 ft model today locally for 1700 for 3 pt hitch. They had a 6 ft bushhog brand for 1550 but it wasn't as nice.

greasy_gun
04-14-2006, 10:28 PM
Lesco has a 42" that I'm interest in. The local dealer is bringing one in for me to look at but at $1,449 I'm wondering if it's worth that much more than the one at Lowe's for $179. I'm sure it will do a better job and last longer but is it $1270 better?

http://www.lesco.com/ProdCatalog/ProdCatalogNav.aspx?ProdGroupID=6&SKUGroupID=295

Classen makes the unit Lesco sells.
different paint color n sticker.

turfcobob
04-17-2006, 11:15 AM
If it makes a hole in the ground they call it an "Aerator". A pitch fork is an aerator!!! Matter of fact the pitch fork was the FIRST AERATOR way back when.

You get what you pay for...Pay a $179 at lowes and expect what you paid for a hole every 8 to 10 inches and no depth..wears out in a few hours and you cannot get parts when it breaks. After a couple seasons you will toss it away and buy a good one, hopefully. One that will deliver long service, a quality job and you can get tines and parts when you need them. Would you buy a pickup or mower at lowes?

Aerators that do a good job and last are designed and built by companies that have been at it for years. Have professional engineers that know aeration and will be there for you when you need them. I am a little tired of people that buy a cheap imitation then complain about the result. You can make over $600 a day with a good aerator and deliver a good service to your customers. Buy a good unit and deliver good quality work for a long time.
Turfcobob