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Scarlawnturf
08-06-2007, 06:40 PM
60" Grasshopper Aera-Vator for sale. Very good condition. Good life left on current tines. $2200 (new, cost over $4,000) custom built floor dolly included.

bob
08-07-2007, 03:14 AM
What is the serial#? Do you need a hydralic lift on your Grasshopper to use this?

Scarlawnturf
08-07-2007, 06:02 AM
serial # 5171660. Yes, you need a hydraulic or electric lift kit installed. It is currently used on my 722D with hyd. lift.

Terraformer
08-12-2007, 01:16 PM
May I ask why your selling it? I've got a 928D and I have been thinking about adding an Aera-vator, but I concerned it's too light - to be effective - compared to the 3pt version. What does it weigh?

wayne28
08-12-2007, 02:23 PM
I'm interested. Will be in MD friday.

gorrell
08-12-2007, 02:52 PM
Terraformer, Please private message me, I need some info on a 928. Thanks, Lynn

Terraformer
08-13-2007, 12:44 PM
Lynn,

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I'm a new member and just learned that I can't send PM's until I post 10 messages. I you like you can call me at 608-882-0276, or maybe you can PM me with your email address. In any event, I would be happy to share 928D information.

John

Scarlawnturf
08-13-2007, 04:23 PM
Terraformer,
I don't mind you asking at all. I purchased it about two years ago, primarily to do large athletic fields and larger lawns and it works great for that. My business has changed to occasionally aerate large properties but many more smaller properties that the aera-vator doesn't quite fit on comfortably. It's actually quite heavy (several hundred pounds, maybe? sorry, I don't have the stats in front of me) and sinks right into the turf when you drop it down. It works every bit as well as the large version (1st Products) we use at the golf course where I work part time. Because of it's weight, I built the dolly with heavy duty casters to move around the shop.

Wayne28,
Can you leave me some info on where you might be. I'm a fairly new member and don't think I can PM yet.

wayne28
08-13-2007, 04:43 PM
Scarlawnturf,
You can call me 540-798-7686.Thanks.

Terraformer
08-13-2007, 06:22 PM
Wayne28, I'm a new member also and I can't PM until after 10 posts. I'm very interested in purchasing an Aera-vator.

Terraformer
08-13-2007, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the reply. I'm going to my local GH dealer this Wednesday to see one in action. I'll let you know what I think of the demonstration. If you could post some pic's of your unit it would be helpful.

Terraformer
08-21-2007, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the reply. Is it still for sale, or did Wayne28 purchase?

Scarlawnturf
08-21-2007, 08:48 PM
Terraformer, I haven't seen nor heard from Wayne28, so yes, it's still for sale. I don't have any pics, but I'll try to do so.(gotta learn how) Even though it's a few years old, it still looks like a new one. It's really in good shape, no rust or dents, hardly any scratches. It's a shame we're so far apart. Were you able to demo one? If you did I'm sure you were impressed. It's done a great job for me. I've used it twice in the last year on a local footbal field and soccer field and the grass is coming in great.

Terraformer
08-21-2007, 11:36 PM
Unfortunately it started raining last Monday and it hasn't stopped yet, so I haven't gone to my local dealer for a demo. I haven't heard from Wayne either, I'm thinking it's because his model Grasshopper doesn't have hydro lift therefore a 60" won't work for him. A 40" can be used with either hydro or electric lift, but the 60' requires hydro - that's what Grasshopper is telling me.

I would have your Aeta-vator and dolly shipped LTL at a cost of approximately $350.00. It would have to be put on a pallet and then boxed in. For me to get an exact shipping cost, I would need the weight and dimensions. I would handle all the carrier arrangements.

If your up to it, give me a call @ 608-295-7420 anytime.

John

wayne28
08-21-2007, 11:57 PM
Scarlawnturf,
Terraformer is right. I found out today for sure that you have to have the hydro lift to run the 60". A 40" can be used either way so that knocks me out. Thanks anyway.
Wayne

Scarlawnturf
08-22-2007, 05:42 AM
Wayne28, sorry it didn't work out.

Terraformer, I'll call later today, thanks