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CleanCutMowers
09-07-2007, 04:20 PM
What types of pull behind aerators are you all using? I am not looking for something huge and i do not mind do pay good money for something that is good. Thank You!

rodfather
09-07-2007, 05:00 PM
I have a 36" Bluebird with the water weights...does a decent job for the most part.

FCS Services
09-08-2007, 10:40 PM
classen here

ncls
09-09-2007, 12:54 AM
jrco here. Just pile the cement blocks on, and you're good.

TAZ
09-09-2007, 06:06 AM
What types of pull behind aerators are you all using? I am not looking for something huge and i do not mind do pay good money for something that is good. Thank You!

I have been researching this for a while now.

What I have found so far is the Classen units are tough to beat for doing a good job.... they are heavily built and the towable models can be converted to 3pt by removing the tounge.
http://littlewonder.com/core-aerators.asp

These same units can be purchased through your local lesco store. They are just green there. :)
http://www.lesco.com/ProdCatalog/ProdCatalogNav.aspx?ProdGroupID=6&SKUGroupID=295


Ryan has an excellent reputation. with several models
http://www.ryanturf.com/products/lawn_aerators/lawnaire_towbehind/
http://www.ryanturf.com/products/turf_aerators/renovaire/
http://www.ryanturf.com/products/turf_aerators/tracaire/

Turfco' makes a unit.
http://www.turfcodirect.com/index.php?module=pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=1&pid=18

Mill creek has gotten good press.
http://millcreekmfg.com/products_turfaerators.htm

Bluebird also makes a decent unit.
http://www.bluebirdintl.com/node1269.asp?url=%2Fnode1519%2Easp%3Fcid%3D481%26frames%3Dfalse

Turf vent makes a unit that is more lightly built that the rest. A few guys have them here and they seem to work for most.
http://www.turfvent.com/seriestwo.htm

There are a few more that are out there for sure.

-TAZ

CleanCutMowers
09-09-2007, 12:47 PM
Thank You guys for the help. Next Question, what type of speed do I need to run with one of these? Thanks

wahlturfcare
09-10-2007, 02:36 PM
i have a lesco one that i use and love it. You can go pretty fast and it still pulls 3-3 1/2'' plugs without any problems. The only thing i dont like is that you have t manually have to lift each wheel. I want to put a electric lift on it, but hate to cut it up as its very clean. I may build another one with the electric.

upidstay
09-10-2007, 03:42 PM
Good place to look is a golf course. They're notorious for buying equipment, using it once or twice and parking it. Friend of mine got a very nice tow behind cheap from a local course. We ran a Toro and it did a very good job. Aer-way is excellent also.

avnorm
09-17-2007, 07:58 PM
TAZ

what about the Husqvarna TA 36" & 48" units for about $1k & $1.1K?

How do these compare to the Classen/ Lesco units?

ccondie
09-17-2007, 10:39 PM
im just useing a john deer pull behind that i had laying around. just got to pile on the weight.

TAZ
09-18-2007, 09:28 AM
TAZ

what about the Husqvarna TA 36" & 48" units for about $1k & $1.1K?

How do these compare to the Classen/ Lesco units?

I think that the husky unit is a bluebird unit just painted orange. ;) I haven't seen these in person like i have the Classen lesco units so i can't comment. I would ask the others that have the BlueBird units as to how well they work. The Classen's are well documented performers.

http://www.bluebirdintl.com/node1520.asp?id=44554&intLanguageId=1
http://www.usa.husqvarna.com/node2158.asp?pid=10&cid=153

-TAZ

PR Fect
09-18-2007, 06:39 PM
Taz, thanks for the excellent post of links. I did not know about the Mill Creek front mount. I wonder if they have a picture of one mounted and how it hooks up?