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ArTurf
01-14-2009, 05:47 PM
Has anyone ever used the aerator from TracVac that mount to the front of a zero turn mower? If so, how did the unit function?

robertsturf
01-25-2009, 06:16 PM
I have one and love it! I used it on my Toro Z500 but I sold the mower. Now I converted it to a tow behind and have a mounting bracket to pull with my Stander. Very quick aerating. With it on the front of a Z it will raise the front wheels off the ground. The motor is a little slow raising the tines up and down but the benefits far outweigh the negatives about the machine!!

ArTurf
01-25-2009, 09:05 PM
Can you turn with it down or do you pick it up each time you need to make a turn? How much did you pay?

robertsturf
01-25-2009, 09:10 PM
When it's front mounted you can only do curves you can't really turn with it down. Towing it on the back you can the tines are in groups of two. The one I have is 48" wide and cost me $500.00, a steal it was in great shape and cost $1100-1200.00 new.

ArTurf
01-27-2009, 09:14 AM
Where did you find such a great deal?

robertsturf
01-27-2009, 09:23 AM
Ebay!! One of the few times that has happened to me!! I looked for a long time.

The Elements Group
01-27-2009, 10:29 PM
lets see a pic , and how do you like the stander? we are about to purchase 2

robertsturf
01-28-2009, 12:04 AM
I will post some pics in the next day or so. We are dealing with some pesky snow and I will have to get the aerator out of the back of our garage. I love the Stander. We have 3 2 52/23's and a 36/15 and are adding another this year. I am looking at the ZK 52" but I'm not so sure about the price. We have tried a lot of mowers, ZTRS and other stander types and we always come back to these. They are the best for our region of the country. Hills, slopes and berms with just a few open areas. We mow properties from 3 acres to residential lawns and you can put them on all of them. Plus carry more on the trailer with the space.

ArTurf
02-05-2009, 11:09 PM
With the aerator mounted on the front of a zero turn, can you load the mower on the trailer with it retracted or do you have to pull some pins and reset it on every yard.

robertsturf
02-06-2009, 10:07 AM
It has a electric motor that retracts it enough to load in the trailer if your ramp is not too steep.