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lawn king
10-11-2009, 03:10 PM
This is one of my favorite jobs of the season.

Jason Rose
10-11-2009, 04:42 PM
Is it a home lawn? How many acres? 2 passes it looks like... You just make sure the Ipod battery is full and start driving? lol. Would be boring for sure. But sitting on your butt, in a cab, making $$$.

lawn king
10-11-2009, 05:20 PM
Its a 15 acre residential, the tractor has a stereo.

10-12-2009, 01:56 PM
You are a grass farmer. We see things like that here in Nebraska all the time. We call them UFO's......Unkown Farming Object. Looks good.. enjoy the stereo

lawn king
10-12-2009, 04:20 PM
White tail deere walk the treeline all day and red tail hawks swoop in and grab field mice. The factory cab is very quiet and has a cd. I spent the day listening to abby road,MM tour and grateful dead live from nassau, not a bad way to make a couple grand!

10-12-2009, 07:39 PM
so 2 grand for 15 acre? I thought the tractor would have a stereo

10-12-2009, 08:47 PM
nice music choices for zoning out too and makin bank!!!!. i have never doen that big of a job and cant imagine anyone here in my market paying for that much aeration to be done. but that is a good client there!!!

lawn king
10-13-2009, 07:18 AM
He cuts the lawn himself with a 60 hp toro groundsmaster!

lawn king
09-15-2011, 06:49 PM
Well folks, i was back today for the fall core aeration. One of my favorite days of the season! Momma & baby coyote cruised across the acreage this afternoon looking for a snack!

09-15-2011, 07:15 PM
Hey king. I sent you a pm about my sisters house in bridgewater. Not sure if you got it or you just don't work in that area? High end neighborhood, might be nice to get into. Anyway when I was there in July the tru-green tech was there so I shot the Shat with him when he sprayed. Lawn looked pretty bad, lots of poa annua and crab as well as sedge. Think I sent you what they were paying for some un godly nine step program. My brother in law is not re newing with them and taking my advice to find a smaller local company. My sister and brother in law are anything but pitas and don't mind spending money but he is frustrated spending the money and getting tru-brown results. If you don't work that area can you recommend someone? Thanks
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09-15-2011, 08:05 PM
That's a great client.

But, you're reinforcing something for me. Lots of guys don't have the equipment to do that job. You made the investment. Good for you.

I've got a piece of equip. I need to buy, soon.

Congrats. Sounds like a great day (music and wildlife).

09-15-2011, 08:57 PM
King....very nice setup.....how many passes do you make?

09-15-2011, 09:44 PM

I did some searching. The piece of equip. I'm talking about purchasing is an XP S/S. I saw you own one.

If you can think of anything I need to know or be aware of before purchasing, drop me a line.


lawn king
09-18-2011, 09:24 AM
King....very nice setup.....how many passes do you make?
I really dont know how many passes i make. It takes me about 6 hours, im in no rush as the property is gorgeous! The place is approximately 600 ft @ the widest point & the implement is 6 ft wide so im aerating 3600 sq ft per pull in some areas!

09-18-2011, 10:17 AM
I bought a used 48" Turf-Aire that I use on my scut. I replaced all of the spoons and still have to add 200-300 lbs to pull a decent plug in our heavy clay soil. I was just trying to get an idea of how many holes per sqft I should be shooting for.

09-18-2011, 11:08 AM
almost 2 years ago on this thread, wow.

i aerate with a L2950 and a 5 ft classen implememnt.

we have a 6 ft too, but it is a bit heavy for the L2950, but is great for the L3750. it is a landpride with water tanks on top. have not used it yet though as it was just bought this winter

lawn king
09-18-2011, 04:27 PM
If that aerator is built like the rest of landprides equipment, you should be all set! I have landpride rakes & rotary cutters, they are built to last!

09-18-2011, 10:47 PM
it is way better built than the classen is.

the tines move back and forth and are free spinning so you can really turn with it and not reap havoc on the implement or turf.

the water tank is cracked however(this is nused in great shape) so the extra weight is out, but dont think it needs it really as it is one heavy chunk of metal.

lawn king
09-19-2011, 06:44 PM
You will need the weight for sure! Im loading 1050 lbs on my weight rack. This brings the total weight to 1500 lbs. I bet you can seal up that tank with a minimum of effort!

09-19-2011, 08:22 PM
maybe, but have not messed with it. it is split at the inside weld