View Full Version : new aerator-turfco, ryan, lawn solutions??

03-09-2010, 11:15 AM
ok im sure its been done before but here goes:
i am in the market for a new or used aerator
i do not want one that will kill the operator IE-bluebird, husqvarna, ect.
i of course don't want to kill the bank either.
i cannot spend 8000 on a ride on. and need to fit through a 36" gate.
i am thinking : Ryan V, Lawn solutions walk behind, turfco aerator 20, tufco aerator pro-26 , turfAer 4
i would like to keep the price down so i would like used if possible but if i have to buy new so be it.
please help with choice and give me prices. Long Island NY
:clapping: oh and just to make it even more difficult i need to make this happen within the next 4 weeks.

Plug It Lawn Aeration
03-09-2010, 11:53 AM
Lawn Solutions walk behind. (without a doubt) I own one. It's incredible.

03-09-2010, 12:45 PM
how much?, any problems with unit

03-09-2010, 03:01 PM
Lesco Split Drive.

3100.00 all day long and will last you a lifetime.

Has two independent sets of tines so you can steer it.


03-09-2010, 07:40 PM
Lawn Solutions..... aerating made simple!

03-09-2010, 07:58 PM
i must be mental today because i cannot see any equipment on lesco/john deere website... i get to aerators and renevators and get no further......just one of those days!!!

03-09-2010, 08:00 PM
hey eastcoast i sent you a message today... how was lawn solutions to deal with? did you use a local dealer? if so who? how much was it? any problems with the unit?
thanks so much

03-09-2010, 08:11 PM
Lawn Solutions were great to deal with... purchased directly from them.

I purchased the (slit seeder) Turf Revitalizer 9hp, not the aerator and I received it about 7-8 days after ordering it from them (late Feb 2010).... FedEx Freight was also great. I used it on Sunday to test dethatching my lawn and the results were great! I will be seeding once it starts to warm up.

The new hydro walk-behind turf aerifier cost $3,500 + $125 shipping.

Again great to deal with them.... highly recommeded.

Speak to Josh or David the owner... David is always on the forum.

03-09-2010, 08:17 PM
thanks so much! im leaning towards the lawn solutions walk behind.
i just don't want to spend so much if i don't have to.
anyone have a used one for sale? :laugh:

03-09-2010, 11:22 PM
One problem I have with ordering anything heavy like that freight is you need a hilo or something to lift it off the freight truck with. Eliminates a lot of small business owners from considering the purchase.

Companies like Lawn Solutions, Turfo et all need a dealer network where people can pick up their machines without those concerns.

Sales would increase tremendously I would imagine.

LT Rich is getting a local dealer network in place and other manufacturers need to as well.

I don't know what options are available to people without lifting equipment. Ship it somewhere where they have a Hi Lo? Pick it up at the freight terminal?

03-10-2010, 07:31 AM
That may be true, but Lawn Solutions went the extra mile and paid for the liftgate service from FedEx. I purchase mine for residential use, delivered to my home and FedEx actually delivered to my garage 100ft from the truck, since technically they only needed to drop it off at the curb. Once it's off the truck you could easily remove it from the crate in about 5 minutes.

So again great experience with Lawn Solutions an FedEx.
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lawn king
03-10-2010, 09:37 AM
The lawn solutions machine is the way to go. I purchased the wb last spring, it ran a few hundred more than the others, but its a far superior aerator.

03-10-2010, 12:14 PM
hello all just wondering if anyone actually owns a lawn solutions walk behind hydro aerator? also why did you choose lawn solutions over Turfco TurfAer 4 or 6?
thanks again

03-10-2010, 09:19 PM
I would like to know the price. I couldnt find it on their site.

03-13-2010, 04:52 PM
We wil be at Billings Lawn Eq in Detroit on Tuesday.

They should be your local dealer starting next week.


03-13-2010, 09:25 PM
No brainer IMO!

LAWN SOLUTIONS has the aeration market cornered!

Top notch guys that build AWESOME equipment!

Most aerators KILL you when running them...this machine pulls an awesome plug and it is easier then running a self propelled push mower!

03-13-2010, 09:26 PM
I bought the Lawn Solutions wb last fall. Paid $3250+ $125 freight directly from them. I mentioned that I did not have any way to get it off the truck, so "they" went the extra mile and sent it out Fed Ex with a lift gate at no extra charge.

I had 2 small problems with mine.

The throttle lever lost it's tension and had to be replaced under warranty...a simple 10 minute fix that I did myself.

The second one was the depth adjusting bolts. One of them snapped off, and was a ***** to replace. This is not easily done in the field, so be careful when tighting down...don't over tighten. I think in this case it was a defective bolt, as I only snugged it tight.

Hands down the best aerator I have used. The drum aerators have their place, but they will beat you up as the day goes by...lifting the tines up, dropping the tines down...up down up down, you get the picture. The lawn solutions wb aerates in reverse, a big selling point, so you only need to raise the tines when going over hard surfaces.

I doubt that you'll find any used one's...their just to new. Bite the bullet and buy one, you won't regret it.


03-13-2010, 09:28 PM
No brainer IMO!

LAWN SOLUTIONS has the aeration market cornered!

Top notch guys that build AWESOME equipment!

Most aerators KILL you when running them...this machine pulls an awesome plug and it is easier then running a self propelled push mower!

It's not a push mower if it is self-propelled...LOL:laugh:

03-13-2010, 09:53 PM
It's not a push mower if it is self-propelled...LOL:laugh:

You can tell I am not a mowing guy can't you? :laugh: