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THC
03-29-2010, 06:28 PM
It's an old ryan, think it's worth $500? I really want a core but it's cheap. also is that self propelled?
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn210/Northern_Lawns/06-28-09_11032.jpg?t=1269901769

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn210/Northern_Lawns/06-28-09_1102.jpg?t=1269901724

THC
03-29-2010, 06:34 PM
I can tell it's not a core aerator now, the picture that was in my email was very small.

ashgrove landscaping
03-29-2010, 08:15 PM
I would say yes. It takes a core out of the soil and releases it.

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
03-29-2010, 08:18 PM
It is a core aerator. The drum is what drives it, thus making it self propelled.

a plus bob
03-29-2010, 08:19 PM
Yes its acore aerator and yes its self propelled.Old and beat but yes to both.

LushGreenLawn
03-29-2010, 08:33 PM
You could probably find much better for not much more money. I see newer ones go at auctions for $700 or so all the time.

If it ran good i would offer someone like 200-$300 tops, $300 only if the tines were like new and it ran like a top. That thing is ancient.

THC
03-29-2010, 08:34 PM
I always thought this was the way the tines were supposed to look?

http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/100314/176r1/55698c3_20.jpeg

LushGreenLawn
03-29-2010, 08:37 PM
Yeah, after looking again, the tines on the unit your looking at are trash, worn all the way down.

I would give them like $200 for it if it runs good. Thats being very generous. (after making sure you could even buy replacement tines for it)

1993lx172
03-29-2010, 08:38 PM
All companies use different tine desings but they all do the same thing.

a plus bob
03-29-2010, 08:41 PM
Those look to be open spoon tines.Closed spoon tines have a tube with a cut out to let the plug drop out.

THC
03-29-2010, 08:52 PM
Those look to be open spoon tines.Closed spoon tines have a tube with a cut out to let the plug drop out.

So that's what they're called. Are they just as good?

AI Inc
03-30-2010, 07:08 AM
Yes its a core aerator , worth about $75.Like other said , look for auctions. I picked up 2 bluebirds ( not exactly gems themselves ) for $400 a peice.

LawnGuy73
03-30-2010, 07:42 AM
Yes, yes it is.

Richard Martin
03-30-2010, 08:31 AM
It looks like an old Briggs engine. See if you can get the CODE number off of it. The first 2 numbers of the CODE are the year of manufacture.

a plus bob
03-30-2010, 08:16 PM
So that's what they're called. Are they just as good?

The open ones seem to tear a lot of grass instead of pulling a good plug.But they don't plug up.

topsites
03-30-2010, 08:20 PM
See those chains?
That drives the tined axle...

It has 5 rows of I presume 6 tines, that makes it about 20" or so wide...
You'll be all day aerating with it, plus ALL of those tines apparently need replacing,
doesn't matter what those things are, they need replacing.

5x6= 30...
Dealer cost is $9-$10, per tine, diy.

As for the price, if you can find better that's up to you, I probably would keep looking too thou...
Place up the street from me is selling an '07 25" split drive model that still looks right good, $1,800.