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musselman
09-24-2002, 01:55 PM
Ive been wanting a up front aerator for my walker..ive looked at hooker by JRCO and the millcreek. Both seem ok but both seem to have drawbacks as well...I went to the walker web site and found they will be coming out with there own aerator in the spring of 2003...looks real nice, I guess the ryan will work for the fall aeration and next year Ill go with a walker...has anyone priced or seen the real thing let me know

rkbrown
09-24-2002, 02:07 PM
I have read that it is an adaptation of the Plugr aerator by Rocksolid (and is actually manufactured by them) and is cam driven rather than weight driven.

gwoods
09-24-2002, 03:19 PM
my dealer said $3100

walker-talker
09-24-2002, 04:15 PM
I own a Walker myself, but I am considering a good pull behind. Personally, I don't care to be taking off the deck each time I want to aerate, especially if your Walker is you main mower.

Hey gwoods, I am from Wichita also.

MATT

65hoss
09-24-2002, 07:07 PM
Its a joint effort by Walker and Rocksolid Plugr. Rocksolid supplies the cam assembly and Walker makes the frame and the setup. Based on the prices of my Plugr w/b's the price for the Walker version is probably up there also.

Green Pastures
09-24-2002, 09:54 PM
$3100.00 :eek: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????

WOW, that must be some aerator. I just got a brand new 26" split drive Classen for $2700.00 VERY happy with it.

Scott

walker-talker
09-24-2002, 10:02 PM
The new one from Walker is PTO driven, if I am not mistaken, thus the high cost, but I don't think you have to have the added impliment hitch to operate it.

MATT

MikeLT1Z28
09-25-2002, 01:33 AM
yep, the hitch implement is not required. i think they claim 60k sq ft per hour with it.

Strongmd
09-25-2002, 06:13 AM
Actually, I think it's 70k square/hour, which easily justifies $400 over a classen 26" split drive. The classen claims 29k hour.
If you were charging $10/1,000, the walker would do $700 per hour to the classen's $290. So you could make up the $400 in one hour of wide open aerating.

walker-talker
09-25-2002, 10:21 AM
Has anyone used the new Walker aerator?

MATT

musselman
09-25-2002, 01:29 PM
I think it depends on which walker you are using a 26hp with a speed-up kit is going to get more squre footage an hour than an older 16hp mower....I could be wrong, it wouldnt be the first time. I like the fact that you can disengage the PTO and go right over sprinkler heads or side walks...this will also save me alot of time...Im just wondering if my target market area is worth the $3100...I guess if I dont put alot of ware on it it may last forever. I just hate to be the first year guine-pig with any new gadget...never had problems with walker equipment before, hope this is as good as the rest of thier equipment...$3100 ouch!

hustlers
09-25-2002, 10:36 PM
seems pricy for an aerator without a motor.
Like to see if it would pay for itself easily