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Lawn DOG
10-22-2002, 11:19 AM
Have any of you tried this type of aerator? Looks heavy duty and easy to use.


I presently use walk behind aerators but it is very time consuming and tiring. Is this the answer I have been looking for?

10-22-2002, 11:45 AM
Maybe for a golf course. Make sure you use a core aerator, not one that just puts holes in the ground.

10-22-2002, 01:01 PM
The JRCO "Hooker" aerator is not a bad unit for sandier soils, but I think you will find the consensus of the members on this site to be more in favor of a Core type aerator as opposed to the spoons like the hooker.
If you are looking for a front mount "core" type aerator, then look to Turf Vent by Feldman ... it is a bit pricey, but would be best for long term use vs. initial investment, otherweise perhaps the Plugr w/b might be less tiresome on the body, but you might want to look at "65hoss" 's previous post regarding it and form an opinion from there.

10-22-2002, 03:47 PM
Yes, I have one, and I am not pleased at all. Actually, it's the worst piece of equipment I've ever bought. My dealer talked me into it. He told me something about 2 acres/hr or something like that. It is fast, but turns are hard on the machine & you can't go in reverse. Also, It isn't wide enough for a 60 ztr, and you are always covering up your "tracks" with your tires. And... it breaks all the time. It also throws dirt clods up on the operator. In a nutshell this is not your answer.

10-23-2002, 09:52 PM
yes it is very messey and it does throw a good plug but it isnt wide enough to cover the hole front radiuse of a 60 inch zero turn its a waste of money its a piece literally