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BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-26-2012, 12:34 PM
what do you guys think of this pull behind combo unit?

i am looking to add aeration, fertilization and over-seeding to the bag of tricks and have started window shopping...

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-27-2012, 08:11 AM
anyone have an opinion...

jetta
08-27-2012, 09:48 AM
pic? please

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-27-2012, 01:47 PM
not sure how a pic will help you form an opinion of this unit but here you go...

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/00/00c60902-f8b4-44b5-99a7-3c88db2c2798_300.jpg

RABBITMAN11
08-27-2012, 11:03 PM
not sure how a pic will help you form an opinion of this unit but here you go...

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/00/00c60902-f8b4-44b5-99a7-3c88db2c2798_300.jpg

Junk!!!!!!! Worthless!

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-27-2012, 11:06 PM
Junk!!!!!!! Worthless!

thanks, why?

jetta
08-28-2012, 08:51 AM
it wont core and looks like a slit seeder get a good core aerator and use that to slit seed

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-28-2012, 09:26 AM
it wont core and looks like a slit seeder get a good core aerator and use that to slit seed

i understand it doesn't core...

there are a lot of rocks in places i must run over, i thought this style might be better suited for that environment.

if i am going to afford a unit before fall it's going to have to be reasonably priced...

anyway, what about a rocky environment and/or sprinkler heads...?

jetta
08-28-2012, 09:50 AM
flag heads , deal w/ rocks in my opinion the slit does nothing that i would charge for

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-28-2012, 03:15 PM
flag heads , deal w/ rocks in my opinion the slit does nothing that i would charge for

so please recommend me a decent core aerator/spreader...

tebletlawns
08-28-2012, 04:23 PM
Find a used drum style core aerator. Or if you find a cam style one that's even better. Ryan, plugr, or lesco split drum. If you have to a blue bird, billy goat, or classen will do.
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BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-28-2012, 11:22 PM
thanks for the info tebletlawns...

jetta
08-29-2012, 08:39 AM
you can find a ok aerator at northern tool or similar ohio steel makes one

BROWNS LAWN CARE
08-29-2012, 09:28 AM
you can find a ok aerator at northern tool or similar ohio steel makes one

so i take it there is no such beast as a core aerator and seeder. the good aerators are a unit unto themselves, correct?

jetta
08-30-2012, 08:49 AM
i see it that way , at least from what ive seen, although these two seem to make easy profit

RigglePLC
08-30-2012, 03:31 PM
Give it a try or rent a similar setup to see how you like it.What happens when you hit a rock? What is the reason for aerating--are you using it to prep for seed? Control excess thatch? Think the roots need more air? On sandy soil the roots have plenty of air--too much--once the pore spaces drain out, the air replaces the water. Its a lot of work. There is a liability risk due to underground sprinklers and wires.

jetta
08-31-2012, 08:40 AM
i dont worry about rocks occasionally i have to pry one out...so what not very often...d all of the above...heavy clay soils up to twice a yr sandy soils once a yr also breaks up disease and keeps lawn healthy... explain thre risk most people know their yard

Turboguy
08-31-2012, 10:15 AM
I would agree it is junk. I have one that I got for free along with a tractor I bought. I never tried to use it but did loan it to a friend and on the first use it broke. Too light weight for professional use. Maybe ok for a homeowner.

BROWNS LAWN CARE
09-04-2012, 01:02 PM
thanks for the input fella's... looks like it's not a good choice...