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8rickyj
10-06-2012, 07:31 PM
I am looking for a new aerator to replace my Lawnaire 5. Something that is a little more operator friendly. Turfco, Plugr, Toro? Any recomendations?

grandview (2006)
10-06-2012, 09:41 PM
Been running the Turfco this fall,I like it ,a little slow but pulls good plugs.

CHARLES CUE
10-06-2012, 09:42 PM
I am looking for a new aerator to replace my Lawnaire 5. Something that is a little more operator friendly. Turfco, Plugr, Toro? Any recomendations?

Dual Hydro by toro but not made at this time. Next would be Turfco XT5 once you get the tines in the ground goes great in transport mode not worth sh!t

Charles Cue

grandview (2006)
10-06-2012, 09:44 PM
Dual Hydro by toro but not made at this time. Next would be Turfco XT5 once you get the tines in the ground goes great in transport mode not worth sh!t

Charles Cue

That's true ,most of the time I just pop a wheelie and push it. Maybe some weights in front to.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
10-07-2012, 12:49 AM
The dual hydro Exmark aerator would be the way to go but not in production.
Next would be the Turfco XT5.

WJC
10-07-2012, 01:00 AM
I am looking for a new aerator to replace my Lawnaire 5. Something that is a little more operator friendly. Turfco, Plugr, Toro? Any recomendations?

Whatever you do, dont get a Classen split drive. Bought one a few years ago thinking it would be more user friendly, I was very WRONG.

weeble67
10-07-2012, 01:13 AM
Used a Ryan for years, it worked great and I loved the results. I looked at a new Toro and this fall I picked up a used Lawn Solutions ride on. I am amazed. I can't imagine using a walk behind again.

MTC314
10-07-2012, 05:16 PM
Love my new Turfco XT5...its a great machine and is very user friendly having the reverse feature and its steers with very little effort without tearing. The motor is very quiet and starts up first pull every time.

grassman177
10-07-2012, 07:10 PM
Whatever you do, dont get a Classen split drive. Bought one a few years ago thinking it would be more user friendly, I was very WRONG.

i second that remark.

we like plugrs, i wish they made affordable large cam action plugrs though

CHARLES CUE
10-07-2012, 09:48 PM
My 8 year old grandson runs mine he was putting holes in his yard to day. But when hes done he has to leave it the yard.

Charles Cue

willretire@40
10-10-2012, 11:39 PM
The new toro is good in transport mode but slow when the tines are down. Atleast that was the case with the one i demoed today.

corey4671
10-10-2012, 11:43 PM
Used a Ryan for years, it worked great and I loved the results. I looked at a new Toro and this fall I picked up a used Lawn Solutions ride on. I am amazed. I can't imagine using a walk behind again.

Exactly! Screw a walk behind! :laugh: I don't know what I did before my Exmark ride on...oh yeah i do...ate ibuprofen like candy

Exact Rototilling
10-11-2012, 11:10 AM
i second that remark.

we like plugrs, i wish they made affordable large cam action plugrs though

Grassman,

"Large cam action".....? For.deeper pluging.or just more cost effective....?
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jonthepain
10-11-2012, 04:19 PM
we've got a lawn solutions wb that we like - almost bought the classen split; glad i didn't, now.

Exact Rototilling
10-12-2012, 02:48 AM
I have a video on YouTube comparing my Lawn Solutions 21 now Toro exmark with my Plugr 850. Search for Plugr 850.and you will find it. Fewer plugs pulled is NOT better. Not an easy angle to market...
People are slow to get it. :hammerhead:
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Exact Rototilling
10-12-2012, 02:53 AM
I have a video on YouTube comparing my Lawn Solutions 21 now Toro exmark with my Plugr 850. Search for Plugr 850.and you will find it. Fewer plugs pulled is NOT better. Not an easy angle to market...
People are slow to get it. :hammerhead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUl-OSZQLaY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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