View Full Version : What's a good aerator to buy????

08-31-2000, 12:02 AM
There has been alot of discussion on aeration lately and since we are in a big drought I wanted to know what type of aerator would be a good purchase?

08-31-2000, 12:04 AM
Tow behind or walk behind?

08-31-2000, 12:07 AM
either.....prefer walkbehind

08-31-2000, 12:10 AM
Tow behind, Lesco (made by C l a s s e n) 42" or 60"
Walkbehind Ryan
There's a Ryan Lawnair 28 on Ebay right now. Bids start at $999

08-31-2000, 12:21 AM
I have a Ryan 28" walkbehind. Looked at a Clausen (SP?) with duel drives, looked very nice and well built. It also looked like it would be easy to turn. Several people I've talked to say the pull behind is worthless around here unless we get a lot of rain.

08-31-2000, 06:33 AM
i picked up a bannerman 48" split reel last season and i love it. if you are interested ,i will take a picture and e mail it to you. i still donot know how to post and place pictures on the forum.
my problem is towing it while aerating.

last season i got a new 26" wb from lesco (its a bear)i like this one.
and i have a older toro core aerator.
that lawn air 28 seems like it will work.

08-31-2000, 08:44 AM
I have two Lawnaire 28s and I feel there the best walkbehind aerator on the market.


Eric ELM
08-31-2000, 09:20 AM
I feel the Lesco, Cl a s s en built tow behind is as good as it gets for the money. Very heavy duty.

08-31-2000, 09:24 AM
Eric, is yours mounted directly on your JD or do you tow it?

Eric ELM
08-31-2000, 09:26 AM
I mount in on the 3 point hitch. Works great. Nice for lifting over sprinkler heads, sidewalks, and making sharp turns.

08-31-2000, 09:50 AM
That's so sweet!

I'm mounting my MillCreek 60" on my GroundsMaster this week for my fall aerations.