View Full Version : What do you guys think of the Classen TA-25D split drive aerator?

10-01-2000, 09:43 PM
What do you guys think of this and where is a place with good prices? Thanks.


10-01-2000, 09:45 PM
Ask Ray, he just bought one.

10-01-2000, 10:28 PM
I would not trade it for any other kind of walk behind. I paid $2800 for mine but I think they sell for $3000 or so.

10-01-2000, 10:57 PM
Ray- Where can one be found?

10-01-2000, 11:14 PM
Yeah where ya get it ray?
oh yeah i forgot to send as i said i would i will ahve it in the mail tomorrow =).

10-01-2000, 11:43 PM
1. any mail order?
2. is classen the only one with a split drive

10-02-2000, 01:24 AM
I bought mine in Monroe, NC at Whitleys Lawn and Garden. I got the last one at that time, sure more are on the way. I will call Chad tomorrow and ask. Maybe you guys can car pool down and pick'em up. :D

10-02-2000, 08:29 AM
Unless you are doing tons of tiny lawns, why not go with a pull behind? For the same $3K you can get a nice aerator, and also a pretty deacent used tractor to pull it with. Productivity will be a lot greater, and you will not be as tired.

Since I got my tow behind, I only use a walk behind for trimming and tight areas.

10-09-2000, 08:31 PM
my ta-25d came in today .what a mechine,i have its sister,(lesco 26" solid reel)totaly different mechine.
well built, easy to turn.

for those of you how used the ta-25d split drive do you keep the weight bar on,or remove it when you aerate, i know with the lesco i have to remove it because the mechine is a bear to run.

10-09-2000, 09:30 PM
Leave the bar in! When I removed mine it put the weight of the machine back one me, plus it plugged better.

10-09-2000, 09:44 PM
ray: i know its a totaly different mechine then the lesco,but what is your "order of work" when the trailer gate drops.
do you go back and forth or around and around.
it seemed that around works best ,back and forth seems to miss about 30" pass, i only have about 500 sf. under my belt.(i just got it.)

10-09-2000, 09:52 PM
I go around the entire perimeter of the lawn, then I start on one end, turn and go about 5-10' down, turn and go across the lawn. I basically have 2 sections going at a time and work them until they touch. Make sense?

10-09-2000, 10:01 PM
i think i got it. tues. afternoon i will try it.
thanks anthony