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coyoteman
03-04-2004, 02:17 AM
've been searching all night trying to find a dealer here in Canada that sells ryan aerators but no luck. Any canadians out there know of any ryan dealers? I'm in the east so the closer the better. Thanks

edrenckh
03-04-2004, 09:30 AM
Call Terry Schuurman. 605-589-3909. He can order you one and have it dropped shipped. I bought a Ryan V, pretty cheap

http://www.schuurmansfarmsupply.com/

Gabriel Turf
03-04-2004, 09:56 AM
If you are buying a ryan walk behind you will wish you had bought one of these:
http://www.classen-mfg.com/demo2.gif

I don't even break a sweat aerating. The only thing that will get you tired is the walking.

hboyd_com
03-04-2004, 10:15 AM
There is a Ryan on ebay right now.

bobbygedd
03-04-2004, 12:01 PM
gabrial, how much for that unit?

Gabriel Turf
03-04-2004, 03:42 PM
Around $2800.00. It is worth the extra because you can run it longer with less fatigue. Picking that Ryan up out of the ground to turn it gets old. Hoss uses a Rocksolid plugger that is also superior to the Ryan units. You may want to compare the two.

NateinAtl
03-04-2004, 04:43 PM
Gabriel,

does that machine for 2800 have the same aeration width as the Ryan V or IV? And what about the number of tines per square foot? The same as the Ryan V? And Does it come with a Honda 4 hp? Thanks in advance.

dfor
03-04-2004, 05:04 PM
Here are some specs for the Classen TA-25D http://www.classen-mfg.com/17_25specs.html


TOTAL DRY WEIGHT 370 lbs (168 kg)
LENGTH 50" (127 cm)
AERATING WIDTH 24.375" (62 cm)
SQ. FT. PER HOUR 29,000 (8,839 m)
NUMBER OF TINES 36
HOLE SPACING 4.06 X 7

ENGINE 4.0 HP OHV HONDA

REAR TIRES 2 - 8 X 2.50 2 - 8 X 2.50

CORING DEPTH UP TO 2.75" (7 cm) UP TO 2.75" (7 cm)
TRANSPORT SPEED 230 FT/MIN (2.5 MPH)

TOTAL WEIGHT (INCL. WT. BAR) 370 LBS (168 kg)

WIDTH 40.5" (103 cm)

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The Rock Solid Plugr PL-800 is $3150 (plus delivery) with the 5.5 hp Honda
http://www.rocksolidx.com/pl800.html

• Effective Aerator Width Per Pass: 30"

• Core Spacing: 2.25" x 8"

• Operating Weight: 276#

• Engine Options: 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV (PL800B) or 5.5 HP Honda OHV (PL800H)
• Storage/Transport Dimensions: 30"(w) x 37" (h) x 63" (l)

• Warranty: 2-Year Limited

mow2nd
03-04-2004, 05:06 PM
The Classen is the best aerater, you can go around a tree with one hand.........I love mine, my best investment

Hamons
03-04-2004, 05:14 PM
I have used Classen Split Drive, Ryan IV, Ryan 28 and Plugr Pl800.

I own the PL800 because I belive it is the best on the market. Pulls the best cores and is easy to use. I have aerated 80K (10 yards) of turf in one day and played volleyball that night. Try that with the Ryan. :)

NateinAtl
03-04-2004, 05:40 PM
Can those of you that have used both the Ryan V and the Classen split drive tell me what the major difference (good and bad) are of the two other than the split drive?

I know that I can get the Ryan for 500 less, but no split drive. What about the bearings, chains, belts, and any other maintenance requirements of the Classen? I have changes way too many bearings in my Ryans. And I grease like crazy. Is there a noticiable difference in the aerating pattern between the two? Classen is 4.06"x7" while the Ryan is 3.75x7. That seems like no big deal, but over a 10,000 sq. foot lawn that may add up.

Basically I want to see if I should change or should I stay with the same type aerator I have been using for 7 years.

Any help is appreciated

coyoteman
03-04-2004, 06:57 PM
Thanks guys,

I've used the classen but it had the two wheels on the front not the drum, did not know they come with the drum so i may have to reconsider witch one to get. No canadians out there with some links.?

Bryant
03-04-2004, 07:56 PM
Coyoteman, G.C. DUKE in Burlington Ontario Their a distributor for Textron as well for The GATOR RATOR Phone #905-637-5216 or www.GCDuke.com

Gabriel Turf
03-04-2004, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by NateinAtl
Can those of you that have used both the Ryan V and the Classen split drive tell me what the major difference (good and bad) are of the two other than the split drive?

I know that I can get the Ryan for 500 less, but no split drive. What about the bearings, chains, belts, and any other maintenance requirements of the Classen? I have changes way too many bearings in my Ryans. And I grease like crazy. Is there a noticiable difference in the aerating pattern between the two? Classen is 4.06"x7" while the Ryan is 3.75x7. That seems like no big deal, but over a 10,000 sq. foot lawn that may add up.

Basically I want to see if I should change or should I stay with the same type aerator I have been using for 7 years.

Any help is appreciated

I can tell you that the gigantic difference is the split drive, but, after two seasons and around 200 residentials it looks and runs like new and I have to admit I have done absolutely nothing to it.

As far as the pattern goes, I have never had a complaint from anyone and I have done many of the properties with both types(ryan V and classen ta/25).

I would pay the extra $500 over and over again for the classen.

coyoteman
03-05-2004, 02:26 PM
Anybody have anything to say about the Cushman? To me they are similar to the ryan.

lawndude2004
03-05-2004, 04:19 PM
I would highly recommend a pull-behind aerator from blubird- it has 5 six gallon cans you can fill up to udjust as needed, to raises and lower the tines all you have to do is use the crank. I pull one with an exmark at 10mph. compare that to the 1mph the walk behind will accomplish and as you can see you are losing green$$$. If you dont have something To pull it with then go with a walk behind. I just thought that it could be of some use

Turfcutters Plus
03-05-2004, 08:05 PM
I have the lesco split drive like clausen,Gabriel Turf.Do you use that one?I keep my toro smaller one for smaller gates.I built a swivewheel on mine.Really saves my back!$3200 tax included for my lesco,with 5hp honda.I put in a little extra oil so it does'nt stall on hills.Sensor would shut it down.

specialtylc
03-05-2004, 08:58 PM
Pull types dont work very good for small yards. Such as most res.
Cant get in corners and too hard to turn around to go back and forth pattern. I have a pull type , I only use it on large commercial jobs.

firekilr2
03-05-2004, 10:53 PM
Got a ryan lawnair V, only do 20 aerations a year so cost was important. 1850.00 from russo power in chicago. They will ship it to you.