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superbee
08-26-2004, 06:20 AM
Yesterday, I rented a Bluebird aerator to do a half acre lawn. After I finished, I felt like I just went four rounds with the guy who whupped Mike Tyson. Are there any aerators that are easier to use? I want to buy one but don't want to make a bad choice. Help. Thanks.:cry:

Aleman
08-26-2004, 07:07 AM
Try out a plugr. Ive got the PL 800 and like it. If you do a search you will find plenty of info.

Five Star Lawn Care LLC
08-26-2004, 07:22 AM
we use a gotor rator....its the thing attatched to the front of the dixie chopper in this pic.....if you are going to be doing any more large scale areation like that half acre then i would definatly sugest it..

65hoss
08-26-2004, 07:38 AM
Twin Plugr aerators.

PMLAWN
08-26-2004, 07:58 AM
I like my Plugr PL800. It is great to turn and pulls great plugs. They provide great customer service. It is not the best for going up hills. If you have a lot of hills to do than DEMO.

Hoss. How old are those? I have never seen those covers.

65hoss
08-26-2004, 08:00 AM
One is a 2000 and the other is 2001 or 2 I forgot. They changed the covers and painted the frames black is the only main difference.

walker-talker
08-26-2004, 08:57 AM
My PL800 is due in today....YAHOOOO!!!

BTW, got my bluebird up for sale...lol!

It's in the market forum.

JFGLN
08-26-2004, 11:43 AM
I bought a used Blubird last year for $500. It does give you quite a workout. How much does a new Plugr cost. Can you run one 7 or 8 hrs without feeling beat at the end of the day?

walker-talker
08-26-2004, 04:20 PM
I just picked mine up this morning...the PL800 with the Honda engine. Before tax, $2995.25

Did a test run in the backyard.....works great and pulled A LOT of plugs...deep also. The toughest workout seems to be just transporting the unit.

Mindless
08-26-2004, 04:35 PM
Classen Split-Drive Aerator...check it out.

http://www.classen-mfg.com/ta-17_25.html

Cheers!

Westbrooklawn
08-26-2004, 07:33 PM
Lesco has the classen split drive on sale for $2695. It is a classen with green paint and the lesco name on it.......identical to the red classen model

all ferris
08-26-2004, 08:22 PM
Ryans suck too. I use a pull behind feldman after I go around the edges with the ryan. There is no way I could fight that walk behind Ryan fo 1/2 acre.

Lawn-Scapes
08-26-2004, 08:26 PM
Mr. Estes,

How do you like the Gator Rator? Any problems with it or using it?

I would consider getting one if it were wider... 31 inches is too small (IMHO) when doing larger properties (2-3 acres).

Do you think 2 of them could be mounted side by side on my 72" Dixie? Seriously :)

Do you have any other pictures you could post... front view and how it is mounted. Thanks

DUSTYCEDAR
08-26-2004, 08:34 PM
u need this it is way faster

corey
08-26-2004, 08:57 PM
I like a 48 or 60 in pullbehind plugger. it is quick when its behind a ztr. plus anyone with a good used one i need another one quick.

Lawn-Scapes
08-26-2004, 09:05 PM
Hi corey.. welcome to Lawnsite.

That photo on your website (on left of home page) looks awfully familiar. You cut that lawn????

billc
08-26-2004, 09:44 PM
I've been thinking of core aerators, but a local dealer recommended "shatter" tines instead. What tines do you all use on your machines?

rookiemower
08-26-2004, 10:01 PM
has anyone seen the new one from one of the big guys (ryan or bluebird can't remember) its rideable and looks pretty

Five Star Lawn Care LLC
08-26-2004, 10:10 PM
hey corey you may want to reconsider that picture that is on your website....trust me on this one unless you want alot of people on this site to hate you...

i love the gator rator .....i have the side extentions on mine and it is 60" width ....i aslo have it on a 72.......ill try to get some pics of the mount.....bryant from gator rator customm made it for my mower