I'm in Plymouth, MA. and have rented your ride-on from one of the local rental companies several times.
LOVE THE MACHINE.
But for what its worth maybe you could consider making the foot button a bit taller. I found that just riding in a "natural' position caused me to activate the aerator accidentally many times.
Also, the springs that connect the operating handles to the hydraulics are extremely stiff and make it difficult to operate at speed.
It would not prevent me from buying one, but it would make it alot easier to operate.
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