Well, i pulled the trigger on it. It needs some work, but does functinon for a 1/4 the cost of a new one.
If anybody has the same unit, I could really use a photo or two of how the lower handle attaches to the clutch cable. The bar for the drive mechanism is broke, and I have to weld a new piece in, and then figure out the correct spacing for attaching the cable again. The dealer wants 110 bucks for the handle assembly which seems high for a piece of round bar bent in a few places.
The thottle cable isnt functioning properly either, so Ill have to get a look at that.
Oh...and here is another question, for those who have mentioned that they are charging 2 or 3 times the charge for a mowing, does that include actually doing a mowing before the aeration? does that include applying fertilzier? or topsoil? or seed? I have gotten decent at giving estimates for mowing, but this is a whole new area that i dont have any prior experience with. But i got my foot in the door now anyways...hopefully the unit will at least pay for itself and make me some money next year.
My Primary Equipment:
2004 Chevy Avalanche
6.5x12 Dual Ramp Trailer w/ trimmer and blower rack
2012 21" Honda HRC-216 mower
2013 Exmark Commercial 30
20?? Gravely ZT1534 34" ZTR
Mclane 25" Reel Mower
2010 Husqvarna 21" mower with Honda engine
2008 Stihl FS250R Trimmer
2010 Stihl FS90R Trimmer
200? Stihl FC75 Edger
2013 Stihl BR 600 Blower
2013 Stihl SG20 Back Pack Sprayer
2013 Stihl HS81 t Hedge Trimmer
Poulan Pro 33cc with all the attachments
200? Billy Goat AE550 Core Aerator