Originally Posted by grassmasterswilson
Well aerating 10k by just standing and riding in only 15 minutes seems to be worth the price of the ride on. Production could stay pretty high. Plus the ability to add pressure to increase plug depth on hard ground is nice.
I hated to aerate with a wb clausen. I don't mind doing it now.
The big difference is do you have guys to run the aerators? I don't and the ride on is good for me. If I had 2-3 guys with little to do buying 3 wb aerators might be a possible better return.
This is dead on. I bought mine for 8500 and it was an outstanding purchase for my business. Nothing
out there is as productive. I literally enjoy aerations now! Very fast and does a great job. It is great on small and large lawns.
Djagusch, I believe this is just that, more pot stirring. The op has already asked this same question not long ago. Every question that has been asked about it (width, aeration width, price, etc) has been answered. It is funny how there are a few on this site that seem believe that their favorite brand is the only reasonable purchase anyone can make.
There is a reason this machine has a 2 1/2 ft aerating width is because the tires on this ride-on are a decent size. This is most of the non aerating width on the aerator. It is a heavy machine and including the operator, you need the larger tires to support the weight. There is no way around that. They want to keep the machine under 48". There is the answer. I have already posted this.
This aerator is built like a tank, is very productive and does a very good job. It has been reliable thus far for me, maintenance is super easy. I personally have zero regret about my purchase last fall. It makes alot of money fast. Just my 2 cents! I remember Americanlawn (the op) giving me advice and helping me make my first aerator purchase not that long ago, a Lawn Solutions walk behind! (Of course that was before he was wooed by Turfco!)