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Old 06-24-2010, 11:00 PM
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Lawn Solution's 2011 Riding Turf Aerifier

Lawn Solution's 2011 Riding Turf Aerifier


Lawn Solution redefined the word "productivity" when it came to aerators in 2009 with the introduction of their 1st riding aerator and their new 2011 model is doing it again. New for this fall is a 16hp Kawasaki powered unit that is more compact, lower to the ground, and adds more speed with more precise controls which is important when controlling the ground breaking 1,300 lbs of down pressure this unit exerts over the tines while pulling 4"-5" plugs at speeds up to 7 mph even on hills.

When ordering, let us know you are a LawnSite member and get free freight (lower 48 only) on orders placed by July 4th. Lead times for new units are 2-3 weeks.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:06 AM
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everyone needs pics and specs
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:08 PM
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For a video of the unit in action click below:

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Old 06-25-2010, 07:15 PM
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All the pictures above are single pass (no overlapping). Aerating the golf tees was set at 2.5". The blue grass area was 4" plugs.

Specs:

16HP Kawasaki
Hydro-Gear Integrated Commercial Hydraulics
5 Gal Fuel Capacity
47.5" Total Width, 62" Long
980 lbs total weight
7 MPH Ground Speed
1300 lbs of total pressure applied over the tines.
Adjust the depth of plug on the fly.
Raise and lower the tines in less than 1/2 second
Pulls good plugs in the middle of the summer or soft ground conditions without tearing turf.
Unmatched hills side stability even while aerating or turning.
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:35 PM
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Its a nice machine and your company makes great products but $8500 for an aerator is alot of aeration's. I would love to have it as I hate to do aeration's because of the difficulty and hard work. Your machine seems to make aeration a breeze. The problem is (at least in my area) aeration prices are dropping like a rock. Your lucky to get $50 for a half acre. Company's ( and I use that term loosely) are doing aeration's for $40. High school kids will rent one and canvas neighborhoods on the weekend and charge low prices.

Like I said its a nice machine and seems well built. But it would take too long to pay for itself. I guess I'm stuck busting my @$$ for a while longer until I can justify the purchase. Do you have any rentals that sell for less?

Don't get me wrong I love your products from what I hear about them and see... but not too many can drop $8500 for an aerator.

Dave...
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:09 PM
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Its a nice machine and your company makes great products but $8500 for an aerator is alot of aeration's. I would love to have it as I hate to do aeration's because of the difficulty and hard work. Your machine seems to make aeration a breeze. The problem is (at least in my area) aeration prices are dropping like a rock. Your lucky to get $50 for a half acre. Company's ( and I use that term loosely) are doing aeration's for $40. High school kids will rent one and canvas neighborhoods on the weekend and charge low prices.

Like I said its a nice machine and seems well built. But it would take too long to pay for itself. I guess I'm stuck busting my @$$ for a while longer until I can justify the purchase. Do you have any rentals that sell for less?

Don't get me wrong I love your products from what I hear about them and see... but not too many can drop $8500 for an aerator.

Dave...
This is a cash cow! if you want to be ordinary do it the old way. This machine crushes every machine on the market. If you don't have the clients, thats one thing. But if you have a decent clientele its a no brainer.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:49 PM
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Well said!!!!
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:21 PM
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David has set the bar high on this one! Picked up mine at the onla turf day and just couldnt wait to try her out. This thing pulls the cleanest, longest and most cores of anything out there. And all @ 7 miles per hour with a whisper quiet smooth running kawi motor. Also picked up their 24" seeder. Cant wait to overseed over all those cores, gonna be some serious germination. If your in the market for a high production aerator - what are you waiting for, the season is less than 3 weeks away and that old walkbehind is just dying to kick your a#@ again. For once in my life im looking forward to aeration season!
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:40 PM
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Just wondering, how much of a turn can you make with tines in the soil? will this fit through fences?
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:10 AM
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I bought a Stand-on LS aerator last Sept. Since it has been redesigned...I'm not so happy. The pics above don't look all that different though. The 16hp 2 cylinder motor would be nice. Lower center of gravity would also be nice. How much lower?
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