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Old 03-27-2011, 07:54 PM
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BlueBird 530 vs. Lawn Solutions 21" WB in 1/2" thatch

Single pass and then the additional row outward are double passes.

Conditions are moist with just over 1/2" of thatch.

LS WB has the full weight kit on it. One in front 3 in the back.

Don't pay any attention to those rows of plugs behind the units.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:22 PM
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FYI: grass was low mowed @ 1.5" just a few days prior to this.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:25 PM
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i didn t like the blue bird i run Rayans pluggers never ran a LS but looks like my plugger action
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:23 PM
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Nice. I am kicking my self I didn't order sooner. My LS wont be here till mid April and am wrestling a bluebird and a classen. Sold my PL400 and wished I hadn't. Didn't think it would take so long to get my new aerator. I am looking forward to it though and then the dual hydro 24 in the fall or next spring.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:47 PM
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Hey NICE JOB Exact rototilling
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:49 PM
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Exact...how much of a difference does adding the front weight make as far as turning? Does it make it any easier loading on a trailer since there is extra weight holding the front wheels down? How much weight is on the front?

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:17 PM
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Exact...how much of a difference does adding the front weight make as far as turning? Does it make it any easier loading on a trailer since there is extra weight holding the front wheels down? How much weight is on the front?

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The LS walk behinds are traction limited.The front weight has to help a little.Hey Exact Rototilling my unit only came with one weight I see your's has the full setup.Have you ever ran yours without the weight kit and how much difference did it make?
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:53 PM
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The LS walk behinds are traction limited.The front weight has to help a little.Hey Exact Rototilling my unit only came with one weight I see your's has the full setup.Have you ever ran yours without the weight kit and how much difference did it make?
In this same grass area the extra weight pushes the tines down another 1/4" to maybe 1/3" over the standard one weight.

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Exact...how much of a difference does adding the front weight make as far as turning? Does it make it any easier loading on a trailer since there is extra weight holding the front wheels down? How much weight is on the front?

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Turning balance wise about the same but the extra weight out front yes you can tell to some degree it's there. As for loading on a ramp not a huge difference since it is still fairly well balanced fore and aft. When loading you just have to push up on the bar to transfer the weight down on the front wheels.

I had to use my Plugr on 2 properties last year due to difficult access and steep slopes. Plugr Hydros can go some crazy places. Ground clearance is higher on the new 855. I found smoking deal on a barely used 2nd 850 so no plans on buying a 855.
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:59 PM
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Same as the other ones from what turfco Bob has stated. Website doesn't have specs for that one specifically. I'd like to have the full specs myself.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:22 AM
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EXACT,

You should be the go to guy when anyone has questions about aerators on here. I have followed many of the posts you have regarding the different brands, patterns, etc. and you cover all the bases. I am demoing an 855 on Tuesday and will be purchasing the same unit if all goes as planned. I appreciate how thorough you have been with all your aerator reviews and opinions.
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