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Old 09-09-2010, 11:23 PM
The Lawn Connection The Lawn Connection is offline
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Aerator-What do you use?

Just wondering what everyone uses to aerate yards. I would love to have a unit that I ride but not this year. Looking to do more than this spring with out renting a 27" walk behind unit.

What are you using walk behind unit, pull behind core drum, pull behind core that you put weights on. Sorry no spike here, only looking for a core unless someone can tell me different.

What do you think of these a a pull behind core
09' Bad Boy Pup 60" 30HP Kohler ZTR
05' Exmark Metro 36" 19HP Kohler walk behind
' Great Dane Super Surfer 52" stander
Echo Trimmers SRM 210 x's 2 and SRM 265
Echo Backpack blowers 620's
Husqavana backpack blower
Echo Edger

97' Dodge Ram 1500

14' Trailer w/trimmer racks
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:11 AM
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we have used bluebirds, plugr, clausen, and ryan, the newer ryans are by far my favorite to use. i broke my leg last spring and had 3 surgeries that summer, this spring i was nervous about aerating but the ryan turned out to be very easy to turn and control compared to the others, and the plugs are the best i have ever had from a walk behing unit.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:44 PM
PremierCrew2 PremierCrew2 is offline
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It looks like it would be good if you add enough weight. We use a Turfco walk behind and LT Rich Z Plug.
Duramax's, Scag's, Red Max Blower's
Stihl Whip's, LT Rich Z Plug, Bobcat Skid's
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:06 PM
cuttin-to-the-Max cuttin-to-the-Max is offline
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We use....
well i just sold the whole set up a day ago but used if for the last time today here are some pics!

it mounts to the front of the mower
then a hydro actuator pulls it up and down
only problem is when the yard is really hard it is hard to punch through
So today i had my worker sit on it worked really well!

this setup works REALLY well if the ground is wet/ soft
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