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Old 02-05-2012, 07:58 PM
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Wright Standers + Aerator

Has anyone used the JRCO hooker soft plug aerator model 751 on a wright stander? What has been your experience? Cost of the units vs. efficiency?


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Old 02-07-2012, 01:39 PM
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Hi CIAA,

We've used the Hooker aerator on a Stander before. It works well. I would recommend mounting it on a 48" or larger Stander. Larger drive wheels = better traction for maneuvering.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Old 02-07-2012, 02:53 PM
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Hi CIAA,

We've used the Hooker aerator on a Stander before. It works well. I would recommend mounting it on a 48" or larger Stander. Larger drive wheels = better traction for maneuvering.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Do you have any pictures of this setup? I have a customer that might be interested in this for his Standers. They are mostly fixed deck models 52" or 61".
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:02 PM
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I'm sure there is one on jrcos web site
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:41 PM
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Ive got 2 standers and it seems they wouldn't put enough down pressure on the tines. I could be wrong....It just seems that way to me knowing how easy it is to bring the front up.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:50 PM
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Yah, they are a bit hidden. I finally found them.

As for weight it looks like these units have their own weights. Not sure if I am right or not but it appears that they kinda float. Like each set of 2 tine wheels has a weight between them and floats on a shaft so if they encounter something in the ground they will just ride up out of the ground over it.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:12 PM
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Yah, they are a bit hidden. I finally found them.

As for weight it looks like these units have their own weights. Not sure if I am right or not but it appears that they kinda float. Like each set of 2 tine wheels has a weight between them and floats on a shaft so if they encounter something in the ground they will just ride up out of the ground over it.
That's correct. The weight of the mower is not used.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:55 PM
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Thanks to all of you guys. I really like this site so far. I have made my mind up to fix my 1997 ryan aerator (plugger)and keep for a back up or tight spaces. However, I may be ordering the JRCO 751 very soon as it looks like it would save me a ton of energy and time. That $1,999.00 price tags plus $109.00 bar makes me push harder to grow. Time for 10 new accounts!!!!!
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:32 PM
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Thanks for all the responses.

Yes, there is a studio shot of the 751 on a 52" Wright Stander in the "image gallery" on the front mount aerator page of our website. I ran the 751 around with the Stander when we had it here.

Correct on the down pressure info. Those cast iron heads weigh 12 lbs but it's more about the geometry of the tines and the forward driving force of the mower. As the first tine hooks into the ground, the next tine is being pulled or driven down into the ground. That's why it's good to aerate at a pretty good pace to keep that momentum going.

So yes, you'd want a mower with enough weight and traction to turn and maneuver with the aerator out front.

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:26 AM
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We have some pretty tough soil here. Alot of clay. Does it still do well with that. I have had some complaints on the Ryan LawnAir 5's sometimes(the wider one) not pulling good plugs while the narrow ones always work well. Never hear any problems on the 28's but they would probably aerate concrete if you tried.
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