Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-23-2011, 09:12 PM
diyer999 diyer999 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 121
Need an efficient quick aerator for a small 500 sq ft lawn

If I got one of those 30" wide barrels with the spikes, that you fill with water or sand, do you think an average sized man could push it around by hand easily enough. That is the smallest size I can find that might be doable by hand. I could mig weld a D-handle onto the hitch opening. There was one of these in a manual push style about 20" wide by yardbuddy, but I cant find them anywhere.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-23-2011, 09:20 PM
DLCS's Avatar
DLCS DLCS is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,365
I wouldn't waste my money. Got to your local rental store and rent a plug type walkbehind, will do a proffessional job and only cost you about 40 bucks.
__________________
Mike

2013 haulmark 18' trailer
2013 John Deere 52' walkbehind
2012 Gator with skid sprayer
2010 Turfco T-3000
2008 JD 997
2006 JD 647a
2004 JD 757 w/ 3 bag & Iron MCS
2002 JD 757 w/ 2 bag MCS
2002 JD 757
Stihl, Echo, Tanka 2 strokes
Big Tex trailers
Tons of other equipment
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-24-2011, 07:10 PM
ed2hess's Avatar
ed2hess ed2hess is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Austin Texas 78727
Posts: 11,608
Or better yet hire someone to do at $70.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-24-2012, 06:22 PM
diyer999 diyer999 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLCS View Post
I wouldn't waste my money. Got to your local rental store and rent a plug type walkbehind, will do a professional job and only cost you about 40 bucks.
Well, I got this manual thing called a houndog and it took me about 2.5 hrs to do 1K Sq Ft yard. The length of time it took was worse than the labor. Not sure I would want to do that more than once a year. But it did work great.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Jail Bird's Avatar
Jail Bird Jail Bird is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Delaware
Posts: 81
You want a plug aerator, the spikes compact the soil and make the situation WORSE in the long run.
__________________
Solo
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:43 AM.

Page generated in 0.06158 seconds with 9 queries