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Old 10-06-2012, 07:31 PM
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What is the best walk behind aerator?

I am looking for a new aerator to replace my Lawnaire 5. Something that is a little more operator friendly. Turfco, Plugr, Toro? Any recomendations?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:41 PM
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Been running the Turfco this fall,I like it ,a little slow but pulls good plugs.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:42 PM
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I am looking for a new aerator to replace my Lawnaire 5. Something that is a little more operator friendly. Turfco, Plugr, Toro? Any recomendations?
Dual Hydro by toro but not made at this time. Next would be Turfco XT5 once you get the tines in the ground goes great in transport mode not worth sh!t

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:44 PM
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Dual Hydro by toro but not made at this time. Next would be Turfco XT5 once you get the tines in the ground goes great in transport mode not worth sh!t

Charles Cue
That's true ,most of the time I just pop a wheelie and push it. Maybe some weights in front to.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:49 AM
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The dual hydro Exmark aerator would be the way to go but not in production.
Next would be the Turfco XT5.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:00 AM
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I am looking for a new aerator to replace my Lawnaire 5. Something that is a little more operator friendly. Turfco, Plugr, Toro? Any recomendations?
Whatever you do, dont get a Classen split drive. Bought one a few years ago thinking it would be more user friendly, I was very WRONG.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:13 AM
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Used a Ryan for years, it worked great and I loved the results. I looked at a new Toro and this fall I picked up a used Lawn Solutions ride on. I am amazed. I can't imagine using a walk behind again.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:16 PM
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Love my new Turfco XT5...its a great machine and is very user friendly having the reverse feature and its steers with very little effort without tearing. The motor is very quiet and starts up first pull every time.
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Whatever you do, dont get a Classen split drive. Bought one a few years ago thinking it would be more user friendly, I was very WRONG.
i second that remark.

we like plugrs, i wish they made affordable large cam action plugrs though
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My 8 year old grandson runs mine he was putting holes in his yard to day. But when hes done he has to leave it the yard.

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