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Old 01-25-2013, 10:17 AM
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I was thinking of getting a Toro 21" and the 30" Rider... is there much of hydrostatic whine when you operate those machines? How easy is it to replace the tine when they break or bend?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:02 PM
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The tines on the 30" Rider is easy to change. Just remove two bolts on the kick plate (its above where you stand). Then rotate the tines to the one that's broken, unloosen it, and re-tighten the bolt/nut, and you're good to go.

the "whine" from the hydro only happens when the tines are going too deep into the ground and you're turning at the same time. Or when you are going too deep into the ground, and its tearing up chunks of grass.

Otherwise, once you re-tighten the belts, it will run and drive better after a 5 to 10 hour break in period.

Anyone have any pictures of putting a spreader on the front of their riding aerator yet????
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:09 PM
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The tines on the 30" Rider is easy to change. Just remove two bolts on the kick plate (its above where you stand). Then rotate the tines to the one that's broken, unloosen it, and re-tighten the bolt/nut, and you're good to go.

the "whine" from the hydro only happens when the tines are going too deep into the ground and you're turning at the same time. Or when you are going too deep into the ground, and its tearing up chunks of grass.

Otherwise, once you re-tighten the belts, it will run and drive better after a 5 to 10 hour break in period.

Anyone have any pictures of putting a spreader on the front of their riding aerator yet????
I have it SOMEWHAT mounted. Been screwing around all winter...as usual...and don't have it done yet.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:19 PM
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FINALLY got done.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:48 PM
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Thanks Corey! It looks great!

How do you like it? Do you have a shield that can drop down when spreading along the sidewalk?

You might be able to sell your idea....since Toro hasn't came out with anything yet!?!?!?
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:41 PM
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Corey's pics reminded me i promised to put up pics of mine also. Here is the prototype made from scrap steel i had until I have time to re do it in stainless. One pic shows a vertical bar that is for supporting the hopper from bouncing when it full. (The original prototype mount folded like a cheap tent). A couple pics of the JRCO controller and gate cable. Another pic shows a piece of stainless above the muffler to keep the heat off the plastic
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:45 PM
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Thanks Corey! It looks great!

How do you like it? Do you have a shield that can drop down when spreading along the sidewalk?

You might be able to sell your idea....since Toro hasn't came out with anything yet!?!?!?
I need to get a shield if nothing else to keep material off the machine.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:50 PM
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Also worth noting that I found an outlet under the dash that my quick connect plugged right into. Didn't have to splice into the wiring. It's a pigtail right above the battery and it's behind the key so no worries of leaving the spreader on and running the battery down
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:52 PM
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I'm also scouring craigslist looking for one of those cargo carriers that fit in a receiver hitch to put a 15 or 25 gallon sprayer on
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:28 PM
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BRAINSTORM! Anyone else in the southern states consider an annual aeration contract? Way to many of our customers only think about aeration in the Spring & possibly in the fall whereas I could see the benefits of a bi-monthly schedule. Nevermind my actual rates but lets just say that I could offer a 28% discount if they prepay for the annual service which includes four (4) aerations. March, May, July & September. Anyone else try this? Now for my numbers (which most of you won't like) Currently $69 for the average lawn up-to 1/4 & 85% of them are an 1/8 acre. $199 gets them 4 times. The exposure would be huge!
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