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Old 04-02-2013, 10:48 AM
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Well, I pulled the plug on the Turfco XT5. It finally got here and it's a funny story....

It was suppose to arrive via UPS Freight this morning. At 12:30 I called UPS and they said they don't deliver to my area. Then after 15 minutes, they said it had been delivered at 10:30 ???? Apparently not to me!!!! They sent it to the wrong address, wrong town, wrong zip, wrong street number even. Not sure how that happened. I asked UPS to call the company and have them not unpack the pallet, and the UPS guy gave me an attitude. He wasnt sure why that was his job. After spending 30 minutes going round and round, UPS was unwilling to tell me when and how they where going to pick it up and deliver it to the correct address. My wife had called the company(some type of laboratory) that had mistakenly received my aerator and they were real nice. They said if I came down, they would let me pick it up. Well, after a 45 minute drive, they help me load it with their folk lift.

I got home around 2 hours after I left and unpacked the XT5. Luckily, it went together in a few minutes and after reading a bit, I was out back aerating. It is amazing how much easier it is than the old style aerators. The thing is great on hills and turns really well. I am very happy with the 10 minute test drive. I had tried the toro/lawn solution machine and it felt like it was going to tip over on hills and also felt very bulky. The XT5 is well balanced and is a breeze to move. Loading it in the trailer was simple. I am going to look into some wheel locks to secure the aerator to the trailer bed. All in all, it seems like a HUGE difference. My back is gonna love it compared to the older machines.
Sorry about UPS screwing the delivery up, that still makes us scratch our heads. Im glad you like the machine. PLease keep me informed if you have any question, comments or concerns! Have fun, well as much fun as you can aerating.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:39 PM
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The XT5 is our preferred walk behind aerator -- my guys fight over it, so I need to get another one. My problem is I have a garage full of "old-style" aerators I need to get rid of. They work fine, but they don't bring much money. Even tried selling a nearly new Lawn Solutions hydrostatic walk-behind aerator for $1900 (still sittin' in the garage). I plan to get rid of several aerators & apply that money toward a TURFCO XT5. BTW, the XT5 is AWESOME for seeding jobs too. If anybody knows of a better machine, please let me know. Also - I have used aerators for sale CHEAP. Thanks
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:40 PM
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Just placed my order for an XT5. I'm pumped but to be honest my customers are even more excited!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:22 PM
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I see that Turfco Says that the XT5 is steerable and I was wondering if it will turn at the push of a lever or if I have to force it. Turfco told me that it is dual hydro and that i could even theoretically weld a sulky and ride through all the turns. But from the other posts I'm afraid that the salesman was wrong.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:15 PM
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:14 AM
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rwall the Turfco is NOT dual hydro. Believe me I own one.
It is significantly easier to use than the old Ryan style aerators. It WILL require some effort though to turn. You will still sweat. But, you can steer this machine tine-in-ground and reverse which you cannot do with a Ryan type.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:26 AM
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Thank you for your replies. So I guess a sulky would be pointless on this unit. It's probably still the best out right now. I really wish the exmark dual hydro was available somewhere. That is the perfect aerator. Do you know of an aerator even belt driven that will pull a sulky through turns effortlessly?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:23 PM
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TURFCO XT5 is currently the best walk-behind aerator on the market IMO, but it does not allow standing on a sulky. (correct me if I'm wrong).

Been trying to sell our LS hydro walk-behind with low hours, but folks say "No, I bought an XT5". (Can't blame 'em). my 2 cents

p.s. Do not count out Plugr aerators. They are bada$$ aerators -- just not a fit for us. Plugr is a good outfit with high quality aerators also built in the USA.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:38 PM
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Lost my manual ,B&S motor what oil are you using in it?
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:24 AM
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