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Old 07-21-2013, 03:19 PM
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chain link fence removal + aeration

Wondering if you do this???

Our John Deere w/pull-behind 48" Ryans = 50" width.

Stand on TORO/Exmark aerator = 47 3/4 ".

Do you guys ever disassemble a chain link fence in order to aerate a back yard?

If so, what tools are needed? Open end wrenches, socket wrenches, fence stretcher?

Any problems doing this? Complaints from customers?
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:09 PM
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We had a lawn that every week we disconnected the fence to bring in a 60 inch mower.
A half inch wrench and 2 quick grip bar clamps to stretch it back to re attach the bar for the fence.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:41 PM
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Thanks jc1. Can't believe nobody else has replied. Here in Des Moines, many customers have back yards with small gates. I hate fences in the first place, but having a narrow gate makes little sense to me.

I figure most of these "small gate" people simply don't care much. Problem is >> we measure gate widths and charge as much as double the price for core aeration. Added to this >> their back yard lawn will usually NOT get the deep plugs that most folks want. (walk-behind vs stand-on with down pressure)
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:05 PM
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I once stretched a fence with several bungi cords. If each one pulls 10 pounds, and you put ten on the fence...that is a lot of pulling force.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:26 PM
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Thanks buddy -- been on ebay. Got some fence stretchers on my watch list. Probably gunna buy 2. Cost is about $35 each. They should last for many years.
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