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Old 09-05-2013, 11:27 AM
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Any recommendations on a good machine to get to do aeration. I am new to the business and have mostly been mowing yards, but I would like to offer more services and I think it is the time of the year for aeration.

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Jon
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:33 AM
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We have a Turfco walk behind at the rental shop I always get... If I bought one it would probably be like that... it is a 'Plugger' not a piercer...
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:43 PM
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Any recommendations on a good machine to get to do aeration. I am new to the business and have mostly been mowing yards, but I would like to offer more services and I think it is the time of the year for aeration.

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Jon
If you have any questions about a Turfco aerator please give me a ring. 763-785-1000 ext 119. I will do my best to help you out!
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:37 PM
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Exmark makes a great 21" aerator. It pulls a good 3" core and is easy to maneuver
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:13 PM
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How much can I charge for aeration?
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:32 AM
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How much can I charge for aeration?
You need to SHOP the competition in your market to see where aeration is selling price wise. big mistake made by beginners is they under-price the service. A rule of thumb is two to 2.5 times what you charge for a mowing. Remember aeration allows them to cut back on water and fert so you are saving them money on the back side. If you want some marketing tips and selling tips give me a call sometime. Too much to write here.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:45 AM
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Yes shop the competition. The big Application Co. here have dropped the price in the market. 1.5x - barely 2x the mowing rate.

Turfco Bob,

Is there any way you can put together an aeration factoids and marketing program and offer it for sale?

Winter project perhaps...?
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:36 PM
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Yes shop the competition. The big Application Co. here have dropped the price in the market. 1.5x - barely 2x the mowing rate.

Turfco Bob,

Is there any way you can put together an aeration factoids and marketing program and offer it for sale?

Winter project perhaps...?
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Look on Turfco.com for a flyer "Why Aerate My Lawn" or "How to get started in Aeration" Or if you have time call me we can chat..
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