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Old 04-16-2014, 02:09 AM
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Yes. The front wheels are hydro powered forward and reverse. Just like the older 850.

I have not used the 855 but the maintence is simplified. The older 850's have a fair amount of fiddle factor but still a solid machine. The larger tire diameter on the 855 will help with traction/foot print etc.
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Then it's settled, going to buy an 855. Thanks again for your input E.R.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:16 AM
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Thanks for your input on the 855
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:41 AM
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Thanks for your input on the 855
Pluggr has a new series, 835 I think. It has variable speed. check that one out as well.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:13 PM
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how much do these run?
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:10 AM
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Pluggr has a new series, 835 I think. It has variable speed. check that one out as well.
Thanks regarding the 835? sjessen. I will look into that one as well.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:41 AM
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Question, aeration is done in spring or fall because it's growing season and lawns are supposed to be damp. Up here in Cleveland, Ohio we have been having very rainy springs and falls, when it does stop raining in the spring, temps jump to 70 degrees, harden soil and my rotary driven Ryan Lawnaire IV can't pull deep plugs. From what I have read, the cam driven aerators can pull 2 to 2.75 inch plugs from dry, hard soil. Given that to be true, has anyone expanded their aeration season in to the hot summer months? If so, have your customers been happy w/the results? I ask because that means if I buy a cam driven aerator, I can start aerating in late summer, before fall and all the rain comes, and conversely, I can aerate in the hot summer months, after the rainy spring.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:11 PM
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With cam driven machines there is also a shortening of the plug effect. If lawns are already drought stressed and showing signs of lack of water....bad idea to aerate since you are opening up the soil more for further drying.

If a lawn has resoanbly good stand of grass "canopy effect" [think rain forest] and it's mowed higher and lawn doesn't have to be watered everyday...you can aerate any time of year.

I have not been able to do as many aerations this year as I would of liked to since we had a tad colder and dryer Spring...and now we have transitioned into summer weather already with no real rain.

Aerations simply work bundled into a fert program. Eachbpassing year I do fewer and fewer standalone aerations. Folks get impatient if it is not done on specific date or week. Most of my late Spring season aerations are on hold until condtions improve.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:35 AM
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Thanks ER. I am not suggesting aerating during drought. Like you said, bad idea. I was thinking since a cam driven aerator pounds into the soil, unlike a rotary which uses it's own weight to pull plugs, a cam driven aerator would extend aeration season because as the lawns dry, it will pull good plugs when a rotary is no longer useful.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:30 PM
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I have a plugr 835 for sale
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:38 PM
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Have to level with you guys. It's not the aerator, it's how you use it.
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