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Old 05-08-2013, 04:02 PM
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We are aware of this issue and it has been addressed for 2013 models. We are assuming you have a 2012 model. Please contact Exmark Customer Service at 1-800-667-5296 and they can help you with the issue.
Thanks & for everyone else: I called & they recommended Locktite on the set-screws after centering shaft.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:55 PM
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I have a recall that I got last winter for the ExMark 30" riding aerator. I thought it was something to do with the shaft? I need to take it in....once Spring is over and Summer is here. Besides....the ExMark is running great....so I can't afford to have a few days down in Spring.....Summer....well that's a different story!!!!

Then get ready for Fall Core Aeration!!!!
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:36 PM
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Would anyone else like to have the plugs split or fragment as it drops? If they were 100% soil and no root matter then we could probably just attach an arrowhead opposite the spoon opening & as it dropped it might break up well. Thoughts besides raking? Last week I put the hitch of a 50" Agri-fab lawn sweeper around my Exmark 30"'s standing platform & dropped a screwdriver thru to hold. As long as I was going fast enough it seemed to break up the zoysia plugs pretty well. I'd rather have a 12volt spinning brush tucked up & underneath the platform instead 'cause there's no backing up that dumb sweeper. Thoughts?
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:39 PM
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Adam, why not use a drag mat? This way you will break up the plugs and when the mat gets muddy....it would be easy to clean. I think a drag mat would work very well with your aerator.

Here's a nice one at Amazon.com. The have different sizes...but I think a 3 ft wide by 5 ft long would work amazing!!! And it's only $125.39 with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Nelco-All-Stee.../dp/B004HC5O5I
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:46 AM
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Can anyone remember the thread where a guy put smaller drive tires on our machine? I know I just glazed over the thread but now that I'm needing to squeeze into smaller areas I'd also like to streamline the unit.
Thanks- Adam
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:25 AM
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Adam, why not use a drag mat? This way you will break up the plugs and when the mat gets muddy....it would be easy to clean. I think a drag mat would work very well with your aerator.

Here's a nice one at Amazon.com. The have different sizes...but I think a 3 ft wide by 5 ft long would work amazing!!! And it's only $125.39 with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Nelco-All-Stee.../dp/B004HC5O5I
Anyone try this yet? I am thinking about bitting the bullet and getting the ex mark 30" stand on. I wonder if the drag mat could be an extra add on if the customer. Charge them an extra $20 to pull the drag matt behind the machine. Only down side I see is trying to back up. Maybe put it on after making 3 passes around everything first?
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:36 PM
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should be doing ~1400 aerations this fall. no better way then these.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:17 PM
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Efficiency, how do you get people to buy into that many aerations? I give discounts, send out promotional material and still find it a hard sell. Three of those is awesome.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:36 PM
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Drag mat works most of the time. If grass is super thick and taller it won't. The cores will stay on top of the thick grass and won't break down. Have not tried to weight down mat, that might help on thick lawns.

If lawn is thin and needs to be over seeded we aerate three passes, put down seed and drag may it in. By time we are done cores are busted up and seed has excellent soil contact.
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