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Old 04-08-2001, 10:42 PM
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Have a Lawnaire 4 and a Lawnaire 28. Only problem is that we don't get to use them enough. Mechanically they are fine. No real problems.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:43 AM
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gearbox

Does anyone know the oil type and how far to fill the gear box?


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Old 03-11-2013, 12:09 PM
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Does anyone know the oil type and how far to fill the gear box?


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I know this may be old but I also would like to know
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:56 PM
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Same as engine oil, fill it until its at the top of the bolt hole, I need to do mine too. I have a manual , but I'm sure you can find one online and it says it in there, hope that helps.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:10 PM
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I have a Ryan 4 aerator.
So far it,s been a great machine,Little
maintenance ,The hardest part is the turns.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:30 PM
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YUP, built like a tank, imo, especially considering the abuse they take from aerating, no complaints.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:44 AM
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Have a Lawnaire 4 and a Lawnaire 28. Only problem is that we don't get to use them enough. Mechanically they are fine. No real problems.
I've been wanting to compare the Ryan 28 reciprocating side by side with my Plugr 850's in a shootout comparison.

I have never seen one in my area. Just might have to buy one. Pretty spendy new.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:54 AM
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I looked at the 28 too, but it seems very expensive and looks like it vibrates like crazy when using it, but it pulls more plugs per sq. ft. and can make a hairpin turn. Im thinking about an XT5, I have a Ryan IV and have no complaints, other than its a workout but I'm sure the XT5 is too. I worry about damaging a Ryan 28 when you hit hard earth or roots or even a water shutoff thats hidden in the lawn. I saw one at the expo and the rep said he used it on his lawn and went onto the driveway by accident and it punched holes in the blacktop! thats some serious power.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:05 AM
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I looked at the 28 too, but it seems very expensive and looks like it vibrates like crazy when using it, but it pulls more plugs per sq. ft. and can make a hairpin turn. Im thinking about an XT5, I have a Ryan IV and have no complaints, other than its a workout but I'm sure the XT5 is too. I worry about damaging a Ryan 28 when you hit hard earth or roots or even a water shutoff thats hidden in the lawn. I saw one at the expo and the rep said he used it on his lawn and went onto the driveway by accident and it punched holes in the blacktop! thats some serious power.
I will probably end up with a Ryan 28 some day. I have heard they are stoutly built.

My Plugrģ 850 #1 has been beat to death in the rocky soil here. The yellow unit cover has stress cracks at many of the edges and radius areas and stop drilling them hasn't worked. The actual frame is holding up fine.
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