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Old 09-25-2006, 09:28 AM
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As the owner of a plugr and a lesco split drive drum. The plugr is alot better at removing plugs and doesn't beat your body. Also I can push it up in the back of the truck with ramps. It is slower than a drum type aerator. When looking at the plugr get the hydro unit. With out it the plugr sucks on hills.
How hard is it to get the Lesco into the back of a pickup? I was hoping to be able to load a classen or lesco split drive in the back of a pickup w/ ramps, but didn't know if it would be possible.

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Old 09-25-2006, 10:27 AM
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Just cruious...does anyone use the Ryan 28?
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:42 AM
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I did not see one word about the Turfco TurnAer aerators. They are the latest in aeration technology. Rolling drum type aerators that you drive and can ride behind. Fast, low maint and very easy on the operator. I am 59 with a bad back and can run one for hours. It is almost fun. You can drop off the ride on sulky and walk with the unit to trim and do tight areas and they come in two sizes. One for 28 inch gates and one for 36 inch gates. The bigger one will do over an acre an hour. I know. See them at Turfco.com or call 800-679-8201
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:51 PM
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How about tow behinds? I am not sure what size lawns everyone else is doing but could not imagin walking a couple acres with a 22inch !!
Thank you for any input

Three point hitch is a better option than tow behind. Let the hydraulics pick up the unit at the end of the row. Back into tight spots, lower and go. I have a Turfco 42" three point hitch and love it.
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Old 09-25-2006, 01:30 PM
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Are you looking for new or used? I have put an older snapper aerator in the market place earlier this year. It is similar to the plugr style and is cam opperated. Just a thought at about 1/4 the price. good machine and has a Briggs I/C indestructable engine.
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:01 PM
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How hard is it to get the Lesco into the back of a pickup? I was hoping to be able to load a classen or lesco split drive in the back of a pickup w/ ramps, but didn't know if it would be possible.

- BD
The plugr weights in at 276lbs and has no rolling resistance. I am 37 and have no problems. As for the lesco, on my ramp I have a rubber mat so the drum has so traction to grab on too. I can get it up on the back of the truck but it is a struggle. The lesco never gets used anymore on my part. I don't think I ran 2 tanks of gas through it. To big and bulky for me. Good luck on your purchase.
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:15 PM
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Thanks alot. I'll take all these suggestions into consideration.
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:05 PM
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Sounds like the plugr is the way to go.
I use a Ryan with the drum and chain and maintain 1 acre at my cottage and I have to agree.... following the Ryan is alot of work!

It DOES however do an EXCELLENT job except for uneven surfaces as it tends to lean to the left or the right. "too and fro" if you will??
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:29 PM
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Anyone have any insight to 25inch versus 19? Is the added width outweighed by the loss of manuverability? I can't afford both at this time, but would like to pick up either a 19 or 25 ASAP.

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Old 09-27-2006, 03:50 PM
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Here's one in OH with a current bid of $800.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Plugr-lawn-aerat...QQcmdZViewItem
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