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Old 12-27-2006, 10:47 PM
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New Aerator

I just bought a used bluebird plug aerator today (2003 model) for $850. It was from Home Depot rental dept. The history of it was 70 rentals over the last 3 years. It is in very good condition both cosmetic and mechanically. Do you think I got a good deal?
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:51 PM
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I just bought a used bluebird plug aerator today (2003 model) for $850. It was from Home Depot rental dept. The history of it was 70 rentals over the last 3 years. It is in very good condition both cosmetic and mechanically. Do you think I got a good deal?
I own a similar unit. Mine is a few years older though. I am still trying to decide if I am happy with mine, actually considering selling it as I am WAY broke, and need money NOW worse then an aerator. I am guessing yours is a 424? On mine, the mud always plugs up in the "reel" around the shaft that the tines are hooked to. Going to talk to my neighbor that is a dealer about that sometime this winter and try and fix it, if I don't sell it. I am also going to add more weight to mine, to make it pull deeper plugs.
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:06 PM
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yes it is a 424
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:08 PM
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I like the newer ones they are just sooo easy to turn around. And where they have the throttle is great and safer.
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:20 PM
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How did you know it was for sale? I need a good used aerator and don't want to spend much more than you did for one.
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Old 12-27-2006, 11:41 PM
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How did you know it was for sale? I need a good used aerator and don't want to spend much more than you did for one.
I bought a BlueBird tow aerator a few months ago. I just called HD and asked and they had planned on advertising it the next week. It was 2 years old (local HD sells everything every 2-3 years). They included the water jugs, a new set of tines and it was somewhere around $300 I think.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:09 AM
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I bought a 2005 Lesco 26.5" aerator at a pawn shop for only $800. Brand new, new tines, clean, good paint, good 4 hp Honda. Best purchase of 2005. Paid it off in first year.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:18 PM
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How did you know it was for sale? I need a good used aerator and don't want to spend much more than you did for one.

Many of the Home Depots around my area have signs up advertising a semi-annual rented tool sale. You might want to check into it. I was at HD last week but all they had left was a few drain cleaners and a carpet stain remover.
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Our HD has a Classen CA18 3 years old for $867. I'm considering it.
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