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Old 09-11-2012, 08:05 PM
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Thanks Adam.N.!!! I can't wait to see it!

I might make a few braces when I get mine...or my buddy has an auto body shop with a great welder....so I know he could make something up too. But I like you're idea!!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:49 PM
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Gave the standon my first good run through this evening on my front yard. Needless to say, I have named it. The Rocket. sweeeet
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:56 PM
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I know everyone talks about how much it cost....and it's very expensive. But once you ride it, you walk off with a smile on your face!!! It is so nice!!!!

Glad you like your new machine, Corey!!! They are great!!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:03 PM
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I know everyone talks about how much it cost....and it's very expensive. But once you ride it, you walk off with a smile on your face!!! It is so nice!!!!

Glad you like your new machine, Corey!!! They are great!!!

after two years of a walkbehind, yes...I LOVE it
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:28 PM
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i may have asked this before but is it comfortable to walk beside it on steeper hills?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:31 PM
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It's not bad to walk behind it. When I load it on my trailer I usually walk behind it going up the ramp. But when I unload the riding aerator, I always ride it down the ramp even though I am going backwards. Kinda strange now that I'm thing of it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:34 PM
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I'm sorry ..I maen if you have to go along a steep hill can you walk next to it on the downside of the hill? kinda like a walkbehind on steep hills
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:11 PM
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Not really. You might need a brick to keep the tines engaged. You need so type of pressure on the down pedal to keep the tines down into the ground. So if you are walking behind it, you will need to find something to keep pressure on the tine's pedal. Then I don't see why it wouldn't work....but if its too steep....I would pass on something that's that dangerous.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:19 PM
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I'm sorry ..I maen if you have to go along a steep hill can you walk next to it on the downside of the hill? kinda like a walkbehind on steep hills
I had an opportunity on a fairly steep hill with it yesterday. I have been typically going with about 400 lbs of downpressure and pulling very good plugs. I have to drop it down to as low as 200 lbs when in an area with shallow roots so as not to tear up the grass. I found that going up a hill is ok until it gets too steep, I'd say greater than 30-35 degrees, then the chains would stast clicking and that is when I let up on the tines. Going down was no problem, even up to 40 degrees. I chose to go side to side with no problem as long as you reduce the downward tine pressure. At 4-5 hundred pounds of pressure the tines wanted to tear up the ground more and I felt a little like I was about to roll! But down to 2-3 hundred, it was a piece of cake.

I have aerated about 20 lawns so far with this thing. This thing is so awesome. I can't beleive how much I appreciate this machine. I think I am smiling the entire time that I am on it. A big purchase but you can take on so much more work and complete so much more in a day. This thing will pay for itself in no time. I have zero regrets about this purchase!
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:09 PM
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I had an opportunity on a fairly steep hill with it yesterday. I have been typically going with about 400 lbs of downpressure and pulling very good plugs. I have to drop it down to as low as 200 lbs when in an area with shallow roots so as not to tear up the grass. I found that going up a hill is ok until it gets too steep, I'd say greater than 30-35 degrees, then the chains would stast clicking and that is when I let up on the tines. Going down was no problem, even up to 40 degrees. I chose to go side to side with no problem as long as you reduce the downward tine pressure. At 4-5 hundred pounds of pressure the tines wanted to tear up the ground more and I felt a little like I was about to roll! But down to 2-3 hundred, it was a piece of cake.

I have aerated about 20 lawns so far with this thing. This thing is so awesome. I can't beleive how much I appreciate this machine. I think I am smiling the entire time that I am on it. A big purchase but you can take on so much more work and complete so much more in a day. This thing will pay for itself in no time. I have zero regrets about this purchase!

I echo those sentiments
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