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Old 03-26-2012, 12:53 PM
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Yep, OakNut...I still have a little work to do on those white rims....lol!
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:51 PM
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Makes me feel like small potatos with my little XT5. Nice looking unit and truck for that matter. Business must be treating you good.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:13 PM
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Nice machine. Can you give us a close-up pic of some aerated turf so that we can see the plug pattern?
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:15 AM
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Sure I can give you a few pictures...but it will take a day or two before I get going...the weather has been raining here almost everyday and the ground is super soft. So it will take a few days.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:53 AM
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I also ordered the new Toro 30" TimeCutter...so I will try that out in my yard too....my son is almost 12 years old and he is going to start learning how to mow...so I can give him a few accounts by our house this summer...once he gets up to speed.

The local Toro dealer said that he is hoping to get a few more TimeCutters in this Friday or Saturday so then I can pickup the Toro 30"....cut my yard with that (take a few pictures) and then run the ExMark 30" Riding Aerator through the back area (and then take a few pictures of plugs and pattern).

So hopefully Monday or Tuesday based on the weather I'm hoping to have both pictures done...based on getting the Toro 30" at the end of the week or on the weekend.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:15 PM
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Sorry I haven't been on Lawnsite for awhile...be busy working....but just a quick update on ExMark 30" Riding Aerator. If you can get one...it's a great machine!!! I have had mine almost a month and haven't had any problems. It is just a little bit bigger than Lawn Solutions Dual Hydro Walkbehind 24" Aerator. Both machines are great to have and each one has its own strengths.

The 30" Riding Aerator is great in your larger, open, areas and it's ok on slight hills. It can do almost everything you want it to do. The only problem it has is when you come to steep hills...then you would want the 24" walkbehind areator...which is very fast....but not as fast as the 30" Rider.

I think the 30" Riding Aerator is made to last a long time...it's got great quality...and I hope they come out with their hitch attachments soon. I am sure they will be pricey....but the ease and speed the 30" aerator has spreading and spraying will be a great triple threat machine....aerate, sprayer, and spreader.

Hope this helps people who are wondering if the ExMark is worth the money.

On the TimeCutter mower...I decided not to buy it after all the bad comments on Lawnsite. I ordered a commercial walk behind Toro with 6 hp Kawasaki engine...and that should be in the middle of April.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:40 PM
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Know this is an old thread but I am seriously looking a this machine. talked to my dealer the other day and he can have one in less than two days. I've been running a Turfco Turnaer6 for two seasons and while it does a good job, it kicks my butt and is slow. I need something that is more productive in larger open areas PLUS I have two other guys who are subbing their aerations to me. I was looking at the LT Rich for the versatility of the attachments but the idea of adding a spreader and a sprayer to the Exmark is a game changer!
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:21 PM
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I have the Exmark aerator that I bought last spring. It is an awesome machine. Yes it is expensive, but it is a production machine. I ha aerated from 6000 Sq. Ft. to baseball & football fields with it. I tried the Classen aerator and this thing is far superior in every aspect. I also have a Turfco TurnAer 6 that I am going to sell. As far as the pressure gauge I just start at 300 psi and raise or lower the pressure to get the core depth I want. My son used it on his golf course on the tee boxes and said it did great. I highly recommend this aerator to anyone doing an appreciable amount of aerations.

Also, studies by Michigan State has shown that aeration has no effect on pre-emergent effectiveness.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:29 AM
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Do you think we can get some good pics of the tines and drive chains?

I have the lawn solutions version. They sold out to exmark/toro and now I guess lawn solutions is out of business. Emailed all the exmark dealers in a 50 mile radius to see if they would service one and got one reply that they were totally different machines. Although they look the exact same. Just wondering what the difference is.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:56 PM
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I have the Exmark aerator that I bought last spring. It is an awesome machine. Yes it is expensive, but it is a production machine. I ha aerated from 6000 Sq. Ft. to baseball & football fields with it. I tried the Classen aerator and this thing is far superior in every aspect. I also have a Turfco TurnAer 6 that I am going to sell. As far as the pressure gauge I just start at 300 psi and raise or lower the pressure to get the core depth I want. My son used it on his golf course on the tee boxes and said it did great. I highly recommend this aerator to anyone doing an appreciable amount of aerations.

Also, studies by Michigan State has shown that aeration has no effect on pre-emergent effectiveness.
only reason I would keep my Turfco would be the occasional 3 ft gate that I encounter.
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