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Old 08-07-2012, 11:40 PM
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With the front hitch feature, would you use a front mounted dethatcher?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:43 PM
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You guys will be glad that you bought the rider. The one thing to remember is not to take too sharp of a turn with your tines down. This is where other guys have be having problems with their belts breaking. Try to run straight lines and overlap your areas so you can lift up your tines while you turn around....and then re-engage your tines to start pulling new plugs.

Good luck with your new machine!!! Can't wait until Toro/ExMark comes out with their new attachments for the 30" Aerator....they have a hitch hookup in the front.
is the hitch just a standard 2" receiver type? I was thinking about that today. What keeps me from fabbing up a spreader or sprayer with a receiver hitch that runs off the battery?
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:03 AM
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Yep, the hitch is a regular 2". I heard thru my ExMark/Toro Rep. that they were going to come out with a spreader & sprayer attachements. He thought sometime in Fall.

I have a dethatcher (TurfEx) for my ExMark mower w/bagging system. The ExMark Aerator really won't work for dethatching....but I guess you could make it maybe work....but the hydro pumps would be too small. And really no good way to hook up a sweeper for the rear either.

But spreading or spraying someone's yard would be great with the riding 30" aerator. The 30" aerator is fast, easy, and handles great!!! So I hope Toro/ExMark comes out with their attachments soon!!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:09 AM
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I have a ride on spreader/sprayer, but I would be interested in the spreader for over seeding. That would be sweet.

What price is your dealer offering you Corey?
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:01 AM
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I got him down to 8500. was going to charge me 200 freight but he's looking around to try and eliminate that. This dealer has about 6 other stores so he's trying to work with them to get up an order and save on the freight. Sad thing is, when I went in two weeks ago, the salesman had never heard of it. This is more of a Case IH agricultural dealer that just started carrying Exmark. He just put me on the phone to talk with his district rep he was so clueless.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:03 AM
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And I'm getting no payments no interest til April then 0% for 36
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:04 AM
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And Rick I apologize for not seeing the earlier question in the thread can't the hitch. Thanks for answering it again
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:39 AM
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I ordered my Exmark rider yesterday morning. I am pretty excited. Now I think I have a trailer size issue... Does it ever end?

A big thank you Corey!! My dealer was not that low, but when I told him about it, he went down to $8500. Good deal. Thanks my lawn bro'.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:04 PM
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Im thinking of advertising as 2 separate businesses. ABC Aeration charges one price while DEF Aeration charges a higher price. Thoughts?
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:44 PM
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Hi adam.neusbaum,

Having two companies. Would you have two books? Two different phone numbers? And what would the customer think if they found out you ran those two companies? Nothing good would come out of it...other than damaging your real business. I don't think that would be a good idea.

I was thinking of offering some type of special in the local paper....where the customer could get their yard core aerated and then spread a slow growth fertilizer....that I could buy in bulk from the local feed store. Have two services for the price of one. And then when their yard takes off from the aeration and fert. treatment....they will have you come back next year while telling their friends about the wonderful job you did for their yard.

I don't have to worry too much about my aeration prices in the Rockford, IL area....I'm a lot less than the big local companies.
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