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Old 09-14-2013, 03:47 PM
adam.neusbaum adam.neusbaum is offline
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From day one I've removed the access plate & never re-installed it. I like being able to easily remove any turf that might have wrapped up due to localized grubb infestation. Having a clear view of sprinkler heads etc is helpful also. For example if a head is 2 feet out from a driveway I can simply back up tight to the slab then view progress towards sprinkler to raise then lower after clearing. Small yards so you have to be detail oriented.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:47 AM
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I have heard the same thing abot the exmark from several different people...bad axle issues :-(
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:34 PM
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We had our Exmark inspected (Johnson Creek, WI). Same thing -- Ryan found the axle to be a weak point. I approached my local Exmark/Toro dealer about this. They said they only had one ZTR (mower) with a bad axle, and it was brand new???

I love my Exmark aerator, but if Ryan can come up with a better version, I would be interested.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:52 PM
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yeah, not good..i would never buy one due to what I have heard from close friends in the business...AND, I need one...do about 250 core aerations a year
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:33 PM
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Ryan still makes great aerators. Not sure what their plans are regarding another stand-on aerator, but they really helped us out with our "tow behind" aerators. We still use their 48" (36' effective) hydraulic lift tow behind aerators. We had issues with our two tow behinds, but Ryan fixed us up quickly. (nice job)

Cool thing about the Ryan tow-behinds is we can "double" the number of original tines. Not the best regarding core aeration, but it's perfect regarding seeding/aeration.

This aerator was new in 1992. Double tines. Still works. Made in USA.
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