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Old 02-11-2013, 12:49 PM
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Used Aerators - Help

Frankly, I have just gone and rented aerators and those Bluebirds are rugged but a PITA to operate. I see a couple of them in the 400 to 500 range.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/tls/3580781389.html


I see a lesco
http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/grq/3593191079.html



This guy as a Classen looks like a TA 19 to me and not the CA 18

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/grd/3601359229.html

The price on the Classen seems a little high because I am sure it is not the split drive.

Thoughts please.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:02 PM
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Have you looked at Ryan at all? I just rent from the local guy and he gives me the same one each time and its great. Dont know which model it is, but its nice.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:32 PM
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Have you looked at Ryan at all? I just rent from the local guy and he gives me the same one each time and its great. Dont know which model it is, but its nice.

I know they are nice units. I have dragged my feet on making a purchase because of one bad account that cost me some money.

I am thinking at this point to buy used rather than rent and build up the business then buy a nice split drive.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:28 PM
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You definitly want the split drive, we rent also but I've used a classen split drive and I knew right then it was what I wanted when I did purchase, you can get decent classen units from home depot they sell their rental units at some point, but they're not split drives.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:33 PM
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You definitly want the split drive, we rent also but I've used a classen split drive and I knew right then it was what I wanted when I did purchase, you can get decent classen units from home depot they sell their rental units at some point, but they're not split drives.
The Classen I found on craigs list is not a split drive either.
I may just buy the cheap Blue Bird for 400 and use it a while then buy new once I build up clients. No one wants to run the things from the rental place.

I have a job lined up for thursday and several more in the pipe so I have to have something.

I am not sure if someone local has one to purchase new. Will go look. I am kind of beat up after I had an apartment complex stiff me for 8K.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:34 PM
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Frankly, I have just gone and rented aerators and those Bluebirds are rugged but a PITA to operate. I see a couple of them in the 400 to 500 range.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/tls/3580781389.html


I see a lesco
http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/grq/3593191079.html



This guy as a Classen looks like a TA 19 to me and not the CA 18

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/grd/3601359229.html

The price on the Classen seems a little high because I am sure it is not the split drive.

Thoughts please.
I have a Lesco, kind of an older style with a 4.5 Briggs. They do a good job, kinda takes some muscle to throw it around though.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:40 PM
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I have a Lesco, kind of an older style with a 4.5 Briggs. They do a good job, kinda takes some muscle to throw it around though.
No kidding. Guys call in sick when they hear we are aerating.
I have one guy that will run it but he is smallish and it wears him out. I have two guys that are pretty old. They are good workers and very experianced. Will work mowers, whips and blowers all day but lots of physical work will break them down and I do not want to do that to them.

I sure as heck am not going to do it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:45 PM
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Ive got a Bluebird 530a, looks identicale th the pics on cragslist. Its tpugh and I agree its tough on the operator.

I go with the 400$ unit, if you want to upgrade later you should beable to get your money out of it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:54 PM
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The Classen I found on craigs list is not a split drive either.
I may just buy the cheap Blue Bird for 400 and use it a while then buy new once I build up clients. No one wants to run the things from the rental place.

I have a job lined up for thursday and several more in the pipe so I have to have something.

I am not sure if someone local has one to purchase new. Will go look. I am kind of beat up after I had an apartment complex stiff me for 8K.
8K OUCH! that would put me under.hopefully you've got them in court?
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:55 PM
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Ive got a Bluebird 530a, looks identicale th the pics on cragslist. Its tpugh and I agree its tough on the operator.

I go with the 400$ unit, if you want to upgrade later you should beable to get your money out of it.
At this point, being in a pinch I tend to agree. I can up grade later.
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