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Old 03-25-2014, 06:16 PM
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Which aerator should i buy right now?

I need to buy an aerator very soon. Which one should I buy?!
Max budget is $4,000. I need a mid size (smaller than 36 to get through gates). Main consideration is durability and reliability. I am not concerned with getting twice as many plugs per pass, but a machine that will last a long time, do a good job, and require as little maintenance as possible.
(sorry im sure this is a common topic).
I am considering:
Ryan Lawnaire V
Turfco ?
don't know much else about classen,plugr, etc..

Thanks a lot for your help
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:23 PM
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Just buy a good used Blue Bird for around 1000$.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:17 PM
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Ebay has a bunch. But if you buy used, see if sprockets & pulleys need replacing.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:26 PM
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Ok thanks, looking for more responses
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:40 PM
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Basically thinking turfco xt5 or ryan lawnaire V EST
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:07 PM
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Basically thinking turfco xt5 or ryan lawnaire V EST
Good choice. Ryan V is a solid unit., but it's a man killer (not nimble)

We bought two late model Ryan IV's (nimble). But we spent several hundred dollars replacing sprockets, pulleys, etc.

Conversely, the TURFCO equivalent = never needed to replace parts.

So of I had my choice, I'd go with TURFCO. But good luck finding used ones on ebay.

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Old 03-27-2014, 09:25 PM
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:21 PM
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Turfco xt5 or plugr pL 815
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:50 AM
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sounds like turfco is good.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:21 PM
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I need to buy an aerator very soon. Which one should I buy?!
Max budget is $4,000. I need a mid size (smaller than 36 to get through gates). Main consideration is durability and reliability. I am not concerned with getting twice as many plugs per pass, but a machine that will last a long time, do a good job, and require as little maintenance as possible.
(sorry im sure this is a common topic).
I am considering:
Ryan Lawnaire V
Turfco ?
don't know much else about classen,plugr, etc..

Thanks a lot for your help
I may be just a little biased, but give me a call if you have any questions about Turfco products. 763-785-1000 ext119. I have just a few (3) demo units available at a discounted price with a 2 year warranty still.

Thanks and happy aerating!
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