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Old 09-17-2003, 09:29 PM
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You'll love that machine/engine combo. Mine paid for itself first year. Pulls a great plug. Only a pain on smaller areas w/ lots of turns (engage, disengage, repeat )
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Old 09-17-2003, 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by jsr2741
I just took delivery of a claussen split drive. Lesco copied this machine in every way.
I don't think Lesco copied Classen, but think the Classen units are produced them for Lesco. Anotherwards, change the color of paint and sells to them.

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Old 09-17-2003, 10:13 PM
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Lesco aerators are made by Claussen.
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Old 09-18-2003, 12:15 AM
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I bought a Ryan V this year, with the Briggs engine. I got a huge deal on mine, $2250, because the Ryan IV I ordered was sold to someone else. I've been using mine for about 2 weeks now, and it's a great machine. I used the IV last year, and the V really has a lot of power and pulls great plugs. And it's fast! My only complaint is that it really gives you a workout, it's almost too powerful. And it isn't great in smaller areas. But get it out in the open and the thing just hums. Great machine.
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Old 09-18-2003, 10:13 AM
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I have used the Ryan IV and its an awesome machine. Pulls a great plug but is hard to turn and gives you a hard workout that you will feel for several
I used the Plugger by Rocksolid as well. Lighter machine was easier on the operator. It does however tear up the lawn in turns but nothing that is so bad as to not recommend it.
Not sure how it will hold up in the long run but I know the Rysn is a tank, its very hard to tear one up if you keep it greased.
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Old 09-20-2003, 10:49 PM
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I paid 2775 including tax for mine. I love it.
On its 3rd. year and no probs.
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Old 09-21-2003, 11:34 AM
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I use the Plugr Pl800 -- about $2700. Pulls plugs ou of anything -- includign tree roots.

Much easier on your body then a lescos, Classen, or Ryan.
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Old 09-21-2003, 04:38 PM
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Dealer quoted me $2800 on a lawnaire V. Found a used one,(1year old ),in great shape with the Brigg's engine for $1800.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:33 AM
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Gearbox oil type

I have an older lawnaire 5.
I thought the gear box was low so I filled it halfway with 90 weight, now the oils is leaking everywhere.
What should the capacity and oil type be used?

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