aera-vator demo today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ant, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    demoed a aeravator (60") today,and what A mechine...
    had a few questions
    1. it seemed to go down 3-4 inches, is there a concern about sprinkler lines?
    2. if so i think there needs to be some type of waver. i know in the past the problems with the core-aerator.
    3. i here on this forum that some guys are getting $40.00/m for areavations.
    what about 44,000 sf. and seeding also?

    i like to get the 60" .my kubota is 21 hp at the engine and 17.0 at the pto.
    but the 60 maybe to big.the 40" looks ok.
    what doyou guys think>?
  2. lars

    lars LawnSite Member
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    Have one at the golf course I worked at (60" attached to a Ford 530). The thing is heavy and you may have to use some front end weights. Other than that one hell of a a machine. It did nail a few sprinkler heads, but never a line. Sometimes just a busted cap, sometimes worse. I would mark all heads with flags and you may want to consider something in your contract. Better to be safe.
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    1.) Only of the installers did a bad job. I tell them I'm not responsible for lines < 5" in ground.

    2.) Agree.

    3.) Around $1200-1500 for me depending on the lawn.

    Give 1st Products a call, I just ordered a new AE40 today and they were very helpful with my questions.
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    1. do you think the roller is needed.
    i spoke to them today and they said that the roller is included in with it. and the sales man said that it was extra.
    2. what was the price you got it for?
  5. racerdave

    racerdave LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    Ant, I'm pulling a 72" landpride behind the same model tractor you have. I do have a loader on it. I have been doing wide open spaces with it so far, but this fall I have several small accounts and I'll try it without the loader...

    ps. I have also added about #400 on the aerator

  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Dave we are talking about an Aera-vator, not an aerator. Ant, the roller may not be needed if you are doing fairly established lawns. If you plan on working on athetlic fields and doing new lawn installs I would get it. The AE40 E comes with the roller, that's what you use to lift the tines off the ground when moving it.

    The AE40 E $3800
    The AE60 $4300

  7. racerdave

    racerdave LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    Ray, thanks for correcting me.
    I did a search and found their website. Interesting ....


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