Aeration

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by CustomKare, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. CustomKare

    CustomKare LawnSite Member
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    How many of you aerate? Is it profitable? I just bought my next piece of equipment to fall in line with my business goals. It's an aerator. I figured going rate is about $75 per average sized yard. Should pay for itself in no time. It is tough work though but figure you need to be able to perform the extras to keep customers from straying.
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    What kind did you purchase? Some make work easy, some make work ... work! The money is like any other part of our industry though, the longer you're in one area, the more money you make.
     
  3. CustomKare

    CustomKare LawnSite Member
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    I picked up a Ryan Lawnaire IV with a 4HP Honda. What do you think of this model?
     
  4. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you already bought one why are you asking? There are easier aerators to operate out there and ones that last longer. How many did you try out? Just wondering. I have been in the equipment business for 32 years and I give advice to many before they buy and Ryan WOULD NOT, be my choice for an aerator.
     
  5. mverick

    mverick LawnSite Senior Member
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    I almost made a mistake in buying an aerator. Bluebird. Then, I ran one and rant a couple more. The one I did get is easy to run. The Bluebirds were a lot of work...
     
  6. abcfamily

    abcfamily LawnSite Member
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    What are a few that you would suggest to purchase? :confused: Websites would be real helpful as well!*trucewhiteflag*
     
  7. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So what would you guys recommend? I recently used a turfco and that thing was a work out. It pulled very badly to one side on level ground even with the roller full. This was a rental unit that looked new but it was a lot harder to use then others in the past.
     
  8. mverick

    mverick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Try the turfco turn aer. Night and day difference. That's what I have.
     
  9. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    can u post a pic?
     
  10. mverick

    mverick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Go to the turcodirect website. They have the turnaer4 on there. As well as there other 3 models. I wanted the smaller aerator as I use it for small lawns and cut in on larger ones. I use a pull behind with a tractor for the large areas.
     

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