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Aerator and slit seeder rental

Discussion in 'Rental Equipment' started by speedster, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. speedster

    speedster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    Called the local rental shop today and they quoted me $70/day or $40/3 hours for each device. I've never done either but I'll be doing it to about 1/4 acre. Will I be able to accomplish this in 3 hours or will I need a full day rental. I thought about renting the Aerator on one day for 3 hours and then renting the seeder the next day for 3 hours.
  2. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 878

    You had better plan all day unless you are a gorilla. Even that will depend on what brand / model you are renting. They tend to beat up humans pretty badly. Plus you have to make at least 3 passes with the aerator and 2 with the seeder to do it right.

    good luck
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    You should have no problem aerating your lawn in 3 hrs. then take the aerator back and if you have enough energy left rent the slit seeder for half a day. just make sure the seeder is self propelled. if not look for another rental place...

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,370

    Not with lawn solution!!!
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I would go with 3 and 3 the same day myself but if you want to do it in 2 days that would work too. It would just be one more trip to the rental place that way. Doing both in 3 hours would be pushing it, especially if you're not familiar with the operation of either machine.

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