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Aerator choices

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by dtelawncare, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    I have currently become interested in buying an aerator. I do not have a big need for my business yet, but personally I want to get one for my own place. My best friend is looking into getting also. We have talked about going in halves for our own personal use. The only ones I have ever seen in stores are at Lowes and Home Depot. Are these effective or do I need to buy a large commecial version. If so, where do I need to look for one.
  2. Gators_Aerator

    Gators_Aerator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Lowes and Home Depot sell used aerators Both Bluebird and Classen- This will get you a reasonable machine to start with, however there are better machines on the market.
  3. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    If you want a tow behind one, I just bought a brinly 40inch plug aerator from home depot for $170 this weekend. It works great!
  4. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    I think a decent aerator would cost you too much to just use twice a year on your own property, when you can rent one for 22 bucks for 2 hours(around here, anyways).

    But if you plan to offer aeration as a service then yes, i say get one.

    The bluebird and ryan aerators are beasts to operate from what I have read here. I guess they really give a guy a workout.

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