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Aerator finally useable

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1grnlwn, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    This thing is so heavy it goes a lot deeper than my walk behind. So deep it tears in turns. So I wasnt using it except for big yards( few and far between at $200 a pop). Finally got a hydraulic lift made, its great. Can set wheels from going too deep and tearing in turns.

  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    Power plant.

  3. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 564

    Nice looking setup. Also what a great problem to have..."yes mr/mrs... I find that this machine often digs in so deep that I have had to adapt it in order to regulate its depth..."

    How does it do in drier conditions?
    Also, if you don't mind my asking, how much was the aerator?
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    Around a grand I think. Aerator only. Does great in drier soil. But in super dry times I just stay home (so to speak)

  5. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Too bad your competition is doing aerations up to 30,000 sf for $35.
  6. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    That beats my $150.
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    from a safety standpoint, you might want to clean out what appears to be leaves from under the housing, might be a fire hazard in the future:)
  8. wallzwallz

    wallzwallz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 361

    What did the hydraulic lift cost you? Did you make it yourself or aftermarket add on?
  9. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    Vpemz No heat source No fire hazard

    Pump around $400 Cylinder $70 Brackets I made myself. Amount of back breaking work saved Priceless.

  10. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    now all you need to do is paint your brackets get a patent and start selling them suckers

    what are you pulling it with and what do you have the power hooked up to

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