Aerator question???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Davis Lawn Mowing LLC., Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    I was just curious what types of aerators you all use, Im in the market for one and was just wondering if a spike aerator has a real advantage over a plug aerator? Just wondering which one I should look in to. :help:
     
  2. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    This should read, does a spike aerator have an advantage over a plug aerator or vice versa. Sorry about that.
     
  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    NO, plug aerator all the way! Spike aerators IMHO are useless!
     
  4. snowmizer

    snowmizer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    purchased a 60" corriher implement core aerator off ebay,goes off 3 point hitch....love it!!!!!!
     
  5. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 796

    Agreed. Spikes are useless and have no advantage over core aerators.
     
  6. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Make sure you get 3/4" Tines with open spoon.
     
  7. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    I use a Plugr aerator, won't be tired by the end of day. I have used other brands and I was exhausted at the end of the day.
     
  8. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC.

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    Thanks fellas a whole lot. Plug aerator all the way for me then! :D
     
  9. BigEd

    BigEd LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 299

    The main reason to aerate is to relieve compaction. With a spike aerator you are not relieving compaction. If you are looking for a walk behind type check out the plugr by rocksolid, if you want a tow behind check out the Lesco or Classen unit.
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Bleubird also has a tow behind model as well.
     

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