I am currently looking to purchase an aerator to add to my aresenal of equipement. I am mostly a solo operator who offers the full line of services mowing, applications, etc. I took a chance a few years back and bought a z-spray which has allowed my to increase my applications. I may not have paid for it in sales, but it sure has save me in the wear and tear on the operation (me!). I am really interested in a ride on. I know it will cost much more, but being a solo operatore figured it would save me time and help get the job done quicker. I currently rent one, so it makes for a long day of aerations. If I had one in the shop I could do them when I got a chance. Any suggestions? I am in NC and treat fescue, bermuda, and centipede. so I use an aerator 2-3 different times a year. I have estimated that I have about 330-450 1000 sq ft a year. There doesn't seem to be any ride ons close to me to look at so it will take some effort to find one.