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Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by bif, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. bif

    bif LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 68

    This year, instead of renting a pull behind, I rented a bluebird lawnscape 424,
    I wasn't happy with the amt. of cores the pull behind pulled and it tore the lawn up when making turns, plus you had to get off the tractor to disengage the tines...hence the tearing...

    Well, what a workout. I wrestled with that thing for 4 hours. Man am I beat. Has anyone else used this beast? Am I wimpy in my old age? It did do a great job, not sure if I'll get it next year or go back to the pull behind.

    thanks for listening,

  2. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 344

    What pull behind were you using?
  3. jeffinsgf

    jeffinsgf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    In my opinion the real solution is a 3pt hitch model. Let hydraulics do the lifting. I bought a Turfco 42" 3pt hitch and got in and out of tight spots effortlessly. I also picked it up at the end of each row, so tear out was no issue.
  4. bif

    bif LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 68

    well, I'm not sure what kind of pull-behind it was, a beat-up 48 " that needs thrown away. it did big tears when you turned. it pulled nice plugs, just not enough per sq. ft. i wonder if a better quality pull behind would be the answer??

    i have about an acre to do...

    truthfully, it was really a bear getting the power aerator back on my truck, my wife was my helper, and it took all we could do!


  5. lloydct

    lloydct LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I rented one today... 28 year old male, my upper back, shoulders are really tight. It is a beast!! I have a sloping lot, too.
  6. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    is than a 4 hp 24'' wide blue bird 424
  7. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    That's the reason I used a pull behind yesterday. Much less wear and tear. The small amount of tears I have will be easily fixed and come at much less soreness than a walk behind.
  8. bif

    bif LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 68

    yes...it's a 4hp and i believe it's a 24 inch...


  9. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    does aerorating a yard really help all that much with well established grass?
  10. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    Used the bluebird 424 today. On the flat areas i didnt think it was to bad but on slopes it really wore me down.Im glad i dont have many accounts with hills.

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