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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassyfras, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    I know its alittle early but i just want to start researching these. I was wondering if there is an aeraator that my w/b could pull behind or something. I know theres a company like JRCRO or something liek that that has something like this but is this commercial quality and does it put enough plugs in. I could get alot of jobs from doing this but just wondering if this all would be worth to do or just pass it up.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Don't know how in the world someone could design a pull behind aerator for a WB mower!!! How would you walk and operate/pull(or even stand) if you had a velke???

    Secondly, even if it was possible, I'm not so sure I would want to be wedged between these two heavy pieces of equipment. Best bet is to get a tow behind for a rider or a WB aerator too.

    just my 2 cents.
  3. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    I though i saw somewhere an aeratior that goes in front of the W/b would that work?
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Yep, they are out there...but they ain't worth a s*** though. They're spike aerators, not core aerators.
  5. Phil Egnatz

    Phil Egnatz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    jr co aerators
    i like them the hooker aerators are not tines so the do a better job than some think
  6. Grasshog

    Grasshog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    I dont think the aeators in front of walk behinds have enough wait to pull out a good plug. Since most people like to wet the yard down before you show up, a big problem is your going to be walking across all those plugs. muddy feet makes heavy feet makes me sleepy.
  7. jmarkwood

    jmarkwood LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Couldn't you stand on a tow behind aerator like a velke?
  8. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    Thanks guys for the replys

    PHil do you use these hooker aerators. i checked out the site and they look ok but im worried about the tines if they would do a good job and they said they get 6 holes for a square foot so would I have to go over the yard twice?
  9. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 472

    More holes the better. Can't put too many holes into a soil. County extension services across the nation recommend minimum of 15 - 20 holes per square foot.

  10. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    I just had an image of a walkbehind with one of those big green aerators behind it in my mind. You could build a platform above it to sit on. You could use your own weight instead of water too. I know it sounds crazy, but all inventions start out like that.

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