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aerators, Bluebird or Billygoat

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Quail Creek LC, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Quail Creek LC

    Quail Creek LC LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Posts: 155

    I'm shopping for a new walk behing aerator. Both are about the same priced. Which would you prefer?? Thnaks Guys

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Are they self propelled.
  3. Quail Creek LC

    Quail Creek LC LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Posts: 155

    yes, self propelled.
  4. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    I've got a Billygoat, does a good job and is a solid machine. I can't speak about the Bluebird, I've never used that brand.
  5. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    I have rented the above brands. IMO, this one beats them hands down. If you are looking for a aerater look no futher. http://www.ims-ipc.com/rocksolid/pl600.html The Rock Solid Plugr. I bought mine from my friend Eric, [65hoss] and have had no complaints.
    He even offered to buy it back from me on Monday.:laugh:

    Do a search here on this one. You will not be disappointed. Produces professional results. Reciprocating action....nothing at all like the 2 mentioned above.
  6. ronniez71

    ronniez71 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    I also have a pl600 with the honda motor!! Awsome machine i have about 60 1/4 acre lots to do got about 25 done so far!! cost was 2800 for mine last year. great results tough machine hardly no maint.
  7. Turfco Tim

    Turfco Tim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    Check out Turfco's full line of aerators at Turfco.com. We manufacture and sell them Direct to you.
    We are running some great spring specials.
    Contact us at 1-800-679-8201.
    Tim Gray
    Turfco Mfg.
  8. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    I sprung for the Plugr Hydro, and am enjoying it so far, from what I have read on this site, I will enjoy it for 10 years or more to come. Mowing is still easier than aerating tho, altho I make more $$$ per hour doing the aeration.
  9. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    I agree, I think there are a LOT better areators out there than the bluebird or the billygoat. Classen with their split drive (also on lesco's) Ryan, Turfco, and now the cam drive models like the plugr that are almost as easy to operate as running a walkbehind mower.

    I have read numerous places that the cam type areators just don't punch as many holes, nor as deep as drum type areators. I guess until I can personally compare the 2 side by side for myself, I won't know the truth... If I had my druthers I'd get a cam drive, and a self propelled at that. It's a piece of machinery that you will get service from for 10 years, better make a good decision!
  10. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    The turfco 42" tow behind is godly. all yo uneed is a 50.00 hitch for your zero turn. its 6 times faster than a ryan 19" and prob 4 tiems faster than the 26" ryan. BTW we have 4 ryans also but use basically 1 26" the 19" are way to slow for our buisiness. The ryans however we had great luck with and the turfco was prob our best investment in eqpt PERIOD

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