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Aerators check this out....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hubb, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. hubb

    hubb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192


    I was looking up aerators and this came up. I was wondering what you all thought of this idea. The videos on there look like it might just work.
  2. Doesn't look heavy enough-I looked though the site and didn't see that the drums can be filled to add weight. I suspect you could only work after rain or the lawn being irrigated.
    When you run it you will have to lift handles all the time, tiring plus seems this would also put your feet very close to tines.
    16 tines vs 30 on a Ryan 4 and with tine spacing I'm guessing you would need to make at least 2 passes to do an adequate job.

    I had a Hann aerator that was a similar set up, I used it for 4 weeks and sold it. A worthless machine unless turf was well watered.

    If you need an aerator at low cost I would save the $ this would cost and look for used or rent.
  3. Looks Like It Has 4 Rows Of Tines.

    Most Tillers Have No Weight
    So Have Fun Pushing Down On Your Tiller When You Aerate

    Also I Hope You Evjoy Walking
    Because For About Every 20-30 Passes You Make
    My Machine Will Have Done In 1 Pass.

    To Small No Weight
    Not Enogh Tines
  4. hubb

    hubb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    Those drums are solid. I don't know what they are made of though. It could be cast iron or concrete cast. Anyway thanks for the replies. I'm just always looking to save a buck. I rent now and thats what I'll continue to do I guess.
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Not heavy enough to break open our hard ground and too small, would take too long.
  6. Well we all are looking to same a buck.
    We just wont sacrifice our quolity service

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