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Attachments - aeration/power raking

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by meets1, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,775

    Do any of you guys run a utility tractor on large areas for aeration and or power raking?

    One crew here uses a verti-cutter for there spring power raking. As my company grows - I need to be more efficient with equipment and time b/c I am getting more responce for these services from larger estates, acreage's, and 3-5 acre commercial biz.

    All the stuff we have now is for the residential market. I do have 2 utility tractos that I can use but what brand, types, of equipment/attachments do you guys run? Tractors are 24 and 26 hp diesels - New Holland.
  2. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 806

    Good question. I run stigas, they are middle articulated tractors that can pull just about anything. For example, I aerated a 80 unit townhome project and used mostly the Bluebird tow behind aerator with extra weights on it. Weighs around 600 lbs. The stiga did it. I also pull a Bluebird powerrake. It's a 40".
    Does acres an hour. Something I haven't seen anyone mention but I use them like crazy and they are fantastic is the Husky lawn sweepers with bag. I sweep the lawn and catch all the plugs and dead grass and it leaves the lawn looking fantastic. We also catch all the leaves. Don't know why no one seems to be using them around here. I do run around 3 to 5 tractors though. That might be a reason no one uses this method. You do need lots of pulling machines.

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