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Best Aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fivejcb, May 23, 2002.

  1. fivejcb

    fivejcb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I'm going to buy an aerator and need some help. What do you think is the best aerator brand & type drum ect? I'm doing small commercial & residential. Thanks for your input
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Even as a FIRST aerator, I would recommend a tow-behind. Makes all the difference in the world between work and well, not exactly play, but EASier work. Get a smaller one that can get through many gates and into tight areas, like a 48", and you will knock out aLOT of area, easy. That walk behind stuff is for the BIRDS, man!:) That's alot of WORK! :D
  3. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Like this

  4. wmsland

    wmsland LawnSite Member
    from NE OHIO
    Posts: 127

    Check out the Ryan aerators, they have been around for ages and have a proven product. Go with the Honda engine.
  5. we have a ryan la 28 and a drum type la 4 got em in 1996 and they both have been like a rock
  6. anthony

    anthony Guest
    Posts: 0

    classen split reel...

  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

  8. fivejcb

    fivejcb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    I looked at the classen link and that looks like just what I need. I will give them a call to find the dealer nearest to me. Thanks for the help
  9. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870


    Once you use a plugr, the rest seem obsolete.

    I tried the split drive and wasn't impressed.

    The plug is so simple, easy to use and does a super job. All the benefits of a LA28 with less maintenance and better hillside stability and a better price.
  10. JeffK

    JeffK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I agree with the last thread.

    PLUGR is the only way too go !
    I just bought my first one this year and it has worked out well.
    You can use it all day and it's not a burden.
    check them out at:

    You'll be glad you did.
    Jeff :)

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