Best tow behind aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Trevor8, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 750

    What is the best tow behind aerator on the market because I think I am going to pick up a JD lawn tractor cheap from one of my customers and I would like to start aerating. I have looked at source one, ryan, and blue bird. I am leaning toward the source one PL3660 versa tow because I like how you can make flip up the sides so you can get through smaller gates.
     
  2. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 750

    Any help? Somebody has to have experience with a tow behind aerator.
     
  3. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 418

    I have a 50" bluebird and love it. Hard to get into small places, but for open stuff nothing can beat it. And tons cheaper than a powered one.
     
  4. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 750

  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Doe's this tractor have a cat.1, 3 point hitch?
     
  6. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 750

    It is compatible with the tow bar hitch.
     
  7. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,846

    Hi Trevor - We're in Des Moines. Been using 2 Ryan pull-behinds w/hydraulic lift for over 15 years. 48" width/pulled by John Deere 445's. Required horsepower = 20. Our 445's have 22. So far no prob's. These aerators will probably outlive me. Hope this helps. :waving:

     
  8. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 750

    Where did you get them I am in WDM
     
  9. maelawncare

    maelawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought my bluebird used from RSC for only $500. Made my money back on the first job.
     
  10. Trevor8

    Trevor8 LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 750

    Ok I got some prices and I was wondering if they are good prices.

    BlueBird TA10 $1199
    Classen 48rt $2039.00 and 48rte $2493.00 plus frt
    Lesco 48” = $1593.00
    I am waiting for a price on a ryan

    Does the Lesco come in a 36" model
     

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