Best & Worst Lawn Aerator machines?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Ducko, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Ducko

    Ducko LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Posts: 27


    I will be adding core aeration to my sealing business and I am in the market for a walk behind core aeration machine.

    I want to make sure I buy a superior machine, and avoid a crappy machine. Any advice on what machine is the best buy for me would be greatly appreciated.


    What machine should I buy?
    What machine should I stay away from?


  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    These are what we use

  3. Ducko

    Ducko LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Posts: 27

    Thanks Landrus

    Have you ever used any other aerators? I have heard mixed opinions on the Ryan aerator. Do you know of any I should avoid?

    Thanks again!
  4. jalderfer63

    jalderfer63 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    We bought the XT5 from Turfco last fall.This aerator is very easy to use.The aerator is on sale right now for 3175.00.We did over 75 lawns last fall with the xt5 and had zero problems.
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  5. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Posts: 513

    Ive only used Ryan and Bluebird. Of the two Ryan is the way to go.
  6. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 940

    Same here.
  7. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,362

    If you want higher plug counts per pass you need to look beyond all the rolling tine units out there.

    Plugr 800 series
    Ryan 28
    There is another in one in development currently. :)
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  8. Tuttled

    Tuttled LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    Ducko: check these out! They are simple and are built like tanks!
  9. A1 Lawn Aeration

    A1 Lawn Aeration LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    what is the other one in development that you heard about?
  10. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    I have a ryan 28. Unlike the bluebird, you can aerate all day without being exhausted.

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