Best & Worst Lawn Aerator machines?

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

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    My top 2 picks are:

    1 - TURFCO XT5 (it's the one my guys grab everyday)

    2 - followed up closely = Ryan

    PlugR and Ryan LA 28's are good too, just harder to operate.
     
  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Classen is coming out with at reciprocating machine.
     
  3. A1 Lawn Aeration

    A1 Lawn Aeration LawnSite Member
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    i have plugr 410, 600 and 835. The only other machine i would consider is the turfco xt5
     
  4. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Google "wolverine aerator".

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  5. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    I run (2) Plugr 850 Hydros and have a 2010 Lawn Solutions 21".

    For those who don't value more plugs in a single pass I'll run my lawn solutions 21.

    Simply a higher plug count thus fewer passes needed with the Plugr 850.

    Yes this is my video below from a few years back.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUl-OSZQLaY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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  6. Yellowstone

    Yellowstone LawnSite Member
    from Montana
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  7. Cadzilla

    Cadzilla LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Lesco twin drum aerator. I have the 30" model or whatever it is and it pulls fabulous and plentiful plugs in any soil. Clay, loam or sand.

    I would love to test drive a Toro or Exmark ride on though. They are the way to go in my opinion IF....they do pull good and plentiful pluggage.
     
  8. The Turf Guys

    The Turf Guys LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 135

    Plugr 855 Love it and very easy to operate with very little effort by the operator. My new customers are always shocked by how many plugs it pulls.
     
  9. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are you able to get more $ for your Plugr 855 vs the standard rolling tine unit?

    When I showed up and started aerating with a lawn solutions machine...a number of my clients asked where the plugs...? What happened to your yellow machine.
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  10. The Turf Guys

    The Turf Guys LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 135

    Yes. I am lucky to have more customers than I can handle when it comes to Fall aerations. So I just tell them the price and they can take it or leave it with no drama. I am regularly $10-15 more than the guys with the standard ryan or bluebird.

    I actually stopped doing all aerations until I tested the Plugr. My body was just unable to take the abuse of the old rotary models.
     

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