bluebird aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by killerwill34, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. killerwill34

    killerwill34 LawnSite Member
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    i am looking into a bluebird aerator. it has a 3.5 horsepower motor and i believe an 18 or 19 inch width. is $800 a fair price to pay for it, or is that to much or am i getting a good deal. and also how much do you get to aerate the lawns. thank you very much:usflag:
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    We have one. New they are like $2100 I seem to remember. Aerating width is 16", not 18 or 19 like they advertise.
     
  3. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
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    while im not familiar with their aerator, everything Bluebird ive ever worked on is excellent. i bet half the Bluebird dethatchers in the country are over 30 years old, and still going strong.
     
  4. killerwill34

    killerwill34 LawnSite Member
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    most lawns around here are 6000 sq ft, is $125 a fair price to aerate, im new to the thatching and aerating part of this, any responses would be great
     
  5. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,369

    Bluebird made a heck of a dethatcher, but their aerators stink. Lesco's split drum is a nice one, and I've used a Ryan that wasn't too bad...
     
  6. North Ga

    North Ga LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 65

    We have a Bluebird Slitseeder and have had no problems.
     
  7. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
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    Slit seeders and dethatchers run for a few hours and are then put up to rest..Many do not get 40 hours a year. Aerators get 30 hours a week....big diff is needed in quality of the machine. Bluebird is designed for rental...go rent one for a few days and buy some back pain meds. They are tough on the bod if you use them more than a couple hours. If you plan to get serious about aeration be sure to get a commercial unit with good support and warranty. If you are just starting go rent and try them all.
     
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Ryan products are also very good, but as was stated earlier, blue bird is a very good brand of machine!

    $125-140 is a good price for that size property
     

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