Brinly-Hardy 40 in. Aerator Spreader

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by BROWNS LAWN CARE, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. tebletlawns

    tebletlawns LawnSite Member
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    Find a used drum style core aerator. Or if you find a cam style one that's even better. Ryan, plugr, or lesco split drum. If you have to a blue bird, billy goat, or classen will do.
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  2. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
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    you can find a ok aerator at northern tool or similar ohio steel makes one
     
  4. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    so i take it there is no such beast as a core aerator and seeder. the good aerators are a unit unto themselves, correct?
     
  5. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
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    i see it that way , at least from what ive seen, although these two seem to make easy profit
     
  6. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Give it a try or rent a similar setup to see how you like it.What happens when you hit a rock? What is the reason for aerating--are you using it to prep for seed? Control excess thatch? Think the roots need more air? On sandy soil the roots have plenty of air--too much--once the pore spaces drain out, the air replaces the water. Its a lot of work. There is a liability risk due to underground sprinklers and wires.
     
  7. jetta

    jetta LawnSite Member
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    i dont worry about rocks occasionally i have to pry one out...so what not very often...d all of the above...heavy clay soils up to twice a yr sandy soils once a yr also breaks up disease and keeps lawn healthy... explain thre risk most people know their yard
     
  8. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would agree it is junk. I have one that I got for free along with a tractor I bought. I never tried to use it but did loan it to a friend and on the first use it broke. Too light weight for professional use. Maybe ok for a homeowner.
     
  9. BROWNS LAWN CARE

    BROWNS LAWN CARE LawnSite Senior Member
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