Classen stand on aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tharrell, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Saw an ad last night and just checked out the website (classen-mfg.com) on their new stand on aerator. This thing looks sweet. Ryan has a 3 wheel rider that is available in the states also.
     
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Yes, I have seen it and it does look sweet. The only thing that would worry me is the fact that you will have to drive over the freshly pulled plugs....that and the attatched price tag. I have heard around $6K, but only hear-say.

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  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    And another angle of the SA25!

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  4. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    I really don't understand the big deal with driving over the plugs. Anyone who makes more than 1 aerating pass will be driving over the plugs from the first pass and this doesn't seem to bother anyone. I'm personally pretty excited about all these ride-on aerators and their labor savings. I already have a Gator-Rator and am looking forward to demoing the Stand-aer, Z-plugger from L.T. Rich, and new PL1600 from rock solid. It would be pretty sweet to do away with the Ryan walk behind and have 2 ride-on units working.
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I need that machine. That is sweet
     
  6. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    The problem with riding over the plugs is when your aeration & seeding your closing up alot of the holes before the seed can get in, and when you drive over the plugs it squishes the dirt and if the lawn is just a little wet you will get stuck cause the machine is too heavy and the wheel will spin.

    If you already own a z then here what you need, way better then the gator rator, plus 1/2 the cost. You can turn with the tines in the ground, and your machine is not doing wheeles all over lawns,

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  7. glennd

    glennd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Nice machine. Is that something that you dreamed up or can anyone buy this somewhere? I'm thinking of buying instead of renting this year.
     
  8. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    new stander...$7000

    48" lesco pull behind aerator $1500.00

    lesco truckster....$400.

    able to double aerate and overseed a 20k sqft lawn in 25 min with out walking








    priceless






    or very profitable
     
  9. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    Thanx jim. Got the Stander and the aerator hooked up today. Works awesome. Much better than z or quad. (just never thought of it)
     
  10. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,134

    way faster than a pull behind

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