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Dedicated Aerator vs Aerator Mower Attachment

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by WenzelOSLLC, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 709

    I was wondering what everyone thought about using a mower mounted aerator, such as the JRCO Hooker aerator, instead of a dedicated machine.

    Do they work about the same or is it like night and day? Not necessarily looking to compare plugs per sqft or speed, more looking for answers as to whether or not it would be able to penetrate the soil enough (depth of pentration and ability to penetrate) and be durable enough to handle a bit of a beating.

    Just looking to make my stand on a little more productive.

    I'm sure that this has been asked but my searches have been fruitless.
  2. lbmd1

    lbmd1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    They are like night and day. Just like the JRCO dethatcher compared to a mechanical flail blade Dethatcher. They both have their purpose, just not the same result.


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