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Did I do good on this aerator?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by FIRESCOOBY, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. FIRESCOOBY

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    I have been wanting to get a good pull behind aerator for some time. Happened to be at Home Depot yesterday and just checked on rental rate for a Blue Bird TA-10 (36") aerator. The guy mentioned that it was for sale also. They were selling it for $343.20. It had maybe 4 or 5 bent or broken tines. Went back today and bought it and they lowered the price to $303 and ordered a set of 16 tines for me (they bought them). The aerator has the normal scrapes and battle marks, but looks really good. It also included six of the water jugs.

    I figured it'll pay for itself after 2 or 3 aeration jobs.
     
  2. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 334

    if it made u happy, u thought it was a good deal-that's what counts.
    congratulations:)
     
  3. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 384

    LOL that's EXACTLY what I was gonna say!!!!

    You probably got it for half price! Hey bro, whatever, as long as you can make some big $$ with it, that's AAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL that matters!!!

    Here's to your purchase...:drinkup:
     
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,097

    You'll make that money real quick.
     
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I bought that same aerator brand new with the water jugs for around $1000 8years or so ago. BTW, don't use water, fill them with sand. It's heavier and you don't have to worry about them leaking or freezing up in the winter and breaking.
     
  6. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,163

    I bought a new one 2 years ago and used fertilizer bags to weight it down. I paid around 900$ for it new.

    I sold it used a couple weeks ago for 700$.

    I bought the next size larger Bluebird with 48 inch wide tines instead of the 36 inch wide tines the other unit had.

    I also modified the aerator by replacing the hand crank jack used to raise or lower the wheels with a electric jack so I can go up or down without leaving the seat of the mower I pull it with!
     

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