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GIE Expo - Lawn Solutions Dual Hydro Aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by kennc38, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. kennc38

    kennc38 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    Was anyone able to demo the new Lawn Solutions dual hyrdo walk behind aerator? If so, what are your feelings? Or did anyone get any video of the plug pattern/plug quality? Looking at purchasing one next year and would appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
     
  2. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    I would love to have one but not at that price, man I can buy a Z for that kind of $$$.
     
  3. kennc38

    kennc38 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    They are a bit pricey, but one could make a lot of money with one and not feel like they've been wrestling with a wild bull all day. :)
     
  4. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    Yeah, I agree, but $8,500????you better have a lot of work lined up for that kind of money..Like I said, I would love to have one....
     
  5. kennc38

    kennc38 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    I believe $8500 is for the rider. The walk behind is around $4k I believe.
     
  6. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    The dual hydro walk behind is like $4300. I saw it at GIE with a sulky and it looked pretty easy to run. You couldn't really see the plugs because it just running through the dirt.

    I did run the single hydro walkbehind and it was much easier to run than my Ryan aerator I have now. It is like $3250.
     
  7. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    I tried one out and was very impressed. I also tried the smaller hydro machine and it was nice too, just not as fast. I did not try out the riding machine, I did watch a few others run it and determined it wasn't for me.
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Here's the thing...

    How much wild bull would you be willing to wrestle if I gave you $7,500 cash?
    That's what I thought.

    Because used wild bulls sell for a thousand, how much I paid for my chain-and-belt solid axle Wb aerator 9 years ago.
    And it works me, but apparently even 9 years later I get paid to wrestle, per lawn.
     
  9. kennc38

    kennc38 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    If that's your business plan, then that's great and more power to you. However, I'm not as young as I used to be so I prefer to work smarter rather than harder. I could pay for the walk behind ($4300, not $7500) in a short amount of time. I would then be able to make even more money since I can do more yards because I'm not worn out at the end of the day.
     
  10. dtc0207

    dtc0207 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    how much wild bull would you be willing to wrestle if I gave you $8800 cash?
    because you can get a 200 push mower instead of a 9000 ztr

    Thats what I thought you bought the ztr to be quicker and not as worn out from pushing all those yards
     

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