Grasshopper Aera-vator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tjg, Aug 23, 2000.

  1. tjg

    tjg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I am considering buying the aerator from Grasshopper, and just wanted to know if anyone has one or used one.I am looking at the 60" model and my machines can handle it, the price is around $3824.00 new but I can get a $550.00 off it, I do alot of work and sales for the dealer I work with, so it would run $3274.00 + tax. Any comments will help.
     
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  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,254

    I also thought about getting the grasshopper AERA-vator. For the 60", you need the factory installed hydraulic lift. For the 40", you need either the hydraulic or dealer installed electric lift. The price on the electric lift was something like $600-$700.
     
  3. tjg

    tjg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Thanks Bob, the 928 models come standard w/the lift but is optional on my 725 G2 mowers. The cost for me,list $995.00, sale price is $875.00, at the price I did consider trading one mower in on a 928 but the lift is alot cheaper.
     
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    I use the 60" pull behind Aera-vator and it's great! What a tool for doing lawn renovations!
     
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,254

    Kirby, What does a 60" cost? And what requirements(HP) are needed to pull it?
     
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Bob, it cost around $4200.00 and requires at least a 3 cylinder engine with PTO. Makes aerating a thing of the past (I wish), and rock hard ground, no problem.
     
  7. The Lawn Caddy

    The Lawn Caddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I have the 40 for the grasshopper.
    Have had both ele and hyd lift.
    The ele sux in my opnion, anyone want to buy mine?
     
  8. Hooter

    Hooter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    My name is James Horton in Cave City KY. I just purchased a new Model 729T about 2 months ago. after reading some of the discussion I see your grasshopper dealer or employee discount are great. Here they want $4,500.00 for the 40 or 48" and like $5,700.00 for the 60. I'm retired now and I truly enjoy working in my yard. Can someone find the time to get me a good price on either. I don't want to make money with it, use for my girls 2 yards. Please don't take this wrong, by God almighty I have fought stage lung cancer for 12 years now and finally they did find 2 spots on my brain. Guys I only seek information. Thanks.
     
  9. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,021

    Morning Tig. I don't think this is a great idea. (then again I don't know the size of your properties) I say this because I was doing a job and a gentlemen with a grasshopper was doing a job next door with this. The plugs were great, but when turning tore the turf every time. Like tore it like a piece of sod 1 foot x 18" kinda tear. This was a 10,000k size lot, and on the straight aways it looked like it did a great job. I have zero experience with this type stuff so Its just an observation.
     
  10. K c m

    K c m LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,021

    God bless you sir. You're in my families prayers, and I'm glad you're staying active and doing well. First off i'm guessing these are some big properties. I would suggest if you have the means, rather then buying this 5000 dollar attachment possibly purchasing a lawn tractor with a hitch. They can be bought for about 1200 for a good one and then a tow behind aerator. Thats about 300 dollars. So you could start the whole deal for almost 1/3rd of the attachment price with something that will also aid in your own lawn chores.
     

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