Id on aerator

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JConner, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. JConner

    JConner LawnSite Member
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    im not sure what brad this is a friend of mine finds equipment for me and this came up and im not sure about it any help would be nice i also would like to know if you can chang it from the slicer to a core plugger
     
  2. JConner

    JConner LawnSite Member
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    here is the pic

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  3. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
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    That looks more like an old time power seeder not an aerator. Does it look like there is a place on it to put a hopper to hold seed?
     
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's an older, much older, bluebird slicer. No, there's no seedbox on those, you spread the seed then run that over once or twice. Someone painted it, poorly...

    Ok, I say it's a slicer, but without seeing underneath you can't tell. What type of reel does it have on it? Is it solid knives or are they knives that are hanging loose from a shaft? The first is your slicer and the second is a power rake.

    No, you can't convert this machine into a core aerator.
     
  5. JConner

    JConner LawnSite Member
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    its got the the solid blades does anyone wnat to buy it i think the guy wants 125 for it not sure if that is worth it i really want a plg aerator so if anyone has a older one
     
  6. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    You will make more money with that doing over seeding then you will with an aerator. Well, if I am understanding what it is correctly. I have a blue bird power seeder and I paid well over $1,000 for it. look at it like this, aerate a lawn then seed your looking at around $300.00 for your average small lawn and you will only get about 60% germination from the seed. Using a power seeder for the same size lawn you are looking at $500-$600 and you will germinate around 85% of your seed.
     
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    My question, about Florida, do people do aeration much there? I know it's mostly sand. Of course where you are in the state would have different soils.
     
  8. JConner

    JConner LawnSite Member
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    people are starting to get into but tru grren started it i think it is helping a lot of the yards around here and i have some customers asking me if i will do it but i dont really know about all that renting
     

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