If you were gonna buy an aerator

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by StBalor, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
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    Which one would you get?
     
  2. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
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    plugr seems to be pretty much the top of the line
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Plugr 850 hydro hands down...I have an 800 and have used the 850.
     
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    What he said. I have the 600H (love it) and now wish I had the 850.:)
     
  5. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
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    how much are the plugrs? the 850 hydro...how much?
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    around $4000 I seem to remember
     
  7. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeh, the 600 and 800 are around $2700 - $3000. The 850, if I remember correctly, was around $4300.
     
  8. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
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    How does these machines hold up to hard ground and clay soils? I heard that they tear themselves apart in clay soils. I have a Classen TA-25, I'm just curious how the Plugr holds up in hard ground.
     
  9. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    When the ground gets real hard, mine actually will bounce. The tines go in as far as the ground will let them and if it's not deep enough, it will actually pick the whole unit up. It's not pretty but it's at least tough enough to take it.:)
     
  10. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you ever used the Classen split drive? I'm lookin for a new aerater myself, and I've seen the plugr but never used one. I have used a Classen and it has been good to me. However the plugr looks easy to operate. I have heard from people that these machines are garbage and they break apart
     

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