Is it hard on Lazers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bret's Lawn Care, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Bret's Lawn Care

    Bret's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    I was just curious as to if it were hard on the exmark lazers hydro system to pull aerators behind the mowers?
     
  2. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im not sure if its hard on them but i would not ever pull anything behind my Z i cant see taken the chance on messin up a 8000 piece of equipment....they arent made to haul they are mad to cut grass
     
  3. Bret's Lawn Care

    Bret's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    what about those jrco front mount aerators
     
  4. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you are goin to use a areator on a Z thats the only one i would use if i HAD to use on it seems like they would be easier on the hydros
     
  5. gaither

    gaither LawnSite Member
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    yes ... i blew a pump 2 weeks ago while pulling one. Of course it may had happened anyway but it still could not have helped.
     
  6. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
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    Bret- you have a million dollars to spend on equipment so why dont you just buy a bobcat toolcat to drive around on the lawns (or see if dad has one)?
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree with all the above posts.

    ZTRs are purpose built MOWERS.
    Likewise, most are not intended to be used as a tow vehicle.
    Most don't even have a hitch.

    As for the Lazer in particular, I would have to advise absolutely do not tow with them. They don't even have a cooling system and they operate on a pretty small capacity of oil.

    So no, I wouldn't even think about towing an aerator with a Lazer.
     
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh... and one more FACT that might help drive the point home...

    Do you know what BDP10 or BDP12 or BDP-whatever stands for????

    BDP= Bantam Duty Pump
     
  9. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
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    For some reason, his new equipment thread disappeared and he changed his age.
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    LOL!

    Look (lol) you don't want to use anything but a walk-behind aerator such as a Classen Ta-26. The self-propelled tines dig as they pull the machine forward rather than 'plowing along' while the weight of the beast pushes down harder than anything towed, a walk-behind aerator pulls better plugs each and every time. If the straight axle is too much for you (me, I love the workout), they now have a split-axle design that is helpful in the turns.

    I would never consider anything other than a walk-behind core aerator.
     

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