Is this a core aerator?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by THC, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's an old ryan, think it's worth $500? I really want a core but it's cheap. also is that self propelled?
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  2. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
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    I can tell it's not a core aerator now, the picture that was in my email was very small.
     
  3. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would say yes. It takes a core out of the soil and releases it.
     
  4. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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    It is a core aerator. The drum is what drives it, thus making it self propelled.
     
  5. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
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    Yes its acore aerator and yes its self propelled.Old and beat but yes to both.
     
  6. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    You could probably find much better for not much more money. I see newer ones go at auctions for $700 or so all the time.

    If it ran good i would offer someone like 200-$300 tops, $300 only if the tines were like new and it ran like a top. That thing is ancient.
     
  7. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
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    I always thought this was the way the tines were supposed to look?

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  8. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah, after looking again, the tines on the unit your looking at are trash, worn all the way down.

    I would give them like $200 for it if it runs good. Thats being very generous. (after making sure you could even buy replacement tines for it)
     
  9. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All companies use different tine desings but they all do the same thing.
     
  10. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    Those look to be open spoon tines.Closed spoon tines have a tube with a cut out to let the plug drop out.
     

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