JRCO Aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by osc, Mar 22, 2000.

  1. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was looking at a JRCO front mount aerator. It mounts a ZTR or even a walk behind. It's a spoon-type. Anyone ever used one? How is it?
     
  2. John Deere

    John Deere LawnSite Member
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    Ditto! I am looking into one as well. Wondering if it pulls cores or if it just pokes holes. Thanks!
     
  3. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
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    According to what I've seen, it has an open spoon design as opposed to a closed spoon. I think it sort of digs and flips dirt out with out having a plug laying there when it's done. This could be o.k. I guess but you just don't know what it's like untill you use it. I think all of these aerators are over priced for the material and engineering that goes into them. If I had some machine shop equipment, I'd just make one.
     
  4. scottlawns

    scottlawns Guest
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    last year my guy i worked with bought one for his dane,he really liked it,and it did dig out like a thin spoon of dirt,i know it was fast but exspencive,ill call him and have him post his thoughts.
     
  5. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a lot of experience with these units.<p>They work really well. They're awesome if your doing a small number of lawns.<p>They will not stand up to regular use.
     
  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I would think when the ground is as hard as it is here now and last fall, that it wouldn't work to good. For the long haul, I think a good core aerator would be a lot better. The reason I had to get a new one last fall was because the ground is so darn hard, but this Classen will penitrate the turf. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  7. crew

    crew LawnSite Member
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    I demo'd one last fall.I have a lazer 60 and it took some getting used to.Real easy to rip up turf if there is the slightest bit of moisture. On the whole it worked real well and several costomers liked the fact they didnt have a bunch of turds in their yards. Hadnt thought of the durability question and other than lazers post,i have no reason to think they wont last. I intend to buy one this year. the walk behinds seem to start at 3k and i can get jrco for less than half that.
     
  8. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
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    I looked at one at the Hartford CT. trade show.New concept, new design, I am ordering one soon,$1500.00+.I don't like the plugs left by the core machines and I don't care to power brush the lawn to break them either.Every machine has some disadvantages.
     
  9. valhalla

    valhalla LawnSite Member
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    I really like mine,it's a deal maker for sure to offer a free areation with a signed<br>contract. Since you can areate at the same<br>time your mowing, no lost revnue. As far as<br>any problems with durability,thats what the<br>warranty is for. Since jrco is located about five miles from my house,I'll make sure they honor it <p>----------<br>Valhalla lawn and pool<br>
     
  10. Retro67

    Retro67 Banned
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    Only 90 day commercial warranty. That bothers me. I need to hear more from someone who currently has one in service.&lt;p&gt;John
     

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