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JRCO Hook Aerators ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1mowlawn, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. 1mowlawn

    1mowlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Has anyone used or tried the JRCO Hooker Aerators, they attach to the front of ZTR's, I was wondering if they are any good and how much ?
  2. Hawkeye5

    Hawkeye5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    1mow: I have the same question. They look interesting to me, but I'm not familiar with any dealers in my area. JD
  3. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    I have 2 jrco products. I love the thatcher and hate the electric spreader.

    The thatcher is built WAY to light duty to be bolted to a Z, but after beefing it up with all new steel, it does a great job.

    The spreader controler is a piece of ****. replaced it 2 times and it broke again. Now it sits in my shop collecting dust.

    If JRCO makes all thier products this way, I would stay away.
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    I have a Hooker Areator, electric lift, takes some getting used to befor you are effecient. Doesn't make as deep a hole as a core machine but dosen't leave plugs all over the lawn either.

  5. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 661

    I have never used one but I have researched a little and imho its not worth the price.
    First of all it seems too light weight to be of any use. It also has flat tines that flick the soil out of the lawn instead of pulling out a plug.
    And at just over $1,500.00 just not worth it.
    I am spending my money on a new 6 tine Plugger by Rock Solid. $2,400.00 but I have demo'd one and I loved it.
    It was light weight, worked great in hard ground, easy to turn an the controls are easy to operate. Oh and the best part it doesnt drag your tail all over the yard nor do you have to manhandle it.
    Just my 2cents...
  6. Mowwithhustler's

    Mowwithhustler's LawnSite Member
    from 28465
    Posts: 26

    I know a fellor well i work with him he bought one hes only used it like twice this year i mena its fast but it doesnt do worth a sh*t ha said it is the worst way he has ever spent his money go get a walk behing which throws a better plug jrco sucks and plus its not wide enough for a 60 inch zrt the tirs cover up the surry plugs that it makes and it getys the machine and the operator very nasty its a spoon areater it sucks
  7. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 389

    in english please
  8. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    I usually rent a tow behind aerator feom Bluebird. It works very well and is MUCH faster and less labor intensive than a WB unit.
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    in english please

    :D :D :eek: :D :D

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