Jrco Hooker Aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Taylorman, May 14, 2009.

  1. Taylorman

    Taylorman LawnSite Member
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    I wanted to give props to Jrco for their fine products. I bought a spreader from them and its to notch. I needed an aerator next, did alot of research and decided on the jrco. I got mixed feedback on this site but decided to go for it due to the quality of the spreader i bought and the great conversation i had with Bill at Jrco. We'll today was out first day using it and its awesome. Beats the hell out of a walk behind. Its as easy as driving a ztr mower. It pull loose cores of dirt and leaves a hole that i can stick my thumb in. So we are using it everywhere we have room to and we are renting a walk behind to trim areas we can reach.
     
  2. JRCO

    JRCO Sponsor
    Posts: 75

    Thanks for your kind words and thank you for your business. I'm glad to hear they are working well for you.

    Keep in touch!

    Bill
     
  3. Taylorman

    Taylorman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    I was able to get a little seat time with the Jrco aerator today. Here is a pic of one of my guys using it.
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  4. mkmscr

    mkmscr LawnSite Member
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    How much can I expect to pay (roughly) to add this hooker to my tiger cub 48"? I have hard sandy\clay soil here in New England, will the tines dig out a 3" plug? Do you add weight? I am about to shell out $1000 to a landscaper for aeration for my 60k sq. ft. lawn and thought it might be more cost effective to buy something for myself.Thoughts?
     
  5. JRCO

    JRCO Sponsor
    Posts: 75

    Mkmscr,

    Thanks for your phone call just now. I hope I answered your questions. Let me know if you think of anything else.

    We appreciate you considering our products.

    Sincerely,
    Bill
     
  6. artman1

    artman1 LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 37

    Will this work on a walkbehind?
     
  7. TennisBum

    TennisBum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    Tayloman, those pics look real good. Did you hit any roots with your Jrco? If so how did it hold up?
    Thanks
     
  8. JRCO

    JRCO Sponsor
    Posts: 75

    Hi Artman,

    We don't recommend it for use on walkbehinds. I think you'd be happier having it mounted on a mid-mount ZTR that has a bit more weight and better traction.

    Thanks for the post. Feel free to contact me if you have more questions.

    Bill
     
  9. WGLandscapeMaintenance

    WGLandscapeMaintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,549

    What if you were to add weights the front of the WB, I'm sure that has to allow the aerator to get more traction, yes?
     
  10. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I totally agree with you Taylorman. After some hesitation, a ton of research, and a few conversations with both Pat and Bill with Jrco we purchased a Hooker Aerator last week. This thing is awesome! Very well built and very efficient. This is now our sixth piece of equipment we have bought from Jrco.

    Thanks Guys, keep up the good work!

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