Jrco hooker aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by trophytkr, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. trophytkr

    trophytkr LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone own a jrco hooker aerator and how do you like it? I've been looking at it on their website and am close to ordering it. I like the idea of no hard core plugs. What do you think their website if anyone wants to see it is jrcoinc.com
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    the problem that I can't over is how much they want for it. Thats basically half the price of a regular aerator
     
  3. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
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    its cheap because it is not powered, theres no engine. I went to an open house the other day and there was a jrco rep there. It looks alot more efficient, you can go pretty fast. Im looking at the dethatcher now, dethatching sucks i don't offer the service but with this add-on Im thinking of doing it. they can be used on wbs too. two machines in one; another awesome point.
     
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have one that's four years old now. Probably used it three times. Been sitting out in the weather for some time now. I'd let the thing go for a song and dance compared to what they are new.

    My problem with it is the size of property you need to be on to use it efficiently. E-mail me if you would like to talk more. I'd meet you in the middle if you wanted to look at it. I can get to Fond Du Lac in about 40 minutes.
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    last time I checked I thought they were close to $1500
     
  6. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's what ours cost.
     
  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    I demoed one and I have to say honestly that I didn't like it. I had trouble in the heavy clay soil. It kept rolling up big balls of clay and grass. I also tried it on dry clay and it didn't pull a decent plug.
    I am not bashing JRCO, they have some decent products but this one did not do it for me. I ended up buying a tractor with a Classen aerator that is 3 pt hitch mounted. I can load up 300 lbs of blocks on it and she pulls a nice plug without straining my back. Good Luck Neighbor.

    Don't give me hell about blocking the hydrant. I am the fire department and that was in front of my home. :waving:

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  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    nice setup you have there
     
  9. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
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    you don't think that the tractor is to heavy and big for those neighborhood lawns.
     
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    I run a Kubota B7500 with a Millcreek 630 3pt with about 620lbs of weight on top of its 410lb frame. Tractor w/loader 1800lbs, counter weight in bucket, 200lbs, 1030lbs worth of arerator and my fat butt at 200lbs. Which comes to 3230lbs. I don't have a problem with it on lawns. I got nice wide turfs on my tractor.
     

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