JRCO Hooker Aerator's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNGODFATHER, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Who's got them since Spring?

    How do they work?

    Anyone put one on a WB?
     
  2. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    biggest problems i've heard of is they grab (hook) everything, that they will ball up surface roots from trees like a tiller does.....lord help you if you ever get into any shallow underground fences or kite / contractors string....lol

    they do look to be well built though!
     
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Tried it and didn't care for it.
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    You Can't Get Close To Mulch Bed's And the dirt get's On the tier's And Make's a Mess On concrete.
     
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I tried one out for a week and did not like it. It did ball everything up. I also had one guy soak his lawn prior to me getting there and I had huge clay balls forming. It took me longer to clean the unit than the aerating job. The power lift was necessary but very slow.
    It did not work for my type of soil conditions. The demo tape is impressive and if you can get perfect conditions you may do ok. I am a plugging purist and most customers want to see the "dog turds" when I'm done.
     

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