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JRCO Implements

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by battags, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    I'm considering purchasing a JRCO broadcast spreader and/or a JRCO aerator attachment for my Z.

    I'm looking for input on both attachements from those of you who have used them. I have spoken with some who have the broadcast spreader but have yet to find someone with the aerator.

    Judging by the quicktime video on JRCO's site, the aerator works pretty well. Any help??

  2. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    anybody? Some help on this one, please?

    Brian :rolleyes:
  3. cshinc

    cshinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    JRCO spreade works great. Get the left side control to stop spraying along the left side. Saves a lot of waste. JRCO aerator works great. You just need to cover the area twice to make sure you poke enough holes. The dethatcher works great also. :blob3:
  4. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    i don't have any, but i've been considering the thatcher & aerator,
    saw a similar style aerator in use & was impressed enough by it, i don't
    think it was as good of quality as the jrco
  5. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    I have been considering the dethatcher. the only problem is I don't bag. But I'm thinking it will still be nice for pulling up wet matted leaves to be mulched.

    If I remember correctly the aerator isn't a core aerator which is the most popular form of aerating.
  6. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    They call it a "hooker" aerator, or something. That is part of my dilema. I have never seen that kind of aerator work and don't know what to expect. I like the speed with which I could do the job, though!

    I really wish this thread would have got some more responses. I know there are others out there who have a JRCO implement or know someone who does....

  7. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    the one i saw was very similar to the jrco hooker, it was plugging nice cores
    one and a half to two inch plugs i would dare say, did a nice job and fast,
    i want one i know it does a good job, the only thing the guy told me is he didn't like the electric lift, said he was going to modify it to operate on hydrulics.
  8. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    I've got the BROADCAST SPREADER. LOVE IT. I can get all my customers done (fertilized) in one full day (for each of 5 applications). When I'm done I take it and the mounting bar off until the next application is due. Also, I'm not totally wiped out at the end of the day like I would be if I pushed a spreader all day. It is GREAT for large properties.

    ONLY DOWNSIDE...A full hopper throws the balance of your mower way off. Puts most weight up front and you lose stability on hills/grades. I learned this the hard way, as I slid down a hill into a tree line, hitting a tree head on. I didn't get hurt but my spreader was totaled. I went out and got another the next day! It is SO WORTH IT if you have enough business.

    Also, get the left side blocker as someone else suggested. You need it for "cutting in" around flower beds, etc.

  9. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    the plus to the hooker aeraotr is it doesnt pull plugs so you dont have a yard with plugs all over it for a week or so... The only bad side I am wondering about is that I am not sure how deep it penetrates.... I to have been researching and I havent been completely sold yet.. I think I need to see one in person before I drop the 1,500.......
  10. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,889

    i missed something on their site then, i thought it did pull plugs, i know the guy i talked to that had a similiar unit did pull cores, the way they show on the website they say spoons not solid.
    heres a link to the site, it says it removes a core

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