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Lawn Areator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JeffG, May 29, 2003.

  1. JeffG

    JeffG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I am looking to buy a lawn areator for my lco. Does anybody out there have any advice on what make/kind and point me in the right direction of any suppliers, oh and how much$$.

  2. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 706

    I love the Plugr made by Rock Solid. I bought the PL800 this year and it is wonderful.

    Pulls better Plugs and is easier on the operator. I aerated for 10 hours one day this spring -- did about 80M of turf spread out over 8 yards and although I wasn't ready to run a marathon I wasn't dead tired either like I have been after dunning a typical drum type aerator for just a few hours.

    Give Dee a call at Rock Solid (888-418-9065) -- they will work out great deal with you. I think there top of the line PL800 is around $2600.


    Rock Solid
  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Depends on how much you want to spend. Do a search on the Plugger by Rock Solid. The cost is between $2600 and $3000. I don't own one, but test drove one and can say it's a very maneuverable machine.

  4. ParkerLawn

    ParkerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 497

    Email me and I will talk with you about the Ryan Lawnaire V that I have. jrpxxii@aol.com
  5. Alan Oncken

    Alan Oncken LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Rock Solid "pluger", only way to go.
  6. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Posts: 776

    If you own any Walker mowers, Rock Solid also makes an attachment for your mower. I believe it has something along the lines of a 4' swath. If you do a lot of large properties, you definately want to look at a tow behind aerator... something along the lines of a Classen.
  7. JeffG

    JeffG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Are the aerators you are talking about 'core aerators'?
    I don't really know much about them but I have been asked to core aerate by a few of my customers.
    I would really prefer a towing kind to pull behind my Ex-mark.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Bluebird makes a 36" towable core aerator (we have one). Works quite well with the weights added. Larger than that you will have to go to a 3-point hitch type.
  9. Hey rodfather do you recall how much you paid for that?

    Steve :cool:
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I think around $1200 with the weights...but that was about 5 years ago or so.

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