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Lawn Solution's 2011 Riding Turf Aerifier

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Michael J. Donovan, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. superintendent

    superintendent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    Like to know if anyone has bought this machine lately. Still trying to make my mind up soon.
  2. dalemiles

    dalemiles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Michael, Are you guys working on a 36" riding aerator for 2012 or later? I have tons of residential properties with 36"-40" gates and would love to have one of these machines.
  3. Jnuh

    Jnuh LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    One of my uppers has purchased two of these things. We'll be receiving ours in the next month or so. I'll update then.
  4. centraltxturf

    centraltxturf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    how does this machine compare to the Z-plug?
  5. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 1,551

    We have both. The guys were doing maintenance on both today and decided to race them. The z plug is almost twice as fast. We have the snow blade and do walks with it in the winter too. The lawn solutions is much more nimble and holds hills better. Each have their place and we will keep buying more of each.
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  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    Exmark says 7.5 mph. You sayin' 15 mph?
  7. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    There is no way that the z-spray does twice what a ls does. I have a z plugger and swinging the front around on a small lawn is like swinging a battleship. We were on a 10k lawn a competitor pulled up on a ls similar size lawn and he was done I. Half the time
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  8. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 1,551

    Our LS was running low rpms and had the control linkages in the slowest settings. We changed both those so now the z plug isn't double any longer but it's noticeably faster. Our exmark from the factory was slower than our z plug too. The exmark / ls out maneuvers the z plug and is ideal for smaller lawns, usually for us the cutoff is 15k. The z plug has 20% more width, faster top speed, and is far less manuverable so usually it is assigned to larger lawns. I took the z plug out a couple weeks ago and did a 4 acre home lawn in a bit over 2 hours. I left the lawn solutions on the trailer for that job as I know there is no way the LS could do that.
  9. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,159

    I have one of the 1st generation z pluggers (3 wheel) and a 1st generation LS. The z plugger stays in the storage building. It only plugs well on soft lawns, and less plugs per square foot.
  10. anartistouch

    anartistouch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I am in Maryland, any idea where I can purchase a lawn solutions aerator. Need a walk behind, heard they were great and very easy to use

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