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Lawn Solutions New 24" Dual Hydro WB Aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by LawnSolutionsCP, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    well a call into them and they won't be releasing until May or so. Soooooo wondering what to do at this point. they say it is only at 4.5 mph and are trying to get a higher speed on it. at 4.5 I would say it is not worth it. but at say 6-7mph and doing 1-1.5 acres and hour would definitely be worth it. said pulls around 9holes per sqft. and a price of 4250.00 and 350 for the sulky. We will see. I would love to have one of these if it is more productive than what I have.
     
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    You must have better luck than me... I looked on youtube and find 3 or 4 videos of their machines, and 2 are the ones from their website.

    I hear positives AND negatives about them too, I've seen many posts containing complaints about the core depth and quantity. I'm trying to see if these are real issues or just unvalidated claims from operators trying to use the machine in less than ideal conditions, like the ground being too dry. I want to like the newest dual hydro machine, trust me...

    I have a LS revitilizer I bought, used, last fall, and honestly it does not live up to the claims. It does more damage to existing turf and brings up too much dead grass to really be used for general overseeding. It's also very hard to use as the transmission literally drags the ground if the lawn isn't pool table smooth. I know that's not what this thread is about, just pointing out that reading the claims from others doesn't always equal the 100% truth.
     
  3. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,495

    I was hoping that it would be at the New England Grows show, there was only a used rider at one of the mower dealers Richard and Clapper or something like that.
     
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,723

    I beleive yours is the 21". The one everyone is talking about is the 24" dual hydro with rear wheel drive and canister type wheels on the front.

    Just wondering why they were talking this up and have it on You-Tube but it is not on their website?
     
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    They are still fine tuning the machine. They only have it going 4.5 mph right now and are trying to target it to go 6-7mph, which will increase productivity.
    Release date they said was around May.
     
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    The 21" model in the post by jonthepain, I don't see why the front wheels spinning would matter when aerating, the tines in the ground is what propels the machine while in operation, the front wheels would only drive it when you have the tines UP, or am I missing something here?

    I think LS did the same with all of their machines. As soon as they have one built and useable they post up videos and start creating a hype for the machine. Just marketing. Once they know they have customers lining up for them they start bringing them out for actual sale. In the meantime it gives them time to do more R & D on them and make sure there's no major problems going to arrise. Probably better than designing and building a new machine, producing 1,000 of them and THEN start advertizing them... If it ends up being a flop, or something no one really wants, they would be stuck with a huge number of machines.

    I don't understand the use of residential push mower looking Briggs engines... I'd think there has to be better alternatives out there that wouldn't really cost that much more to step up to a Kawi, Honda, or Kohler engine, preferably like others pointed out, with a larger fuel tank.
     
  7. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 520

    the "hydro" is what makes it easier to turn, thus the spinning front wheel when tines are down.

    not sure if the split tine classen turns easier than a hydro or not. that's a tine drive only i believe.

    LS offers a honda engine, but i figured it would be cheaper not to pay the extra $ for the honda and run the briggs till it died, then simply replace it with a honda.
     
  8. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 520

    and yeah, that's the 21. the 24 came out a couple of weeks after i bought it.

    live and learn.
     
  9. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,495

    I have the split drive classen, it sucks turning
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  10. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
    Posts: 520

    well in that case i'm glad i got the LS and not the Classen.

    I was also looking at the Plugr.
     

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