Lawn Solutions new Ride-On Aerifier

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by LawnSolutionsCP, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. LawnSolutionsCP

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    We have been asked to show our new ride-on aerifier that we had at the EXPO.

    Click on the below video link for a view of our new aerator that is coming this spring.

    Video

    Key Features:
    • Hill side performance
    • ability to zero turn with tines in the ground
    • 2-stage adaptive suspension that can be changed on the fly
    • 2 acre per hour capacity
    • Aerate 28" wide
    • 41" total width (fits through 42" and larger gates)
    • Handles like a stand-on ZTR mower. Quick and adjile.


    We are still in the design phase and looking for input from LawnSite members. From the prototype shown, we are making changes to move the controls slightly forward, and add a little more weight to the front.

    When you watch the video...notice how our adaptive suspension system adjusts the tines to match the terrain allowing it to pull good plugs on hills, dips, slops, etc... Also watch how the machine dips on rough terrain, but still provides a smooth ride even at 4.5 - 5 MPH. :cool2:

    Notice how the unit can ZERO turn with the tines in the ground.

    Notice how the units has excellent control on hills: up, down, or across.

    If you are in the Louisville area and would like to demo, just let us know. We will have them at the Ohio Turf Grass show the first week in Dec in Columbus, OH as well.

    Thanks and we look forward to valuable feedback. We are still making changes so input is highly encouraged.

    Thanks

    David Cook
    Lawn Solutions Commercial Products, Inc
     
  2. LawnSolutionsCP

    LawnSolutionsCP Sponsor
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    The aerator puts 600 - 700 lbs of force over the tines depending on the weights of the operator.
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    looks like you hit the nail on the head with that
     
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is a spike aerator, not a core aerator correct?
     
  5. LawnSolutionsCP

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    No, it pulls 3/4" cores 3-3.5" deep.

    David
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    WHAT IS THE PLUG SPACING? how many cores do u pull per sq ft?
    what is the cost going to be?
     
  7. LawnSolutionsCP

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    Retail is going to be $6,000

    It pulls 6 plugs / ft^2 currently. We are still playing the tine geometry to optimize handling, core depth, and density.
     
  8. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
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    Can't see the plugs on the video...
     
  9. LawnSolutionsCP

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    Sorry, showing the plugs on the ground was not our focus. We were testing maneuverability. You can see the plugs the best from time 22 sec - 30 sec at the beginning of the video. You can see them coming out of the back of the aerator then lay on the grass.

    Most of the video was shot at a distance. We can show the plugs on the ground when we do more video sometime next week.

    The aerator uses the industry standard aerator tine that almost everyone uses.
     
  10. LawnSolutionsCP

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    Since the grass is mostly bermuda the cores don’t show up like they do on green grass.
     

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