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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ACutAbovesiny, Sep 24, 2006.
I would like to buy an aerator during the fall. What should I look for? Which ones do you like?
Not a mower attachment...a walk behind.
if i could, the plugr is the best i have seen. Very similier to the ones i used on golf courses. pulls a very nice plug
For a walk behind machine.
I would would investigate into a cam type machine.The old drum and chain type are rough on the operator. After a long day behind our Ryan LA IV and V'S , the workers are done in. The Ryan's are tough machine's will last forever and a day,and have a high rate of Square feet per day , less moving parts,but are a major bear to operate. The cam type machine's inflict much less operator fatigue, and all and all are more productive machines.
As our Ryan walk-behinds die, they are being replaced with plugr, cam type aerators.
Thanks, I'll look it up.
does anyone know what the price range is of the plugr. I watched the video on there website and it definetly looks like its better spend the money on a plugr instead of a conventional aerator.
How about tow behinds? I am not sure what size lawns everyone else is doing but could not imagin walking a couple acres with a 22inch !!
Thank you for any input
As the owner of a plugr and a lesco split drive drum. The plugr is alot better at removing plugs and doesn't beat your body. Also I can push it up in the back of the truck with ramps. It is slower than a drum type aerator. When looking at the plugr get the hydro unit. With out it the plugr sucks on hills.
I agree as well get the hydro.It is true the Plugr is slower, but for the need we have for it, small stamp Chicago lawns, to small for a tow behinds and surburban lawns with fenced back yards, the Plugr is perfect.
Less operator fatigue , the ability to pull good quality plugs,places the Plugr right at the top of the list for walk-behind machines.The PLUGR we have has had no problem pulling out good 2.5 to 3 inch plugs. The Plugr produces a good spacing pattern and the machine lays more plugs per foot than our Ryans
Think I paid around $3000 for my Plugr 800 last spring, the hydro model is another grand or so.