Mini Loaders

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by DUSTYCEDAR, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    i am looking to buy a mini skid steer like a dingo or kanga
    any feedback on which is best will be using it 4 lawn renovations.
    can i get a core aerator 4 them?
     
  2. GLAN

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    Don't think I've seen an aerator for them.

    We are contemplating one for ourselves as well.
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have a JD 4500 tractor i use now but it is just to big i was thinking that i could put the aerator on the mine skid?
     
  4. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Dingo's are very slow. They are great for hauling rock or mulch in small areas though. I would hesitate on buying one for lawn renovations. I would just rent or buy a good core aerator depending on how many lawns you do.
    Also, have you priced these yet? Very expensive. Unless you have a use for them every week, just rent one when needed.
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    thanks Dave i already have a 30 inch lesco aerator but i am doing half acer and up properties and will soon be a one man band.
    i was looking for something to ride or stand on to save my back.
    i thought i could use the mini skid for other task to
     
  6. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you have an ATV? That is what I use to aerate. I bought a core aerator from HD and it works great. I know a lot of guys here will say they are junk, but I doubt they have actually used one. Mine gives the same results as the commercial WB's.
     
  7. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    yes i have quads
    what is HD
     
  8. Cooper Landscaping

    Cooper Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    PJBinder-

    If you've got a zero turn, check out the link at the top of the page for Gator rator.. Bryant is one of our sponsors and has what looks to be an excellent product. It mounts to the front of the ZTR and uses the weight of the mower to puncture the ground.

    -Coop
     
  9. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
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    HD=Home Depot. The Gator Rator looks like a very nice attachment. It is quite pricey though. I would have to see one in action to see if they are worth the investment.
     
  10. Look into a 463 BOBACT SKID STEER

    It is only 36" Wide
    Fits throu gates

    They do make a spike aerator for it.
    Cost almost the same as the Dingo or kangos

    I am still thinking about buying the one for 8k
     

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