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Need Help Finding an Aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ncmedic581, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. ncmedic581

    ncmedic581 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I've been looking at different aerators online. The problem I have is that the last aerator I used beat me to death and about dragged me across the yard. I thought about buying a pull behind but I'm unsure if my toro ztr will handle it, and if it will how I go about attaching a bracket to pull the aerator.
  2. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    I just spent the last 6 hours using the plugr pl800. Smooth sailing. I'm not all beat to hell like using my old ryan walk behind.
  3. ncmedic581

    ncmedic581 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Where can I find prices and dealers for plugr aerators?
  4. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    That would be http://www.plugr.com/

    Everyone i know that has one on this site really likes them. To bad they are so expensive compared to the amount of use they get a year. Problem is people in my area are doing aerations for 7.50 per 1K which isn't much so it is better to rent than to buy an expensive aerator.
  5. ncmedic581

    ncmedic581 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I thought about renting but no one in this area carries them. Everyone has Ryan.
  6. weedwoop

    weedwoop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    a little off subject, but i have a Blue bird ( I think ) that I bought used from a local rental place. Trouble is it's only 4hp so it needs the rpms up and than ground speed is more than these old bones like. Has any one changed sprockets or somethink to slow one of these down? Thanks.
  7. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    I just used a Ryan for about 6 hours and I hated it! It kills the operator and is so damn slow when trying to turn. I know when I goto purchase a walk behind aerator I will be buying from plugr.
  8. LC Scaper

    LC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I have been using a Lesco for the last 3 days done about 350,000 Square ft with it and am definitely looking for something else. The Plugr looks like the Jakes I used to use at the golf course they worked well but were slow. How is the Plugr speed wise?

    GREENITUP LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    ncmedic, the above posts are correct - the Ryan la28 will beat the tar out of you. I just purchased a plugr 800 with the Honda engine.... about $3100 but so far it has been worth it. Good luck.
  10. BravesFan

    BravesFan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    If anyone needs a Plugr pl800 with the honda Motor, I have one more for sale for $2600. I've sold 2 in the past month to lawnsite users.

    I originally ordered 5 of the machines, but really only need two walkbehinds right now. I'm going to order 2 of the Z-Plug ride-on aerators this week.

    The Plugr PL800 is still boxed/crated on a pallet. Never opened. First come-first serve. Pm or email me at wholesalers at comcast.net if interested.


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