need some aerator tines

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by carcrz, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    Anyone know where I can get some aerator tines for a project? I'd like to add double the tines on my Ryan aerator. It pulls the cores it has now just fine, but more is better when you are overseeding. That way I can just go over it once.
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Go to your dealer, but they run around 8 bucks each.
    So maybe go over it twice anyway heh
     
  3. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ouch. What are these things made of? I wonder if could just buy some tubing, sharpen the ends, & then weld them onto a mountable plate to hook to the aerator shaft?
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah it IS outrageous, I get fussy just anytime my aerator loses one and I don't see it falling off LOL...
    I think they're made of plain steel, bunch of crooks in that business if you ask me.

    Just another one of those things to do with BS :laugh:

    I tell you another solution:
    Aerate in the fall as usual...
    And then again in early spring.
    So twice a year vs. once.

    I've done this a number of times and it does work.
     
  5. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I do that on the properties that will allow me to, but the reason I am wanting to do it is for over-seeding. I seem to get better results when I double aerate & overseed instead of just aerating once then over-seeding. My thought is that I can price it out as a double-core aerating, but actually only need to do it once because of twice the tines. I will probably set it up as a permanent deal, so they will get double the cores regardless, but I think it could be a selling feature.
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah I do know if you use a Walk behind it does a better job.
     

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