Question for Exact Rotitilling...

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Toro 44, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've done it both ways. I lean towards broadcasting before the aeration.

    I'm not a fan of pushing broadcast seed with aeration unless it is for bad area repair and those thin areas are verticut or something to that effect.

    Senske pulls this tactic here and I'm so NOT impressed.

    There is an aetator that will be released next year that keeps reciprocating up and down and the forward and rearward action is infinitely variable.
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  2. Toro 44

    Toro 44 LawnSite Member
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    That sounds worth waiting for. Who is making it?

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  3. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Our local land grant university recommends broadcasting 1/2 of the see, then aerating and broadcasting the other 1/2.

    Pluggr has a new aerator that is variable speed.
     
  4. Toro 44

    Toro 44 LawnSite Member
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    Yes im aware of the variable speed plugr. But i dont think that is the one that can go backward with the tines still running.
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  5. Toro 44

    Toro 44 LawnSite Member
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    Hey exact,

    I think i found a used 850. Any updates or specific problems i should watch out for?

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  6. Toro 44

    Toro 44 LawnSite Member
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    Btw the old 850 pattern is 2.25 x 8 which us exactly 8 plugs per sq ft. The new 855 is 2.6 x 7.5 which works out to 7.38 plugs.

    Makes me feel good about buying an 850

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  7. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Actually PlugrĀ® had the old specs wrong. When they revised the tine spacing on the 800 series I had to check with a tape measure. Sure enough the left/right specs for the 800's is correct. Fore and aft can be tightened or spaced out via the hydro drive.

    Do you have a link for the unit for sale...? Pm me the info. Paying $2,500 for a basically new unit like I did for #2 a few years back is rare.
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