Ryan aerator 19" To buy or not to buy????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smcunningham, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wondering what everyone thinks a Ryan aerator is worth. It has a briggs 4hp engine I think(it could be a 5hp engine). It cosmetically looks in good shape all pluggers are in good shape (nothing bent). I pulled on the cord a couple times and it has compression. Don't if it runs or not?? But if it does'nt I could buy a new engine or see if I can fix the old one (if its broken).
    My ? is how much do you think its worth w/ the facts I've given
    I know it comes done to how much is it worth to me....Well last year alone I spent 250$ in rental fees on the smaller 19" aerators like this one....I rent the bigger 26" more often though. What does everyone think?
    I have no other imfo avail at this time but I can take pics tomm if it would help. Oh yeah does anyone know what they retail for$
     
  2. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    bump........
     
  3. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    bump...........
     
  4. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
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    A 19 inch aerator that doesn't run? How old? If it is in bad shape I would offer $300. Personally I rented Ryan's the first 8 years in business. When they broke, which was often, I simply took them back to the store and got another one.
     
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those ryan units have a 3.5hp Briggs on them. They sell new for around $2200 or so.
     
  6. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't know how old it is, Its at an auction and I'll be bidding on it. Its in better shape than the 5 or 6 that they have at my local rental place, except I'm unsure of the engines status.
     
  7. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the imfo.
     

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