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Ryan Tow-Behind Aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stephen424, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    http://www.ryanturf.com/products/lawn_aerators/lawnaire_towbehind/

    anyone currently use or have used this one?

    i have a used one being shipped to me. i've never used one, only the walk behinds. i have eleven properties that are 5+ acres and just couldn't see myself using my Ryan IV walk behind.

    i have a 48" toro Z master (74444) with a 21hp kaw engine.

    anything i should be careful about? look out for while aerating?
     
  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    I have that same unit. It is the best pull behind on the market in my opinion. I am assuming you bought a lift kit for it? The only drawback is doing tight areas, it tends to jackknife easily when backing up/maneuvering.
     
  3. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    it has a manual lift kit, i think ??? ... (i don't know anything about these)

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  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    the only thing wrong with the ryan is that you can't add additional weight. IE if you had drier than normal soil..to get the plugs pulled....

    I had the 96" version that I sold to get a 3pt hitch mounted one. Ryan makes great products you won't be upset with your purchase
     
  5. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    cool. this one has a manual lift, right??
     
  6. John deer Z

    John deer Z LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    I used that exact model Monday. Loved it. Pulls plugs great! pulled mine with a four wheeler.:cool2:
     
  7. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    There is no reason to add additional weight, this thing is heavy ! You will grow to hate the manual lift, even with the tines each spinning individually. I pull mine w/ a 4wheeler also.
     

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