tips on aerators!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by iclgs, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. iclgs

    iclgs LawnSite Member
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    Hey Guys,

    Looking at aerators. Got any suggestions. ??
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Plug'r is a nice unit...suggest you ask 65hoss about aerators. He does a boatload of aerating each year.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Forgot...are you talking walk behind or towable models?
  4. iclgs

    iclgs LawnSite Member
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    not really sure...which ever is better?? Am a little cash strapped to soo...??? But have had many clients ask!
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Walk behinds probably do a better job and can get in places a tow behind can't.
  6. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We've got a Ryan LawnaireV. Can't complain about it. If you run Walkers...Walker just came out with an aerator attatchment which looks really decent. If your strapped for cash stop by a few local rental may be able to pick up one of there units for pretty short $$.

  7. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089 that i think about it...theres been alot of talk in the past about "split-drive" aerators. They can be turned without having to lift the whole unit off the ground, or something like that. I forget the exact details but do a search and you'll find plenty of info on those.
  8. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
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    Plugr Pl800

    I just bought a Plugr Pl800 a few weeks ago and have only been practicing with it in my yard a nd couple fmaily members -- but I love it. I can't wait until I start on all of the aerations I have lined up. It is a great machine compared to any of the other split drive or simple drum types -- in my opinion. I have used a Classen Split drive quite a bit and I liked it --- but it does not compare to the Plugr's cam action coring.

    Check their website out at

    The Pl800 is not on the website yet -- but is essentially the same as Pl600 except two more cams have been added which makes the holes closer together. You'll never do a double pass again!!!!

    A new Pl800 is around $2500 and PL600 is aoround $2300.

    Let me know if you have other questions.
  9. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have had a Honda powered Plugr for 2 years and it works great
    May need to replace belts and tines once per year depending on the amount of use. I have been very pleased thus far. I use a 48" tow turf vent for larger properties. Ensure you get one that has a split shaft with independent grease fittings so you won't rip turf on tight turnes.
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    The rental idea is the best if you are strapped for cash but you will bust your nutz over the course of a day with some of the rental units. They usually are Bluebirds or Ryan LA IV's. They will work but so will you. If this is gonna be a moneymaking venture then look into the Classen or the Plug'r better yet look into a 3 Pt hitch mounted for the big jobs. I have a 3 pt classen that I love. Makes good money and it sure is nice to not have to walk all day.

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