Types of aerators

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by EvenCutLawnCare, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. EvenCutLawnCare

    EvenCutLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    I am looking into purchasing a 3 point hitch mount aerator. I have only operated the walk behind machines, but I am trying to find an alternative to walking on lawns that are over an acre because it is so time consuming. I am just curious as to whether or not the 3 point aerators do as good of a job as the walk behind units. The machine I am looking at is the Ryan Lawnaire 48" model. It weighs 675 pounds. I know that the 3 point model won't pull as many plugs per sq foot as the walk behind, but it can be made up by making an extra pass or 2. I guess my main concern is will this unit go down as deep as the walk behind ones, and will it pull the plugs out as well?

    Any information is appreciated.
     
  2. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a source one 3-point and love it. It can be a 36-48-60 inch wide tool and will pull a lot of deep plugs.
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