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Waiting for ExMark 30" Riding Aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Rick13, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    My Local ExMark Dealer said that hopefully in a week or two I should have My Riding Aerator. It was supposed to show up the first week of March.

    Does anyone know what the hold up is? I know the 24" dual hydro walk behind won't be out until July...but I'm not sure why the Rider is being delayed?

    Any idea???
  2. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 754

    I am waiting on the Toro version. I was told they are produced but being held due to a parking brake issue. Who knows how long that will take or if that applies to the Exmark version or not.
  3. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    Thanks RodneyK for the info! Going to run out to are local Toro dealer and see if he know's more. If so, I will post it. Thanks again!
  4. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    Went to My Local Toro Dealer today (Wednesday) and he said that his rep. told him that Toro did not plan for the huge demand from Florida. So because of Florida buying up all Toro's Riding Aerators...it has pushed their Supply Chain into the 1st week to 2nd week of April.

    So I hope he's right on getting their Aerators by early April.

    The ground is still too wet here in Northern Illinois...even though we have been having record temps into the 80's...our normal is usually in the 50's. So everyone wants their yards done now...but I keep telling My Customers we need to wait another week or two.
  5. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 754

    Thanks for the info! It may be time to start putting pressure on my dealer. He sells a ton of Toro so maybe he has some pull...
  6. BrunoT

    BrunoT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 741

    Where in Florida do they need core aerators? I lived in two areas of the state and both were sandy soil. The problem was getting water not to percolate out of the turf zone! I never even saw an aerator down there for 3 years.
  7. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    Local Exmark dealer just told me 2 months to a year to get a seeder. What is going on? Are these things ready to be sent out or not?
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  8. soulman

    soulman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    got one -it's awesome...2 thumbs up!!!!
  9. LupineLandscaping

    LupineLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    We're having some belt issues with our exmark ride on. Exmark is aware of the issues and does not have a solution. Any other problems with the exmark or Toro ride ons?
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  10. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    Hi LupineLandscaping,
    I have not had any problems with my ExMark 30" Riding aerator, yet. I have about 15 hours on it and did the oil change at 5 hours....and its be running just fine. Sorry to hear that you are having problems. I should have my aerator out by the end of the week....I have be just too busy....but I have a ton of aeration customer's lined up...so I hope I don't run into any problems.

    If and when you find out what Toro is going to do to fix the issue...please post so that everyone can know what's going on. Thanks and good luck!!!

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