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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HazellLawnCare, Jul 26, 2002.
What do you use I've been trying to decide between Bluebird, Ryan, and Classen.
We have 2 Bluebird aerators -- a tow behind and a walk behind.
You may want to get a hold of 65hoss and let him give you his pitch on an aerator made by Plugr.
I have a
Ryan 4 aerator - on my 3rd
Blue Bird lawn comber - same machine used 9 seasons
I've looked at all 3 aerators and they seem to be very similar in quality and operation.
weak point on the ryan is the throttle linkage, carry an extra
on classen that split dive looks handy
BB aerators have better bearing and speed control than ryan
Ryan has had excellent resale value in my area-I buy them for 17-1800, use for 3-4 years and can sell for 1200. very low maint and operation $
My blue bird PR has been so reliable I believe it will outlast me-
less than $100 in maint. untill this year when I replaced engine
If you can spend the 3k take a look at the plugr, thats what I want next time.
I own 2 Rocksolid Plugr comm'l models. They have been great. They use a cam system to drive the tines into the ground. It doesn't need weight to push the tines in. Plugr's are easy to operate. After a day of aerating your not beat up. Its just like walking behind a 21" self propelled mower all day. It manuvers around landscaping and trees with ease. I sell my customers quality not speed. If your looking for all out speed this isn't it. If you want to sell quality this is the machine to look at.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Classen which is same as Lesco pull behind 3 point model plugger. Good money maker. Got it from CaptDevo. Great dealer.
Whatever you choose get to him first. Unbelievable service and we are many miles apart.
My Walker mower is my comber. Not a true dethatcher in the flail mowing sence but it is what my customers demand. If you have a true thatch problem you need a wb. I haven't had much experience with them.
1 TORO LAWNAIR
1 CLASSEN SPLIT DRIVE (NICE MECHINE)
1 BANNERMAN 48" TOW BEHIND
1 48"AERAVOTOR PTO DRIVEN (LOVE IT)