XT5 Aerator from Turfco

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Michael J. Donovan, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I saw the new and improved XT5 at the Green Expo a few weeks back. Now has the larger gas tank option.
    Wish I were able to modify the tank on the Briggs to double or triple its capacity. I aerate about 3 lawns now, and I am out of gas.
     
  2. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    What else is new & improved about it?
     
  3. Service 1st Lawn Care

    Service 1st Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wish they would have had the reverse speed as fast as forward speed. Reverse is like molasses.
     
  4. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any engineers here that can tell us if by cutting & reattaching the reverse lever a little lower it would allow a greater distance of travel & thus increase the reverse speed?
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  5. SteveHuffman

    SteveHuffman LawnSite Member
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    We have a new engine upgrade with a fuel tank upgrade this year. Model #85398, Its a Subaru 190cc engine with a 1 gallon tank. Retail $3645, call or email for spring special pricing.
     
  6. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    Or is it internal? Anybody?
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  7. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
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    When you get a chance stop by the Turfco office in Blaine, MN and see what they are doing with the 2013 XT5. I am sure the information will help you and they are glad to have folks stop by. 800-679-8201 ask for Will, Steve or Jim the Service Manager.
     
  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for that info, unfortunately ive experienced failure on two of those subaru EA190V motors now, with almost a year of use on the 1st one and about 5 months use on the 2nd one -- not sure how you consider that subaru motor an 'Upgrade' as its a homeowner grade motor you can find on alot of cheap equipment at homedepot, and the motor itself retails for $200 (at least thats what it cost shipped for my last replacement at the dealer)--- the only plus side to it is that it is in fact rather cheap to replace

    im curious, what does it cost for the B&S motor that you use on that aerator? and which of the 2 motors have experienced more failures thus far?
     
  9. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it really the same engine? $200 retail is a really good price. What did Subaru say about the failed engines when you went for warranty on them?
    If you have time give me a call 402-432-2446 Bob
     
  10. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's what the dealers cost was, they showed me the slip, I spec'd out a Honda gsv190 for possible replacement, don't think I want another one of those ea190v on my equipment , has turfco considered that Honda model?
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