Your Machine Is IN...

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Rick13, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Adam.N.!!! I can't wait to see it!

    I might make a few braces when I get mine...or my buddy has an auto body shop with a great welder....so I know he could make something up too. But I like you're idea!!!
     
  2. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Gave the standon my first good run through this evening on my front yard. Needless to say, I have named it. The Rocket. sweeeet
     
  3. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know everyone talks about how much it cost....and it's very expensive. But once you ride it, you walk off with a smile on your face!!! It is so nice!!!!

    Glad you like your new machine, Corey!!! They are great!!!
     
  4. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    after two years of a walkbehind, yes...I LOVE it
     
  5. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    i may have asked this before but is it comfortable to walk beside it on steeper hills?
     
  6. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's not bad to walk behind it. When I load it on my trailer I usually walk behind it going up the ramp. But when I unload the riding aerator, I always ride it down the ramp even though I am going backwards. Kinda strange now that I'm thing of it.
     
  7. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm sorry ..I maen if you have to go along a steep hill can you walk next to it on the downside of the hill? kinda like a walkbehind on steep hills
     
  8. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not really. You might need a brick to keep the tines engaged. You need so type of pressure on the down pedal to keep the tines down into the ground. So if you are walking behind it, you will need to find something to keep pressure on the tine's pedal. Then I don't see why it wouldn't work....but if its too steep....I would pass on something that's that dangerous.
     
  9. jfoxtrot9

    jfoxtrot9 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had an opportunity on a fairly steep hill with it yesterday. I have been typically going with about 400 lbs of downpressure and pulling very good plugs. I have to drop it down to as low as 200 lbs when in an area with shallow roots so as not to tear up the grass. I found that going up a hill is ok until it gets too steep, I'd say greater than 30-35 degrees, then the chains would stast clicking and that is when I let up on the tines. Going down was no problem, even up to 40 degrees. I chose to go side to side with no problem as long as you reduce the downward tine pressure. At 4-5 hundred pounds of pressure the tines wanted to tear up the ground more and I felt a little like I was about to roll! But down to 2-3 hundred, it was a piece of cake.

    I have aerated about 20 lawns so far with this thing. This thing is so awesome. I can't beleive how much I appreciate this machine. I think I am smiling the entire time that I am on it. A big purchase but you can take on so much more work and complete so much more in a day. This thing will pay for itself in no time. I have zero regrets about this purchase!
     
  10. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I echo those sentiments
     

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