z spray ride on areator

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by anthony, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. anthony

    anthony Guest
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    who on this forum owns the z spray ride on areator?are they worth it? i work alone and can push areations but it kills me...
    it looks like a real time saver.
    anthony
     
  2. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yo Ant, Its on the top of my wish list. If things go well this year I will have one before fall. Aeration put me out of commision 2 weeks last year, and slowed me down the next 4 months. Dusty, a lawnsite member lives by me has one and offered to demo it to me. I've heard good things. Lets take a ride on over if you can't find one locally.

    Kelly
     
  3. MASTERPIECE

    MASTERPIECE LawnSite Member
    from INDIANA
    Posts: 2

    We currently use a Ryan 28. It tore me up last year. Now, after shoulder surgery this winter we are going to purchase the z-aerator later this summer or early fall. I live within a few hours of the plant and the machine looks very well built. Just my two cents.
     
  4. anthony

    anthony Guest
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    kelly: i e mailed dusty ...i will keep you posted....aeration kills me to..
    ant
     
  5. Lawn Solutions

    Lawn Solutions LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 39

    I bought a gator rator and have used it several times this spring and it works great, although ground was not dryed out.

    I have it mounted on a 48" tank mower for access to most of my yards that have a gated yard.

    I did a 20,000 sq. ft. yard in 1'15" (it had lots of trees) making
    multiple passes in some areas. Pulled 3 to 4 inch cores.
     
  6. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,218

    The gator rator seems like a good idea gone bad, To much stress on the frame of the mower, cant turn with it in the ground and not wide at all.

    If you allready have a z mower just buy a pull behind from lesco or millcreek, 48" wide, you can turn with the heads down and It cost $1500.00 lessthan than the gator rator
     
  7. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Have you tried a Lesco split-drive aerator. I bought one last fall and had very few issues with my back. I'm 6'4" , and some aerators really work me over. This one is very fast and steers like a walk-behind.
     

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