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zplugr advice

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turfsolutions, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    I have decided to order a new z plugr. I was going to go with the larger 46 inch model but the salesman talked me into the smaller 36 inch model because I do mostly 1/3 acre residential lawns. He thought that the better maneuvaribility would outweigh the wider pattern.

    What do you z plugr owners think?
     
  2. Forever Green Lawn

    Forever Green Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    We have the 46 inch model and love it, but we are using it on larger properties. I have used it on smaller lawns and it's tight in some spaces but not too bad. The 36 inch will do fine on the size lawns you have. It's amazing how fast this machine will aerate. You will love it. Let me know if you have any more questions.
    Scott
     
  3. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 365

    I have the 36" model and really like it. I have used it on yards up to 2 acres and it works really well. It may take a little longer thanthe 46" model but the main plus for the machine is you will be totally fresh at the end of the day instead of dog tired from a walkbehind unit. I think for your size lawns the 36 will be fine. The majority of my lawns are in the 1/5-1/2 acre range.
     
  4. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    A little suprised I only got 2 reponses. I thought a lot more guys were trying this fairly new aerator out. Thanks to those that did reply.
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i like my 46 inch unit it fits anywhere a walk behind mower will fit
     
  6. Blade

    Blade LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I have the 36inch and love it. Very low maintenance in operating. Well worth the money. I only wish I could get it to pull better/ deeper plugs. In thatchy zoysia lawns it's sometimes hard to tell we've aerated them. You have to look close.
     
  7. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    I am looking into buying one are they worth it and how much do they cost? they reliable built tought and do they wear you down riding on them. How good of cores do they pull when it is dry?
     
  8. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 365

    They are reliable and built very tough. As I said, you won't feel like you've done any aerating at the end of the day, BIG plus. As with any other weight driven machine, the ground does have to have moisture to pull a decent plug, but I would definately say it does at least as good as say my Ryan V. If you want to pull good plugs in very marginal soil conditions, you'll have to go with a cam driven model. But then again, you're back to walking along with some other issues like problems going up hills. I AM looking to maybe trade up the Ryan I have for a PLUGR PL800. I think that will be a killer combo along with the Z-plugr.
     
  9. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    where do i find a z plugger what is the website? please
     
  10. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
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