30" Ride on Aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by neblawncare23, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. neblawncare23

    neblawncare23 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Neb
    Messages: 388

    Looking at buying a 30" ride on aerator. Dealers in my area sell exmark,, toro, classen, or stinger. What's the best one out there?
  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 18,578

    Full disclosure I have neither owned nor run any of them. But, if you read the various threads about them you will find that the Stinger outperforms the chain driven units and is much less prone to breakdowns. Have seen several chain driven aerators in the shop for repairs to sprockets, etc. Oftentimes, these repairs were up to $2500 each.

    All aerators break due to the stress on the components but the repair costs are catastrophic, in my opinion, on the chain drives.

    Best thing I can offer is to read the various threads and determine for yourself which is best for you.
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