AERA-vator for Grasshopper vs. 3pt model

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Terraformer, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Terraformer

    Terraformer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    I'm looking for input from people who use the AERA-vator attached to a Grasshopper. How effective is it? Does it beat up either the operator or the Grasshopper? I can go either way since I have a 928D and Kubota B7800 tractor. Looking for real world experinces for either implementation of the AERA-vator.
  2. stumpman

    stumpman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Terraformer, I have a AE40L Aera-Vator that I have behind a Kubota B7500 tractor. I have used it for the last 4 or 5 years and I love it. I don't care how hard the ground is, it's going to put holes in the ground or break up the hard deadpan. I like it better than a core aerator in most situations. Especially when the ground is so hard that you can't get a good core aerator in the ground. I have a Woods mowing machine, but I decided I like the one behind the tractor when I was deciding which kind to buy. Danny
  3. Terraformer

    Terraformer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    Thanks for the input. I'm thinking the 3pt version may be best, but I am going to test drive the Grasshopper version.
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,413

    Not trying to hijack your thread, I have a woods/gill pl 60 (3 pt) that i use on my kubota B3030. When i load that unit up with 700 lbs of block, it will aerate anything, no matter how hard it is!

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