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Aeraotors good on hills?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Wasuellc, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. Wasuellc

    Wasuellc LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 51

    I have an old Lesco aerator, and it stalls on a slight incline. Can any one recommend a machine that works on hills?
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Does yours have an oil alert on it? If so, that is whats doing it. Not getting oil when on a grade. I very slightly overfill my aerator I use on hills with a SAE 30 and this eliminated that problem.
  3. Big G

    Big G LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I use a Ryan Lawnaire V & it too is slightly overfilled on the oil. I have no problems with it on hills.

    The only problems I have is not killing my back every time I aereate a large property.:p
  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    Like Hoss said look for a wire on the front of the motor that has a quick connect, just unplug it while working on hills.
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    True Ray, I did forget to mention that. Mine did not have a quick connect so I put one in just in case I needed it. Although, since I overfilled the oil slightly I haven't really had any problems since.
  6. Wasuellc

    Wasuellc LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 51

    Thanks for all the help. Can anyone reccomend a good aerator for the hills?
  7. For a w/b look at the Ryan V . It has a wider aeration width plus a wider drum for stability. About $2600 with a honda.
  8. AndyL

    AndyL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Speaking of which...

    Why is it the Ryans 4/5, with the Honda engine, Cost exactly the retail price of the honda engine more... Does Briggs give ryan a big kickback for replacement parts usage or something? :confused:

    I called around to a bunch of dealers a couple weeks back, and they all pretty much had the same price for the ryan 4 with the honda and without... And they almost had the same price for just the ryan engine...

  9. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    Be careful aerating on hills. A couple of weeks ago, I almost badly mangled my foot when I slipped going down a hill, and it went into the aerator tines.
    I am a very lucky guy to still have my foot.

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