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Aerator questions

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WLLD, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. WLLD

    WLLD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I have a couple of questions on aerators and can't quite find the answers in the search.

    1-Pattern - do you go around and around - or back and forth like mowing?
    2-Towing - better off using a 4 wheeler or Scag Turf Tiger?
    3-tow behind reccomendations?
    4-do the tow behind units tear if you turn real sharp?

    I have an old Lesco 30 (walk behind) that works ok - thinking about getting a tow behind unit for the larger areas.

    Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    pattern... i do the perimeter first, then back and forth, then go perpendicular to that, to get double coverage.

    i prefer using a ztr with an electric lift tow behind classen.

    Classens have split drives, so when you turn, it will not tear the turf.


  3. WLLD

    WLLD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Thanks Dave. HOw does the electric lift work - did you have to wire a 12 volt plug (automotive type) on the back?
    How much$

  4. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    works excellent, it comes with a harness and toggle switch to raise and lower.

    48rte is 48 tines, 42" width, 3pt, tow behind, electric lift..$2025 delivered!
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    What he said but I have a small tractor w/3 pt that does the trick.

    Oh BTW I bought mine from CaptDEVO.

    Excellent service, guaranteed. Any questions just e-mail me.
  6. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Capt- Just out of curiosity how much is that aerator going for with out the elec. lift and no 3-point hitch, to tow behind an old junker lawn tractor? ( like in the pic i believe)
  7. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    New Classen 48-RT Turf Aerator

    tow behind and 3-pt

    42" aerating width split drive

    48 tines

    up to 4" depth

    manual lift

    swing up wheels

    heavy duty aerator


    $1425 includes shipping
  8. WLLD

    WLLD LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I am confused - when you say 3 point hitch - are you referring to something you have on your ztr? All I can think of as far as a three point is on the back of a tractor.:confused:
  9. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    it's convertable....tow behind a lawn tractor, 4-wheeler, ztr or connect to a tractor.
  10. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Can th electric lift be added on to a existing manual lift unit(Lesco).?

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