Aerators- no more jerk and pull

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Freetime, Mar 28, 2001.

  1. Freetime

    Freetime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    I am looking for walk behind aerators that do not require a visit to the back doctor after each job. (kinda cuts into profits)

    Has anyone owned a good aerator to recommend maybe old greens aerator ryan, toro, something besides the jerk and pull at the local rent shop. We have rented so far but the machines are just small and unproductive and I got spoiled with the toro greens aerator 10 years ago. Somebody got a used one sitting around?

    Thank you for your answers!

    Mo,mo,mo, yo self quickly to de bank!
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    Classen has a split shaft core aerator that can help with what your looking for. They retail for about $3200 here in NY for the larger size coreing widths.

    Good Luck this season!

    [Edited by kutnkru on 03-28-2001 at 04:44 PM]
  3. Freetime

    Freetime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    Thanks for the info looks like a good machine,atleast they are headed in the right direction with split drive. Do you use this type?

    Thanks for your answers.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Ray Kirby bought one last year. He said that it is so easy to use, that his wife can operate it.
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Yep. Great machine.

    LWNMWRMN Banned
    Messages: 72

    Take a look at a ryan lawnaire 28. it is a self propelled hammer-type instead of a rotary.
  7. Daryl

    Daryl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Ryan Lawnaire is what we use. Beats the heck out of the push and jerk and they can be used in bone dry conditions as they smash their way through almost anything.

  8. SummitFarmer

    SummitFarmer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Has anyone ever used the model that JRCO markets that can attach to your Z or WB? They were more of a scoop than a core and just wondered how well they worked? That Classen did look like a "classy" machine.

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