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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Keegan, Mar 28, 2005.
What are some manufacturers of aerators? I'm in the market for one.
Bluebird, ryan, classen, Rock-Solid Plugger, There are others but I am brain farting right now.
Mine is a Billy-Goat
Mower for Less,
How do you like your Billygoat? Does it turn easily? Does it wear you out like other aerators? I saw one at a trade show recently and it looked very well-built.
I rented a Billy Goat this month and it is a lot better than a Bluebird. I would think it is a middle of the pack quality aerator. High end is Ryan, Rock Solid Pluger,etc.
Do you have the clients to justify one when you can just rent one.
i have bluebird, but there is also toro,and don't forget the JRCO that hooks to ztr or ztwb
First Products Aera-vator. I don't think anything could aerate better
Anyone else using a classen? I just bought a new machine and I like it, but really have no experience with others.
I dont have the experience with other aerators to tell you if it wears you out as much, the Billy Goat is the only one I have ever owned or used. But because of the 4 wheel design, I would have to say it is probably alot easier to use and turn than other aerators. Which means it probably is less fatiguing to use. At least that is what I hypothesised when I bought it. The thing I like is that the front axle is also a drive axle, so when you lift the spoons up, you still have power to turn it, which makes it very conveinient for smaller properties (which is all I do with it so far) and it fits through a 28" gate. And the way it lifts the spoons and keeps all the weight on the 4 wheels means you dont have to "carry" the aerator around the corners and turns. Does everything I need with no complaints, and seems to be a very durable unit.
We own a PL800 pluger from rock solid. It has the 5.5 hp Honda engine and aerates a 30" path. It's a great machine! Pulls deep plugs and does not beat you to death.