Bluebird Aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by nate1422, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    Hi All,

    A local dealer has a used Bluebird 36" towbehind aerator. The unit is 10 years old but the tines were replaced 2 years ago. They are asking $300, is this a good price? Unit seems to be in good condition, but this seems just a bit high.
  2. turfsurfer

    turfsurfer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Just make sure you demo it and that it pulls plugs. I had one that punched holes but wouldn't pull the plug. They were less than $900 new at that time.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Brand new like 10 years ago when I bought ours it was like 900 or 1000 bucks. 300 IMO is a pretty good deal.
  4. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    sounds good to me . we use a turfco 42" and that was 1500 or so 5 years ago
  5. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    Thanks for the replies and advice. I hope it is still there when I go back. Of course I will offer less $$ but if they don't budge, no big deal.
  6. vanguard

    vanguard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 202

    A related ???

    What do you guy's pull theses with? ATV, Lawn tractor, your ZTR :confused:

    The ATV would be fun to have, but the wife would divorce me for buying it!
    (no more room in the garage!) :dizzy:
  7. nate1422

    nate1422 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    JD X475 or any lawn/garden tractor. I am doing larger lots so I wouldn't even think of walking it. I agree, a 4 wheeler would be fun but I would go too fast. I have heard of people pulling with ZTRs.
  8. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    we use our ZTRS i use a 44 " lazer 20 hp usually becuase it fits thru the samll back yard gates and its zero turn is a plus, all out ztr's have hitches on them, the best 50 bucks we ever spent. Just ck with dealer on hitch accessory for your mower
  9. percadae

    percadae LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Id pull the aerator with a mower so you can kill 2 birds with one stone. that sounds like a good price if it was reconditioned

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