Consumer grade core aerators ...

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Fuzzy1, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Fuzzy1

    Fuzzy1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone have recommendations for/against any particular core aerators for homeowner use. I need something for approximately 1 acre.
  2. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Other than the cheap Brinly tow behinds, most everything else is commercial quality. Many years ago, I used the brinly but had to remove all but the outside two rows to get any penetration no matter what the weight towing with a lawn tractor. I'd suggest renting a couple walk behind versions to see if it's something you want to invest in. I'ts a ton of work using many walk behind versions.
  3. OP

    Fuzzy1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Walk behinds are out of the question ... I have extensive nerve damage in my back that shows up as horrific hip pain when I try to walk more than a few minutes. My local rental has a few pull alongs that I might try.
    thanx for your reply ... ...
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  4. Texas*Golf*Bum

    Texas*Golf*Bum LawnSite Member
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    I use my Exmark stand on and love it.
  5. Koehn's Lawn Service

    Koehn's Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get a bid from company that does aeration if u only aerate once a year my be worth it so u don't have the headache.
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  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Sometimes rental yards sell off used equipment. You might inquire to see if they have any for sale.
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Actually, I believe, at least for sowing seed, you need more holes--but not as deep. So a consumer grade aerator or spiker should work. But you will have to go over the area repeatedly, if you want a high ratio of holes.
    You want a tow-behind, right?
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  8. OP

    Fuzzy1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    YEP ...
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  9. Dandan111

    Dandan111 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I bought a 48 inch. Agrofab. Hard to get enough weight on it to do much other than about 1 inch. Probly depends how compacted it is. If I were doing it over I'd probably not buy one. Have a professional come with a machine.
  10. OP

    Fuzzy1 LawnSite Senior Member
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