Core Aerators?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ArchiesLawns, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. ArchiesLawns

    ArchiesLawns LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 124

    Looking to buy a new core aerator in a couple of weeks. Does anybody want to give me any pros & cons on the one they are using, or maybe the one they wished they had bought instead.

    I looked yesterday at the split drum Lesco sells. Nice but not sure which is easier to move split drum or no split.

    Any information would be helpful.

  2. ANDY-W

    ANDY-W LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 50

    Split drum turns a lot easier. We use 2 Ryans and a Z-plugr. If you have a lot of jobs the Z-plugr is the way to go.
  3. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    In my opinion nothing beats the Rock Solid Plugr


    It pulls better core, easier to amneuver and much easier on the body then all of the rest. I have used drum and split ine -- they don't compare.

    The only things that I would consider better would be the RyanLA28, The Z-Plugr nad the new Classes ride-on spreader.
  4. johnbast3

    johnbast3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I've used a Ryan 28 for 10 years-still plugging along..JB
  5. NCL

    NCL LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 132

    check out billy goats new model its a piston type similar to the plugger
  6. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    If I had the money right now I would be buying the turfco turnarator. It is a split drive that uses a differential and disc brakes. but pretty pricey. I rent a bluebird machine when I need one and it handles Ok.
  7. smoke johnson

    smoke johnson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    the z pluger is the best thing i have ever bought. we have 3 new z sprayers ordered to replace the perma (junks) greens. i didn't get to use my pg for 1/2 hour before it broke and took me 4 days to get the parts for it. i demo a z spray and there is nothing on the market that even compares to it. Great business to deal with
  8. Old Red

    Old Red LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    On another thread a fella wrote about his aerator, "less moveing parts then a cam aerator and hasnt broken down one time yet." Aren't the RockSolid and Z-Plugr cam driven and do you owners of them find they are prone to breakdown?
  9. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    not at all. very simple design.
  10. Bryant

    Bryant LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    ArchiesLawns if you have a mid mount Z we make a core aerator that applies down pressure for these style of mowers.

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