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Core Aerators

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowman03, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. mowman03

    mowman03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Who makes the best core aerators???
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I know that Ryan and Turfco make a good brand
  3. grassredneck

    grassredneck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    I've been very happy with the smaller Ryan I bought 3yrs ago w/4hp Honda engine
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    What type? WB, Towable, or Front Mount?
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I have the Bluebird model. Pulls good plugs, but only 18" or so wide and will work you to death. My next one will be a Plugr by Rock Solid. Definetely check into these. The Classen will be my next choice for a pull behind. I have a Turfvent now and am not happy with it.
  6. Teff's Lawn & Snow

    Teff's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    Got a Billy Goat last year and it was easier to use than the toro we use to run.
  7. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    For the walk behind variety, I have a lesco split drive core aerator and it does a good job and the split drive makes it easier to turn at the end of passes.
  8. Five Diamond Lawns

    Five Diamond Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Don't get the BillyGoat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I bought one a season a go, used it sparingly last year, and have used it a fair amount this last month.

    Been in for service - 21 times
    This last month(after the 1 year warranty ran out - $450 repair
    This last month - $225 rental to meet obligations while it was being repaired.

    THEY ARE A PIECE OF JUNK !!!!!!!!:( :(
  9. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i use bluebird and they are hard to control, ive also used ryan, if i ever buy one it will be a plugger
  10. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I used a BlueBird and it did a good job but was horrible to manuever. Back was sore for two days. Maybe it was old, although it looked recent, but you had to pick it up to make EVERY turn! Won't be going that route again.

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