Came across this in my travels: http://www.countryztr.com/lawnaerators.htm It really caught my attention because the price delivered is not much different than the rental I'm planning when you include the cost of the tines. With 8 rows across 64" it won't have the same density as the Deere Aerator 800's 36 holes/sqft. It looks more like 3-4 holes/sqft per pass. It clamps on the frame so no holes are required, although they are optional. It isn't as fancy as the JRCO, but 1/4 to 1/5th the price. They also have a spreader and dumpable hauler: Has anyone tried the aerator?