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Estimating aeration?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Novaowner, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Novaowner

    Novaowner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Ok this guy I went to give an estimate to, wanted to have his yard aerated, but I told him all I have is a tow behind one, and it's obvious it won't work on his yard. It's about 3/4 of an acre. If I was to rent a walk behind aerator how long would it take and how much does a walk behind self propelled aerator cost to rent on average?....I know all rental places are different, but they were all closed this evening when I was doing the estimate. This yard is mostly flat, a couple of areas with some hill. Thanks for any input!
  2. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    rental will probably be like $45, and shouldnt take u no more than 30 min to complete..............good luck
  3. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I think $35 per day here , but would guess more like an hour - especially if you are not familiar with the walk behinds. Be sure to core aerate , maybe just a half day rental.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I do 3/4's for 80, but I think you could get away with 100, maybe even 120.

    Yeah, about 40 bucks at the worst for a rental, shop around you can probably find one for 25-30 per half day (4 hours).
  5. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    The rental shops around here have their inventory on the 'net. I just pull up the website, and find what I'm looking for to see prices. You should check out a couple places around you to see if you can, too. Around here, $45/ day for walk behind core aerator.
  6. Novaowner

    Novaowner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Thanks to all who responded! I love this website, I hope to be in this business long enough so I can eventually contribute some information! Thanks again all!!

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