ever use this aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikeshere89, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. mikeshere89

    mikeshere89 LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 117

    i just bought this aerator for 200 bucks from my neighbor, i used it today on my own lawn and i think it works great. has anyone else used this john deere brand and what do u think. i am definately going to beef up the tires and axles, after i put weight on top they start to canter inwards. also i use the motor for hooking up the tines and running them at about 16000 rmp. this really get the dirt a flyin.

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  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Waste-o-money. The only thing those do around here is bounce on top of the ground and pull 1/4" plugs. 16,000 rpm....?:confused:
  3. above all

    above all LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Do not waste any more money with up grades. Save for a real machine. Mike did you not notice that when you go around a corner that the outside tines rip the grass. oh and don't back up that could cost you a tine or two. But if you do not have a real aerator..... that a good fifty bucks spent.. I would just hate to have to get off what ever it is I'm riding to lift up the tines evertime i come to a sprinker head, pavers, walkways etc.. Maybe your using it only for your yard. Then who cares anyway?

    J D CRUSTA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I am assuming that you don't mean you hook up the motor shown in your picture? It looks like something that requires building wiring, not a mower battery. That unit is not designed to be powered, and I would highly recommend not doing so, at any rpm. It would be dangerous until it broke.
  5. mikeshere89

    mikeshere89 LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 117

    i was kidding about the motor its all i had for weight, but ya it is kind of a hassle getting on and off again. but beats spending two grand on a ryan or plugger
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    This unit is made by Brinley and sells for a couple of hundred bucks, new. Much like the Trac-Vac unit they sell.

    SUGAR_CUT_MARK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    no offense but that thing looks like a P.O.S. check out the one made my Lesco
  8. turfdog21

    turfdog21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Blow it off and save your two grand.

    It's probably best to let those who know what they're doing (in regards to aerating) handle it.

    Think for a minute what you're doing to your (and our business) image.

    If you want to aerate...........................get a real aerator!
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    The one Lesco has is actually a Classen. Great unit!;)

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