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Exmark 24" aerator off their website

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by djagusch, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    Exmark took the 24" aerator off their website.

    Wonder if they are having production issues or second thoughts on the market for them.

    LS did have a hard time getting the few out that they did.

    Wonder whats going on with it.
     
  2. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,671

    Well, that's a pisser.
    I called Turfco today to order the XT5. It was a done-deal and we got to the shipping arrangements and he asked if I had a friend with a forklift that has a business it could be shipped to because I really have no way to unload it myself. It weighs 390lbs. I was like..uh..no, I don't have a friend with a forklift. I live 10 miles from a city of 65K. Surely there is a freight depot it could be sent to. He said he would get with their shipping dept and get back with me. Never heard back. I called at 10AM this morning. I suppose I could have it shipped to my local Lesco branch or an even closer supplier, but that seems kind of unprofessional.

    Sorry to vent, but anyway, thought I might go look at my local exmark dealer tomorrow. After what you've posted, that idea may be shot down in flames...frustrating.
     
  3. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    They still have the 21" and ride on. Just no dual hydro option.

    The the Turfco thing the XT5 is the way I was going to go unless the 24" dual hydro had a hydro lift for the tines. Was a wait and see deal.

    For the delivery thing I have had plows deliveried to the lawn mower shop without hesitation from the dealer. Mower dealer just happy that I spend a good amount of money with him. I can see Lesco having a issue as they sell aerators also. Maybe see if a local buisness will unload it for $50 or something or if you are rural a local farmer should have a tractor with tines.
     
  5. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,229

    When I bought my XT5 last year, I told Turfco I had no way to unload off a semi. They sent a truck with a lift to my home:) They will get it done for you, just push them a little.
     
  8. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I guess that's why they're called Turfco "Direct". The only problem was, my name isn't Hercules and none of my employees go by that name either.

    Problem solved though. I called my closest supplier and they were glad to do me the favor. I spend a lot of money there so they have a soft spot in their heart for me.:laugh:

    Should have it either Friday or Monday. I've only got about 10 aerations to do and that's a lot of money to spend so now I'll just have to sell more. I love getting new toys...
     
  9. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Just take a ramp and slide it out of the Truck. I did it with one and I have a bad back. No problem
     
  10. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,671

    I can see where that would work in a pinch.
    Like I said, problem solved. I am the proud new owner of a Turfco XT5 aerator. It just has to get here now... Jim Rucheim was very helpful as were you Bob.
    Thanks.
     

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