GATOR-RATOR Giveaway Review and Pictures

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TLS, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Some of you may or may not know that I was the First winner of the Members Area Givaway.

    I won a GATOR-RATOR Aerator.

    The Aerator was shipped to me promptly and palletized very nicely with NO damage at all.

    Everything is included, and the instructions were very clear.

    I have yet to fully aerate a lawn with it yet, as I've been busy with other things. But the quick test run I gave it proves that it is a wonderful piece of machinery.

    Fit and finish, and overall design are TOP NOTCH. From nice smooth welds to a beautiful powder-coat paint finish, to the very nice wiring harness. Everything is TOP NOTCH.

    Installation took about a half hour, but I could probably install another one in half that time. The longest time would have to be installing the wiring harness.

    It can be removed quickly with two hitch pins and simply unplugging the power supply. Very well thought out.

    I was originally leary of the almost $2500 price tag, but upon recieving this machine, I feel you DEFINATELY get your money's worth. This isn't something that somebody slapped together in someones garage.

    Here are a few pictures too look at.

  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very Beefy hardware.

  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll have to get some pictures with it in action........Stay tuned!

  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    good thing you had a lazer to put that badboy on! looks good, tell us how she works out.
  6. SWEET...Get those fliers out for aerations.....Got to get your money's worth on the first outing.:rolleyes:
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    that does look heavy duty.
  8. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well at least someone I know actually got something for paying to be a member. LOL That unit looks very sweet. If I hadn't just bought my Classen Split-Drive a couple seasons ago I may have considered splurging, but I'll let my WB unit generate more income to pay for the Sentar I splurged on this season. Maybe next year......

    P.S. How's the ride when aerating? With all this rain we've had I'm sure it isn't all that bad, but when the ground is rock hard, I bet it isn't that enjoyable, but then again you aren't going to be taking cores with anything when it is rock hard.
  9. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    Looks easy to assemble. Congrates!!!!!!
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just wanted to again thank - Lawnsite and Gator-Rator for this unit.

    As for the ride while aerating....Haven't put that much time on it to determine that, but the place that I did was shortly after the rain stopped. It was drawing some nice long cores.

    I'll let you's know how it rides when the soil dries out. Sure would beat walking ANYDAY!

    Plus the ability to aerate at 10 mph should be very advantageous.

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