I gotta go

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawrence stone, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. My new 48" true core aerator has arrived at the trucking co.
    from Kirby Land.
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Happy pluggin!
  3. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 695

    What kind of mods are you going to do to this new toy? Have some kind of sulky rigged up yet?
  4. Please Mike I just got the thing a few hours ago.
    I should have had them paint it Toro red vs. the
    standard green.

    Right now I am thinking of making it a stand on unit.
    Last years model rode a bit rough even on fairly smooth sports fields.

    I have to extend the tongue a bit and add a 1 7/8 trailer coupler then make a foot platform.

    I am also thinking of making some type of guard over the top of the drum for it's really gonna hurt if I happen to fall off the thing.

  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    It seems like one that wide and no split axle will tear up the turf a lot while turning, but I have not used a drum type before.

    Sure looks pretty Larry. :)
  6. Last years model was the same width and only tore the turf slighly when turning very sharply.

    I plan on using it on 15k and up areas. I have a Kees power
    plugger(aka Polish Dancer)for the little jobs.

    If I ever buy a ztr I can fill it with water. No need to
    fill it with water for I weigh many stone.

  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Excuse my ignorance with this question but, How does it handle rolling over solid surfaces? Are there any issues of the tines becoming mushroomed down. It looks like it would do a great job on the large yards.
  8. All you have to do is just get off the aerator/sulky and
    walk it slowly across the asphalt. As you know you can steer a toro WB with one hand. I don't plan on filling it with water for my application so the unit weights about 115

    An optional wheel kit is available but I have no use for one.
  9. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    Roughly how much does an aerator like that cost? I assume a 10hp+ lawn tractor would be needed to pull it.
  10. turfman99

    turfman99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    Yeah, falling off backwards into that would really suck. LOL

    Would eliminate prostate exams for a while, well sitting down to.

    These things are money makers guys !!



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