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jrco aerator review comments

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by wiseguyslawn, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 464

    how does everyone like it? what was the price tag
  2. jslawnscape

    jslawnscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I have one i purchased from friend front mount for zero turn i used once. Wasnt into aeration at the time. It has been sitting my my barn since. I had the frame set up on my old mower and sold it havnt ever bought frame and wiring for new mower. It is a "hooker" still aertor I believe. Instead of plugs it just puts holes in the ground. It may be good or bad. I can hear customers saying "well where are all the plugs if you just aerated my lawn". Or I can hear them praising the fact that there arnt little turds all over there lawn. Would sell it if your interested its just collected dust.
  3. docjones

    docjones LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Messages: 197

    is your jrco aerator for sale and if so do you have photos and a price for it?
  4. jslawnscape

    jslawnscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    No price or pics willing to sell ill get some pics of it and come up with a price are you local or willing to drive to pick it up ? Do you have email I can send pics too ? Thanks
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  5. docjones

    docjones LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Messages: 197

    I'm likely willing to drive to get it for the right price. I live in West Virginia and it's quite a way from Rochester. I have a sister who used to live near Rochester so I've made the drive before. Anyway, my email is aajones22@yahoo.com if you want to email some pics.

    How old and used is the equipment? Did the guy before you use it much, why or why not? Really not a whole lot of comments on here about these Jrco Aerators. Really wonder how they do on very compacted soil and the depth of cores they leave. Been to their website but not a lot of "real world" reviews on them here.
  6. Lil' Cabrito

    Lil' Cabrito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

  7. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    why junk? I am considering buying one too, tell me more please
  8. Lil' Cabrito

    Lil' Cabrito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Too light weight for here in texas. If your serious about correctly aerating i.e. core size, spacing, etc. it is not the correct way to go. Get a good mechanical aerator, the money will be well spent.
  9. JRCO

    JRCO Sponsor
    Messages: 75

    Thanks for your opinion, Lil' Cabrito. Please contact me if I can be of any assistance to you.

    I can assure you they are not "junk." The Hooker aerator pulls up loose plugs of soil. 6 holes per square foot. 6"x5" hole pattern. Actually we have quite a few that are sold in Texas every year. It's not about weight/down pressure for the Hooker aerator. It's the angle of the tines and the forward driving force of the mower that makes it hook and pull up the plugs.

    These plugs are not compacted so they break apart as they come to the surface. Hence, lawns look great even right after you aerated.

    But enough of the sales pitch. If you'd like to check them out, let me know. If it's the right tool for your job, great. If not, thanks for checking us out.

    As always, if you have questions/comments/concerns, please feel free to contact us.

  10. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    Too much money. Aerators and other turf renovation items have always costed about 50% more than they should. I guess it may have something to do with lower production #s than mowers.

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