According to what I've seen, it has an open spoon design as opposed to a closed spoon. I think it sort of digs and flips dirt out with out having a plug laying there when it's done. This could be o.k. I guess but you just don't know what it's like untill you use it. I think all of these aerators are over priced for the material and engineering that goes into them. If I had some machine shop equipment, I'd just make one.
I would think when the ground is as hard as it is here now and last fall, that it wouldn't work to good. For the long haul, I think a good core aerator would be a lot better. The reason I had to get a new one last fall was because the ground is so darn hard, but this Classen will penitrate the turf. <p>----------<br><a href="http://www.townserver.com/elm/">Eric@ELM</a><br>
I demo'd one last fall.I have a lazer 60 and it took some getting used to.Real easy to rip up turf if there is the slightest bit of moisture. On the whole it worked real well and several costomers liked the fact they didnt have a bunch of turds in their yards. Hadnt thought of the durability question and other than lazers post,i have no reason to think they wont last. I intend to buy one this year. the walk behinds seem to start at 3k and i can get jrco for less than half that.
I looked at one at the Hartford CT. trade show.New concept, new design, I am ordering one soon,$1500.00+.I don't like the plugs left by the core machines and I don't care to power brush the lawn to break them either.Every machine has some disadvantages.
I really like mine,it's a deal maker for sure to offer a free areation with a signed<br>contract. Since you can areate at the same<br>time your mowing, no lost revnue. As far as<br>any problems with durability,thats what the<br>warranty is for. Since jrco is located about five miles from my house,I'll make sure they honor it <p>----------<br>Valhalla lawn and pool<br>