Jrco aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by salandscape, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. salandscape

    salandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    Has anyone used the JRCO hooker aerator? What do you think? Let me know any pros and cons.Thanks
  2. salandscape

    salandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    42 views and not 1 opinion!
  3. salandscape

    salandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    anyone, please anyone?
  4. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    Ive used one and was not that impressed. I like a nice core and this has spoon type tines. Why are you considering one? So you can mount it on the Zero Turn?
  5. grassgirl4

    grassgirl4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I'll take a stab at it :)

    I have one and like it, but mine is not the popular view on LawnSite :( I've shamefully actually only used it once...last fall on my yard. I bought it Spring '06 but just never promoted the service because I didn't have a small aerator unit to hit the spots the JRCO couldn't reach and didn't want to leave a property incomplete. I still don't have a small unit, so I still have not promoted the service.

    However, contrary to popular opinion on here, I like the unit. When I tried it on my yard (around 1ish acres), I felt it did a good job...tines penetrated the soil about 3 inches deep and covered a respectable amount of surface area in the aerator's 38" width/swath. I know everyone is used to the plug-type aerator and seeing plugs all over the yard, so maybe that plays into the plug unit bias...don't know...

    I guess run a search on JRCO and read what others have to say and then use your own discretion. I don't see a problem with the JRCO...in fact, both my dad and I were quite impressed with the job it did. One negative point that was posed by another member is that it is not heavy enough when going over the ground. I don't know how heavy an aerator has to be, but I can tell you that the JRCO is pretty-darn heavy. I just looked at the JRCO website, and it listed the shipping weight at 198lbs. My dad and I have lifted it (and both of us are pretty strong), and it's no easy task...lifting it from the ground, that is...

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