Let's go aerator shopping

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by khutch, May 30, 2004.

  1. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Time to start budgeting for a fall aerator purchase.
    I just don't want to rent anymore, and haven't been thrilled about the Bluebirds, Ryans and Classens I've used.
    Saw an ad in a trade mag (which I have lost) about a "steerable" type machine which seemed like an improvement over the big 3 mentioned above.
    My purchase would be a stand alone machine (not Z mounted)
    Some pro and cons from aerator users?
  2. GNRL

    GNRL LawnSite Member
    from Wi
    Messages: 51

    Was the one you were looking at called the PLUGR?
  3. The Good Earth

    The Good Earth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Plug'r made by Rock Solid is the only way to go. You can knock out about an acre an hour and not even break a sweat. I don't know how I survived without mine.
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    How much are you wanting to spend? Classen is coming out with a stand-up model. It has a ztr while the spoons are lifted. Goes 4.3 mph and does more than 50K sq ft an hour.

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  5. Aleman

    Aleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    How much is that baby??
  6. smoke johnson

    smoke johnson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    forget the classen at 4.5 mph the Z PLUGER is the way to go 8mph very dependable and you can get a spreader mounted on there and overseed at the same time the also have a 20 gallon spray system that will work on the machine. the Zspray and the Zpluger are the best machines out there by far.
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I am not sure, it wont officially be available until this fall, but I have heard in the tune of $6K.
  8. Aleman

    Aleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Can the Z spray and Z plugger be combined into 1 machine?
  9. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    Who makes the Z Plugger?
  10. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    The Z plugr is made by Rock Solid I beleive. I was wondering if anyone has used these units commercially and how durable they are. Seem to be quite maneuverable.

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