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lokking to buy a ryan aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by coyoteman, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. coyoteman

    coyoteman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    've been searching all night trying to find a dealer here in Canada that sells ryan aerators but no luck. Any canadians out there know of any ryan dealers? I'm in the east so the closer the better. Thanks
  2. edrenckh

    edrenckh LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

  3. Gabriel Turf

    Gabriel Turf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    If you are buying a ryan walk behind you will wish you had bought one of these:

    I don't even break a sweat aerating. The only thing that will get you tired is the walking.
  4. hboyd_com

    hboyd_com LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 150

    There is a Ryan on ebay right now.
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    gabrial, how much for that unit?
  6. Gabriel Turf

    Gabriel Turf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Around $2800.00. It is worth the extra because you can run it longer with less fatigue. Picking that Ryan up out of the ground to turn it gets old. Hoss uses a Rocksolid plugger that is also superior to the Ryan units. You may want to compare the two.
  7. NateinAtl

    NateinAtl LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 121


    does that machine for 2800 have the same aeration width as the Ryan V or IV? And what about the number of tines per square foot? The same as the Ryan V? And Does it come with a Honda 4 hp? Thanks in advance.
  8. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    Here are some specs for the Classen TA-25D http://www.classen-mfg.com/17_25specs.html

    TOTAL DRY WEIGHT 370 lbs (168 kg)
    LENGTH 50" (127 cm)
    AERATING WIDTH 24.375" (62 cm)
    SQ. FT. PER HOUR 29,000 (8,839 m)
    HOLE SPACING 4.06 X 7


    REAR TIRES 2 - 8 X 2.50 2 - 8 X 2.50

    CORING DEPTH UP TO 2.75" (7 cm) UP TO 2.75" (7 cm)

    TOTAL WEIGHT (INCL. WT. BAR) 370 LBS (168 kg)

    WIDTH 40.5" (103 cm)


    The Rock Solid Plugr PL-800 is $3150 (plus delivery) with the 5.5 hp Honda

    • Effective Aerator Width Per Pass: 30"

    • Core Spacing: 2.25" x 8"

    • Operating Weight: 276#

    • Engine Options: 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV (PL800B) or 5.5 HP Honda OHV (PL800H)
    • Storage/Transport Dimensions: 30"(w) x 37" (h) x 63" (l)

    • Warranty: 2-Year Limited
  9. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    The Classen is the best aerater, you can go around a tree with one hand.........I love mine, my best investment
  10. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    I have used Classen Split Drive, Ryan IV, Ryan 28 and Plugr Pl800.

    I own the PL800 because I belive it is the best on the market. Pulls the best cores and is easy to use. I have aerated 80K (10 yards) of turf in one day and played volleyball that night. Try that with the Ryan. :)

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