looking for the best pull behind aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by perfectlawncare, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. perfectlawncare

    perfectlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    I am looking for the best pull behind aerator for my Dixie Chopper.

    Any help would be great.

    Jason Holder

  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    I really like me Lesco 48 pull behing core aerator. It is built very heavy and leaves nice long cores. It is also the split rotor type.
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Millcreek. The best of the best. The frame is made from 1.5" solid square bar. I have a 3pt version, which they just add a draw bar then its a tow behind. Its heavy, but I added a lot of tractor weights. My 60" 630 model w/ weights is over 1100 pounds. (the tractor struggles to pick it up) They are not cheap. A bare 60" 3 pt runs $1500. Tow units are $500 more. I got mine used and rebuilt it.
  4. grasscutter122003

    grasscutter122003 LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 28

    I have a Blue Bird/ husqvarna tow behind unit. I really works nice and is a rental grade piece of equipment. I got mine before Husky bought out BlueBird. Nice unit can accept as much weight as you can put on it. It has a crank type lowering system, which means you can lower it to your taste. :)
  5. perfectlawncare

    perfectlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Thanks guys. I want something I can use for a long time and not wear out my wheel motors on my Dixie. I like the Lesco but it seems alittle heavy.

    Thanks again for your help,

    Jason Holder
  6. walker-talker

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

    Look into the Classen...they are a good brand. I do not own one, but came close. I did searches and found nothing but good about them.
  7. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    I believe the Lesco and the Classen are 1 in the same in the pull behinds, I could be wrong, but I thing ones green and the other is red.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yes, they are the same. I have the Millcreek, and while it's a good machine (it's the older model, so it's heavier duty than the new ones), it can't compare to the Classen for structural quality. There is more than twice as much steel on a Classen than there is on the Millcreek. I've been looking at these Classens for some time, now.
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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  10. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810


    You say it (the Lesco) seems heavy but it really won't be heavy enough by itself. You will need to add weight to get the deep holes.

    Mr. Elm used his Dixie with plenty of added weight... you should be fine once it starts rolling.

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