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need a new aerator...quick

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mac43rn, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Well not that quick, but the time is coming here in the midwest. I currently have a plugr 800 and it is a fine machine, but I have over 80 accounts already scheduled for this fall and that number will probably increase two/three fold for aerations only. I will be hiring to help do the walk behind, but I am thinking a good tow behind (pulling with golf cart/utility cart) will increase my productivity. Don't mind spending money for quality. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. LawnDawg65

    LawnDawg65 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I bought Lescos tow behind model, and it works great. Simple sturdy design, with a platform on top where you can add weight, I put 300 lbs on top and 4 in. plug can be achieved. I payed arond $1,300.00
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    We have a 36" Bluebird that does a decent job
  4. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    the new turfco aerators with the turning ablility look nice, they even have a sulky to use
  5. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    what do you use for weight??

  6. LawnDawg65

    LawnDawg65 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    The platform on top is a nice size, I put 6 bags of fertilizer and bungeed them down-- works great. The ground here is so hard now because of lack of rain, I even had two guys sit on that, no problems.
  7. hmartin

    hmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    What kind of depth are you getting. My soil is very hard here also. I have been thinking about buying a unit like yours, but am afraid that I may not get much penetration and waste my money. The only thing local for me to rent is a Bluebird 48" tow behind or a small bluebird walk behind. How does your compare to the Bluebird.

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