New Aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by agm, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Messages: 178

    I just bought a used bluebird plug aerator today (2003 model) for $850. It was from Home Depot rental dept. The history of it was 70 rentals over the last 3 years. It is in very good condition both cosmetic and mechanically. Do you think I got a good deal?
  2. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    I own a similar unit. Mine is a few years older though. I am still trying to decide if I am happy with mine, actually considering selling it as I am WAY broke, and need money NOW worse then an aerator. I am guessing yours is a 424? On mine, the mud always plugs up in the "reel" around the shaft that the tines are hooked to. Going to talk to my neighbor that is a dealer about that sometime this winter and try and fix it, if I don't sell it. I am also going to add more weight to mine, to make it pull deeper plugs.
  3. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Messages: 178

    yes it is a 424
  4. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,765

    I like the newer ones they are just sooo easy to turn around. And where they have the throttle is great and safer.
  5. Rons Rightway Lawncare

    Rons Rightway Lawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    How did you know it was for sale? I need a good used aerator and don't want to spend much more than you did for one.

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I bought a BlueBird tow aerator a few months ago. I just called HD and asked and they had planned on advertising it the next week. It was 2 years old (local HD sells everything every 2-3 years). They included the water jugs, a new set of tines and it was somewhere around $300 I think.
  7. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,381

    I bought a 2005 Lesco 26.5" aerator at a pawn shop for only $800. Brand new, new tines, clean, good paint, good 4 hp Honda. Best purchase of 2005. Paid it off in first year.
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Many of the Home Depots around my area have signs up advertising a semi-annual rented tool sale. You might want to check into it. I was at HD last week but all they had left was a few drain cleaners and a carpet stain remover.
  9. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    Our HD has a Classen CA18 3 years old for $867. I'm considering it.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    no pics?

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