Not much talk about aerators, can anyone recommend a good one?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by WHIPPLE5.7, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    I've been out of this game for a little over a year now. Mostly did dethatching but I did have an old drum aerator I used once in awhile but it ended up with too many problems to use. I'm thinking of firing things back up this spring as my job is a total joke with seriously low pay and no benifits. I wouldn't mind getting an aerator but I don't want to kill myself using one. I'd like one thats somewhat fast and easy to use. I can't seem to find the website on Lawn solutions but that duel hydro seems like a great concept. I'm also not looking to spend many many thousands of dollars either so that one might not work.:confused:
  2. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    Depends on the property size. I have a classen TA19 and a billygoat towbehind that does an awesome job. It works great for me with my size property and current available help
  3. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    Also, if you are not doing many or can get them lined up, then renting one is a great option as well.

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 892

    See if u can find an old Bannerman. The ones with the loop handles.
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  5. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    So the newer ones are no good? Did lawn solutions go out of business or something? I haven't found any reviews or info on their dual hydro that supposedly came out in May.
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  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,286

    I run the Turfco XT5 and though not effortless to use, is a fair bit easier than a standard Ryan type to run. $3,500 will get you one.

    NEW CITY LAWN CARE LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    I bought a Turfco turnare6 last fall, what a machine! The turning ability is do nice to have. Its still a lot of work, but I'm covering more ground per hour, probably double over the old ryan. The XT-5 I'd love to try, but I bet if I did I'd wish I had bought one of those instead...
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  9. aeration

    aeration LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 68

    I own the Lawn Solutions Ride On aerator, dual hydro, and single hydro. The ride on and dual hydro can both fit on my 5x10 trailer. I have a side load gate that allows access to the dual hydro without removing the ride on (if I don't need the ride on; gated back yard less than 48" wide)

    I am very pleased with my LS equipment. If I didn't own LS equipment, I would consider getting out of the aeration business.
  10. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    Lawn solutions sold out to Toro. Toro will now sell a red version of the near identical unit

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