I recently ordered from turfco.com an aerator. One reason I went through them was that they had financing available. The financing was approved on the 4th of Sept., shipped to me on the 8th, received it on the 18th. 7 business days shipping time from Mn. to San Francisco area of California.
The only problems I had was taking the shipping crate apart and getting the throttle cable set properly. The machine worked great for me on the 23 clients that I used it on.
Cost: Starting 11-00, will be paying $83 a month for 24 months on the financing, but will pre-pay the loan next spring, so should come under the $1700.00 that I figured it would cost me.
Anthony, I used a Turfco unit 2 years ago, it did an ok job but I did not think it was heavy enough and it kicked my butt!
As you know I have the Classen TA-25 split drive, did a lawn (all bare dirt and a little weeds) for a guy who is planting plugs tomorrow, no rain in over a week and hard ground but still pulled 2+" plugs. This unit is HEAVY.
Call Classen and find a dealer near you. Even if you have to drive some, money spent on shipping or gas is up to you. I've used this unit for a week now and would not trade it for 2 Turfco's, Ryan's, or whatever.
ray& gus: thanks for the response, ray, as you know i have that lesco 26" and i love it since i took the weight bar off. i still think the split reel is the way to go .the lesco is a well built unit and i think classen makes it for them, and the turfco is the same type of unit.
i spoke to the area salesman he gave me numbers of a few rental centers in my area that sells them, but they all wonted list price.split reel is is way to go.