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Pluger PL400 vs Lawn Solutions

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Blue Lakes, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Blue Lakes

    Blue Lakes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I am starting a one man aeration business in Northern California and am trying to decide between the Plugr PL400 and the Lawn Solutions unit. The yards out here are relatively small (on average 1,000 sq ft or less) but the terrain can be fairly hilly. Anyone have experience with both machines and their performance. Is it worth the extra $1,000 for the Lawn Solutions aerator? Any input would be appreciated.
  2. Plug It Lawn Aeration

    Plug It Lawn Aeration LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I have a Pluger PL800 and a Lawn Solutions walk behind. I love my LS unit. I do not like my pluger800. For lawns as small as you are doing, the LS would be far superior because of it's hydro drive and it's ability to aerate in reverse. Lawns that are 1000 sq. ft. will have lots of stops and starts and the reverse, will help you tremendously. Add the fact of aerating everytime you are in reverse, you become that much more productive. You will make up the difference in price less than 2 days. If you have a lot of slope, the pluger will wear you out.

    I enjoy using my LS wb and will be looking at purchasing their stand on/rider unit for next year.
  3. Blue Lakes

    Blue Lakes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for the input. This is exactly the type of information I need.
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,388

    I purchased my LS walk behind this spring. I did demo the ryan,plugr and lesco units. The LS machine is far superior, no question.
  5. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Blue Lakes - what are the prices for these units? Thanks
  6. Blue Lakes

    Blue Lakes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    The cost is $3250.00 plus $150.00 shipping to California.
  7. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    No machine will come close to the ability of the Ryan Lawnair 28.
  8. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,057

    I have the Plugger 850HD and like it. I did get it almost for free. :)

    If you're looking for new equipment, go to the GIE-EXPO http://www.gie-expo.com/ and test them out.

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  9. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    I have a Pluger, but cannot comment on the other. I love it for large flat properties. Hills are no fun, so any hydro I can see an advantage. What are the cost differences?
  10. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Just checked out their web site - Looks like a good unit. No dealers around me to demo however. Price seems fair - it will pay for itself quickly!

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