ya 61" would be nice but that would mean that I would have to buy a piece of equiptmnet that I would hardly use since most of my gates are 48" or less.Originally posted by ParkerLawn
I now have a unit that beats all of them. I run Grasshoppers and just bought the Aera-Vator in a 61" unit. This thing is absolutely incredible. It is the most efficient piece of equipment available. Check it out: http://www.grasshoppermower.com/03/products/frontmount_implemnt/turf/turf_renov_main.html#Aerator
yes but you still have to have the 5000-10000 dollar grasshopper to put it on. That in its self is not even close to the 2-3 thousand walk behinde aerator. JMOOriginally posted by ParkerLawn
61" Aera-Vator is $3950 and the 40" is $2950. I look at that I paid this for my Ryan Lawnaire V and now do the work in a 1/4 of the time. I sold my Lawnaire V and if I have a lawn with a gate i will rent one at my dealer for $50 a day, but the efficiency of this new Aera-Vator is just mind blowing. It is also nice not to have to mess with cores after aerating. You get the same results without the mess. This is by far the best piece of equipment I have invested in.
What aerator are your guys referring to when you are talking about "the drum type?"Originally posted by John at JDH Select
Purchased in spring 2003. Works great and pulls plugs better than the drum type. Has an incredible, simplistic design and I have been very happy with the machine.
This was a BIG factor in my decision to go with Grasshopper this yearOriginally posted by ParkerLawn
My whole point is, I have 2 Grasshopper 928D with 61" decks that we use for mowing and all I have to do is switch off my deck and hook up to the aera-vator. It takes 2 minutes to switch out. If you don't run Grasshoppers, of course this isn't feasible. All I am saying is I am blessed to run Grasshopers and have thsi option available. I am comparing my experience to running a Ryan Lawnaire V and the new Aera-Vator. So anyone who does run Grasshoppers, invest on this machine.
Can you talk me into a Grasshopper mid-mount over a deere or toro?Originally posted by ParkerLawn
Also wanted to add that you made a great decision going with Grasshopper. It is all I have ever run and demoed everyhting every year, but Grasshopper is where its at. They are the greatest machines out there in my opinion. Built like a tank and cut and ride like a dream. It is nice not having to buy or build a striping kit for my mower. It should be a standard design on every mower like the Grasshopper does. If you can't tell, i am a huge Hopper fan.