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Price for Aeration?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by baddarryl, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,393

    How do you like it? I have one too. I’m out using it today. :)
     
  2. Centex Aeration

    Centex Aeration LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    I wish I had the newer model; front wheel drive is difficult on turns when doing it all day. However, I think overall it is a proven design.
     
  3. La Chandler

    La Chandler LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    Agree with TPendagast. I have never understood why you would charge different prices for different jobs. Your per minute costs are constant, they don't change. Of course, I'm assuming you own the aerator, which you should if you are a professional.
     
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  4. Centex Aeration

    Centex Aeration LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Simply put, supply and demand. There are lots of crews with mowers etc. However, that is not the case with aeration equipment. In addition, the cost of maintenance and serviceable hours for an aerator is much different than a mower.
     
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  5. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 278

    Just rented a 30 inch stand on zero turn for $62 out the door. No way I could own one being able to rent at that price unless I was using it every week.
    Stand on zero turn is hands down the only way to aerate in my book. Toggle switch to raise and lower and high ground speed too!
     
  6. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,393

    The difference is as I own my aerator I can do one job, or multiples and still make money.
     
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  7. Centex Aeration

    Centex Aeration LawnSite Member
    Messages: 126

    Was it an exmark?
     
  8. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,393

  9. Cjames808

    Cjames808 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    Same boat as most of these guys.

    $99 for up to 5k then $12/k after that.

    3/4 ac+ If we can fit the tractor $125 hour.
     
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  10. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 278

    Sure
    The cost of capital is too much for me to have one sitting around. I'm just one guy and already have enough iron sitting around to run a small village. If a guy can keep a machine somewhat busy that's great. But this one is $10k, that's eating $1000/year in opportunity cost.
     

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