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Pull behind aerator?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by CleanCutMowers, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. CleanCutMowers

    CleanCutMowers LawnSite Member
    from SE MO
    Messages: 150

    What types of pull behind aerators are you all using? I am not looking for something huge and i do not mind do pay good money for something that is good. Thank You!
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I have a 36" Bluebird with the water weights...does a decent job for the most part.
     
  3. FCS Services

    FCS Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    classen here
     
  4. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 441

    jrco here. Just pile the cement blocks on, and you're good.
     
  5. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 344

    I have been researching this for a while now.

    What I have found so far is the Classen units are tough to beat for doing a good job.... they are heavily built and the towable models can be converted to 3pt by removing the tounge.
    http://littlewonder.com/core-aerators.asp

    These same units can be purchased through your local lesco store. They are just green there. :)
    http://www.lesco.com/ProdCatalog/ProdCatalogNav.aspx?ProdGroupID=6&SKUGroupID=295


    Ryan has an excellent reputation. with several models
    http://www.ryanturf.com/products/lawn_aerators/lawnaire_towbehind/
    http://www.ryanturf.com/products/turf_aerators/renovaire/
    http://www.ryanturf.com/products/turf_aerators/tracaire/

    Turfco' makes a unit.
    http://www.turfcodirect.com/index.php?module=pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=1&pid=18

    Mill creek has gotten good press.
    http://millcreekmfg.com/products_turfaerators.htm

    Bluebird also makes a decent unit.
    http://www.bluebirdintl.com/node1269.asp?url=/node1519.asp?cid=481&frames=false

    Turf vent makes a unit that is more lightly built that the rest. A few guys have them here and they seem to work for most.
    http://www.turfvent.com/seriestwo.htm

    There are a few more that are out there for sure.

    -TAZ
     
  6. CleanCutMowers

    CleanCutMowers LawnSite Member
    from SE MO
    Messages: 150

    Thank You guys for the help. Next Question, what type of speed do I need to run with one of these? Thanks
     
  7. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 533

    i have a lesco one that i use and love it. You can go pretty fast and it still pulls 3-3 1/2'' plugs without any problems. The only thing i dont like is that you have t manually have to lift each wheel. I want to put a electric lift on it, but hate to cut it up as its very clean. I may build another one with the electric.
     
  8. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,474

    Good place to look is a golf course. They're notorious for buying equipment, using it once or twice and parking it. Friend of mine got a very nice tow behind cheap from a local course. We ran a Toro and it did a very good job. Aer-way is excellent also.
     
  9. avnorm

    avnorm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    TAZ

    what about the Husqvarna TA 36" & 48" units for about $1k & $1.1K?

    How do these compare to the Classen/ Lesco units?
     
  10. ccondie

    ccondie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    im just useing a john deer pull behind that i had laying around. just got to pile on the weight.
     

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