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Sluggish aerator-need help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mikesturf, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 797

    I bought a slightly used Ryan aerator IV last year. It probably has 100 - 5,000 sf jobs on it. Had it serviced three times. However, I have noticed that it just does not have the same pull as it did last year. I feel that I am doing too much pushing and the machine is not doing enough pulling on its own. It has a 5hp engine. Would like some feedback before I mention this problem to the service guy.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: make sure that when you sqeeze the handle to power the unit make sure the belt has enought tension, i had the same problem, just adjust the idler pulley and it was as good as new. tony

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