Snapper power plugger Aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfinator, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. turfinator

    turfinator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I have an opportunity to pick up a used Snapper Power Plugger aerator for $800 canadian and wonder how similiar it is to the Plugr. I was told it is cam driven but seeing that its a discontinued unit for Snapper I wonder how good they were. Unfortunately its bloody cold here and we still have alot of snow, so Im unable to actually test it myself. It has a Briggs 5hp IC motor on it. Any comments would be very helpful. Thanks
  2. RoyaleRcr

    RoyaleRcr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Just sold one! Not a very good machine. I have been aerating yards since 1994 with Ryan machines. Had a chance like yours a couple years ago. The lawns I did with it did not repeat as customers. I inquired and they said they didn't like the job I did with my new machine. The holes are very shallow, very few cores, spacing too far apart, ect...... Needless to say, it is gone and I bought another Ryan. If you have a small budget, I would put your $800.00 in a used Ryan or like machine. Try rental shops. Also this machine will NOT climb a hill. Good Luck.
  3. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    If it is the unit I'm think it is, you need to shorten the linkage bar in the rear by 1". This rectifies the problem with depth/penatration.
  4. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 922

    I used that machine one time. Poor results and slow.
  5. MWHC

    MWHC LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 220

    I have owned this machine. It's junk. There are a lot better machines out there than that one. If you buy it, try to sell it to your competition asap.
  6. turfinator

    turfinator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Thanks for the comments on the Snapper. I guess I'll stay away from it. Just out of curiousity does operate the same way the Plugr does. I ask because Ive been hearing alot of positive feedback about that particular unit.

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