Tow behind aerator

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  1. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I need an aerator for occasional use.. 1 acre lawn... tow behind. Dont want to kill the bank.. I've heard some people say the cheap ones at home depot and lowes work fine... I have found a ohio steel on that looks heavier built but I'll have to order it it... anyone have any luck with the box store ones? They have cheap looking plastic wheels on them...
     
  2. wjjones

    wjjones LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had a 48" agri fab core aerator that work really well. It was made decent for a yard, or 2. There are quite a few out there.
     
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    wjjones LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. Delmarva Keith

    Delmarva Keith LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like good quality from the picture. Easily replacable tines too.

    I have one of the big box store types (can’t remember the brand) and it is holding up well. I clean the dirt and mud out of it before putting it away for the Winter to prevent rusting the tines and so far so good. I’ve hit plenty of underground rocks and who knows what with plenty of weight on it and it takes the abuse wthout complaint. The cheap plastic wheels are no issue because the wheels are only used to cross driveways and walks and whatever. In use, it rests on the tines, not the wheels.

    Keep in mind that with a tow behind the core pattern will be relatively sparse and multiple passes are needed. If time is money, might not be the best tool for the job. For occasional use, it’s a cheap solution that works surprisingly well.
     
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  6. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Which cheaper one do you own
     
  7. Delmarva Keith

    Delmarva Keith LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don’t know for sure anymore. Bought it a few years ago at one of the big box stores. Looking at the pictures on the big box sites, it’s likely a Brinley-Hardy. The Agrifab looks to have a sturdier hitch setup but I have no problems with the one I have.
     
  8. wjjones

    wjjones LawnSite Senior Member
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    You check amazon? Prime should get it to you faster.
     
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  9. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I did but didnt see any
     
  10. Fuzzy1

    Fuzzy1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    watching .. .. ..
     

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