Turfco xt5 vs. exmark s. aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by burnsyscapes, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. burnsyscapes

    burnsyscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    In the market for a new aerator.

    Anyone has any input on both? Which ones better pros & cons

  2. SteveHuffman

    SteveHuffman LawnSite Member
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  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,956

    Good point. We demoed the Exmark hydro walk-behind aerator recently at Clive Power Equipment. It was a close call, but the TURFCO XT5 pulled better plugs, but pretty much the same amount of plugs.

    Dealer said TORO/Exmark is having difficulty copying TURFCO's patented designs.

    I'd go with the XT5. The XT5 is our favorite hydro walk-behind aerator. We also have a Lawn Solutions hydro walk-behind (TORO/Exmark), but my guys choose never to use it. It's for sale (cheap).

    We also rely on the XT5 for aerating forward & backward regarding seeding jobs. Nice results.

    Stand-on aerators are a different story cuz TORO/Exmark has a good one.

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