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Turfco xt5 vs Lawn Solutions 21"aerator

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by fatboynormmie, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,229

    Good thread, I wanna know the diff between LS's aerator and Turfco's new one.
    I am going to get one or the other by this fall - may as well make it the best one for the buck.

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,343

    I looked at both I would say they were designed buy the same person ? They are the same but a little different. I would not buy earthier because they are front wheel drive.And do not go very well in transport mode. But if had to chose one it would be a turfco because the hump in the back come off so you can work on the tines.To me that is a big plus With out turning it over. Just my thoughts

    Charles Cue
  3. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    With Lawn Solutions fold.to handleto the front tip unit and stand it up on concrete. Stays in place.just fine lots of access.
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  4. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Ok any XT5 owner out there yet? Post pics of your Plugs already.

    Pics of your plugs will get pics of my LS WB plugs :laugh:

    Also post pics of the meat and potatoes of the machine - lets see some tines. Measure them across etc. :clapping:
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,388

    I'm going into my 3rd season with the lawn solutions machine. Its a very reliable unit, fairly easy to operate & it pulls lots of quality plugs! No need to make a second pass with this machine!
  6. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,271

    I agree it is easy to use and a reliable unit so far but as to the(QUALITY PLUGS) it is no where near the Plugr machines.I think Exact Rottotilling has proven that on his comparison test pic's.Every area is different and every lawn guy has an opinion on what quality is and it is very subjective.This wasn't my first aerator and I know there is a difference between machines.I love the ease of use the LS provides but there is room for improvement in plug pulling capability's.I'm not saying it's a bad piece of equipment just not everything I expected .I purchased the unit due to all the glowing reviews like yours and when I got the machine was surprised how traction limited it was in transport mode and was wondering where all the plugs were at because I see all the holes .I was surprised no one had ever mentioned it before but since I have brought it to light other's have chimed in with the same complaint's as well.I'm not here to bash on LS I just want my version of the truth to enlighten prospecting buyer's to it's short coming's so they can make an EDUCATED guess on if this unit is in line with there business plan.See some guy's like to deliver top shelf service while other's it's not so important to them it's all how your promoting your aeration business.For instance Exact Rottotilling is using his LS unit as a low cost aeration and his Plugr aeration as top shelf basically offering 2 diff. price point's .SSSHHHHUUUU feel alot better now:laugh:

  7. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    I have drove a xt5 at the factory but still have snow on the ground. The main difference I have not seen in this thread is it aerates a 24" path not 21" path. So it covers a wider area. Pretty sure I was told June they will be shipping so you won't have feedback till then.
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    How many tines across did it have? 5 or 6....?
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  9. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    6 tines in the row.
  10. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Interesting...Well based on that the tine spacing will no doubt be wider in line with more traditional rolling tine units. The greater width of the unit will limit access to some places since I'm assuming the it's total width is wider than the LS 21" unit.

    Now I'm wondering how it will compare to the new LS Dually 24" which has 6 tines across and wider tine spacing than the other LS 21" and Stander? I'm sure the LS Dually will have more down force for better plug depth?

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