Using greens areators on lawns

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Royalslover, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    Has anyone ever tried using a greens areator on lawns?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    On many of them the tines are much shorter, so you wouldn't get adequate penetration to actually loosen up the turf. Another thing is, is that the tines are not nearly as bigin diameter, so the effectiveness would be much less (if not lost), there too.
  3. Scarlawnturf

    Scarlawnturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Besides running my business, I still work at a local golf course a few mornings every week. The aerarors we've used all have the option of changing tine size and some of them can do deep tine aeratine. But the problem to me would be speed. Most of them would be too slow for residential work
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Iv'e seen it done around here, couple different guys, Toro greens aerators. Like said, I know you can get a lot of different tines, and they actually pull deeper cores than a normal walkbehind model. Big disadvantage is the size of the machine, you can't get close to anything and forget the gates less than 5 feet wide. Also slow... Another thing is that the wide flotation tires mat the whole lawn down pretty bad after going around and around so many times with it (saw this first hand).

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