walker brand aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by musselman, Sep 24, 2002.

  1. musselman

    musselman LawnSite Senior Member
    from utah
    Messages: 301

    Ive been wanting a up front aerator for my walker..ive looked at hooker by JRCO and the millcreek. Both seem ok but both seem to have drawbacks as well...I went to the walker web site and found they will be coming out with there own aerator in the spring of 2003...looks real nice, I guess the ryan will work for the fall aeration and next year Ill go with a walker...has anyone priced or seen the real thing let me know
  2. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    I have read that it is an adaptation of the Plugr aerator by Rocksolid (and is actually manufactured by them) and is cam driven rather than weight driven.
  3. gwoods

    gwoods LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 30

    my dealer said $3100
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I own a Walker myself, but I am considering a good pull behind. Personally, I don't care to be taking off the deck each time I want to aerate, especially if your Walker is you main mower.

    Hey gwoods, I am from Wichita also.

  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Its a joint effort by Walker and Rocksolid Plugr. Rocksolid supplies the cam assembly and Walker makes the frame and the setup. Based on the prices of my Plugr w/b's the price for the Walker version is probably up there also.
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    $3100.00 :eek: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????

    WOW, that must be some aerator. I just got a brand new 26" split drive Classen for $2700.00 VERY happy with it.

  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    The new one from Walker is PTO driven, if I am not mistaken, thus the high cost, but I don't think you have to have the added impliment hitch to operate it.

  8. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    yep, the hitch implement is not required. i think they claim 60k sq ft per hour with it.
  9. Strongmd

    Strongmd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Actually, I think it's 70k square/hour, which easily justifies $400 over a classen 26" split drive. The classen claims 29k hour.
    If you were charging $10/1,000, the walker would do $700 per hour to the classen's $290. So you could make up the $400 in one hour of wide open aerating.
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Has anyone used the new Walker aerator?


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