What is the best walk behind aerator?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by 8rickyj, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. 8rickyj

    8rickyj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I am looking for a new aerator to replace my Lawnaire 5. Something that is a little more operator friendly. Turfco, Plugr, Toro? Any recomendations?
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Been running the Turfco this fall,I like it ,a little slow but pulls good plugs.

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,462

    Dual Hydro by toro but not made at this time. Next would be Turfco XT5 once you get the tines in the ground goes great in transport mode not worth sh!t

    Charles Cue
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    That's true ,most of the time I just pop a wheelie and push it. Maybe some weights in front to.
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,296

    The dual hydro Exmark aerator would be the way to go but not in production.
    Next would be the Turfco XT5.
  6. WJC

    WJC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Whatever you do, dont get a Classen split drive. Bought one a few years ago thinking it would be more user friendly, I was very WRONG.
    robertsturf likes this.
  7. weeble67

    weeble67 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Used a Ryan for years, it worked great and I loved the results. I looked at a new Toro and this fall I picked up a used Lawn Solutions ride on. I am amazed. I can't imagine using a walk behind again.
  8. MTC314

    MTC314 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Love my new Turfco XT5...its a great machine and is very user friendly having the reverse feature and its steers with very little effort without tearing. The motor is very quiet and starts up first pull every time.
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    i second that remark.

    we like plugrs, i wish they made affordable large cam action plugrs though

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,462

    My 8 year old grandson runs mine he was putting holes in his yard to day. But when hes done he has to leave it the yard.

    Charles Cue

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