What's a good aerator to buy????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LoneStarLawn, Aug 30, 2000.

  1. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There has been alot of discussion on aeration lately and since we are in a big drought I wanted to know what type of aerator would be a good purchase?
     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    Tow behind or walk behind?
     
  3. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    either.....prefer walkbehind
     
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    Tow behind, Lesco (made by C l a s s e n) 42" or 60"
    Walkbehind Ryan
    There's a Ryan Lawnair 28 on Ebay right now. Bids start at $999
     
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    I have a Ryan 28" walkbehind. Looked at a Clausen (SP?) with duel drives, looked very nice and well built. It also looked like it would be easy to turn. Several people I've talked to say the pull behind is worthless around here unless we get a lot of rain.
     
  6. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    i picked up a bannerman 48" split reel last season and i love it. if you are interested ,i will take a picture and e mail it to you. i still donot know how to post and place pictures on the forum.
    my problem is towing it while aerating.

    last season i got a new 26" wb from lesco (its a bear)i like this one.
    and i have a older toro core aerator.
    that lawn air 28 seems like it will work.
     
  7. nelski

    nelski LawnSite Member
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    I have two Lawnaire 28s and I feel there the best walkbehind aerator on the market.

    Royce
     
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I feel the Lesco, Cl a s s en built tow behind is as good as it gets for the money. Very heavy duty.
     
  9. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Eric, is yours mounted directly on your JD or do you tow it?
     
  10. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,831

    I mount in on the 3 point hitch. Works great. Nice for lifting over sprinkler heads, sidewalks, and making sharp turns.
     

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