Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by EagleGrounds, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. EagleGrounds

    EagleGrounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Does anyone own one? My current aerator is on its last leg and aeration is my biggest business.


    If you do, what did you pay for it w/ the aerator attachment. Do you like it? Pros/Cons?

    Thanks in advanced!
  2. T888

    T888 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

  3. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 569

    I rented a z-plugger once...Never again!
  4. EagleGrounds

    EagleGrounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    What didnt you like about it buttaluv?

    and @T888 thank you for that link, that looks like a possibility.

    I would really like to get a ride on aerator as my next piece, it currently takes me too long peryard, i could be making so much more but its holding me back. these ride on ones look effiecient.
  5. You should try to get to the EXPO http://www.gie-expo.com/

    I tried a zplugger there and formed my own opioions. That it is the worse machine offered.
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    i cant see how the zplug is sooooo bad, i run the zsprays and standers and this looks like a no brainer, other than the possibility if poor hillside traction i can not see why this machine is bashed on here. for both the thread maker and my sake, can someone please detail the pros and cons of this machine. thanks and good thread
  7. T888

    T888 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Your welcome. I would also look into a tow behind for a tractor.

    MOHUSTLER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,376

    We have a crew in town running alot of the Z sprays and Z pluggers. They are ok machines. They do not do well up a hill unless you put weight on the front end. And then you take it off the back end and loose some traction.

    And they are only factory direct, so we have to call the factory and order parts just the same as a end user can. Which if you do your own reparis its great. But for us who have crews that bring everything to us, its really hard to stock parts and give them timley serviceing on them.

    They are fast, but id rather have the Jrco equipment and put it on one of my mowers! We have excelent luck with thoes. Just not quite as wide as the Z plugers.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    so the zplugger gets poor traction on hillsides. that is what you claim. ok, so what hills are we talking aobut small or actually steep. this way i can fully understand!

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