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    So I thinking about getting an aerator. any one use a tow behind? I was thinking that I could mount it on the back of my 32" walkbehind. Do they sell something like this, would it work? I know they sell thatchers for the front. I don't really need another tool with a small engine if not needed.

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    I have a 48" BlueBird tow aerator. Not sure if I would want to pull it with a walkbehind mower though.
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      If you are seriously targeting aerating jobs, spend the money and get a gas powered walk behind aerator. You will regret trying to rig something up, when you could have already completed the job.
      I actually have a pull behind from Northern Tool and Equipment, I mean that is a way to go, but not with a walk behind mower.
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        I was thinking that I could mount it on the back of my 32" walkbehind.
        How would you do that so it didn't interfere with your walking or become a safety hazard?
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          So I thinking about getting an aerator. any one use a tow behind? I was thinking that I could mount it on the back of my 32" walkbehind. Do they sell something like this, would it work? I know they sell thatchers for the front. I don't really need another tool with a small engine if not needed.

          I would Def. Get a good walkbehind Aerator. I am kinda confused how you could tow an aerator and still walk behind the mower???

          I have a walkbehind one for my smaller yards and tight places and a Tow behind core aerator that I pull with my Exmark Lazer.

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          • #6
            What about the new Exmark 30" stand on ?
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            Newburgh Lawn Care

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            • #7
              We have a small walkbehind aerater but last year bought a ZRATER for our Walker mower. It does great.

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                I was thinking that i could mount under the handle bar (right on the back of the mower). But now thinking about it, could only maybe pull a spike aerator with out killing the trans. I think I will just rent one this year and keep my eye out for a good price on a used. At the same time I will be looking for z-turn and tow behind Thanks for all the input

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                  I was thinking that i could mount under the handle bar (right on the back of the mower). But now thinking about it, could only maybe pull a spike aerator with out killing the trans. I think I will just rent one this year and keep my eye out for a good price on a used. At the same time I will be looking for z-turn and tow behind Thanks for all the input
                  I would not worry as much about killing the transmission as I would killing you, what if you happen to slip for some reason?
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                  • #10
                    I was thinking that i could mount under the handle bar
                    Ok this may not be a good idea, but I am just throwing it out there, could you make a mowing sulky / aerator that you sat on?
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                    • #11
                      I like the blue bird walk behinds. they pull a good deep core, you know, like you really feel like your accomplishing something when you pick one up and look at the profile. Any aerater that pulls a good core i like

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                        I like the blue bird walk behinds. they pull a good deep core, you know, like you really feel like your accomplishing something when you pick one up and look at the profile. Any aerater that pulls a good core i like
                        For a walk behind I like the Ryan stuff, take a look at it then if it is too high look at the rental places they sell them after a while.
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                          Shouldn't be too hard tp find one of the smaller Ryan or Bluebird aerators used from a reantal place in the $500-$800 range. I saw several in that range towards the end of last year
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                            I was actually going to suggest just renting a walk behind, before purchasing one. I wouldn't spend the money on a tow behind if you are going to drag it behind a wb mower.

                            I have personally used tow behind bluebird, and walk behind blue bird and turfco. Turfco is still not there 100% I feel. Just something is missing from their products still. I don't know if they didn't do enough in field testing or what it is.
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                              Ryan

                              For a walk behind I like the Ryan stuff, take a look at it then if it is too high look at the rental places they sell them after a while.
                              Ryan, also very good machines. Been around forever, and most importantly pulls a good core.

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