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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
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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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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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I use a Lesco 32" aerator. It's a walk behind, gas powered, 5.5 hp honda and it works great.

No disrespect to anybody else, but I wouldn't rent one. Renting equipment can be expensive. I bought my aerator used off craigslist for under$600. If you rent one you'll probably pay $70 or so for the rental fee. That's at least one aeration job down the rain in rental costs.

But, that's just my 2 cents. Check out Jrco they manufacture front mounted aerators for almost every commercial machine.
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We mostly run bluebird lawn aerators they seem to move pretty good and turning is a lot easier than some of the others.
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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.
I've got a 42" zero turn with a hitch, how are those John Deere tow behind plug aerators? Any recommendations at all? Thanks guys!!!
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