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  • PRO Supplier
    DR products always worth a look

    http://www.drmachines.co.uk/products/dr-aerator-manual-start
  • PRO
    We have used the camon aerator for a number of years now and nothing has ever gone wrong on it, easy to use and I'd buy another if I had to.
    • We have a Camon LA25 which we find does the job.

  • PRO

    Budget? New or used? Plus do you want to be able to swap tines - solid / hollow / chisel?

  • PRO

    iv hired the billygoat hollowtine aerator , AE400 19",for a few years now. very pleased with the result but can't comment obviously on maintenance costs etc. A mate in Canada works for a company that only uses the bluebird range. he also is impressed by that mark.hope it helps.

  • PRO
    Thanks for all your replies!

    Has anyone delta with the Classen t18?

    I've seen the Camon in action and it looks good- I haven't seen a dr machine before but had a look online and they seem to have good reviews!

    Andrew- I'm open to both new and used, however, I'd like to keep to a maximum of around 2k.

    As for the tines, I would prefer the option to be able to swap! Do you believe hollow tines produce a significantly bettereduced out come than solid?

    Cheers Paul- I hadn't looked at Billy goat just purely because I thought they'd be more expensive but I'll check out the ae400!

    Cheers again
  • PRO

    Bannerman have just introduced a narrow aerator, they call it the easy access machine:

    http://www.blademachinery.co.uk/bannermanlawncare.html

    Has hollow tine on rotating wheel type. Hope they will be introducing fracture tine option as well soon.

    It'll be the next aerator we buy. They are robust and fast when you need them to be, plus with weights, will go deep compared to plugger types.

    Used you can pick up old sisis auto greenman for sub £500 with multi tine sets. They are a bit slower and harder to move around, but mechanically simple.

    • PRO

      Cheers Andy, appreciate your info!

      The Bannerman looks good and it has more appeal as someone recommends! My local machinery supplier has mentioned the new Classen due out this year- do you know much about this brand?

      Thanks

  • PRO

    Classen are a top commercial brand, that t18 looks very good size wise, solid weight, honda engine, drum hollow tines, so not sure on swapping. Wouldn't have concerns about buying that if dealer can support it re parts back-up.

    • I've a classen aerator. Great machine. Serious power on it. Nearly half to run behind it
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