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Eliet E401 scarifier

I am looking to buy a second hand Eliet scarifier that have had minimal use and been serviced by the dealership. What your views on them? I have an old Allen Turf Doctor that is brilliant but the bearings were shattered on a recent  job.....

Thanks Andrew

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    Hi I've got the 401 I brought it 8 yrs ago new.....its done a lot of hrs and still is strong I'll do 500/1000 sqm lawns no problem in two directions it's very light and can be used with one hand turning it at the end of each pass....slim wheels so can get closer to the lawn edge,...great on small lawns to and inclines I also brought the camon 42 far to heavy bulky wide tyers so leaves 6inch band at edge of lawn and not good for small lawns...they come with standard 3 mm fixed blades I fount them to rough of a finish for a half decent lawn so only use that reel for renovations I always use the double cut blades now 1.5mm a lot cleaner job and finish more blades per reel.....you after order them for the 501 them fit them on to your reel not sure how many there are but you should have around 6 spare as the 501 is wider plus heavier 

     

    • Thank s Mark for your responses. I am getting my faithful Allen Turf Doctor repaired with new bearings as they were shot and probably keep it for larger lawns and for tougher jobs. I am thinking the Eliet will be more than good enough for my needs.

  • Yesterday I bought the Eliet scarifier from a local machinery dealership for £275 inc VAT. I tried it out this afternoon on my lawn to asses it. It's very light, manoeuvrable and crucially very quiet. I only did a light scarify due to the lawn being a tad dry. I am pleased with it though I think my old Allen Turf Doctor which was a heavy beast and very loud is probably a better machine but alas parts are scarce as Allen are no longer around. I will know more when I start scarifying this autumn.

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