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TAG: Aerators

How the evolution of aerators has led to a better product, simplifying tough jobs

February 25, 2022By
Thanks to advancements made over the last 40 years, aerifying is no longer a brutal job for crewmembers. (Photo: SiteOne Landscape Supply)

Manufacturers reflect on how far aerators have come over the last 40 years and how the updates have made jobs easier for crewmembers. read more

SiteOne adds new line of LESCO aerators and overseeders

October 14, 2021By

SiteOne Landscape Supply launched the Pro-Aer 30 and Pro-Aer 36 stand-on aerators, Pro-Aer 24 walk aerator and the Renovator 24 seeder. read more

Maintaining aerators

May 14, 2019By
Man aerating (Photo: Exmark)

Spring and early fall are busy times for aerators. Proper maintenance is important to ensure aerators are ready during these short windows of time. “For most lawn care operators (LCOs), aerators do not run every day — they sit stationary waiting for their season to start and quickly end,” says Brandon King, an engineer for Billy Goat Industries. “The season... read more

SafetyWatch: Aerator operating hazards

August 23, 2018By

There are several types of operating hazards that may occur when running an aerator. Personal hazards are hazards that may harm you, the operator. Bystander hazards are hazards that may harm co-workers or other bystanders. Property hazards may harm the equipment or other property. Don’t leave an aerator unattended. Always park it on flat ground when not in use. The... read more

Exmark rolls out 24-inch stand-on aerator

February 21, 2018By

Exmark recently introduced its 24-inch stand-on aerator. “We designed the 24-inch aerator to make quick work of small or gated properties. Because it fits through 36-inch gates, the new machine brings stand-on productivity to properties that used to require a walk-behind machine,” said Lloyd von Scheliha, Exmark product manager. The increased efficiency of the dual-hydro drive system reduces horsepower requirements, while... read more

Billy Goat: Reciprocating Aerators

March 16, 2017By

Billy Goat’s reciprocating aerators include the PLUGR® 18-in., the PLUGR® 25-in. mechanical or hydro-drive models, or the 30-in. Hydro. Reciprocating aerators have advantages over drum aerators in that they allow for in-ground turning that reduces contractor fatigue; have fewer tines for easy service; and variable aeration density that produces 2-10 times more holes per pass—ideal for patch and repair work—plus... read more