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m-ODD-r8r
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I need to get an aerator to perk up my lawn(s). I'll be pulling it with my Husqvarna 2148.

Lowes has the Agri-Fab 40" for $178 (in town ~10 min away)
Home Depot has the Brinley 40" for $168 (in Lafayette ~45 min away)

Does anyone have any experiences (good OR bad) with either of these? They both have weight trays sized to hold cinder blocks - how much, if any, weight did you need to get 'em to drive in deep? Our current yard has pretty decent soil, but the building lot has pretty packed soil - the P.O. ran cattle there before it was sub-divided.

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Dean/Greg, thanks for the replies!

I saw that thread, but those guys are talking about some heavy-duty gear there. I don't think my little AYP would be up to the task. ROF

How many blocks fit in the tray directly & how many were stacked on top? You guys know sh|t happens. :fing20: Maybe I could get my bro-in-law to weld together some scrap steel plates to make ghetto suitcase weights. :D

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Dean,

Are you talking about some kind of self-powered unit, or just renting a tow-behind unit?
 

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It loosens the soil & allows air in. That allows the roots to grow & spread better which results in a "looser" soil & healthier grass. Also if you aerate before you fertilize more goes into the soil instead of running off from the compacted soil.

Leastways, that's the way I understand it. :D

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911radioman said:
Yeah, everybody oughta strive to have dirt turds laying all over their yard! :D
Yeah, but the way it rains here they'll dissolve pretty quickly.
 

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Slam, at least you're not dragging a roller behind you too.
 

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Thanks guys, this is great! :fing32:

Greg, 6c, HH, & Bill for AgriFab and Chief for Brinly (so far). Most everybody likes what they own. So it seems like I'm gonna buy at my local big-box store. ROF

I'll just add weight until I get to a minimum 2" plug.

We've been getting a good mid-day rain for the last 3-4 days, good ground-soaking rains. The forecast is more of the same, so I guess the ground ought to be nice n moist. :D

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