Aeration is a natural, non-chemical way to improve grass growth. By removing plugs of soil and thatch buildup from an area, root growth of new grass can be achieved or accelerated. Aeration has many benefits, including reduction of water wasting runoff, improved soil quality, and breakdown of thatch (dead grass buildup). There are many types of aerators on the market, both manual and electric. Ryan offers three series of aerators for use on your property.
Walk Behind Aerators
– Lawnaire 28
Powered by a Honda GX200 engine, this aerator pulls an impressive twelve plugs per square foot. You won’t have to worry about straining your muscles to maneuver it, since it’s self-propelled with a front castor wheel. With vertical cores, at a depth of 2.5 inches, you’ll be able to reseed and fertilize the area in no time. An extra set of tines is also included. You can relax, knowing that beyond the Ryan reliability, this machine is covered by a two year commercial warranty.
If you’re looking to get the job done in a timely manner, this is the aerator for you. Built for speed, the Lawnaire IV Plus is available in two four cycle engine choices: Honda GX120 or Briggs and Stratton Intek. It’s self-propelled for ease of movement, and boasts folding lift grips and handles so you can transport it easily. You won’t have to sacrifice plug depth for speed, as this powerhouse still pulls plugs to a depth of 2 3/4 inches. The Lawnaire IV Plus will do the job fast, but is still built to last.
- Lawnaire V Plus
Trying to aerate hilly terrain, or get around obstacles like gates, can be a pain unless you have the right equipment. The Lawnaire V Plus, powered by your choice of a 4 hp Honda or Briggs 6 hp gas engine, can tackle hills easily with its split weights. The rear wheels are removable for more efficient transport, and it also comes equipped with lift grips. The ease of use and back saving self-propulsion make this model perfect for rental. With 2 3/4 inch penetration into the soil, you’ll know your land is properly aerated.
Three Point Pitch Aerators
The Three Point Pitch Aerator is available in two sizes, 36 or 48 inches. These aerators are meant to be hitched to your tractor, equipped with a 0″ or 1″ three point hitch. Smaller tractors towing up to 500 pounds can tow the 36 inch model, while larger or more powerful tractors with a capacity of up to 700 pounds may to the 48 inch model. There are different tines to suit your needs for each different job. Choose from open-spoon, slicing, or coring tines. With eight tines per wheel, you’ll be sure to accomplish the task.
For the deepest soil penetration, and a wide path, choose the Tow-Behind Lawnaire model. The aerator path is a full 36 inches, which will save you time. The four inch soil penetration means you will achieve excellent air exchange to your soil, and reduce compaction greatly. Need to raise or lower the transport tires? No problem. You can choose a hydraulic lift, or a manual one, to change the tire position. Choose from slicing, coring, or open spoon tines, and get your aerating job done with ease.
When you aerate, you want the job done right the first time. Choosing a Ryan aerator will give you the proper equipment to do just that. With so many model choices, there’s bound to be one suited to you, and your unique aeration needs.
At Ralph Helm Inc., we stock a variety of Ryan Aerator Parts along with the Equipment for sale and rental. Mention this article and receive 50% OFF any of our Ryan Equipment rentals. For more information, contact us at www.ralphhelminc.com or by calling one of our two convenient locations:
Elgin, IL (815) 788-1616 and Crystal Lake, IL (847) 695-1616