There are a lot of different types of lawn aerator out there. When you buy one, you want to make sure that it is the best one for your needs.?? If you are just buying and aerator for your own lawn, you still want to buy one that is going to do a good job time and time again.?? If you are only interested in a hand aerator, then I recommend you buy a bully hand aerator.?? I think that you want to get one that has cores instead of spikes, and I think if you get one that has two cores, you will be pretty happy with how it works.
If you are able to, I would recommend that you buy a used machine aerator instead.?? You can buy used aerators for $300-$400 if you know how to shop for them.?? When I shop for aerators, I called around in November or December to all of the local shops and I asked them if they have any aerators for sale. Some aerators are better than others and some do a better job with lawn aeration.?? The types of aerators that I like the best are the Ryan models and the Billy goat models.?? However, I only like the new Billy Overton because the old Billy goat is very hard and bulky to use.?? I do not like bluebird aerators very much because a lot of the important parts are made out of plastic instead of metal and so they tend to fall apart a lot easier.?? I had a bluebird lawn aerator for about three years that I bought new.?? I think it spent more time in the shop than it did actually aerating. I wouldn't pay more than $400 for used generator, and I would also want to make sure it had a Honda engine and it wasn't to beat up.?? You can tell how old an aerator is by looking at the times. The older and aerator gets, the wider the times are at the bottom.