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DR Lawn Aerator

DR Lawn Aerator

8.00 FPT, Electric-Start

 (23  reviews)

DR Lawn Aerator

8.00 FPT, Electric-Start


 (23  reviews)
Take your lawn to the next level with regular aeration. The DR is a pro-style coring aerator, that pulls 2-3" plugs to channel moisture and nutrients to the roots.
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Here's how aeration fits into an optimal lawn care program:

1. Aerate twice a year!

Frequency may vary depending on soil, grass type, and climate. But in most areas, core aerating twice a year is one of the best things you can do for your lawn.

2. Mow with sharp blades.

Dull blades tear your grass, making it more vulnerable to disease. Obey the "one-third rule."

3. Don't cut more than a third of the grass' height at a time.

Mowing short makes for a tidy look, but the lower you mow, the more herbicides and water are needed. Mowing higher encourgages roots to grow deeper.

4. Water deeply, but infrequently.

Overwatering promotes thatch, encourages shallow root growth, and wastes water. About 1" per watering is a good rule of thumb (put out a tuna can and sprinke until it's full). Frequency: when footprints on the grass remain compressed it's time to water again. Daily watering is rarely necessary.

5. Mulch, don't bag.

Not only does this save effort on your part, it returns valuable nitrogen and other nutrients to your lawn.

6. Go easy on the fertilizer!

Not all homeowners fertilize, but those who do have a strong tendency to overdo it. Fertilizer stimulates fast growth, thatch and the need for more mowing, which you don't want (after all, the goal is to have a beautiful and heathy lawn, not to create an arduous lawncare regimen!). And too much fertilizer just runs off, washing into streams and lakes.

7. Stay on top of the weeds.

This doesn't necessarily mean using chemicals. Thick, healthy turf, once established, will tend to choke out weeds. If you only have the odd weed poking through, pull it by hand. And don't jump to full area treatments if you only have a few spot problems.

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The cast-iron crankshaft synchronizes the tines. Each tine is precisely angled to cleanly extract a 5/8" diameter plug of soil and automatically eject it. The tines literally "walk" the machine across your lawn.

Plug aerator removes cores for a healthy lawn

How can a coring aerator build turf and lead to a greener lawn?

Aeration is an important piece of a superior lawn maintenance program, and the one that is most often neglected. Coring reduces compaction®the primary obstacle to healthy grass®allowing your lawn to breathe, absorb water and nutrients, and extend its root system.

DR Lawn Aerator parts and accessories
Extended-life engine on a DR core aerator


The 205cc Briggs & Stratton OHV engine provides 8 Ft-lbs Torque to the cam shaft drive. These engines are manufactured for extended life and smooth operation on the first start and the 500th.

Turf tread tires on a DR core aerator


Steel rims and solid rubber tires provide necessary traction without leaving behind treadmarks. Because self-propelled drive comes from the cams themselves these tires can be smoother than on ordinary outdoor power equipment. The result is a neater looking lawn after aeration.

Self-propel on the DR core aerator


The DR Lawn Aerator sets a comfortable pace moving at 2.5mph as soon as you engage the bail handle. Power from the engine is focused on the unique cam engine that propels the unit and drives the coring tubes. Manuevarability is easier than larger industrial units.

Height 39"
Length 64"
Weight 196 lbs
Width 22"
Air Filter Dual-Element
Displacement 205 cc
Ft Lbs Torque 8
Gearbox Ratio 6:1
Lubrication Splash
Number Of Cylinders 1
Oil Capacity 20 oz
Starting Type Electric
Fuel Capacity 2.9 qt
CARB Certified Yes
Speed 2.5 mph
Number of Tires 4
Tire Size 10" diameter
Tread Rubber
Engine Warranty 2 years residental, 1 year commercial
Machine Warranty 2 years residental, 90 days commercial
Frame .11" thick welded steel frame
Core Depth up to 2.75"
Core Punch End 7/8" diameter x 4 7/8" long
Core Spacing 4"
Crank Body Heavy duty cast iron w/ replacement core-punch ends
Number of Tines 3
Tine Engage Operator Presence Bail Bar
Tine Position Lever to Raise Tines for Transport/Storage


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