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March 3, 2015 - The recent acquisition of the Plugr® brand of aerators complements Billy Goat’s new 30” hydro aerator and creates the most comprehensive offering of reciprocating aerators on the market.

March 4, 2015
By Billy Goat

Reciprocating aerators have advantages over traditional drum aerators that allow for unique features such as in-ground turning that reduces operator fatigue; fewer tines for easy service; variable aeration density that produces two to ten times more holes per pass—ideal for patch and repair work—and deeper plugs regardless of soil conditions.

The cam-driven reciprocating Plugr models include the PL1800 series (pictured), a compact 18” aerator that is ideal for smaller property aeration and delivers up to 22,000 sq ft/hour. A folding handle allows for simple transport and has only four tines and no chains for easy maintenance. The PL2500H 25” mechanical drive is best suited for larger property aerations with flatter landscapes and delivers up to 42,550 sq ft/hour, while the PL2500SPH 25” hydro drive self-propelled model is perfect for large hilly property and delivers up to 35,000 sq ft/hour. The two 25” models have variable speed, allowing for a denser hole pattern at slower speed where needed.

Both have only eight tines for remarkably simple service. All Plugr models are easy to operate and steer without lifting on turns, and require no add-on weights for cores up to 2.75” deep, even in dry soil conditions.

Billy Goat’s combined 2015 aerator lineup offers the 19” walk-behind and 48”/72” tow-behind drum aerators, the new 18” and 25” mechanical reciprocating aerators, and the new 30” hydrostatic reciprocating aerator — an industry first. No company has more operating width options between 18” and 30”.


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