TOOLS & SUPPLIES
We feature a large selection of gardening tools and supplies to assist you in planting and maintaining your garden. Our top name brands include Felco, Radius, Jiffy, Classic by Flexrake and more.
We rent aerators
by the day or by the half-day to keep your lawn healthy. Come in or call us for details.
Before Operating the Unit:
1. Inspect the site to be aerated. (flag all sprinkler heads or objects that could damage the machine)
2. Insure the lawn is sufficiently watered to provide best operation. You should be able to punch a screwdriver into the ground 4-5 inches with little effort. Watering several days before aerating will accomplish this.
3. The grass should be mowed shorter than normal for best performance.
4. Make sure the weight bar is secured in place. Fill the weight drum with water.
5. Check engine oil level
When Operating the Unit:
1. To operate, pull the T-bar throttle/clutch control handle back. This allows the engine RPM’s to advance to operating speed as the clutch is engaged. Releasing the T-bar clutch handle stops the aerator immediately and leaves the engine running.
2. Aerate around all boundaries, hazards and obstacles. Two passes should be enough for proper maneuvering and turning.
3. Straight back and forth operation is usually faster. If you desire to go over the yard a second time it is best to do so at an angle.
4. Aerate at a 45-degree angle on slopes. Going straight up and down or trying to go across a slope can increase operator fatigue.
5. Raise the machine on the transport wheels to cross driveways and sidewalks. The weight drum will propel the machine.
After Operating the Unit:
1. Clean and inspect. Check for loose hardware, nuts and bolts. Look for soil build-up in the chain sprockets and remove.
2. Tines should be cleaned and oiled to keep them from rusting. Soil left in the tines can result in damage that could require their replacement.
3. Drain the drum and lubricate all fittings before storage
4. Fill tank with unleaded gasoline.