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    Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    Has anyone in the Ankeny area found a place to rent a lawn Aerator? Does anyone know the cost it would be? Also, does anyone know if it has to be done before the first frost? Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    Unless you have some buddies to split the cost, just hire it out. It is like $50 for the evening, and then you have to do all the work. I had it done last year, it was $60 for someone to come over, do it all, and then sweep up.


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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    Thanks Brian. Do you know a company that will do it?


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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    The last two years I have split the cost of renting one with three or four of my neighbors. We rent from Sunbelt Rentals on 2nd St just north of I-80. If you rent it on a Saturday, you get it for the entire weekend. It costs us $88, which includes fees and taxes. You need a way to pick it up and haul it to your house though, then need to be able to return it on Monday morning.



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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    Rent it, do it yourself and get some neighbors to go in with you. I rented it from a place here in Waukee and did 8 yards and paid $59. Makes it cheap.

    It doesn't matter if you do it before the first frost, just make sure you do it before the ground freezes.........



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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    Would an aerator fit in the trunk of a car?


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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Would an aerator fit in the trunk of a car?
    Depends, how many dead mafia members can you fit in your car's trunk?


    Seriously best if you can find a truck or a mini-van.



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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    we typically rent one from Ankeny Hardware on N. Ankeny Blvd. It's not $40 or $45 for 2 hours. My neighbor and I can usually haul it home do both lawns and haul it bake in the two hours. it's pretty easy. we don't rake up the pieces though so that's added work if you do that. we put it in the back of my Explorer. It was $95 or so for Perficut to do it, but there are a ton of independent people out there that'll do it. only issue you run into with some random guy is if you have a sprinkler system and he clips one of your heads.


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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    I own one (long story) and will be in Ankeny on the 27-28th.
    I'll throw it the back of the truck and let you use it.
    Just promise to drink a few beers with me and all is cool.
    I know thats a long time away but you should still be OK.


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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Thanks Brian. Do you know a company that will do it?
    Terradyne Lawn Service

    It is a local guy, he started the business last year. He has been great.


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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Would an aerator fit in the trunk of a car?
    They are pretty big and heavy, I would guess no. And your trunk will be a mess when you are done.


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    Re: Renting an Aerator in Ankeny

    Maybe this year I'll just hire it out. Next year I'll try to get with neighbors on it.


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