25" Width Hydro-Drive Aerator PL2501 Ser.

25" Width Hydro-Drive Aerator PL2501 Ser.

Delivers up to 42,550 sq.ft. of aeration per hour in a single pass with core depths to 2.75"

 

For the best combination of productivity, operator comfort, superior aeration results, variable hole density and remarkably low maintenance in its class, the PL2501 Ser. PLUGR offers an estimated 30+ percent greater return vs. traditional drum aerators. Best in class controls offer same intuitive, variable speed fingertip hydro-drive innovation as found on the Billy Goat family of hydro-drive products. Patent pending EZ Drop™ tine system has a one-step tine engagement lever from the handle that permits the operator to pass over obstacles in the aeration path for uninterrupted aeration.

Features

Billy Goat® Controls, the Common Experience™

Our best in class controls package provides standardized variable speed intuitive hydro-drive controls allowing an operator to feather in forward / reverse directly at the handles with no shifting required. Billy Goat Controls offer a consistent customer experience across our hydro-drive machines affording fleet buyers and rental customers simple operation, as well as ease of training and renting.

No-Tool Flip-Up Hoods

For best in class access to inside of machine plus improved belt service access.

Water Weight Tank

Positioned directly over tines for better aeration depth and wheel traction in drier conditions. Full tank capacity is 40 pounds.

In-Ground Turning

Provides unmatched maneuverability, ergonomics, ease of turning, improved production, reduced downtime and turf repair when compared to drum aerators.

Patent Pending EZ Lift™ Rear Foot Pedal

Conveniently lifts and locks tines for transport or when reversing.

Patent Pending EZ Lift n Drop™ Tine Engage & Disengage

When depressed, the orange lever releases the tines from the lifted locked position and engages the tining action. When released the tining action stops and the tines drag across obstacles in the aeration path for uninterrupted aeration and increased productivity.

Variable Aeration Density (VAD™)

Creates 2-10x more holes than drum models in one pass. Eliminates double aerating and offers ability to do patch repair and seed bed prep in one pass. Patent Pending.

Six (6) Machine Heat-Treated Hardened Thin Wall Tines

Simple, durable screw-in design makes service fast. In/out reciprocating tine motion produces less compaction on the inner surface of the hole compared to spoon designs.

Single-Cylinder Vanguard® Engine Advantage (PL2501SPV)

  • Cyclonic air filtration extends air filter replacement intervals up to 600 hours
  • Advanced oil management system extends oil change intervals up to 200 hours
  • TransportGuard® eliminates oil/fuel dilution during transport
  • Cold-weather starting offers easy start down to -20 degrees
  • Easy fill oil port and dipstick make checking and filling simple

Specifications

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Displacement (cc)
163
Wheels (in.)
15 foam-filled
Wheel Type
Pneumatic casters
Aeration Width (sq. ft.)
42,550
Core Depth
Up to 2.75
Core Spacing
3.6
Tines
6
Weight (lbs.)
435
Length (in.)
67
Height (in.)
46
Width (in.)
35
Displacement (cc)
163
Wheels (in.)
15 foam-filled
Wheel Type
Pneumatic casters
Aeration Width (sq. ft.)
42,550
Core Depth
Up to 2.75
Core Spacing
3.6
Tines
6
Weight (lbs.)
435
Length (in.)
67
Height (in.)
46
Width (in.)
35
Displacement (cc)
163
163
Wheels (in.)
15 foam-filled
15 foam-filled
Wheel Type
Pneumatic casters
Pneumatic casters
Aeration Width (sq. ft.)
42,550
42,550
Core Depth
Up to 2.75
Up to 2.75
Core Spacing
3.6
3.6
Tines
6
6
Weight (lbs.)
435
435
Length (in.)
67
67
Height (in.)
46
46
Width (in.)
35
35

Accessories

Optional Tines (PLUGR)

Assorted tine sizes and styles for every turf condition.

3/8" Solid - Part #: 381151
7/8" Solid -
Part #: 381149
3/8" Hollow -
Part #: 381150
5/8" Hollow -
Part #: 382244-S (sold as set with tine and jam nut)
Zoysia Transfer -
Part #: 381152

Single Cylinder Vanguard® Engine Advantage

Easy fill oil port and dipstick make checking and filling simple.

Testimonials

After two seasons of renting aerators from Home Depot, I saved enough money to buy my own. The drum style machines that I had rented for almost 24 work days were terrible, back-breaking machines that felt like chasing a bull across every property I aerated. After a ton of research and price comparisons, I ultimately went with the PL2501SPH. While it is slightly more expensive than a base machine, it is well worth the investment. Last spring alone, I made equal the cost of the machine in just residential work. The transmission is fantastic, full forward and reverse. The best part is, my back is not broken after a day's work. The only downside is the price of replacement tines, they are a pretty penny... I’m thoroughly impressed with my new machine and The Billy Goat brand. 

--Jeff D; Salt Lake City, UT

 

The Billy Goat AE1300H is the best machine on the market, hands down. Not only does it pull consistetnly deep cores, but it pulls TONS of them. The reciprocating tines and variable speed mean you can pull almost an infinite amount of cores, utilizing it as a tiller for seedbed prep. The durability of the machine is second to none, as I have had it for about 5 years and it has seen around 500 hours of use! Would not buy any other aerator on the market. Drum units were made obsolete the second this machine came onto the market. I used to be against aerating because of the lack of results drum units producted, but this machine is a game changer. 

-- Drew D, St. Joseph, MO

"After two seasons of renting aerators from Home Depot, I saved enough money to buy my own. The drum style machines that I had rented for almost 24 work days were terrible, back-breaking machines that felt like chasing a bull across every property I aerated. After a ton of research and price comparisons, I ultimately went with the PL2501SPH. While it is slightly more expensive than a base machine, it is well worth the investment. Last spring alone, I made equal the cost of the machine in just residential work. The transmission is fantastic, full forward and reverse. The best part is, my back is not broken after a day's work. The only downside is the price of replacement tines, they are a pretty penny... I’m thoroughly impressed with my new machine and The Billy Goat brand."

- Jeff D, Salt Lake City, UT