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Lawnaire® IV and V Lawnaire® IV and V with EST Lawnaire® 28

Lawnaire® IV and
Lawnaire® V

Lawnaire® IV and
Lawnaire® V with  EST

Lawnaire® 28
 

Machine Type
Drum style self-propelled
walk-behind aerator
Machine Type
Drum style self-propelled walk-behind aerator
Machine Type
Reciprocating self-propelled
walk-behind aerator
Engine
Honda®  GX120
Briggs & Stratton® Intek
Engine
Honda® GX120
Briggs & Stratton® Intek
Engine
Honda®  GX200™
Clutch
Belt Tightener
Clutch
Belt Tightener
Clutch
Belt Tightener
Aerating Width
LAIV: 19 in. (483 mm)
LAIV: 26.5 in. (673 mm)
Aerating Width
LAIV: 19 in. (483 mm)
LAV: 26.5 in. (673 mm)
Aerating Width
28 in. (711 mm)
Coring Depth
Up to 2.75 in. (70 mm)
Coring Depth
Up to 2.75 in. (70 mm)
Coring Depth
Up to 2.5 in. (64 mm)
Core Diameter
0.75 in. (19 mm)
Core Diameter
0.75 in. (19 mm)
Core Diameter
0.75 in. (19 mm)
Aeration Pattern
3.75 in. x 7 in. (95 mm x 178 mm)
Aeration Pattern
3.75 in. x 7 in. (95 mm x 178 mm)
Aeration Pattern
3.5 in. x 5 in. (89 mm x 127 mm)
Holes per Square Feet
Up to 9 (97/m2)
Holes per Square Feet
Up to 9 (97/m2)
Holes per Square Feet
Up to 12 (129/m2)
Productivity
LAIV: Aerates up to 29,000 sq. ft./hr.
(2,694 m2/hr.)
LAV: Aerates up to 40,000 sq. ft./hr.
(3,716 m2/hr.)
Productivity
LAIV: Aerates up to 32,625 sq ft/hr
(3,031 m²/hr)
LAV: Aerates up to 45,000 sq ft/hr
(4,181 m²/hr)
Productivity
Aerates up to 24,000 sq. ft./hr. (2,230 m2/hr.)
Tines
Hollow, austemper-hardened steel; 0.75 in.
(19 mm) diameter coring type tines;
LAIV: 30 tines per aerator
LAV: 32 tines per aerator
Tines
0.75 in. (19 mm) diameter coring type formed from 0.08 in. (2 mm) hollow, austemper-hardened alloy steel; 42 tines per aerator
Tines
Hollow, tapered, austemper-hardened steel;
0.75 in. (19 mm) diameter tines
Tires (transport)
(2) 8 x 2.25 semi-pneumatic w/ball bearings – removable
Tires (transport)
(2) 8 x 2.25 semi-pneumatic w/ball bearings – removable
Tires
Front: (1) 10.4 x 4.10/3.50, 4-ply, caster style
Rear: (2) 8.7 x 2.80/2.50, 4-ply
Width
LAIV: 28 in. (711 mm)
LAV: 35.5 in. (902 mm)
Width
LAIV: 28 in. (711 mm)
LAV: 35.5 in. (902 mm)
Width
34 in. (864 mm)
Length
53.5 in. (1,359 mm)
Length
53.5 in. (1,359 mm)
Length
56 in. (1,422 mm)
Height
LAIV: 48.8 in. (1,240 mm);
30 in. (762 mm) w/handle folded
LAV: 48.5 in. (1,232 mm)
Height
LAIV: 48.8 in. (1,240 mm);
30 in. (762 mm) w/handle folded
LAV: 48.5 in. (1,232 mm)
Height
48 in. (1,219 mm)
Weight: Wet w/o Weights
LAIV: 214 lb (97 kg)
LAV: 241 lb (109 kg)
Weight: Wet w/o Weights
LAIV: 220 lb (100 kg)
LAV: 250 lb (113 kg)
Weight: Wet w/Weights
LAIV: 255 lb (116 kg)
LAV: 283 lb (128 kg)
Weight: Wet w/Weights
LAIV: 261 lb (118 kg)
LAV: 292 lb (132 kg)
Weight: Wet w/Weights and Water in Drum
LAIV: 298 lb (135 kg)
LAV: 348 lb (158 kg)
Weight: Wet w/Weights and Water in Drum
LAIV: 304 lb (138 kg)
LAV: 357 lb (162 kg)