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Stand-On Aerator

The industry's most productive riding aerator.
Productivity is the key to profitability for your business. And nothing beats the Exmark® Stand-On Aerator for productivity. With speeds up to 7 mph, you can aerate more than two acres per hour. And the two center tine sets are free-turning, so it’s easy to aerate around trees and flower beds. In fact, with intuitive controls similar to commercial mowers, it’s incredibly easy to operate just about anywhere. It’s easy on the operator, too, with a unique platform suspension that provides an extra-smooth ride.

Available Models

Features


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Productivity

The key to profitability for your business. With speeds up to 7 MPH, you can aerate more than two acres per hour.

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Intuitive Controls

Similar to the commercial mowers, the intuitive controls make it incredibly easy to operate with less fatigue.

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Exceptional Core Depth

This stand-on uses adjustable hydraulic pressure to drive the tines into the ground. A massive 1,200 pounds of down-pressure can be used to pull up to five-inch plugs.

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Traction and More Traction

There’s no such thing as too much traction. That’s why our Stand-On Aerator is driven by both the wheels and the tines. It goes where you steer it. And keeps right on going.

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Zero-Turn Agility

Productivity isn’t just about top-end speed. You also need to negotiate tight spaces. Quickly. No problem; just step off the pedal to raise the tines and you’re ready to make a quick, zero-turn maneuver.

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Hydraulics Minus Hoses

Nothing kills productivity faster than downtime. So, our integrated hydraulic system uses no hoses. There are fewer leak points. And no cross-contamination of hydraulic components.

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Free Floating Center Tines

Allow you to turn while tines are engaged without damaging the turf.

Model Specs


Specifications for model # ARX541CKA30000

Equipment
Width / Cutting Deck 30"
Rear Tires 16 x 6.5-8 Super Turf
Front Tires 13 x 5-6, smooth semi-pneumatic
Drive #50 Chain
Number of Tines 48 coring tines
Core Depth 2" to 5"
Plugs / Square Foot 4.6
Power Components
Engine Brand Kawasaki®
Engine Model FS541V
Type Carbureted
Transmission Hydro-Gear ZT3100
Speed 0–7.0 mph (11.2 kmph) forward
Fuel Capacity 5 gallons (18.9-L)
Dimensions
Width 47.75" (121.3 cm)
Height 52" (132.1 cm)
Length 69.8" (177.3 cm)
Curb Weight 1015 lb (460 kg)

Accessories


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Stand-On Aerator Spreader Attachment

Part# 135-0192

This easy-to-install spreader attachment enables landscape professionals to offer over-seeding in conjunction with aeration programs—significantly increasing the revenue generating potential of the machine.

Warranty


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Reviews


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ExmarkStand-On Aerator
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Aeration quality (7)
  • Ease of use (7)
  • Speed (7)
  • Steering / controllability (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Limited availability & performance of accessories (3)

Best Uses

  • Aerating (8)
  • Medium lawns (1-2 acres) (8)
  • Small lawns (less than 1 acre) (8)
  • Large lawns (2+ acres) (7)
  • Professional / commercial (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Landscape professional (9)
    • Personal or Professional Use?:
    • Professional (9)

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5.0

Love this product

By 

from Loveland co

About Me Homeowner, Landscape Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Aeration Quality
  • Availability & Performance of Accessories
  • Comfort & Ergonomics
  • Durable
  • Ease of Maintenance
  • Ease of Use
  • Engine Performance / Brand
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Speed
  • Steering / Controllability
  • Styling / Appearance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Aerating
    • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
    • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
    • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

    Comments about Exmark Stand-On Aerator:

    Perfect for aeration of large and small properties. Saves your body from breakdown.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Everything good

     
    5.0

    SO fast

    By 

    from Lincoln, NE

    About Me Landscape Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Aeration Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Speed
    • Steering / Controllability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
      • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
      • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

      Comments about Exmark Stand-On Aerator:

      Works great, very fast. Deep plugs

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would recommend this product to anyone.

      By 

      from Verona, Wisconsin

      About Me Landscape Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Aeration Quality
      • Comfort & Ergonomics
      • Durable
      • Ease of Maintenance
      • Ease of Use
      • Engine Performance / Brand
      • Fuel Efficiency
      • Speed
      • Steering / Controllability
      • Styling / Appearance

      Cons

      • Limited Availability & Performance of Accessories

      Best Uses

      • Aerating
      • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
      • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
      • Professional / Commercial
      • Residential
      • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

      Comments about Exmark Stand-On Aerator:

      I have been in the landscaping field for over 22 years. This is the best stand on aerator I have used, by far. Easy start. Gas tank easy to fill. Climbs hills, turns great, and you can adjust the plug deputy. Easy on your body. Does a better job, at a faster pace. Well worth the price. As long as you clean it, grease it and change the oil when scheduled. You will not find a better machine!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was great. If we ever need parts, they are easily labeled in the manual. Had it for over a year. (No parts needed yet) Our local dealer is great answering questions about the aerator.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Time saving machine

      By 

      from Statesville, NC

      About Me Landscape Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Aeration Quality
      • Comfort & Ergonomics
      • Durable
      • Ease of Use
      • Speed
      • Steering / Controllability
      • Styling / Appearance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Aerating
        • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
        • Professional / Commercial
        • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

        Comments about Exmark Stand-On Aerator:

        This is a time saving & money making machine for the professional landscaper.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        This product greatly reduced time and stress to aerate

        By 

        from Wilmington, MA

        About Me Landscape Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Aeration Quality
        • Comfort & Ergonomics
        • Durable
        • Ease of Maintenance
        • Ease of Use
        • Engine Performance / Brand
        • Fuel Efficiency
        • Speed
        • Steering / Controllability

        Cons

        • Difficult cold weather starting
        • Limited Availability & Performance of Accessories

        Best Uses

        • Aerating
        • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
        • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
        • Professional / Commercial
        • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

        Comments about Exmark Stand-On Aerator:

        This product is set up as a dedicated aeration machine. There is an attachment receiver on the front with no current products offered. A large capacity, high quality fertilizer spreader with calibrated spread rate electric spinner, adjustable spread pattern, side spread shut off and supporting controls would be practicle.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stand on Aerator

        By 

        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Landscape Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Aeration Quality
        • Availability & Performance of Accessories
        • Comfort & Ergonomics
        • Durable
        • Ease of Maintenance
        • Ease of Use
        • Engine Performance / Brand
        • Fuel Efficiency
        • Speed
        • Steering / Controllability
        • Styling / Appearance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Aerating
          • Dethatching/Verticutting/Overseeding
          • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
          • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
          • Professional / Commercial
          • Residential
          • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

          Comments about Exmark Stand-On Aerator:

          Great machine and highly efficient!

          Service and delivery comments:

          A++++

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Powerful and Fast. Does a great job

          By 

          from Spokane, WA

          About Me Landscape Professional

          Pros

          • Aeration Quality
          • Speed

          Cons

          • Durability

          Best Uses

          • Aerating
          • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
          • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
          • Professional / Commercial
          • Residential
          • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

          Comments about Exmark Stand-On Aerator:

          Much faster than typical walk behind. High cost is worth it if you have many large sites.

          (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          the Toro model Handles better and gets better dealer service

          By 

          from st charles, mo

          About Me Landscape Professional

          Pros

          • Engine Performance / Brand

          Cons

          • Difficult Maintenance
          • Limited Availability & Performance of Accessories

          Best Uses

          • Aerating

          Comments about Exmark Stand-On Aerator:

          Need not say more

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          still could ues some emprovment

          By 

          from missouri

          About Me Landscape Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Availability & Performance of Accessories
          • Durable
          • Ease of Use
          • Engine Performance / Brand
          • Fuel Efficiency
          • Steering / Controllability
          • Styling / Appearance

          Cons

          • Difficult Maintenance
          • Poor Comfort & Ergonomics

          Best Uses

          • Aerating
          • Large Lawns (2+ acres)
          • Medium Lawns (1-2 acres)
          • Small Lawns (Less than 1 acre)

          Comments about Exmark Stand-On Aerator:

          like ease of use.can send a employee out for hours of work.seems to me a different way of standing on it during operating is needed.on my LT Rich machines u don't struggle to be comfortable like I do on areator

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