Exmark recently introduced its 24-inch stand-on aerator. The enhanced design of this new compact stand-on aerator was based on the company’s successful 30-inch stand-on model to significantly increase the productivity and efficiency of lawn care professionals aerating smaller properties.

Exmark Product Manager, Lloyd von Scheliha, said the 24-inch aerator is capable of aerating more properties in less time, with less wear and tear on employees compared to a traditional 21-inch walk-behind aerator.

“We designed the 24-inch aerator to make quick work of small or gated properties. Because it fits through 36-inch gates, the new machine brings stand-on productivity to properties that used to require a walk-behind machine.”

The simple, intuitive and ergonomic controls of the 24-inch aerator make it an easy machine to operate and maneuver. The increased efficiency of the dual-hydro drive system reduces horsepower requirements, while offering infinite speed control up to 6.8-mph. The Smart Controller also adds a level of intelligence to the 24-inch aerator, tracking machine hours and providing maintenance reminders, while also providing a clear LCD screen, advanced settings, service resets and electronic depth control.

The electronic tine depth control offers easy tool-less adjustment of tine engagement from 0.5-inches to 5.0-inches, in half-inch increments, to allow for consistent core depth across a property. The foot activated hydraulic tine control frees the operator’s hands to control the machine. The hydraulic down force is set by the operator to uniquely provide increased stability and operator comfort, while delivering maximum efficiency.

Exmark also incorporated isolation bumpers into the operator platform to reduce bumps and vibration felt by the operator.