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  • Man aerating close to fence
  • Closeup Classen TA18 aerator near flower bed
  • Aeration cores TA18 Aerator
  • Classen TA18 Aerator in trunk of car

Aerator – Steerable Compact

  • • The industry’s most compact aerator is also the most productive
  • • Steerable Tine Design
  • • Self-Propelled
  • • Best Quality of Core®
  • • Compact & Portable
  • 2-Year Warranty


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Smaller footprint. Serious cores. The Classen Steerable Compact Aerator pulls 15% more cores than the nearest competitive aerator model. Streamlined and user-friendly, the TA18 aerator is ideal for landscapers and homeowners; with a steerable tine bank and tight tine placement, it produces the best quality of core in its category.

  • • Honda® GX120 Engine
  • • Five tine wheels pull 15 percent more cores per square foot than competitive models for the best quality of core
  • • Steerable tine shaft eases maneuverability and end of row turning
  • • Self-propelled with an operating speed of 4.2 mph
  • • Compact and portable; fits into tight spaces and through narrow gates
  • • Dual front wheels provide exceptional balance on hills and slopes
  • • Fold-down handle for compact transport and storage
  • • Tie-down/lift handles ease transport
  • • Ergonomic foam grip handle for user comfort
  • • Unique tine engagement handle is easy to lift and lower
  • • Easy to remove ergonomically shaped weights
Engine Honda® GX120
Displacement 118 cc
Fuel Capacity 0.53 gal
Oil Capacity 0.59 qt
Height 53.8"
Speed Adjustment Remote Throttle
Clutch Belt Tightener
Drive: Primary 4L section V-belt
Drive: Tine and Wheel Single #40 Chain
Speed up to 4.2 mph (adjustable)
Aeration Width 16"
Core Depth Up to 3"
Tine Pattern 3.4" x 7"
Coverage (sq.ft./hr) up to 29,500
Width 27.2"
Length 46"
Folded Height 25.2"
Folded Width 27.2"
Folded Length 37.2"
Total Dry Weight 257 lbs. (incl. weights)
Removable Weights 2 x 21.5 lbs
Lifting Weight 214 lbs.
Modeled Holes/sq. ft. 6.5
Calc. Holes/sq. ft. 6.5
Tines Steerable shaft 0.75 in. diameter coring type formed from 0.08 in. hollow, austemper-hardened alloy steel
No of Tines 5 wheels, 30 tines
Front Wheels 9" Solid Rubber Turf Tread
Warranty 2 year


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