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grass disaster
09-14-2008, 05:45 PM
no more getting off and lifting for me.

i wasn't going to spend $4500 on a plugr just so i could bounce around.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
09-14-2008, 06:26 PM
Couple sandbags enough weight for er?

grass disaster
09-14-2008, 06:36 PM
sand bags are 60lbs each and the aerator weighs around 300. it seems to be enough

cudaclan
09-14-2008, 08:14 PM
Those chrome hubcaps come stock?

john_incircuit
09-14-2008, 08:40 PM
Which aerator is this, does the JD have enough traction with the turf tires?

Runner
09-14-2008, 09:34 PM
That is a nice setup! A nice old tractor, too! I have a 212 like that, and it has been a great tractor. Is that just the pull lift that is used for lifting things like the tiller?

milsaps118
09-14-2008, 10:44 PM
GD- Let us know how she works out. I am thinking about getting the same aerator with the wheel kit. Wish I had something with a 3pt, but don't so I'll have to use my ZTR.

Who did you order/buy it thru??

BTW....nice set-up.:drinkup:

Cooter
09-15-2008, 01:29 AM
Very nice setup. I also started wondering about the traction with turf tires. 36" aerator right?

02DURAMAX
09-15-2008, 01:31 AM
Lookin Good!!

treeman574
09-15-2008, 07:39 PM
What kind of aerator is that ive been searching for a small one to put on Kubota 7100 but dont want to brake the bank either

grass disaster
09-15-2008, 09:19 PM
it's a pro-aire

DUSTYCEDAR
09-15-2008, 09:23 PM
that is sweet

deere615
09-15-2008, 09:47 PM
Thats neat that that tractor has a 3pt hitch

Runner
09-15-2008, 11:53 PM
Is it an actual 3 point? That's what I was wondering. There is a hinge setup for these tractors, as well.

HandyHomeMedic
09-16-2008, 09:10 AM
Which aerator is this, does the JD have enough traction with the turf tires?

Here you go brother...

Click Here (http://www.turf-aire.com/proaire.html)

larryinalabama
09-16-2008, 09:18 AM
Here you go brother...

Click Here (http://www.turf-aire.com/proaire.html)

Those thing are pricey

jeffinsgf
09-18-2008, 10:26 AM
Those thing are pricey

If you think so, you haven't priced out walk-behinds or competitive hitch mounts. The Pro-Aire's are the best bargain on the market right now.

Trenchblade
09-18-2008, 01:08 PM
no more getting off and lifting for me.

i wasn't going to spend $4500 on a plugr just so i could bounce around.
Have you had any trouble greasing those tines. We have the bigger version of that machine and had a lot of trouble greasing the tines.

turf hokie
09-18-2008, 07:12 PM
I cant tell are those spoon type or core tines?

Price is great for it either way.

lawnmon
10-01-2008, 01:01 PM
I cant tell are those spoon type or core tines?

Price is great for it either way.

Core tines.

nick21
10-10-2008, 07:13 AM
http://www.gemplers.com/product/147648/TurfVent-48-Heavy-duty-3-point-Hitch-Aerator
I just got this one from Gemplers. Cat 1 3PT core aerator
$600. It works great!

coolluv
10-13-2008, 05:20 PM
Have you had any trouble greasing those tines. We have the bigger version of that machine and had a lot of trouble greasing the tines.

What did you pay for yours? It looks like they are selling for half price. How do you like it? My only concern would be it tearing the turf on turns. I wouldn't want to have to get off and lift the tines up on every pass. Anyone else with any feed back, please chime in.

Dave...

bakerc8
10-13-2008, 06:45 PM
i what 1 how much are they?

bakerc8
10-13-2008, 06:47 PM
nm its 600

RyansLandscaping87
10-16-2008, 09:20 PM
im not gonna like but that is hillbilly as hell but it probably gets the job done....walk behind aeration is probably one of my least fav things to do

Cooter
10-16-2008, 11:12 PM
I finally got the 3 pt setup on my old Deere 400. Now I just have to find the right pins to put on my aerator to fit the cat 0 lift arms. It currently has cat 1 hardware. Has yours worked as expected? Made any changes?

Grits
10-18-2008, 03:49 PM
Those thing are pricey

:laugh:
Those things are very reasonably priced!

nobagger
10-18-2008, 07:04 PM
How do you transition from lawn to pavement? I didnt see any tires.

topsites
10-18-2008, 07:15 PM
Well there's a reason why Walk-behinds cost as much and why there's work involved with those,
unlike that cheap POS one can tow around behind a mower which doesn't do nearly as good of a job,
the only shame is how much they actually do cost but I guess that only makes them overpriced POS's.

Here's an example of a plug pulled with a walk-behind:

PR Fect
10-20-2008, 01:30 PM
Hey Joe, who's kid is holding that core?

TLS
10-20-2008, 02:20 PM
How do you transition from lawn to pavement? I didnt see any tires.

It's a 3pt hitch. It lifts hydraulicly via the levers to the left of the steering wheel.

I bought my first JD 318 in 1987. One of the best garden tractors out there.

brucec32
01-15-2009, 03:29 PM
Well there's a reason why Walk-behinds cost as much and why there's work involved with those,
unlike that cheap POS one can tow around behind a mower which doesn't do nearly as good of a job,
the only shame is how much they actually do cost but I guess that only makes them overpriced POS's.

Here's an example of a plug pulled with a walk-behind:

Actually the core is quite small. He just has tiny hands! : ) LOL

Kennedy Landscaping
01-15-2009, 08:38 PM
I like it, I need to purchase and Aerator some day.......

lifetree
01-15-2009, 08:46 PM
I'm impressed !!

LindblomRJ
01-15-2009, 09:04 PM
I missed this thread last fall. What width did you end up going with? I recall last spring you were looking. That looks like an excellent setup. How does it do pulling cores out of the ground?

I like that old 318.

grass disaster
01-24-2009, 03:59 PM
it's a 36" it's perfect for the 318

ip pulls great cores

STIHL GUY
01-28-2009, 02:18 PM
looks like a nice setup

tobylou8
03-26-2009, 04:40 PM
Well there's a reason why Walk-behinds cost as much and why there's work involved with those,
unlike that cheap POS one can tow around behind a mower which doesn't do nearly as good of a job,
the only shame is how much they actually do cost but I guess that only makes them overpriced POS's.

Here's an example of a plug pulled with a walk-behind:

So what do YOU use on 5 acres of athletic turf? Your 28" Walk-behind?:laugh:

grass disaster
02-15-2012, 09:00 PM
thought i'd bring this back from the way back

i was searching to see if they still make this aerator.

looks like i bought it in 08. thought i remember paying about $600-$700 for it shipped. looks like their around $1200-$1300 now.

still use it works pretty good. i now have bar tractor tires on the tractor which made a huge improvement.

TLS
02-16-2012, 08:32 AM
I've used my Fathers 318 to pull my friends 48" Lesco pull behind aerator this past Spring. Pulled it no problem. Had 3 - 80lb retaining wall blocks on it. It was the retractable tire kind.

3pt hitch kits are NOT cheap for the 318's anymore. Would love to have one though!

DUSTYCEDAR
02-16-2012, 10:53 AM
that is a great way to get it done

grass disaster
02-16-2012, 01:26 PM
I've used my Fathers 318 to pull my friends 48" Lesco pull behind aerator this past Spring. Pulled it no problem. Had 3 - 80lb retaining wall blocks on it. It was the retractable tire kind.

3pt hitch kits are NOT cheap for the 318's anymore. Would love to have one though!

yes around $400 for the 3 point.

if the wife can buy her shoes, i can buy something nice too once and a while!

Just keep mowing
02-20-2012, 04:13 PM
Lookin' retro! It will clearly get the job done, but will not come close to the results of a plugger.

MOW ED
02-21-2012, 10:45 AM
I have a similar setup on a 15hp diesel compact Mits tractor. It has turf tires and is 2wd but does an excellent job. I have a Classen 40 3 pt mount. I can aerate all day and not get tired. The diesel is very efficient on fuel. I have had this setup for years.


http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=113808

BrunoT
10-02-2012, 05:11 PM
I have a nice little John Deere 1026 tractor. I was thinking of using a 3 pt mounted aerator with it. Drop the the BH and bucket and it's not much heavier than a ZTR. 4wd helps with aerating in wet conditions too I'd assume.

Does anyone have feedback on pros/cons of a tractor/3pt aerator setup? I don't do much aerating, but I need something for my own big lawn anyway and my feet have too many problems lately to want to use the Bluebird on anything but tiny patches of lawn anyway.

My cheapo tow unit's tow bar folded up today when I tried to back it with 200 lbs on it! LOL. It cost like $125 7 years ago, so I wasn't upset. But I want something that pulls full cores, not open spoons if possible.

Any suggested reasonable cost aeration units favored by anyone?

BrunoT
10-10-2012, 05:00 PM
http://www.gemplers.com/product/147648/TurfVent-48-Heavy-duty-3-point-Hitch-Aerator
I just got this one from Gemplers. Cat 1 3PT core aerator
$600. It works great!

That's one I was looking into. A good compromise between homeowner types and expensive full commercial units. Glad to hear it works well. The ability to lift the unit quickly with a 3 pt hitch allows one to get into a few more places than tow behinds, and a 4wd tractor solves some traction issues if aerating after rains (which you probably should try to always be doing down here).

Of course not everybody has a $20,000 tractor sitting around, but it really does beat standing. I have worn my feet out on sulkys and couldn't do that anyway anymore.