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Old 09-26-2007, 02:18 AM
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jd 318.. possible to front mount aerator???

is it possible to front mount an aerator to the front of a 318 john deere? and have it lifted by hydrolics?

i has hydraulics already plumbed into the front of the machine.

i wouldn't go very wide with it possiblt a 36" aerator
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:49 AM
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Sure you could. Might take some welding and fitting to make it all work.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:55 PM
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would this be too much weight and strain on the front of this machine.

would it bounce around and shake everything apart.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:06 PM
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If it was mounted or towed at the back of the machine you would have better traction.

Often blades and snow blowers are mounted on the front of machines like 318's. I have even seen small loaders on such machines. Weight will be a major factor.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:40 AM
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Why not get the already available three point hitch for the back? No fabrication, and the function is proven by history.

I use mine on the back of a 455 and it works like a champ.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:58 AM
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can i add a 3 point hitch to the 318??????
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:39 AM
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318 3 pt hitch

Here's one.

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Old 09-27-2007, 11:43 AM
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Ooops. Took a second look. Don't know that outfit. Here's a link to one from the place I got mine.

Ruegg 3 pt for 318
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Ooops. Took a second look. Don't know that outfit. Here's a link to one from the place I got mine.

Ruegg 3 pt for 318
and what areator do you use with the 3 point hitch?
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:24 PM
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Turfco 42" (discontinued for some insane reason).

I like the looks of the ProAire in another current thread.
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