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Old 08-03-2010, 09:17 PM
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aerating turning w/ 3-poing hitch...425 AWS???

i currently have this aerator hooked up to a 318. the tractor is a little small for the unit.

it doesn't turn very good with the aerator down considering the "swing" affect.

would a john deere 425 all wheel steer help with the turning?
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:27 PM
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I have an aftermarket weight bracket for my 420, It holds 6 40 lb weights.. Check out Ebay. Works well for my aerator and 50 gallon 3 pt. sprayer.. To answer your question about the AWS, it could turn on the ends better.. Although if you're trying to turn while the implement is in the ground this puts stress on the tractor/implement and the turf.. To counterbalance the weight would give the best results..
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:30 PM
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I have an aftermarket weight bracket for my 420, It holds 6 40 lb weights.. Check out Ebay. Works well for my aerator and 50 gallon 3 pt. sprayer.. To answer your question about the AWS, it could turn on the ends better.. Although if you're trying to turn while the implement is in the ground this puts stress on the tractor/implement and the turf.. To counterbalance the weight would give the best results..
yes i already have a lot of weight on the front.

i was thinking of getting some bar tires for added traction.

i know the 425's have a diff lock, that would be nice.
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yes i already have a lot of weight on the front.

i was thinking of getting some bar tires for added traction.

i know the 425's have a diff lock, that would be nice.
I don't believe you are going to turn very well with an aerator via your 3 point hitch, there is no joint, it largely results in the whole unit only wanting to go straight and resist turning (it isn't like you are pulling a trailer, it is more akin to pulling a plow through the ground). Adding weight won't really help.

The diff lock will only make matters worse, locking the rear axle so both rear tires are in unison will only make the tractor more difficult to turn.

To turn, you have to lift the aerator, turn, get ready for the next pass and drop the aerator.

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