3point hitch Core aerators? what size

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well ive been looking into these for a while, I dont want a walk behind power one.

    I have a 27hp diesel Simplicity Legacy XL tractor 4x4 and its got some descent power. I pull a 48" box blade loaded it finally runs out of steam. And also a 60" landscape rake i can load up pretty well without it bogging down.

    Can i run a 60" core aerator? Or should i stick to the 48" since a 60" may be hard to get into some areas? What brands are there? Unless its too expensive, although its green, and my tractor is Orenge... I like the JD Frontier CA1048, its the NOT so fancy model like thier 20 series they sell, its the 10 series of core areators that you can add weight to. I know the 20series 60" was like $2300 from a dealer. If i can get away in the 1200$ range id be happy for a more basic but heavy duty core aerator. http://www.deere.com/en_US/ProductCatalog/FT/media/pdfs/Core_Aerators.pdf
     
  2. corey1977

    corey1977 LawnSite Senior Member
    from maine
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    I would go with a 48 inch airreator for your tractor
     
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    I used a 48" when I had my Kubota BX-2200. It worked well and since it wasn't any wider than 48", I could really load it down with weight when I needed to yet the tractor could still handle it.:)
     
  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    With 27 hp you have the pull power. If you 3 pt. will lift 1000 lbs you can go with a 60".
     
  5. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
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    Landpride makes a good three point aerator. I have the 48" model. My 21 hp New Holland diesel handles it ok. Make sure your aerator is a solid piece. I bought a Turfco. It was not very heavy duty and did not do a good job. I am not sure your Legacy will handle a good three point aerator. I have the first Legacy model, I know it would not. The XL has been upgraded some.
     
  6. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    How much is this Landpride version of a 48" aerator? I have a local dealer near me, sells JD and Frontier too:)
     
  7. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
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    I am not sure. I thought around 1700.00. It is well built. Mine is at least six years old.
     
  8. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
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    I bought old tractors weights for when I need extra down pressure.
     
  9. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    well i have quotes from a local dealer of $2200~ for a Frontier, Landpride no longer makes any 48" models and Millcreek 420 a 42" only is $1500-$1600 after shipping from PA. Thats more in my price range although my tractor is a hair wider than that in rear tire width i guess it cant hurt much.
     
  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    Price the woods 48". I purchased the woods pl 60, it was heavy, heavy duty, much more so than landpride,millcreek or lesco's.
     

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