pic of my new aerator unlike any other set-up

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grass disaster, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  2. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Actually the core is quite small. He just has tiny hands! : ) LOL
     
  3. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I like it, I need to purchase and Aerator some day.......
     
  4. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm impressed !!
     
  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  6. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    it's a 36" it's perfect for the 318

    ip pulls great cores
     
  7. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
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    looks like a nice setup
     
  8. tobylou8

    tobylou8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So what do YOU use on 5 acres of athletic turf? Your 28" Walk-behind?:laugh:
     
  9. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    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.
     
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    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!
     

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