JD 4010 to Aerate?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by danslawncare, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Is a JD 4010 compact tractor too big to aerate with? Will it leave ruts...weighs 1420lbs. I'm seriously considering upgrading. Right now i have a Kubota BX2200.

    Thanks! :dizzy:

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  2. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I would actually have wondered the same thing about your BX2200 (same size as Deere 2210). What type lawn are you planning on aerating? I would think that anything bigger than your unit (and maybe even the unit you currently have) would leave ruts on any lawn where the soil is moist enough to aerate. . .but on the same token, if your BX2200 wouldn't rut the lawn in question, I would be interested to see if the heavier unit would make that much difference. . .

    Hmmm. . .did I really say anthing there?? ;)
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    I used a Kubota B7500 with a La 302 loader and a MillCreek aerator (which alone weights 1100lbs) for aerating. I don't have any problems with rutting. Heck I have to put a 400 lb weight in the bucket to keep the front wheels on the ground for doing hills.

    If anything I wouldn't get a 4010 its to underpowered. You need a 4110 at a the smallest. The 4115 would be an even better choice.

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