what do you use to tow your aerator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ant, Aug 29, 2000.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,480

    what do you use to tow your tow behind aerator on jobs
    my atv 250 4-wheeler in not working out i tryed towing a 48"bannerman

    [Edited by anthonygrelli on 09-03-2000 at 02:09 AM]
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    I don't use a tow behind, does not do a very good job around here, mine tows me behind it! :D :D
  3. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    Kirby needs to see his buddies at Lesco..LOL. The 42" aerator they sell is top notch and does as good of a job as a walk behind in my humble opinion. Anyways I use a 60" Dixie Chopper Flatlander. Wish I could find a $500 mower that ran didn't cut and had a 3pt hitch that someone was just trying to get rid of.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I use a John Deere 430 diesel garden tractor with a 3 point hitch. I use a Classen sold by Lesco which has a 3 point set up or a tongue to pull it with. With a 3 point hitch, hydrostatic drive and power steering, it makes aerating one of my favorite jobs. You can put on several hundred pounds of weight on this aerator to penitrate hard ground and the transport wheels can be turned into depth gauge wheels so it don't sink in too deep in soft areas when weighted down. If anyone has this aerator and is interested in how to set this up to use the wheels as gauges, email me for details or if enough are interested, I'll post directions and a closer up picture of it than what is on my website. I like inventing things. :)
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,492

    I use a John Deere 212 to tow a 48" Millcreek. Works well, however I'm going to make me a hitch setup for my Lazer so I can just use that. I probably won't be able to reach the lift handle, but I'm sure I can fabricate something for that too. I can only WISH I had a 3 point!
  6. parkwest

    parkwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 676

    We use an arrangement similar to Eric's but instead of the JD we have a Boomer 21D by New Holland. It is one of the most versatile piece of equipment we own. With the 3 pt hitch we also use the following implements: post hole auger, 48" brush hog, TR3 Landscape Rake, and a 3 pt hitch pallet fork. We also have it equipped with a front end loader and will be getting a backhoe for installing ponds. Its amazing what the little thing will do.
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    I'm planning on using my Gator. My Lesco dealer has ordered me a new 60" tow behind model.
  8. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 476

    hmmmm, i use my kawasaki praire 400, z-cart, toro workman, cushman truckster, JD 955, or JD 4400. I have 7 aerators of varying size from tow to 3 pt. depends on the size and terrain of the site.
  9. SKDCO

    SKDCO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    I use a Kubota B7400 4WD hydrostatic trans. compact tractor with turf tires and a Ryan 3pt hitch tow aerator. I'm using oversize tires for flotation and weight. The aerator weighs approx. 725/750lbs and gives at least 31/2 to 41/2 in. cores. This set-up seems to work well in this area and save alot of back work. Oh yeah also looking at a Ryan 19" w/b for some of the smaller sections of properties.

    [Edited by SKDCO on 08-31-2000 at 01:36 AM]
  10. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,480

    will a craftsman tractor work?
    thanks for the replys

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