I had some free time on my hands and was poking around my garage looking at projects and potential projects... Eventually I decided I was gonna fab up a 3 point mount for the cheap aerator that came with my recent Sears purchase. I tried the aerator briefly with the standard drawbar, talk about a pain in the butt... have to unload whatever weight you have in it whenever you have to cross a hard surface, carry the aerator, carry the weights, drive the tractor over, rehitch the aerator, etc. I figured a 3 point mount would alleviate that although I'd have to lift it on turns I thought it would still be easier so here's what I came up with:
It's not the prettiest thing I've ever done but I was using whatever scrap I had lying around and I was more concerned about strength than appearance since knowing me I'll overweight it I achieved the sturdiness I was after, even with my 200 lbs bouncing on it there is no flex or give, it just picks the front of the tractor up. I also kept it so I can use the drawbar still if needed (third picture down) I just need to cut some threads in the holes on the drawbar and get some hardware, throw some paint on it all and it should be good to go!