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#1 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

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Posted August 20, 2015 - 02:37 PM

  I got this section of old rotary hoe from a farmer friend and had a couple of days of free time so figured I'd carry out my plan to make it into a lawn aerator. It will be loaded w/ about 300 lbs of large kiln bricks compliments of our local phosphate plant. The rear wheels have springs to hold them in the retracted position and a cheater bar is used to extend them w/ locking pins to hold them in place.  

   The ratchet binder will raise the front teeth so it can be rolled over asphalt/ concrete and not dull the teeth. Once hooked to the tractor and ready to roll, the ratchet binder is disconnected from the tongue via a locking pin.  

   I pulled it around some this spring w/ just a chain attached and the bricks on it and the teeth penetrated about 1 1/2". I'll see how it works next spring.

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Posted August 20, 2015 - 04:24 PM

That thing is so "Mad Max" it's scary.

 

That being said it looks like something that might do a bit more than aerate, depending on depth and speed.

 

All it has to do is the job you put it together for.

 

Nice work


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Posted August 20, 2015 - 04:36 PM

Looks like it will work good. I have been keeping an eye out for a small section like yours.

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Posted August 20, 2015 - 06:18 PM

That looks like it could put a hurt on something! Waiting for the results!



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Posted August 20, 2015 - 07:33 PM

Looks like it will work good. I have been keeping an eye out for a small section like yours.

  Too bad you're not closer, there's still 4 sections left.

                                        Mike


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Posted August 20, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Too bad you're not closer, there's still 4 sections left.
                                        Mike

Yeah, shipping could be more than the hoe is worth.

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 04:20 PM

I have one of those at the farm, mine is a 5' wide tandem like yours.  We have always called them a rotary hoe. It is used to break the top layer of dirt when it gets crusted over so moisture can get to the roots.


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 05:10 PM

Just don't fall on it, or run over your foot!



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Posted September 02, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Just don't fall on it, or run over your foot!

You got that right, I ran over a old metal bucket and it stabbed and mashed the bucket all the way up to the hub, I liked to have never got that thing off.



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Posted November 24, 2015 - 02:03 PM

All I can say is watch out ground moles.




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