Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Homemade lawn plug aerator


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 pryan05 ONLINE  

pryan05

    LGT

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 84973
  • 578 Thanks
  • 323 posts
  • Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Posted October 23, 2017 - 05:40 PM

I built a plug aerator to be mounted on the three point hitches of my tractors.  I used 5/8" stainless hydraulic tubing for the tines. I cut a slot in them and opened them up with a tapered punch.  A patio stone cut in two for weight/  It works ok.. it doesn't push the plugs right thru most of the time.  It needs a bit of tweeking.  Basically another excuse to use my tractors!

  


Edited by pryan05, October 24, 2017 - 03:51 PM.

  • Gtractor, Alc, hamman and 8 others have said thanks

#2 pryan05 ONLINE  

pryan05

    LGT

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 84973
  • 578 Thanks
  • 323 posts
  • Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Posted October 23, 2017 - 05:42 PM



#3 KennyP OFFLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 35,895 Thanks
  • 44,624 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted October 23, 2017 - 05:43 PM

Cool implement!


  • boyscout862 and pryan05 have said thanks

#4 propane1 OFFLINE  

propane1
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 54307
  • 8,136 Thanks
  • 3,933 posts
  • Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Posted October 23, 2017 - 08:22 PM

That’s neat. Nice lookin tractor.

Noel
  • pryan05 said thank you

#5 chieffan OFFLINE  

chieffan
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62695
  • 9,009 Thanks
  • 6,174 posts
  • Location: SW Iowa

Posted October 24, 2017 - 08:27 AM

​The plugs will push through if the plug is a bit smaller or the same size as the tube.  Where you flared the end makes the plug larger.  Like the punch type leather punches, sharpened on the outside.  Neat looking set up just the same.


Edited by chieffan, October 24, 2017 - 09:33 AM.

  • pryan05 said thank you

#6 Jazz OFFLINE  

Jazz
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 62028
  • 2,123 Thanks
  • 1,318 posts
  • Location: Thunder Bay Ontario

Posted October 24, 2017 - 02:16 PM

I built a plug aerator to be mounted on the three point hitches of my tractors.  I used 5/8" stainless hydraulic tubing for the tines. I cut a slut in them and opened them up with a tapered punch.  A patio stone cut in two for weight/  It works ok.. it doesn't push the plugs right thru most of the time.  It needs a bit of tweeking.  Basically another excuse to use my tractors!

  

 

Very slick and no doubt a some premium time  to manufacture although I believe you cut a slot, not "cut a slut"...Spell check won't pick that up:)


  • KennyP and pryan05 have said thanks

#7 shorty ONLINE  

shorty

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6172
  • 4,933 Thanks
  • 4,990 posts
  • Location: Lancaster County Pa

Posted October 25, 2017 - 04:27 AM

Very slick and no doubt a some premium time to manufacture although I believe you cut a slot, not "cut a slut"...Spell check won't pick that up:)

But my personalized spell check saw it and read slot. I had to go back and see what I missed.
  • pryan05 and Bob E have said thanks

#8 Bob E OFFLINE  

Bob E
  • Member
  • Member No: 85024
  • 105 Thanks
  • 83 posts
  • Location: MI

Posted October 25, 2017 - 07:22 AM

Cool.

I've thought about making one of those, but I've been holding out for a good deal on a used one.

There might be an idea or to in these.

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • sod plugger 1.jpg
  • sod plugger 2.jpg

  • pryan05 said thank you

#9 pryan05 ONLINE  

pryan05

    LGT

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 84973
  • 578 Thanks
  • 323 posts
  • Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Posted October 25, 2017 - 05:48 PM

That what I was thinking to do with the tines.  Thank you.  I been looking for a used tow behind for a while.  Definitively the way to go to save a ton of time.

 

Cool.

I've thought about making one of those, but I've been holding out for a good deal on a used one.

There might be an idea or to in these.


  • Bob E said thank you

#10 pryan05 ONLINE  

pryan05

    LGT

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 84973
  • 578 Thanks
  • 323 posts
  • Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Posted October 25, 2017 - 05:49 PM

But my personalized spell check saw it and read slot. I had to go back and see what I missed.

i fixed it :)


  • KennyP and shorty have said thanks




Top