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    Anyone Convert Tow Aerator to 3PT/Hitch Version?

    Hi

    I have a Deere tow behind core Aerator.
    I have a 3PT and iMatch with the heavy Hitch 2” receiver

    I was wondering has anyone any ideas for converting from tow behind to a 3PT or Hitch version?

    The tow behind is a pain, getting on/off to adjust manually, raising and dropping after paths etc turning and reversing etc etc

    I’d buy a dedicated 3PT version or iMatch comparable version if I was starting over however I’m a relative newbie you live and you learn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eire1916 View Post
    Hi

    I have a Deere tow behind core Aerator.
    I have a 3PT and iMatch with the heavy Hitch 2” receiver

    I was wondering has anyone any ideas for converting from tow behind to a 3PT or Hitch version?

    The tow behind is a pain, getting on/off to adjust manually, raising and dropping after paths etc turning and reversing etc etc

    I’d buy a dedicated 3PT version or iMatch comparable version if I was starting over however I’m a relative newbie you live and you learn
    Im glad you started this topic because I want to do the same thing. Going to try to rig something up this weekend. I tow mine with a drawbar on the iMatch. I was thinking of attaching a couple eye bolts to the back of the weight tray of the aerator, and hooking a couple chains back to the top of the iMatch. I doubt it will work, but you never know. Just need to pick it up a few inches.
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    Some pictures of the the unit you have would help us be able to give you ideas.
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    Mine is just the basic 40” Brinly Hardy plug aerator that you find at HD
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    This is what I have
    Was suggesting removing the tow arms. Mounting a bracket of some sort to convert to something that works with a 2” hitch or the iMatch. Either would work

    The other part is something I found on amazon and wondering if we could connect both hitch receivers in the Aerator and the hitch
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    I had looked at one of these used to convert to 3 point. They sell both. Looks like the same thing to me.
    Guy wanted $375.00 so I let the urge pass.

    https://www.turfvent.com/

    You can look on the parts diagram for mounting ideas.
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    I did with a 40 inch Brinkley plug aerator. Works well, but you need to keep in mind to lift it when turning. Once you are use to it, it is ok, but at first challenging. If you have a lot of turns and curved area I would not recommend it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smalljob View Post
    I did with a 40 inch Brinkley plug aerator. Works well, but you need to keep in mind to lift it when turning. Once you are use to it, it is ok, but at first challenging. If you have a lot of turns and curved area I would not recommend it.


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    I did with an $89 3pth from Amazon

    The one I ordered didn’t have the receiver mount, just 2 sizes of hitch balls and a Clevis. I took the drawbar arms off and drilled matching hole in the hitch an aerator and set of small brinly discs. Light duty for sure, but worked until I bought my appropriately sized new ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timzr View Post
    The one I ordered didn’t have the receiver mount, just 2 sizes of hitch balls and a Clevis. I took the drawbar arms off and drilled matching hole in the hitch an aerator and set of small brinly discs. Light duty for sure, but worked until I bought my appropriately sized new ones.
    Any photo of how this mounted to your Aerator?
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    25G Click-n-Go Sprayer
    Rear 3-point-Hitch and PTO
    Snowblower

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