Well, after mowing today I decided to hook up the aerator for a few spins around the yard. It rained yesterday so the ground is nice and soft which probably helps. Here it is hooked up to my tractor. You can see my son’s shoe in the upper right corner of the picture… now how did that get in there?!
Yeah, you’re right. It’s already starting to rust already. I had contemplated painting it, but for some reason I like the idea of old farm implements “weathering and rusting” out in the field and kinda decided to leave it bare and see what will happen to it. It might be a tetanus accident waiting to happen, but I’m thinking the nails will rust too and paint won’t stick to them after a few laps around the yard, so what’s the point anyway.
I suppose if I ever made a second unit, I would shorten the nails slightly and put more of them in it to help it roll over the concrete better.
Ok. I did not have the hitch laying around the garage. I actually bought that at Home Depot, and for the last picture, I better show the rest of the parts that I had to specifically buy to put this thing together.
Here’s a video clip of it in action that my son recorded!