Electric Lift on an Aerator

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Electric Lift on an Aerator

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I have a 48" Agri-Fab Aerator that I would like to install a Cub electric lift on. Has anyone added an electric lift to their aerator? Looking for ideas.
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Re: Electric Lift on an Aerator

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Just an idea, why not put a brinly hitch on the front instead? Use the tractor to raise and lower as needed? I would guess it would work best on a tractor with hydro lift though.

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I agree, it would be better for a hydro tractor. I may give it a try, putting the electric lift on the aerator. I am getting older and reaching back there and lifting the weight of 4 concrete blocks is hard on the muscles and back.
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Re: Electric Lift on an Aerator

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Post a picture of the aerator, Charlie!

I've been making actuators for miscellaneous things lately... amazing what a guy can power with a bicycle chainring, some chain, a drive pinion from a garage door opener, and the guts from a discarded cordless drill...
Yes, I'm a Mad Scientist... but I'm usually happy, even when things ain't goin right.

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Re: Electric Lift on an Aerator

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This is a web photo of the aerator I have. Engineering is not one of my talents. I think the Cub electric lift is not strong enough to lift it directly. I use four 8" concrete blocks for weight.
http://www.zucksrototillers.com
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147 with 48" mower deck & 42" QA snow thrower
70 with 42" mower deck, 42" blade, & Brinly 10" plow

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