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KRAIG - Once again, THANK-YOU for being keeper of the photos.

One comment I should add, my spikes are 1/2" round steel bar. And I have several trees with exposed roots, I've tried to be careful but I have bent one spike on the center wheel, it's bent about 60-70 degrees. Think I can straighten it, I think going to a bigger diameter bar would cure the bending but would really increase the weight needed to get penetration. With the weight shown I typically make an elongated hole 2-1/2 to 3 inches deep about 5-1/2 inches in any direction from another hole.
 

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Here's the one I built several years ago.
Pictured in the tag along mode for travel, just flip it for actual use.
2nd pic is in the sleeve hitch mode so it can be raised for travel over walks and drives as well as backing into corners.



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Oh that's nice Dave!
Having a hell of a time with pictures this morning. I have several more of it being used in our cemetery re-hab project several years ago. Just the RIGHT size for that work. If I can only find them, they are on this thing somewhere!!
 

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Note the cover plate on the end.
It could be filled but seems to work well as is.
 
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Dave nice job on the aerator. Interesting cemetery layout. Will you plant grass where you are aerating ? From the photo it appears that there is minimal grass all around.
 

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The pathways were all depressed & sunken, old cemetery.
Nightmare to mow.
We started this project a few years back and That's when I built the unit.
That area looks great now!
We ate about 1/2 way through the whole thing now, doing a section or so each year.
 
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Here's the one I built several years ago.
Pictured in the tag along mode for travel, just flip it for actual use.
2nd pic is in the sleeve hitch mode so it can be raised for travel over walks and drives as well as backing into corners.



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Nice job!
I'd like to make something similar to this but with a grass seed box for over seeding when needed.
 
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