If you want to keep your lawn looking its best and make it longer lasting, then hooking a plug aerator to your riding mower may be necessary. Here are 3 tips for attaching a plug aerator to a riding mower.
First, identify the version of aerator you need for your riding mower. There are two versions available: a tow version which connects to the rear tires and a three-point hitch version which connects to the back of the mower. Be sure to select the right version for your riding mower.
Second, correctly connect the aerator to the mower. This may require putting the mower into reverse and going slowly until the mower is in the right alignment. If you are having trouble lining up the two pieces, then pull forward and back up again. Securely attach the arms from the aerator onto the bars on the three-sided object in the back of the mower with cotter pins. Finally for the tow version, check the owner’s manual for the exact steps.
Third, be sure to add additional weight if needed (for compacted soil) to make sure the tines go deeper into the ground. Weight can include concrete blocks, sand bags, containers of water or other heavy items that will stay securely in place while the aerator is in use.
Following these 3 steps should successfully help you attach a plug aerator to your riding mower. Being able to aerate your lawn can not only improve the look of your lawn, but also nourish and strengthen its roots, making them more drought and heat resistant. The time and effort spent in attaching the aerator will ultimately ensure a greener and healthier lawn for the years to come.