Having purchased a decent tractor (John Deere X300) I assumed that the accessories were all pretty much created equal, That pretty much any attachment could be used with any tractor. Well I'm beginning to rethink my strategy after today. My father-in-law brought over a PreciseFit spreader/aerator combo unit today so I could prepare the yard for planting more grass seed. The picture attached says it all. I had to rig it to the tractor to get it low enough so that the blades would dig into the ground at all, Even with the lever lowered, it was still several inches from the ground when correctly hitched to the tractor. I was afraid that the aerator bar would catch on something it was so low to the ground. After a few minutes of using it I hit some of the flat stones on my walkway and the bump dislodged one of the cinder blocks which damaged one of the spreader blades when it fell. I had to rig up a 1 x 10 board to wedge into the spreader to keep the blocks from shifting. After about 20 minutes of use, the 14-2 wire I used to rig it up to the tractor snapped due to wear. I skipped the 12-2 and upgraded directly to 10-2 to hold it to the tractor. Over all it didn't do all that bad of a job, but PreciseFit isn't very precise at all.
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