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    Here is couple pics of home made yard plugger I started this weekend with my son.
    Should be around 430 lbs when filled with water.

    used old 50 gal water heater to build this and 3 joints of 1/2 gas pipe.
    Will have 132 spikes at 4 1/4 inches apart.

    I will post more pics when its done and painted.

    Have a great week all
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    Default Re: home made yard plugger

    I thought that was a medieval torture device. Looks good. I only have my little Agri-Fab plug aerator that I pull behind my lawn tractor.

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    I'll be interested in how this works. I've considered building a plug type aerator but I thought I'd have to buy the pluggers. If your design works well and pulls plugs I'll have to give it a try. I had thought of something like that but thought they would just fill up solid and not actually pull the plugs.

    Al

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    Good point. They may fill with dirt and become a spike aerator vs a plug aerator.

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    Default Re: home made yard plugger

    Thanks all

    It's not done yet and it will be a plugger when I'm done with it.
    After all plug cutters are welded on I will drill threw the base of them all 132 of them evil looking things.
    I will also cut channels in the end of the tank to let plugs out as it rolls.
    Top will have box built to hold a bunch of case iron I have laying around.
    Should weigh around 450 lbs when done.
    Last but not least I'm going to add wheels that roll down to pick spikes off ground.

    Thanks Carl

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlav1410 View Post
    Thanks all

    It's not done yet and it will be a plugger when I'm done with it.
    After all plug cutters are welded on I will drill threw the base of them all 132 of them evil looking things.
    I will also cut channels in the end of the tank to let plugs out as it rolls.
    Top will have box built to hold a bunch of case iron I have laying around.
    Should weigh around 450 lbs when done.
    Last but not least I'm going to add wheels that roll down to pick spikes off ground.

    Thanks Carl
    maybe I am missing something, I thought in your first post you indicated you are going to fill it with water, later you indicate you are going to drill into the tank to let the plugs clear out of the plug cutters
    Please elaborate, I want a plug cutter and figured I would have to buy one

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    Default Re: home made yard plugger

    Looks like an interesting build!

    I saw one that had a piece of that plastic wind skirting you see on trailers. It was attached like a broom to wipe the drum clean. It worked pretty good.
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    Default Re: home made yard plugger

    If you drill through the spikes how will it hold water. Or did you change you plan
    Bill

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    I had seen one somewhat similar on another forum.
    The problem they had was the spikes are on the centerline of the cylinder similar to yours and it didn't dig in that well.
    Ended up he had to move them so they were closer to tangent to the outside of the cylinder so they were closer to vertical wen the cylinder was rotating.....Mike

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    Default Re: home made yard plugger

    Quote Originally Posted by carlav1410 View Post
    Here is couple pics of home made yard plugger I started this weekend with my son.
    Should be around 430 lbs when filled with water.

    used old 50 gal water heater to build this and 3 joints of 1/2 gas pipe.
    Will have 132 spikes at 4 1/4 inches apart.

    I will post more pics when its done and painted.

    Have a great week all
    Nice job so far!!!

    Looks like a lot of welding putting the spikes on!!!

    Lookin' forward to pictures when you get it finished!!!... A video would be nice so we could see it in action!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Bill
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