We have been watering a roughly 16’x60-foot stretch of the dog’s penned-in area, to catch weeds that pop-up and to prepare it for more stuff than weeds. I scraped a section of goats-head thorn out, and in this heat a bunch of babies popped up so we plucked them too. I raked-back a bunch of tanbark to make a straight line.It’s an ongoing battle with the weeds, but I also got a sack of Equine Forage grass-seed at Tractor Supply and we are going to go to lawn with it, hoping its durable seed mix will prove weather resistant in this harsh climate. Meanwhile that raking in 90-degree heat got me thinking…and that got me shopping – which is difficult in this pandemic situationSo I went over to my local TrueValue/John Deere hardware store and talked to Don, who had some heavy junk on a junky wood-pallett out in back. A “integral hitch” and a box scraper someone ordered and didn’t pick up. Looked like it had been there a least a year and a half. It weighs like Harley Davidson parts, too. Heavy. But I got me a big X570 mower and it would fit.And it does. The teeth are reversible and removable, and I can also unbolt the sides and rear weight-bracket and just have a blade instead of a box scraper. The hitch assembly dropped right in and won’t affect my other attachments (the blower-bagger or the sprayer). Nice, and I got it at cost.It goes up and down with a lever-assist, and you can adjust it for angle.
And you can shift it left and right or adjust the depth of drag.
The ground off in the corner slopes away from the fence and I can probably build up that area, besides smoothing out all the lumps and holes and mole mounds…and have a lawn for the doggie.