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Pasture Aerators
AR2596 & AR2510
30018
325-127M
Operator’s Manual
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Read the Operator’s Manual entirely. When you
see this symbol, the subsequent instructions and
warnings are serious - follow without exception.
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Section 4: Operating Procedures . . . . . . . . . 14
Safety at All Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Look For The Safety Alert Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Operator’s Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Equipment Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Tractor Hook-Up For Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Set-Up For Field Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Unhook Aerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
General Operation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Owner Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Further Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Section 1: Assembly & Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tractor Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Torque Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Dealer Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tongue Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Transport Wheel Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Rear Axle & Lift Cylinder Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign (SMV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Section 2: Options & Accessories . . . . . . . 10
Rear Hitch Assembly (Accessory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Concrete Weights (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Mounting 2 Concrete Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Mounting 3 Concrete Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Mounting 4 Concrete Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Tie Down Concrete Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Drag Harrow Carrier (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Drag Harrow (Stand Alone Unit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Drag Harrow Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hook-up To Rear Level Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hook-up To Drag Harrow Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication . . . . . 18
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tractor Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Tine Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Ordering Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Lubrication Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Tine Gang Hanger Bearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Rear Axle Pivot Pins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Wheel Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Section 6: Specifications & Capacities . . . . 21
Section 7: Features & Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Section 8: Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Section 9: Torque & Tire Inflation Charts . . 24
Section 10: Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Section 3: Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Hitch Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Rotor Tine Gang Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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Important Safety Information
Important Safety Information
These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
Safety at All Times
Look For The Safety Alert Symbol
Thoroughly read and understand
the instructions given in this
manual before operation. Refer to
the “Safety Label” section, read all
instructions noted on them.
Do not allow anyone to operate
this equipment who has not fully
read and comprehended this
manual and who has not been
properly trained in the safe
operation of the equipment.
The SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL indicates there is a
potential hazard to personal safety involved and extra
safety precaution must be taken. When you see this
symbol, be alert and carefully read the message that
follows it. In addition to design and configuration of
equipment, hazard control, and accident prevention are
dependent upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and
proper training of personnel involved in the operation,
transport, maintenance, and storage of equipment.
▲ The operator must not use drugs
or alcohol as they can change the
alertness or coordination of that
person while operating equipment.
The operator should, if taking overthe-counter drugs, seek medical
advice on whether he/she can
safely operate the equipment.
▲ Operator should be familiar with all
functions of the tractor and
attachments, and be able to
handle emergencies quickly.
▲ Make sure all guards and shields
are in place and secured before
operating implement.
▲ Keep all bystanders away from
equipment and work area.
▲ Operator must start tractor and
operate controls from the driver’s
seat only. Never from the ground.
▲ Do not leave tractor or implement
unattended with engine running.
▲ Dismounting from a moving tractor
can cause serious injury or death.
▲ Do not allow anyone to stand
between tractor and implement
while backing up to implement.
▲ Keep hands, feet, and clothing
away from power-driven parts.
▲ Watch out for fences, trees, rocks,
wires, etc., while operating and
transporting implement.
▲ Turning tractor too tight may cause
hitched machinery to ride up on
wheels. This could result in injury
or equipment damage.
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Be Aware of
Signal Words
A Signal word designates a degree or
level of hazard seriousness. The
signal words are:
! DANGER
Indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury. This
signal word is limited to the most
extreme situations, typically for
machine components that, for
functional purposes, cannot be
guarded.
! WARNING
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury, and
includes hazards that are exposed
when guards are removed. It may also
be used to alert against unsafe
practices.
! CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury. It
may also be used to alert against
unsafe practices.
For Your Protection
Tractor Shutdown & Storage
▲ Thoroughly read and understand
the “Safety Label” section, read
all instructions noted on them.
▲ If engaged, disengage PTO.
▲ Lower attached implement to
ground, put tractor in park or set
park brake, turn off engine, and
remove switch key to prevent
unauthorized starting.
▲ Wait for all components to come to
a complete stop before leaving the
operator’s seat.
▲ Detach and store implement in an
area where children normally do
not play. Secure implement using
blocks and supports.
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Parts Manual QR Locator
Dealer QR Locator
The QR (Quick Reference) code on the
cover and to the left will take you to the
Parts Manual for this equipment.
Download the appropriate App on your
smart phone, open the App, point your
phone on the QR code and take a picture.
The QR code on the left will
link you to available dealers
for Land Pride products.
Refer to Parts Manual QR
Locator on this page for
detailed instructions.
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Important Safety Information
These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
Tire Safety
▲ Tire changing can be dangerous
and should be performed by
trained personnel using the
correct tools and equipment.
▲ When inflating tires, use a clip-on
chuck and extension hose long
enough to allow you to stand to
one side and NOT in front of or
over the tire assembly. Use a
safety cage if available.
▲ When removing and installing
wheels, use wheel handling
equipment adequate for the
weight involved.
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Transport
Machinery Safely
▲ Comply with state and local laws.
▲ Use towing vehicle and trailer of
adequate size and capacity.
▲ Secure equipment towed on a
trailer with tie downs and chains.
▲ Sudden braking can cause a trailer
to swerve and upset. Reduce
speed if trailer is not equipped with
brakes.
▲ Avoid contact with any over head
utility lines or electrically charged
conductors.
▲ Engage park brake when stopped
on an incline.
Use A Safety Chain
Practice Safe Maintenance
▲ A safety chain will help control
drawn machinery should it
separate from the tractor drawbar.
▲ Use a chain with the strength
rating equal to or greater than the
gross weight of the towed
machinery.
▲ Attach the chain to the tractor
drawbar support or other specified
anchor location. Allow only
enough slack in the chain to
permit turning.
▲ Do not use safety chain for towing.
▲ Understand procedure before doing
work. Use proper tools and
equipment, refer to Operator’s
Manual for additional information.
▲ Work in a clean dry area.
▲ Lower attached implement to the
ground, put tractor in park, turn off
engine, and remove key before
performing maintenance.
▲ Allow implement to cool before
working on it.
▲ Disconnect battery ground cable (-)
before servicing or adjusting
electrical systems or before welding
on implement.
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▲ Maximum transport speed for an
attached implement is 20 mph. DO
NOT EXCEED. Never travel at a
speed which does not allow
adequate control of steering and
stopping. Some rough terrains
require a slower speed.
▲ As a guideline, use the following
maximum speed weight ratios for
an attached implement:
20 mph when weight of attached
implement is less than or equal to
the weight of machine towing the
implement.
10 mph when weight of attached
implement exceeds weight of
machine towing implement but
not more than double the weight.
▲ IMPORTANT: Do not tow a load
that is more than double the weight
of the machine towing the load.
▲ Do not grease or oil implement
while it is in operation.
▲ Inspect all parts. Make certain
parts are in good condition &
installed properly.
▲ Replace parts on this machine with
genuine Land Pride parts only. Do
not alter this machine in a way
which will adversely affect its
performance.
▲ Remove buildup of grease, oil, or
debris.
▲ Remove all tools and unused parts
from implement before operation.
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These are common practices that may or may not be applicable to the products described in
this manual.
Use Safety
Lights and Devices
Wear
Protective Equipment
Avoid High
Pressure Fluids Hazard
▲ Slow moving tractors, selfpropelled equipment, and towed
implements can create a hazard
when driven on public roads. They
are difficult to see, especially at
night.
▲ Flashing warning lights and turn
signals are recommended
whenever driving on public roads.
▲ Wear protective clothing and
equipment appropriate for the job
such as safety shoes, safety
glasses, hard hat, and ear plugs.
▲ Clothing should fit snug without
fringes and pull strings to avoid
entanglement with moving parts.
▲ Prolonged exposure to loud noise
can cause hearing impairment or
hearing loss. Wear suitable
hearing protection such as
earmuffs or earplugs.
▲ Operating equipment safely
requires the operator’s full
attention. Avoid wearing radio
headphones while operating
machinery.
▲ Escaping fluid under pressure can
penetrate the skin causing serious
injury.
▲ Avoid the hazard by relieving
pressure before disconnecting
hydraulic lines or performing work
on the system.
▲ Make sure all hydraulic fluid
connections are tight and all
hydraulic hoses and lines are in
good condition before applying
pressure to the system.
▲ Use a piece of paper or
cardboard, NOT BODY PARTS, to
check for suspected leaks.
▲ Wear protective gloves and safety
glasses or goggles when working
with hydraulic systems.
▲ DO NOT DELAY. If an accident
occurs, see a doctor familiar with
this type of injury immediately. Any
fluid injected into the skin or eyes
must be treated within
a few hours or
gangrene may
result.
Use Seat Belt and ROPS
Keep Riders Off
Machinery
Prepare for Emergencies
▲ Be prepared if a fire starts.
▲ Keep a first aid kit and fire
extinguisher handy.
▲ Keep emergency numbers for
doctor, ambulance, hospital, and
fire department near phone.
911
Avoid Underground
Utilities
▲ Dig Safe, Call 811.
Always contact your local utility
companies (electrical, telephone,
gas, water, sewer, and others)
before digging so that they may
mark the location of any
underground services in the area.
▲ Be sure to ask how close you can
work to the marks they positioned.
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▲ Operate only tractors and skid
steers equipped with a Roll-Over
Protective Structure (ROPS) and
seat belt.
▲ Keep folding ROPS in the “locked
up” position at all times.
▲ Fasten seat belt snugly and
securely to help protect against
serious injury or death from falling
and machine overturn.
▲ Wear protective equipment such
as a hard hat, safety shoes, safety
glasses, and ear plugs.
▲ Never carry riders or use
machinery as a person lift.
▲ Riders obstruct operator’s view.
▲ Riders could be struck by foreign
objects or thrown from the
machine.
▲ Never allow children to operate
equipment.
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Safety Labels
Your Pasture Aerator comes equipped with all safety labels in
place. They were designed to help you safely operate your
implement. Read and follow their directions.
1. Keep all safety labels clean and legible.
2. Refer to this section for proper label placement. Replace
all damaged or missing labels. Order new labels from your
nearest Land Pride dealer. To find your nearest dealer,
visit our dealer locator at www.landpride.com.
3. Some new equipment installed during repair requires
safety labels to be affixed to the replaced component as
4.
specified by Land Pride. When ordering new components
make sure the correct safety labels are included in the
request.
Refer to this section for proper label placement.
To install new labels:
a. Clean area where label is to be placed.
b. Spray soapy water on the surface where label is to be
placed.
c. Peel backing from label. Press firmly onto the surface.
d. Squeeze out air bubbles with edge of a credit card or
with similar type straight edge.
818-719C
30055
Caution: Prevent Injury or Death
838-293C
30055
Warning: Safe Operation & Maintenance - Read Manual
848-247C
30055
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Warning: Crushing Falling Blade Hazard
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848-404C
Warning: Tip Over / Crushing Hazard
30056
818-831C
30057
Warning: High-Pressure Fluid Hazard
838-588C
30057
Warning: Do Not Exceed 20 MPH Transport Speed
848-403C
Warning: Negative Tongue Weight Hazard
30057
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838-615C
2" x 9" Amber Reflector (1 place)
30055
838-614C
2" x 9" Red Reflector (2 places)
30056
838-614C
2" x 9" Red Reflector
2 Places on back of optional Drag Harrow Carrier
35924
818-055C
Slow Moving Sign
Back of Pasture Aerator
Back of optional Drag Harrow Carrier
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Introduction
Introduction
Land Pride welcomes you to the growing family of new
product owners.
This Pasture Aerator has been designed with care and
built by skilled workers using quality materials. Proper
assembly, maintenance, and safe operating practices will
help you get years of satisfactory use from this machine.
Application
The Land Pride 25 Series Pasture Aerators are pull type
Aerators designed to hitch to a standard drawbar or a
hammer strap type drawbar. They have uses and
applications in agricultural conservation tillage and
pasture renovations and are available in 8 ft. and 10 ft.
widths. The heavy duty knife like tines on the Aerator are
designed with a twist in them to fracture compacted soil
as they slice into the ground in a twisting fashion. This
fracturing of the soil conditions the soil to soak-up run-off
water faster, allow fertilizer to penetrate deeper into the
ground and increase oxygen supply to the plant roots.
The twisted tines are constructed of hardened forged
steel mounted on a heavy duty rotating shaft that can be
angled up to 7 1/2o for an aggressive action. Optional
concrete weights can be added to the Aerator. These
weights provide significantly increased down pressure on
the tines.
Owner Assistance
The Online Warranty Registration should be completed
by the dealer at the time of purchase. This information is
necessary to provide you with quality customer service.
The parts on your Pasture Aerator have been specially
designed by Land Pride and should only be replaced with
genuine Land Pride parts. Contact a Land Pride dealer if
customer service or repair parts are required. Your Land
Pride dealer has trained personnel, repair parts, and
equipment needed to service the implement.
Serial Number
Model No. _____________Serial No. ______________
For quick reference and prompt service, record model
and serial number in the spaces provided above and
again on warranty page 25. Always provide model and
serial number when ordering parts and in all
correspondences with your Land Pride dealer. Refer to
Figure 1 for the location of your serial number plate.
See “Specifications and Capacities” on page 21 and
“Features and Benefits” on page 22 for additional
information and performance enhancing options.
Using This Manual
• This Operator’s Manual is designed to help familiarize
the operator with safety, assembly, operation,
adjustments, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Read
this manual and follow the recommendations to help
ensure safe and efficient operation.
• The information contained within this manual was
current at the time of printing. Some parts may change
slightly to assure you of the best performance.
• To order a new Operator’s or Parts Manual, contact
your authorized dealer. Manuals can also be
downloaded, free-of-charge, from our website at
www.landpride.com
Terminology
“Right” or “Left” as used in this manual is determined by
facing the direction the machine will operate while in use
unless otherwise stated.
Definitions
IMPORTANT: A special point of information related
to the following topic. Land Pride’s intention is this
information must be read & noted before continuing.
NOTE: A special point of information that the
operator should be aware of before continuing.
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Serial Number Plate Location
Figure 1
Further Assistance
Your dealer wants you to be satisfied with your new
Aerator. If for any reason you do not understand any part
of this manual or are not satisfied with the service
received, the following actions are suggested:
1.
Discuss the matter with your dealership service
manager making sure that person is aware of any
problems you may have and has had the opportunity
to assist you.
2. If you are still not satisfied, seek out the owner or
general manager of the dealership, explain the
problem, and request assistance.
3. For further assistance write to:
Land Pride Service Department
1525 East North Street
P.O. Box 5060
Salina, Ks. 67402-5060
E-mail address
[email protected]
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Section 1: Assembly & Set-up
Section 1: Assembly & Set-up
Tractor Requirements
The tractor horsepower and weight must be capable of
controlling the Aerator under all operating conditions.
The Aerator is designed to be used on 40 to 90 hp
tractors with a standard drawbar or with a hammer strap
drawbar. Tractors smaller or larger than the rated
horsepower range must not be used.
NOTE: Front tractor weights and/or ballast to tires
may be required to offset weight of Aerator. Consult
your tractor manual for instructions on installing
additional ballast weights to your tractor.
3. Insert tongue (#2) approximately 34" into receiver
opening (#1).
IMPORTANT: Clevis pin (#4) must be inserted from
the right side as shown in Figure 1-1.
4. Attach tongue to the receiver tube by inserting 1" x 5"
clevis pin (#4) from the right side. Secure clevis pin
with cotter pin (#3). Bend one or more legs of the
cotter pin to keep it from falling out.
5. Remove jack stand (#7) from top mount stob “A” and
attach to side mount stob “B” with detent
pin (#6). Make sure pin is fully inserted.
Torque Requirements
Transport Wheel Assembly
Refer to “Torque Values Chart”page 24 to determine
correct torque values when tightening hardware.
Refer to Figure 1-2:
1. Orient transport wheels (#1) with valve
stems (#8) facing in towards the center.
Dealer Set-up
The pull type Aerator is shipped partially assembled.
Some components will need be assembled at the
dealership.
!
WARNING
The Aerator is top heavy. Make sure Aerator is properly
supported under the upper square tube frame to keep unit from
rotating on its tines during assembly and set-up. Otherwise,
the unit could rotate and cause serious injury.
2. Attach transport wheels to axle hubs (#7) with lug
bolts (#4). Tighten bolts to the correct torque.
3. Attach cylinder stop (#2) to rear axle with wire
retaining pin (#5). Make sure wire retainer is secured
over the pin.
4. Attach five cylinder stops (#6) to the other rear axle
gusset plate.
Tongue Assembly
Refer to Figure 1-1:
1. Apply silicone caulk to the surfaces on the plastic
plugs (#5) that mate with square tube ends where the
plugs are to be inserted into. (Silicone caulk supplied
by customer.)
2. Insert plastic plugs (#5) into the four square tube
openings at the four corners of the main frame.
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Wheel & Axle Assembly
Figure 1-2
Rear Axle & Lift Cylinder Assembly
Refer to Figure 1-3 on page 9:
IMPORTANT: Insert zerk end of pivot pins (#2) in
first as shown. Protect zerks when hammering on
pins by hitting pins on the end without a zerk.
1.
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Tongue Assembly
Figure 1-1
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Attach rear axle assembly (#1) to the Aerator’s main
frame with 7 1/4" long pivot pins (#2). Make sure the
grease zerks on pins (#2) face out and lug (#1) is up.
2. Secure pivot pins with 5/16"-18 x 2" GR5 hex head
cap screws (#4) and lock nuts (#5). Tighten nuts to
the correct torque.
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3. Install orifice plug (#12) into the cylinder port located
near the base end of hydraulic cylinder (#11). Screw
plug in until orifice bottoms out. Do not tighten.
Grease Zerk
Grease Zerk
4. Screw elbow fittings (#9A & #9B) into both cylinder
ports with O-rings facing ports. Do not tighten elbows
until step #17.
5. Attach base end of hydraulic cylinder (#11) to the
Aerator’s main frame (#3) with 1" x 3 11/16" clevis
pin (#10). Secure pin with hairpin cotter (#8).
6. Attach rod end of hydraulic cylinder (#11) to axle
assembly (#1) with 1" x 2 3/4" clevis pin (#6). Secure
clevis pin with cotter pin (#7). Bend one or more legs
on the cotter pin to keep it from falling out.
Refer to Figure 1-4:
7. Attach 3/4" adapter (#18) to hydraulic
hoses (#13 & #14) and tighten.
8. Attach quick disconnect couplings (#19) to
adapters (#18) and tighten.
Refer to Figure 1-3:
9. Insert the longer (201") hydraulic hose (#14) into the
back opening end of the Aerator tongue. Push hose
through tongue and out its front opening.
10. Install flex guard (#15) over hydraulic hose (#14) at
the cylinder end and push flex guard halfway into the
tongue to protect hydraulic hose from wear.
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Rear Axle & Lift Cylinder Assembly
Figure 1-3
11. Attach hydraulic hose (#14) to elbow fitting (#9B) and
tighten.
12. Insert the shorter (185") hydraulic hose (#13) into the
back opening end of the Aerator tongue. Push hose
through tongue and out its front opening.
13. Install flex guard (#15) over hose (#13) at the cylinder
end and push flex guard halfway into the tongue to
protect hydraulic hose from wear.
14. Attach hydraulic hose (#13) to elbow fitting (#9A) and
tighten.
Refer to Figure 1-4:
15. Pull hydraulic hoses (#13 & #14) out of opening (#17)
until most of the slack in the hoses at the hydraulic
cylinder have been removed.
16. Run hydraulic hoses through hose loop (#16).
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Hydraulic Hose Routing & Quick Coupling Assembly
Figure 1-4
Refer to Figure 1-3:
17. Orient elbows (#9A & #9B) to suit and tighten to
hydraulic cylinder (#11).
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign (SMV)
Refer to Figure 1-5:
1. Bolt SMV sign (#3) to mounting blade (#4) as shown
with 1/4"-20 x 5/8" GR5 hex flange screws (#1) and
hex flange nuts (#2). Tighten nuts to the correct
torque.
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2. Insert mounting blade (#4) into mounting socket (#5).
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign Assembly
Figure 1-5
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Section 2: Options & Accessories
Section 2: Options & Accessories
Rear Hitch Assembly (Accessory)
Mounting 3 Concrete Blocks
Refer to Figure 2-1:
1. Attach leveling hitch (#2) to axle frame (#1) with
1" x 2 3/4" clevis pin (#4). Secure clevis pin with
3/16" x 1 3/4" cotter pin (#5). Bend one or both legs of
cotter pin to keep pin from falling out.
1.
Position concrete block (#1) onto the platform against
the left end. Make sure it is against the square tube
on that end and is resting fully on the platform floor.
2. Position the middle concrete block (#2) centered on
the platform frame.
2. Attach ratchet jack (#8) to the Aerator frame (#3) and
leveling hitch (#2) with 1" x 3 3/16" clevis pins (#7)
and 3/16" hairpin cotters (#6).
• AR2596: The center block should be approximately
3. Operate ratchet jack lever (#9) until hitch is level.
• AR2510: The center block should be approximately
3 3/8" from the first block and resting fully on the
platform.
15 3/8" from the first block and resting fully on the
platform.
3. Position concrete block (#3) onto the platform against
the right end. Make sure it is against the square tube
on that end and is resting fully on the platform floor.
4. Place spacers between the blocks to keep them from
shifting to one side. (Spacers provided by customer)
Mounting 4 Concrete Blocks
Instructions For AR2510 Aerator Only
1.
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Rear Hitch Assembly
Figure 2-1
Concrete Weights (Optional)
Refer to Figure 2-2:
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DANGER
Concrete blocks weight 740 lbs. each. Stay clear of them while
lifting them into place. Hands and fingers can easily become
pinched by the blocks or the blocks could shift suddenly or fall
causing serious bodily injury or death.
Position concrete block (#1) onto the platform against
the left end. Make sure it is against the square tube
on that end and is resting fully on the platform floor.
2. Position the second concrete block (#2)
approximately 4" from the first block and resting fully
on the platform.
3. Position the third concrete block (#4 not shown)
approximately 4" from the second block and resting
fully on the platform
4. Position the fourth concrete block (#3) onto the
platform against the right end. Make sure it is against
the square tube on that end and is resting fully on the
platform floor.
5. Place spacers between the blocks to keep them from
shifting to one side. (Spacers provided by customer)
IMPORTANT: Use equipment capable of lifting a
minimum of 800 lbs. Lift one concrete block at a time
using lifting rods “B” to raise and lower the blocks
onto the platform frame.
NOTE: Remove SMV sign (#4) from its mounting
socket to prevent hitting the sign while installing the
concrete blocks. Replace SMV sign after the blocks
are installed.
Mounting 2 Concrete Blocks
1.
Position concrete blocks (#1 & #3) onto the platform
ends. Make sure they are against the square tubes
on the ends and resting fully on the platform floor.
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Concrete Weight Assembly (AR2596 Shown)
Figure 2-2
2. Place a spacer or spacers between the blocks to
keep then from shifting to one side. (Spacer(s)
provided by customer)
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Tie Down Concrete Blocks
Refer to Figure 2-2 on page 10:
Always use heavy duty tie-downs, straps, and corner
protector pads (strap & pads supplied by customer) to
secure Land Pride concrete blocks from bouncing on the
platform while traveling over rough terrain and on a road
that may have bumps and ruts. Corner protector
pads (#5) are available through Land Pride’s Parts
Department. Order 2 each of Part No. 816-646C.
NOTE: Weights can bounce out if bump is severe.
1.
3. Attach SMV bracket (#3) to back bar of lift frame (#1)
with 1/2"-13 x 2" x 3" GR5 U-bolt (#13) and hex flange
lock nuts (#6). Torque nuts tight.
4. Apply teflon tape to the 3/8" threads of straight
adapter (#15) and screw adapter into the cylinder
port located closest to the rod end of hydraulic
cylinder (#14). Tighten adapter.
5. Apply teflon tape to the 3/8" threads of elbow
fitting (#16) and screw elbow into the cylinder port
located closest to the base end of hydraulic cylinder
(#14). Tighten elbow oriented as shown.
6. Attach 3/8" x 201" long hydraulic hoses (#17) to
adapter fitting (#15).
Attach strap to handle “A” on the left side.
2. Thread strap through corner protector pad (#5) on
the left side, lifting rods “B”, corner protector pad (#5)
on the right side and to handle “C”. Tighten strap to
secure blocks in place.
7.
Attach 3/8" x 217" long hydraulic hoses
(#18) to elbow fitting (#16).
Refer to Figure 2-4 on page 11:
8. Attach 3/4" adapters (#23) to hose ends and tighten.
9. Attach quick disconnect couplings (#24) to the
adapters tighten.
Refer to Figure 2-3 on page 11:
10. Orient hoses so that they are on the right side of the
cylinder (#14). Attach base end of hydraulic cylinder
to the Aerator frame with cylinder pin (#2).
11. Attach rod end of hydraulic cylinder (#14) to the lift
frame with cylinder pin (#2) & flat washer (#8).
12. Insert 3/16" x 1 3/4" cotter pins (#9) into cylinder
pins (#2). Bend one or both legs to secure them in
place.
Refer to Figure 2-4:
13. Insert hydraulic hoses (#17 & #18) into the open end
of the tongue located at the back of the main frame.
Push both hoses together through the tongue and
out the front (#22) as shown in Figure 2-4.
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Drag Harrow Carrier Assembly
Figure 2-3
14. Pivot lift frame up and down to find the maximum
distance between hydraulic cylinder and opening
end of tongue. Pull hydraulic hoses (#17 & #18) out of
end (#22) until most of the slack in the hoses have
been removed.
Drag Harrow Carrier (Optional)
15. Run hydraulic hoses through hose loop (#21).
Refer to Figure 2-3:
16. Pivot lift frame fully up and down to make sure the
hydraulic hoses are not hanging up.
NOTE: Drag Harrow Carrier and Drag Harrow are
sold separately.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the Aerator is properly
supported so that it won’t flip over backwards during
installation of the lift frame. One method would be to
hitch the tongue to a tractor.
1.
Refer to Figure 2-3 on page 11:
17. Attach transport bar (#4) to the left side of the lift
frame and secure in place with hairpin cotters (#10).
Orient lift frame (#1) as shown and pin to Aerator
frame with 1" x 6" hitch pins (#11). Secure hitch pin
with hairpin cotters (#12).
2. Attach SMV sign (#19) to SMV bracket (#3) with
1/4"-20 x 5/8" round head screws (#5) and hex flange
top lock nuts (#7). Tighten nuts.
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Hydraulic Hose Routing & Quick Coupling Assembly
Figure 2-4
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Drag Harrow (Stand Alone Unit)
Refer to Figure 2-5:
Order Drag Harrow (#1) Model No. DRG08 (8 ft. harrow)
from your nearest Land Pride dealer. Be sure to read the
Operator’s Manual 322-207M supplied with the harrow
before continuing.
Drag Harrow Assembly
See “Drag Harrow Assembly” in the Drag Harrow
Operator’s Manual for instructions on how to properly
assemble the unit.
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CAUTION
Refer to Figure 2-6: Be Careful not to pinch yourself in the
jointed sections of the harrow while hooking the lower
hooks (#4) to the transport holes (#7).
Refer to Figure 2-5 & Figure 2-6:
1. Properly orient harrow pull ring (#2) to the Aerator.
2. Place pull ring (#2) behind SMV sign (#6) so that it is
centered between the two slotted pull hooks (#5).
Hook-up To Rear Level Hitch
3. With pull ring centered between the slotted pull
hooks, hook pull chain (#3) to the slotted hooks (#5).
See “Hook-up to Tractor Drawbar” in the Drag Harrow
Operator’s Manual for instructions on how to properly
attach pull ring (#2) to the Aerator’s rear level hitch.
4. When transporting, attach rear hooks (#4) (second
hooks in from the outside) to one of the three
transport holes (#7) in the lift frame.
Hook-up To Drag Harrow Carrier
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IMPORTANT: Hydraulic hose damage can occur if
hooks (#4) are not attached to transport holes (#7)
before transporting with the unit.
DANGER
Make sure the Aerator’s main frame is properly supported or
securely hitched to a tractor before working on or around the
unit to keep unit from flipping over backwards causing serious
injury or death.
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1
3
2
DANGER
Do not add extra weight to the lift frame or hang from the lift
frame. The Aerator could flip over backwards causing injury
or death.
!
4
DANGER
Do not climb on the unit or lift frame. Doing so can result in
serious injury or death.
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3
5
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Drag Harrow
Figure 2-5
5
4
7
4
1
27734
Drag Harrow Hook-up to Drag Harrow Carrier
Figure 2-6
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Section 3: Adjustments
Section 3: Adjustments
Hitch Height
Rotor Tine Gang Angle
Refer to Figure 3-1:
Cat. IV hitch (#5) can be raised or lowered to suit. Hitch in
Figure 3-1 is shown being installed in the highest
position. Use this location for tractors with a high
drawbar. Use the lower mounting location for tractors
with a lower drawbar.
Keep everyone clear of the rotor tines while adjusting tine
gang angle. Removing bolts to adjust tine gang angle will
allow the gang to drop if not properly supported. Body
extremities can be injured should the gang drop.
1.
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With tongue supported by the support jack (#4),
remove cap screws (#2).
IMPORTANT: For safety, it is best to make
adjustments to the gang angle with the Aerator
raised just enough to support the tines off the
ground by not more than 1".
2. Align Cat. IV hitch with the top two holes or with the
bottom two holes as needed.
3. Insert 1"-8 x 7" GR5 cap screws (#2) through
mounting holes in hose holder (#1), nearside holes in
the tongue, mounting holes in Cat. IV hitch (#5), and
out through the far side holes in the tongue.
4. Secure cap screws with nylon insert nuts (#3).
Tighten nuts to the correct torque.
WARNING
The tine gang angle can be adjusted to 2 1/2o,5o & 71/2o.
The greater the angle the greater the cultivation action on
the soil.
Refer to Figure 3-2:
1. Park on a flat level surface, engage park brake, raise
Aerator until tines are approximately 1" off the
ground, shut tractor engine off, and remove key
before dismounting from tractor.
2. Place support block (#5) under bearing guard (#1) to
keep the rotor tine gang from falling. Do not force
support block tight against the bearing guard as
this will making adjusting the gang angle difficult.
3. Loosen both hex top lock nuts (#3) until bearing
guard (#1) is resting on support block (#5).
4. Remove hex top lock nuts (#3), cap screws (#2), and
flat washers (#4).
5. Slide gang on the support block to one of the three
positions where the front gang hole in bearing guard
aligns with one of the selected three front mounting
holes (2 1/2o, 5o, or 7 1/2o) in the bearing support.
6. Reinstall 3/4"-10 x 2 3/4" GR5 cap screws (#2), flat
washers (#4), and hex top lock nuts (#3). Tighten
nuts to the correct torque.
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7.
Repeat steps 2 to 6 for the other rotor tine gang.
Hitch Height Adjustment
Figure 3-1
30067
Tine Angle Adjustment (5 Degrees Shown)
Figure 3-2
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Section 4: Operating Procedures
Section 4: Operating Procedures
Operator’s Responsibilities
Hazard control and accident prevention are dependent
upon the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper
training involved in the operation, transport, storage, and
maintenance of the Aerator. Therefore, it is absolutely
essential that no one operates the Aerator without first
having read, fully understood, and become totally familiar
with the Operator’s Manual. Make sure the operator has
completed the Operating Checklist below.
Operating Checklist
✔
Check
Read and follow all Safety Rules and alerts carefully.
Refer to “Important Safety Information”.
Make sure all guards and shields are in place.
Refer to “Important Safety Information”.
Page No.
Page 1
Page 1
Read and follow Hook-up & preparation instructions.
Refer to “Section 1: Assembly & Set-up”.
Page 8
Read and make all required adjustments.
Refer to “Section 3: Adjustments”.
Page 13
Read and follow all operating procedures.
Refer to “Section 4: Operating Procedures”.
Page 14
Read and follow all Maintenance Instructions.
Refer to “Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication”.
Page 18
Make sure their are no hydraulic leaks on the unit.
Refer to “Avoid High Pressure Fluids Hazard”.
Page 3
Read and follow all Lubrication Instructions.
Refer to “Lubrication Points”.
Page 20
Check Aerator initially and periodically for loose bolts
and pins. Refer to “Torque Values Chart”.
Page 24
Operator Safety
!
DANGER
• Do not work over any underground electrical wiring or gas
lines. If there is any doubt, call your public service agency. Be
sure to ask how close you can work to their flags or marks.
Making contact with electrical wiring or gas pipes can cause
serious injury or death.
• Hydraulic fluid under high pressure can penetrate the skin.
Wear protective gloves and safety glasses or goggles when
working with hydraulic systems. Use a piece of cardboard or
wood rather than hands when searching for hydraulic leaks.
If hydraulic fluid is injected into the skin or eyes, it must be
treated by a doctor familiar with this type of injury within a
few hours or gangrene may result. DO NOT DELAY.
!
WARNING
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Never pull the Aerator behind a vehicle at speeds exceeding
the tire manufacturer’s recommend maximum speed of
20 mph. found on the tire sidewall.
• Always make sure the tractor is shut off and no one is near the
tractor when installing stroke control spacers and/or
transport lock. Also, keep away from possible pinch points
during installation as the hydraulic lines could burst
dropping the unit suddenly.
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CAUTION
Make sure all safety labels are in their proper location and in
good working condition before operation. Be sure to follow all
directions on the safety labels.
Equipment Safety
• Use Aerator for its intended purpose only. Never use it
as a wagon to carry things. Never pull post, stumps, or
other objects. Misuse of the Aerator can break the unit.
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Operator must wear a seat belt at all times. Without being seat
belted, the operator can fall off and be ran over by the Aerator
and its sharp tines.
• Make sure tractor 3-point arms are positioned so that
• Never carry passengers on the Aerator or tractor and never
operate the unit when bystanders are present. There is always
a risk of running over the passenger or bystander.
sizable rocks, and other objects that can be damage or
cause damage to the Aerator with small warning flags
so they can be avoided.
they will not make contact with the tongue.
• Mark underground water piping, sprinkler heads,
• Operator must age 16 or older and must be properly trained
in the safe operation of this Aerator.
• Do not exceed weight tray weight limit. Exceeding the
• Do not operate on slopes too steep to maintain stability or
near the edge of a drop off. The tractor and Aerator could roll
over resulting in equipment damage, bodily injury, or death.
• Make gradual turns with tines in the ground. Too sharp
• Do not use tires as a step or lean against them. They can
suddenly move even when they appear to be solidly against
the ground causing a falling hazard against metal protruding
objects and sharp tines.
• Keep everyone away from the Aerator while raising,
lowering, and transporting the Aerator. Always keep your feet
and legs out from under the Aerator and never work under the
unit without properly blocking it up. The Aerator could drop
instantly resulting in bodily injury or death.
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limit can damage the tines, tires,Aerator frame.
a turn can break the tines. Raise Aerator out of the
ground to make sharp turns.
• Do not turn tractor tires into the tongue, tines, or frame.
Slow down and watch tractor tires carefully when
forced to make sharp turns.
• Never back-up with Drag Harrow making contact with
the ground. Always raise Drag Harrow up before
backing up. Not doing so can break the equipment and
punch holes in the tires.
• Use the Aerator for its intended purpose only. Never
use the Aerator as a wagon to carry things.
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• All nuts, bolts, screws, and fasteners should be
checked daily for tightness. Refer to the “Torque
Values Chart for Common Bolt Sizes” on page 24.
• Do not use to tear up asphalt or for anything other than
to fracture/aerate soil.
• Do not alter the Aerator in a way which will adversely
affect its performance or reliability or use the Aerator
for a purpose for which it was not designed.
Tractor Hook-Up For Transporting
!
DANGER
A Crushing Hazard exists when hooking-up equipment to a
tractor. Do not allow anyone to stand between tractor and
implement while backing-up to implement. Do not operate
hydraulic 3-point lift controls while someone is directly
behind the tractor or near the implement.
!
NOTE: The Aerator cylinder has an orifice installed
to slow down cylinder movement. See item 12 in
Figure 1-3 on page 9 for location of orifice.
9. Raise Aerator frame fully up. Remove transport
lock (#2) from the rear storage plate (#4) and attach
it to cylinder rod (#1) with wire retaining pin (#3).
Refer to Figure 4-2:
10. If included, raise Drag Harrow Carrier fully up and
down several times to eliminate air in its hydraulic
lines. If necessary, bleed hydraulic lines at the
cylinder fittings to remove any remaining trapped air.
11. Raise Drag Harrow Carrier fully up. Remove
transport lock (#3) from storage pins (#1) and attach
it to cylinder rod pins (#2) with hairpin cotters (#4).
Refer to Figure 2-6 on page 12:
12. Attach Drag Harrow to transport frame. See “Hookup To Drag Harrow Carrier” on page 12.
CAUTION
Always make sure the hitch pin is secured with a keeper clip.
Not doing so can result in the unit coming unhitched and out
of control.
!
CAUTION
Always engage parking brake, shut off tractor, and remove key
before dismounting from tractor to hook-up equipment.
1.
Adjust jack stand to the correct height for the hitch to
receive tractor drawbar.
2. Back tractor until drawbar hitch hole(s) align with Cat.
IV hitch hole(s).
3. Place tractor in park or set park brake, shut off
tractor, and remove switch key.
4. Attach Aerator hitch to tractor with hitch pin. Make
sure hitch pin is secured with hitch pin keeper.
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Pull Type Transport Lock
Figure 4-1
5. Remove jack stand from near the hitch and store on
stob located on top of the tongue behind the manual
storage tube.
6. Attach Aerator cylinder hoses and if included, Drag
Harrow cylinder hoses to the tractor duplex outlets.
Refer to Figure 4-1:
7. Raise Aerator frame fully up with tractor hydraulic
control lever. If installed, remove transport lock (#2)
from cylinder rod (#1) and store on plate (#4) with
wire retaining pin (#3).
8. Air in hydraulic lines can create erratic lifting
behavior. Retract and extend lift cylinder several
times to remove trapped air from the hydraulic lines.
If needed, bleed hydraulic lines at the cylinder fittings
to remove any remaining trapped air.
30073
Drag Harrow Transport Bar Placement
Figure 4-2
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Section 4: Operating Procedures
Transporting
!
CAUTION
When traveling on public roads whether at night or during the
day, use accessory light and devices for adequate warning to
operators of other vehicles. Comply with all federal, state, and
local laws.
1.
When traveling on roadways, transport in such a way
that faster moving vehicles may pass you safely.
2. Do not lower unit while transporting on pavement,
blacktop, or road. Damage to unit and/or road may
occur.
Refer to Figure 2-6 on page 12:
12. If included, raise Drag Harrow Carrier fully up with
tractor hydraulic control lever.
13. Unhook Drag Harrow hooks (#4) from Drag Harrow
Carrier frame.
Refer to Figure 4-2 on page 15:
14. Remove Drag Harrow transport lock (#3) from
cylinder rod pins (#2). Attach transport lock to
storage pins (#1) with hairpin cotters (#4).
15. With Drag Harrow hanging straight down, pull
forward in the field while lowering the Drag Harrow
Carrier frame down.
3. Select a safe ground travel speed when transporting
from one area to another. Never exceed the tire
manufacture’s maximum rated speed of 20 mph.
4. Be sure to reduce tractor ground speed when
turning; and, leave enough clearance so that the
Aerator does not contact obstacles such as
buildings, trees, or fences.
5. When traveling over rough or hilly terrain, shift tractor
to a lower gear.
Set-Up For Field Work
Refer to
Refer to Figure 4-1 on page 15:
1. Raise Aerator fully up with tractor hydraulic control
lever, place tractor in park or set the park brake, shut
tractor engine off, and remove switch key.
2. Remove wire retaining pin (#2) and transport
lock (#1) from cylinder rod (#3).
3. Place transport lock (#1) on the rear axle storage
plate (#4) and secure with wire retaining pin (#2).
4. Return to the tractor and lower Aerator tines down to
their preferred working depth. Do not lower Drag
Harrow Carrier while making depth and angle
adjustments to the Aerator.
5. Travel forward while making adjustments to the tine
depth until the preferred depth is determined.
6. Once the tine working depth is determined, stop
tractor, place tractor in park or set the park brake,
shut tractor engine off, and remove switch key.
Refer to Figure 4-3:
7. Determine which cylinder stops (#2) it will take to fill
cylinder rod (#1) at the predetermined depth.
8. Return to the tractor, raise Aerator up, and then add
the determined number of cylinder stops to the
cylinder rod.
9. Lower Aerator against the cylinder stops.
10. Store remaining stops (#3) on the storage plate
shown in Figure 4-3.
11. Adjust rotor tine angle per instructions under
“Rotor Tine Gang Angle” on page 13.
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Cylinder Stops
Figure 4-3
Unhook Aerator
The following steps should be done when un-hooking the
Aerator from the tractor:
1.
Park tractor with Aerator on a solid level surface.
Raise Aerator tines fully up.
2. Refer to Figure 2-6 on page 12: If included, hook
Drag Harrow hooks (#4) to Drag Harrow Carrier
frame and then lower carrier frame fully down.
3. Place tractor in park or set park brake, shut tractor
off, and remove switch key. Chock in-front-of and
in-back-of Aerator wheels to prevent movement.
4. Refer to Figure 4-1 on page 15: Remove Aerator
transport lock from rear axle storage plate (#4) and
attach it to cylinder rod (#3). Secure transport lock
with wire retaining pin (#2).
5. Move tractor hydraulic control lever(s) back and forth
to allow the cylinder to come against the transport
lock and to release pressure in the hydraulic hoses.
6. Disconnect quick release couplings from the tractor’s
duplex outlets and store hoses with couplings on the
Aerator in a location off the ground.
7.
Attach jack stand to stob near the hitch. Make sure
the detent pin is fully inserted. Adjust jack stand to lift
the hitch weight off the tractor drawbar.
8. Remove hitch pin keeper and hitch pin. Store hitch
pin and keeper in a safe location.
9. Be sure hoses are disconnected and implement is
clear of tractor. Drive tractor away from implement.
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General Operation Instructions
By now you should have read your Operator’s Manual
and properly installed your Land Pride 25 Series Aerator
on your tractor. If you haven’t, please do so now.
Using the Aerator is a fairly simple task but there are a
few things you need to consider before beginning. If you
are aerating in an area that uses a sprinkler system, you
will need to mark the sprinkler heads with small warning
flags so they can be avoided. Also, you will want to avoid
any sizable rocks or foreign material that might be
embedded in the soil that could cause damage to the
aerating tines. Most important, do not work over
underground electrical wiring or gas lines.
!
DANGER
Do not work over any underground electrical wiring or gas
lines. If there is any doubt, call your public service agency. Be
sure to ask how close you can work to their flags or marks.
Making contact with electrical wiring or gas pipes can cause
serious injury or death.
Now that you know where you are going to aerate and
what precautions need to be taken, it is time to start the
tractor and travel to the site where you intend to aerate. It
is best to start in the middle of the field and gradually
work your way to the outer perimeter with each pass. This
will also help keep you from compressing freshly
fractured soil.
Begin by lowering the Pasture Aerator until the cylinder
has come against the cylinder stops. Pull ahead slowly to
get the tines into the ground. If included, lower the Drag
Harrow Carrier while moving forward until the Drag
Harrow is on the ground. Gradually increase ground
speed to approximately 5 mph. Do not make sharp turns
with the Aerator in the ground as equipment damage may
result.
At the end of each pass lift the Aerator out of the ground
to turn around. The Drag Harrow does not need to be
raised to make turns. Keep the Aerator out until you have
realigned the tractor for the next pass. Look back often to
observe your pattern and to make sure you are getting
good soil penetration. If you aren’t achieving the desired
penetration, you may need to add more weight to the
Aerator weight tray or wait until after a rain or after
irrigation has been applied to soften the ground.
With very little practice you should become very
proficient and effective with your Land Pride AR25 Series
Aerator.
At the completion of the task the Aerator and Drag
Harrow should be cleaned and lubricated. Any trash
build-up should be removed. Units being put up for the
winter should be stored per the instructions outlined
under “Storage” on page 19.
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Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication
Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication
Introduction
Proper servicing and adjustments are key to the long life
of any implement. With careful inspection and routine
maintenance, you can avoid costly downtime and repair.
Check all bolts after using the unit for several hours to be
sure they are tight. Replace any worn, damaged, or
illegible safety labels by obtaining new labels from your
Land Pride dealer.
!
CAUTION
Do not alter Land Pride equipment or replace parts with other
brands. Doing so can cause equipment to perform improperly
and may lead to breakage that can cause bodily injury.
Replace parts only with genuine Land Pride parts.
3. Examine removed hardware for wear. Replace worn
hardware with new hardware if required.
4. Examine stamped information on the removed tine.
Replace worn tine with a new tine that has the same
stamped information.
IMPORTANT: Bolt installation direction is critical.
Always insert bolts into the thicker 5/8" plate first.
5. Install new tine (#5 or #6) by sliding one hardened flat
washer (#3) over each 1/2"-20 x 3" GRL9 cap screw
(#1) and then inserting the two cap screws into the
thicker 5/8" plate first. After the bolt has been fully
inserted, slide a second hardened flat washer onto
the two cap screws as shown.
Tractor Maintenance
One of the most important things you can do to prevent
hydraulic system problems is ensure that your tractor's
reservoir remains free of dirt and contamination. Use a
clean cloth to wipe hose ends before attaching them to
your tractor. Replace your tractor’s hydraulic filter
element at the prescribed intervals. These simple
maintenances will go a long way to prevent occurrence of
control valve and hydraulic cylinder problems.
IMPORTANT: Loctite 246 should be applied to the
cap screw threads before installing lock nuts.
6. Apply Loctite 246 on the end 1/4" length of threads.
Screw hex flange lock nuts (#2) onto the cap screws
on 3 or 4 turns only. Do not tighten.
7.
Repeat steps 2 to 5 until all four tines on a single hub
have been replaced.
Tine Replacement
8. Tighten all 8 hex flange lock nuts (#2) on that hub to
the correct torque. See “Additional Torque Values”
on page 24 for correct torque value.
Refer to Figure 5-1:
9. Move on to the next hub and repeat steps 1 to 8.
! WARNING
Always secure Aerator in the up position with solid supports
10. Continue reworking one hub at a time until all worn
tines have been replaced with new tines.
before servicing the underside. Never work under equipment
supported by hydraulics. Hydraulics can drop equipment if
controls are actuated or if hydraulic lines burst. Either
situation can drop the Aerator instantly even when power to
the hydraulics is shut off.
“Right-Hand” or “Left-Hand” as used in this manual is
determined by facing the direction the machine will
operate while in use.
Stamped on the tines (see Arrows in Figure 5-1) is
Land Pride’s name, tine part number, and LH for left-hand
or RH for right-hand tine designation.
27730A
Knife Edge
Left-Hand Tine
Pt. No. 820-407C
Knife Edge
Right-Hand Tine
Pt. No. 820-408C
Right-Hand & Left-Hand Tines
Figure 5-1
IMPORTANT: Make sure right-hand tines are
mounted on the right-hand gang and left-hand tines
are mounted on the left-hand gang and that the knife
edge leads as the tine rotates about the shaft.
IMPORTANT: Tines are bolted on in a Spiral pattern
22.5 degrees from one blade to the blade on the next
flange over. Arrow in Figure 5-2 shows tines shifting
22.5 degrees from one hub assembly to the next.
Refer to Figure 5-3 on page 19:
1. Loosen 8 nuts (#2) on one hub two or three turns.
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Spiral Pattern of Tines (Left-Hand Gang Shown)
Figure 5-2
2. Remove two bolts (#1) securing tine (#4) if working
on the Left-Hand Gang or tine (#5) if working on the
Right-Hand Gang.
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Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication
Storage
6. Replace all damaged or missing decals.
Clean, inspect, service, and make necessary repairs to
the Aerator when parking it for long periods and when
parking it at the end of a working season. This will help
ensure that the Aerator is ready for field use the next time
you hook-up to it.
7.
!
DANGER
Always secure Aerator in the up position with solid supports
before servicing underside of the unit.
8. Follow all unhooking instructions on page 16 when
disconnecting tractor from Aerator.
9. Repaint parts where paint is worn or scratched to
prevent rust. Ask your dealer for Aerosol Land Pride
touch-up paint. Paint is also available in touch-up
bottles with brush, quarts, and gallon sizes by adding
TU, QT, or GL to the end of the Aerosol part number.
IMPORTANT: The following should be adhered to
when parking the Aerator:
Land Pride Aerosol Touch-up Paint
• When parking for short periods with Aerator
attached to the tractor, lower Aerator down so that
its weight is resting on the tines.
• When unhooking from the Aerator, lower Aerator
against hydraulic cylinder transport lock and
support hitch with jack stand.
1.
Store Aerator on a level surface in a clean, dry place.
Inside storage will reduce maintenance and make for
a longer Aerator life.
Part No.
Part Description
821-011C
821-002C
821-066C
PAINT LP BEIGE AEROSOL SPRAY CAN
PAINT LP BLACK AEROSOL SPRAY CAN
PAINT ORANGE AEROSOL SPRAY CAN
Ordering Replacement Parts
Clean off any dirt and grease that may have
accumulated on the Aerator and moving parts.
Scrape off compacted dirt and then wash surface
thoroughly with a garden hose. A coating of oil may
also be applied to the unpainted area to minimize
oxidation.
2. Check tines and tine bolts for wear. Replace as
needed.
3. Inspect for loose, damaged, or worn parts and adjust
or replace as needed.
4. Lubricate as noted in “Lubrication Points” starting
on page 20.
Land Pride offers equipment in factory standard beige
color with black highlights or optional color orange with
black highlights. Special attention must be given to the
part number when ordering orange to prevent ordering
the wrong replacement part. The suffix number 82 must
be added at the end of Land Pride’s beige part number
when ordering an orange replacement part. Parts
ordered without the suffix number will be supplied in
factory standard colors.
For example, if you are ordering a replacement part with
part number 555-555C and the existing part is orange
(not beige), then add the suffix 82 to the end of the
number to make the part number read 555-555C82.
5. Apply a light coat of oil or grease to the tines and
exposed cylinder rods to minimize oxidation.
Notes:
1. Insert cap screws (#1) into the thicker 5/8" plate first and 1/2" plate last.
2. Apply Loctite 246 to cap screws (#1) before installing tine lock nuts (#2).
3. Tighten tine lock nuts (#2) to the “Additional Torque Values” provided on page
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Direction
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Direction
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Knife Edge
Right-Hand Gang
Knife Edge
Left-Hand Gang
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Figure 5-3
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Section 5: Maintenance & Lubrication
Lubrication Points
Lubrication
Legend
Multi-purpose
spray lube
Multi-purpose
grease lube
50
Hrs
Multi-purpose
oil lube
Intervals in hours at which
lubrication is required
25
Hours
Tine Gang Hanger Bearings
4 - Zerks (1 for every hanger bearing
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = as needed
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25
Hours
Rear Axle Pivot Pins
2 - Zerks
Type of Lubrication: Grease
Quantity = as needed
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Repack
Annually
Wheel Hub
Repack wheel bearings annually
Type of Lubrication: Multi-purpose Grease
Quantity = as needed
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Section 6: Specifications & Capacities
Section 6: Specifications & Capacities
AR25 Series
Specifications & Capacities
AR2596
Model No.
Horsepower Requirements
Working Width
Overall Width
Overall Length
Overall Height
(With tines on the ground)
Weight (w/o added weight)
Number of Tines
Tine Material
Tine Hub Spacing
Tine Penetration
Frame Construction
Hitch Type
Main Tongue Beam
Hitch Jack
Rotor/Tine Support Hangers
Rotor Bearings
Rotor Bearing Protection
Rotor Angle Adjustment
Manual Storage Tube
Tires
Rims
Tine Depth Control
Hydraulic Couplings
Hydraulic Cylinder
Transport Lock
Rear Axle Pivot
AR2510
40 - 90 HP
7' - 2"
9' - 8"
8' - 1 3/8"
12' - 3 5/8"
10' - 11"
10' - 11"
41 1/4" Without concrete Blocks
41 1/4" Without concrete Blocks
43 7/8" With Optional Concrete Blocks
43 7/8" With Optional Concrete Blocks
1,700 lbs.
2,200 lbs.
24 LH and 24 RH (Four per hub)
32 LH and 32 RH (Four per hub)
Forged and heat treated through steel
7 1/2"
Up to 8" (Depending on ground conditions and added weight)
4 x 4 tubing all welded construction
Heavy duty pull type with clevis hitch
Receives up to 1 1/4" pin dia. (2-positions)
4" x 4" x 5/16" Wall tubing
Tongue support jack (5,000 lb. load rating)
(Stores on pull frame)
Heavy Duty
Heavy Duty greaseable bearings with triple lip seals
Bump Guards
Angles from 2 1/2, 5 & 7 1/2 degrees
Included
2 ea., 9.5L x 15, 8 ply
6-bolt
Add cylinder donuts to cylinder rod - included
Quick disconnects included
3" x 8" stroke with 1 1/4" rod dia.
Manual cylinder lock
Greaseable
Options
Concrete Blocks
Number of Concrete Blocks
Weight per Concrete Block
Lifting Bar
Drag Harrow
Weight
Settings
Drag Harrow Lift
Weight
Hydraulic Cylinder
Transport Lock
Slow Moving Vehicle Sign
25" square x 18" high
Available in quantities of 2 or 3
Available in quantities of 2, 3, or 4
740 lbs.
1/2" Round bar built in concrete block
See Drag Harrow Operator’s Manual 322-207M for a complete list of specifications.
(Order model DRG08 as a stand alone unit.)
DRG08 = 185 lbs.
Three positions: Light, Medium, and Aggressive
Can be added to lift Drag Harrow off the ground without getting off the tractor.
Drag Harrow sold separately,
345 lbs.
2" x 8" stroke with 1 1/8" rod dia.
Included
Included
Accessories
Trailing Hitch
Corner Protector
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Self leveling (Buy through Parts, Part No. 325-118A)
Protects straps from concrete corners (Buy through Parts, Part No. 816-646C)
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Section 7: Features & Benefits
Section 7: Features & Benefits
AR2596 & AR2510 Models
Features
Benefits
All Welded 4 x 4 Tubing Frame
Makes for a very strong frame.
4 x 4 x 5/16 Tongue
With Clevis Hitch
Built heavy duty to withstand side loads from the tines.
Forged & Heat Treated Through
Steel Tines
Forged and heat treated tines are very resistant to wear and breakage giving them a
long life.
Tines
Tines are designed with a twist to lift while fracturing the soil sideways.
Bolt-on Tines (2 Bolts Per Tine)
Tines are easily replaceable with 2 bolts per tine.
8" Maximum Tine Penetration
Great penetration for aerating the soil.
(Actual penetration depth is dependent on ground condition and added weight.)
Heavy Duty Rotary Tine Hangers
Designed to stand up to the rigors of hard rocky soil.
Bearings Are Protected With
3/8" Skid Shoes on 3-Sides
Protects bearings against hitting solid objects such as rocks and stumps.
(Skid shoe protection is located on the front, bottom, and back sides of bearings)
Adjustable Rotors
Rotors can be adjusted from 2 1/2, 5 and 7 1/2 degrees to meet customers needs.
The greater the angle the harsher the shattering of soil.
7 1/2" Tine Spacing (4/per Spool)
AR2596 = 48 Tines Total
AR2510 = 64 Tines Total
Tines spaced 7 1/2" apart provides good coverage.
Optional Weights Constructed of
740 lbs. Concrete Blocks With
Lifting Lugs Built In
AR2596 accepts up to 3 concrete blocks and AR2510 accepts up to 4 concrete blocks.
Helps Aerator tines penetrate the ground.
Optional Harrow Lift Package
Lifts the Drag Harrow off the ground for transporting on roadways.
Accessory Drag Harrow
Provides a means to smooth out the ground behind the Aerator. Drag Harrow has three
positions it can be used: Drag Mat, Light Penetration & Deep Penetration.
Accessory Trailing Hitch
Hitch is self leveling for pulling implements behind the Aerator.
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Section 8: Troubleshooting
Section 8: Troubleshooting
AR25 Series Troubleshooting Chart
Problem
Tillage depth
is insufficient
Tines balling up with soil
Rotor will not turn
Aerator is bouncing
on the ground
Tines breaking
or bent sideways
Bending frame
and/or tines
Aerator makes intermittent
clicking noise
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Cause
Solution
Not enough weight in the weight tray.
Add weight to the weight tray.
Ground is too hard.
Irrigate field or wait for a rain.
Ground speed is too fast.
Decrease ground speed.
Aerator is set too high.
Remove one or more cylinder stops.
Tines are worn or bent.
Replace tines.
Tines are incorrectly installed.
Check placement of tine cutting edge.
Obstacles are entangled in tines and/or rotor.
Clear rotor and/or tines of obstacles.
Tractor has insufficient power.
Shift to a lower gear and Increase tractor rpm.
Soil is too wet.
Wait until soil dries.
Rotor is plugged with trash.
Remove trash from rotor.
Tines are worn or bent.
Replace tines.
Tines are incorrectly installed.
Install tines correctly.
Tractor speed is too fast.
Decrease tractor speed.
Obstacles are entangled in tines and/or rotor.
Clear rotor and/or tines of obstacles.
Rotor is plugged with trash.
Remove trash from rotor.
Obstacles are entangled in tines and/or rotor.
Clear rotor and/or tines.
Tines are not installed correctly.
Install tines correctly.
Making too sharp a turn with tines in the
ground.
Raise Aerator out of the ground to make sharp
turns.
Hit a solid object.
Avoid hitting solid objects.
Operating Aerator over concrete, asphalt, tree
stumps, rocks, curbs & other solid objects.
Do not operate Aerator over solid objects.
Too much weight in the weight tray.
AR2596: Added weight not to exceed 2,220 lbs.
AR2510: Added weight not to exceed 2,960 lbs.
Tines are loose.
Tighten tines.
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Section 9: Torque & Tire Inflation Charts
Section 9: Torque & Tire Inflation Charts
Torque Values Chart for Common Bolt Sizes
Bolt Head Identification
Bolt Size
(inches)
1
Grade 2
2
Grade 5
3
Bolt Head Identification
Grade 8
in-tpi
1/4" - 20
1/4" - 28
5/16" - 18
5/16" - 24
3/8" - 16
3/8" - 24
7/16" - 14
N·m
7.4
8.5
15
17
27
31
43
ft-lb
5.6
6
11
13
20
22
32
N·m
11
13
24
26
42
47
67
ft-lb
8
10
17
19
31
35
49
N·m
16
18
33
37
59
67
95
ft-lb
12
14
25
27
44
49
70
7/16" - 20
1/2" - 13
1/2" - 20
9/16" - 12
9/16" - 18
49
66
75
95
105
36
49
55
70
79
75
105
115
150
165
55
76
85
110
120
105
145
165
210
235
78
105
120
155
170
5/8" - 11
130
97
205
150
285
5/8" - 18
150
110
230
170
325
3/4" - 10
235
170
360
265
510
3/4" - 16
260
190
405
295
570
7/8" - 9
225
165
585
430
820
7/8" - 14
250
185
640
475
905
1" - 8
340
250
875
645 1230
1" - 12
370
275
955
705 1350
1-1/8" - 7
480
355 1080
795 1750
1-1/8" - 12
540
395 1210
890 1960
1-1/4" - 7
680
500 1520
1120 2460
1-1/4" - 12
750
555 1680 1240 2730
1-3/8" - 6
890
655 1990 1470 3230
1-3/8" - 12
1010
745 2270 1670 3680
1-1/2" - 6
1180
870 2640 1950 4290
1-1/2" - 12
1330
980 2970 2190 4820
Torque tolerance + 0%, -15% of torquing values. Unless
Bolt Size
(Metric)
mm x pitch
M 5 X 0.8
M6X1
M 8 X 1.25
M8X1
M10 X 1.5
M10 X 0.75
M12 X 1.75
4
5.8
8.8
10.9
Class 5.8
Class 8.8
Class 10.9
N·m
4
7
17
18
33
39
58
ft-lb
3
5
12
13
24
29
42
N·m
6
11
26
28
52
61
91
ft-lb
5
8
19
21
39
45
67
N·m
9
15
36
39
72
85
125
ft-lb
7
11
27
29
53
62
93
60
90
92
99
145
44
66
68
73
105
95
105
145
155
225
70
77
105
115
165
130
145
200
l215
315
97
105
150
160
230
M12 X 1.5
M12 X 1
M14 X 2
M14 X 1.5
M16 X 2
210 M16 X 1.5
155
115
240
180
335
245
240 M18 X 2.5
195
145
310
230
405
300
375 M18 X 1.5
220
165
350
260
485
355
420 M20 X 2.5
280
205
440
325
610
450
605 M20 X 1.5
310
230
650
480
900
665
670 M24 X 3
480
355
760
560 1050
780
910 M24 X 2
525
390
830
610
1150
845
995 M30 X 3.5
960
705 1510
1120 2100 1550
1290 M30 X 2
1060
785 1680 1240 2320 1710
1440 M36 X 3.5
1730 1270 2650 1950 3660 2700
1820 M36 X 2
1880 1380 2960 2190 4100 3220
2010 1 in-tpi = nominal thread diameter in inches-threads per inch
2380 2 N· m = newton-meters
2710 3 ft-lb= foot pounds
3160 4 mm x pitch = nominal thread diameter in millimeters x thread
3560 pitch
otherwise specified use torque values listed above.
Additional Torque Values
Tine Bolts, 1/2"-20 x 3" GRL9
105 ft-lbs
Tire Inflation Chart
24
Tire Size
Inflation PSI
9.5L x 15 x 8 ply Rib Implement
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Section 10: Warranty
Section 10: Warranty
Warranty
Land Pride warrants to the original purchaser that this Land Pride product will
be free from defects in material and workmanship beginning on the date of
purchase by the end user according to the following schedule when used as
intended and under normal service and conditions for personal use.
Overall Unit: One year Parts and Labor
Hydraulic Cylinder: One year Parts and Labor.
Hoses, seals and Tines: Considered wear items.
This Warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of any defective part by
Land Pride and the installation by the dealer of any such replacement part, and
does not cover common wear items. Land Pride reserves the right to inspect any
equipment or parts which are claimed to have been defective in material or
workmanship.
This Warranty does not apply to any part or product which in Land Pride’s
judgment shall have been misused or damaged by accident or lack of normal
maintenance or care, or which has been repaired or altered in a way which
adversely affects its performance or reliability, or which has been used for a
purpose for which the product is not designed. Misuse also specifically includes
failure to properly maintain oil levels, grease points, and driveline shafts.
Claims under this Warranty should be made to the dealer which originally sold
the product and all warranty adjustments must be made through an authorized
Land Pride dealer. Land Pride reserves the right to make changes in materials or
design of the product at any time without notice.
This Warranty shall not be interpreted to render Land Pride liable for damages
of any kind, direct, consequential, or contingent to property. Furthermore, Land
Pride shall not be liable for damages resulting from any cause beyond its
reasonable control. This Warranty does not extend to loss of crops, any expense
or loss for labor, supplies, rental machinery or for any other reason.
No other warranty of any kind whatsoever, express or implied, is made
with respect to this sale; and all implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose which exceed the obligations set forth in this
written warranty are hereby disclaimed and excluded from this sale.
This Warranty is not valid unless registered with Land Pride within 30 days from
the date of purchase by the end user.
IMPORTANT: The Online Warranty Registration should be completed by the dealer at the time of
purchase. This information is necessary to provide you with quality customer service.
Model Number ____________________
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Serial Number ____________________
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Corporate Office: P.O. Box 5060
Salina, Kansas 67402-5060 USA
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