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Agri-Fab

Model 45-0299

Internet #202638990

48 in. Tow Plug Aerator

$231.74 /each

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Agri-Fabs 48 in. Tow Plug Aerator can remove 3/4 in. Dia by up to 3 in length soil plugs from a lawn, in turn allowing compacted soil to loosen up, this in addition to the benefits provided by a plug aerator. Best for easily compacted soil like clay, heavy-traffic areas such as playgrounds and sports fields and drought damaged lawns. Weight tray can hold up to 140 lbs. allowing for increased soil penetration by the 32 aerator knives.

  • Assembled dimension: 60 in. W x 35 in. D x 36 in. H
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to any lawn tractor regardless of brand
  • Thirty two galvanized aerator knives for rustproof durability
  • Simple to use cantilever transport handle for easy raising and lowering of the aerator knives
  • Flat free tires allow for smooth transport over any terrain
  • 48 in. weight tray can hold up to 140 lbs. for increased soil penetration
  • During early spring and late summer when the ground becomes most compacted and needs to be loosened and refreshed are the best times of year to utilize a plug aerator
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Requires a 9 HP tractor or larger

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HP to pull Aerator

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Dallas
March 20, 2013
What horse power engine should I expect to use for adequately pulling the aerator, especially with 140 lbs of extra weight? I have an old rear engine mower that does have a tow bar acceptor on the back. I use a single-gang, reel mower most of the year to adequagtely cut Bermuda grass to the lower, consistant height requirements. The engine is only a 12 HP Briggs & Stratton.
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April 28, 2015
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Maybe a little under powered. I use a 22HP, and could definite feel it pull quite hard on an uphill grade.
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February 11, 2014
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I pulled it with my utv. I have a receiver hitch so I was able to make my own pin hitch. I think you could pull it even with the weight on it. It carries the weight on it's axle. If you have a lower gear, your mower will do better. You will probably have to raise it to back it up. Hope this info helps.
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Weare, NH
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October 7, 2013
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Your engine should be ok to pull this aerator. Mine is a 17 HP Craftsman. Pulled it very easily, and I was always on minimal throttle. You should have no issues at all. Good luck.
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Spokane Wasington
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May 14, 2013
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Hi. I pull the aerator with a 10 hp old riding lawnmower. The land is slopped about 5 degrees and I had no problem towing the unit.
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April 17, 2013
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18 HP and above should pull fine on level, dry ground. Lawn tractors or small atv will work well.
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April 16, 2013
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I used a 15 HP zero turn.It work fine.
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April 9, 2013
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that's close i use a 15 hp poulan pro and it pulls just fine. On level ground you can't fell it's even there . 12hp is ok but you might have a little trouble with a max weight it will strain the mower . you should not use it too often then .. you can use bar bell weights that way you can regulate the load.. if you are putting it together its not hard just give your self time and relax, also its sharp Read More
that's close i use a 15 hp poulan pro and it pulls just fine. On level ground you can't fell it's even there . 12hp is ok but you might have a little trouble with a max weight it will strain the mower . you should not use it too often then .. you can use bar bell weights that way you can regulate the load.. if you are putting it together its not hard just give your self time and relax, also its sharp carefull of the spikes,, i found out the hard way,,lol all so there are more parts in the bottom of the spike box,,, you will be looking for them... good luck,, .it works great. Read Less
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April 9, 2013
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I use a 24HP Lawn Tractor. No problem on my 2 acres. You might not need 140lbs of weight if the yard is wet from a good rain or sprinkler. Give it a shot or borrow, buy or rent a more powerful mower.
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March 27, 2013
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My 21hp mower tows 120 lbs. Plus weight of attachment fine on level ground but struggles pretty good on grades and will spin the tires if hill is very steep.
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Are the wheels pneumatic

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February 10, 2016
Are the wheels/tires pneumatic (hold air) or are they hard plastic?
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February 13, 2016
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The wheels are pneumatic.
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February 12, 2016
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Dear DJ1951 - Thank you for your interest in the Agri-Fab plug aerator. The 48" plug aerator currently offered on homedepot.com has pneumatic wheels.
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Is this product made in USA?

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April 20, 2015
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Thank you for your question regarding the Agri-Fab 48" plug aerator. The aerator is proudly manufactured in Sullivan, Illinois
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Does each spool assembly turn independently?

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If not, do you need to raise the unit to make turns?
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April 13, 2016
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Dear DD1955 - Thank you for inquiring about the Agri-Fab plug aerator for your lawn care needs. The spools turn independently allowing free turning. There is a video available that shows the aerator in operation, Agri-Fab recently made some changes to the aerator but the spools still work the same.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 155 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good value compared to a service I agree with other reviewers noting missing hardware. I suffered the same fate but had some hardware on hand to finish the job. The assembly took a few hours due to looking for some missing nut & bolt replacements. As for long term durability my tongue just failed via a stress crack after two full seasons. My neighbor paid $200 for one aeration, so for the price I paid and sweat equity it was a value. It's a buy, just know what you're in store for. May 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It's worth buying The assembly is straight forward with the exception of the four bolts in the tray that have "two spacers each" with no explanation as to why. They are there to prevent cinder blocks or "weights" from sliding around and interfering with the lever that raises or lowers the wheels. (the instructions don't tell you this) I bought a rubber matte and cut it up to fit both sides of the tray so that the cinder blocks would not move around and secured the mattes with silicone. I used the leftover mat material to cover the cinder blocks so the cinch strapping I used would not be abraded contacting the blocks. (Nothing moves!) Performance: For my lawn 70 Lbs of weight resulted in 1.5" plugs. I'm very happy with that depth. I would suggest connecting it to the tractor, with no weights and then add then add the weights. It is very heavy on its own and the center if gravity is short. Believe me, do it this way. The plug cutters are very sharp and be safe by having it connected to the tractor before adding weights.. Ease of use:: Once it's connected its great. (See above) Value/Convenience: It's well made, works very well, I'm happy with it. A unit this size/weight is a problem to rent and transport. The performance of this unit is great but, storing at home could be a problem. But, if you can store it where it's needed it's a bargain compared to the alternatives. April 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Missing Hardware I bought the aerator today. It seems to be very heavy duty but won't know until I get it put together. Directions say you should get 1 hitch bracket and 3 wheel brackets. I got 2 hitch brackets and 2 wheel brackets. So here I sit with it laying in my garage. May 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great quality aerator i have nothing but good things to say about my agri fab tow plug aerator . the aerator was delivered to the house in an extra heavy cardboard box. i really enjoyed the assembly , the instruction were very easy to follow. i would recommend using a work bench to assemble the plug cutters onto the axle.good advice where a long sleeve shirt and work gloves ! those cutters are sharp !!!then use the shipping carton for assembling the weight box . this way when you call the wife out to the shed to show it off it will look real nice . now for the operation . hooked it up to the riding mower and made a few laps around the yard , with the cutters in the raised position. i did that just to make sure the lever stays engaged. worked good don't want to aerate any concrete ! next released the lever and did a lap without weight . pulled out 1' plugs .finally i loaded the weight tray with 2 concrete flower pots . oh yea remember that shipping carton ? cut it into 2 pieces that will fit in the tray. this way your plug tiller will not get scratched up .well with the added weight the plug tiller turned into a hole plugging monster about 2inches deep. it pulled nice and didn't have any rattles or squeaks. in my opinion this is one of the best well built products you can still purchase that is still made in the USA . December 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by missing 2 knifes I bought this Sunday-got it home and found two spikes missing -the bolts and nuts are there-put it together and used it-works good with 2 5 gallon bucket on it April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Customer Support I purchased the 48" Plug Areator, went together easily. Once it was together I discovered the wheels would not raise the plug knives high enough to clear the ground in transport position. I checked that I put it together correctly, which I did.. I called the toll free support line and talked with Vicky( very nice and efficient) I explained the problem I had, she told me the shaft was mis-drilled and they would send me a replacement which arrived at my home in a few days. Although I was not happy about having the problem in the first place, I was extremely pleased how quickly Agri-Fab responded to solve the problem. Well Done! Thanks January 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good overall -- wheels not as pictured and described Overall, this aerator is well built with thick strong steel, except for the tow bar. The wheels packed with mine are not as pictured on line, on the box, in the assembly instructions, nor as described (see photos). They are described and shown to be 10" round by 4" wide with a wide looking turf tread, but mine are only 3" wide with a narrow, rounded, wheelbarrow-like tread. They ARE pneumatic, and do have bearings, but are far narrower and cheaper looking than expected. The tow bar is surprisingly light weight and of thin gauge metal, compared to the rest of the aerator. While I expect it to work fine in normal forward use, I would NOT recommend backing up even a little bit while aerating, or it may bend or fold as described by another reviewer. The box arrived in poor condition with several holes, damaged from the inside by the sharp contents tossed freely around inside -- perhaps the manufacturer should bind them together with some fiberglass packing tape, or indiviually box some of the contents within the box. The hardware parts bag was also torn open, but surprisingly, all of the small parts from it were found rolling around somewhere within the box -- none were missing. Overall I expect the aerator to work well, but I deduct some quality points due to the lower-grade wheels, and the somewhat thinly made tow bar. April 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great and flawless assembly I bought this today at a local farm store for $199.99. It took 1.5 hours to assemble and everything went together like a glove. The trick is to use a pneumatic wrench to tighten everything, as it goes quicker and avoids scrapes and scratches from the sharp knives. I assembled it without a scratch. I have yet to use it but it looks beefy and well built. I have 6 acres to use it on November 7, 2015
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