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Model # 71508200

Internet # 100662570

48 in. Plug Aerator

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$225.00 /each




Model # 71508200

Internet # 100662570

The Ariens 48 in. Plug Aerator features a steel frame and galvanized aerator knives for durability. This aerator is designed to create plugs 3 in. in depth and remove 3/4 in. soil plugs.

  • Helps enable water, air and nutrients to reach the root system to promote a healthy lawn
  • Designed to create plugs 3 in. in depth and remove 3/4 in. soil plugs
  • Hitch kit # 70760100, 71509300, 70760800 required for models Zoom's, Zoom XL, Max Zoom's not included
  • Steel frame
  • 48 in. weight tray holds up to 140 lb. for increased soil penetration
  • 8 spools of galvanized aerator knives resist rust for durability
  • Single-lever engaging for easy transport

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
35 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
36 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
60 in 
Maximum penetration (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Working width (in.) 
2-piece drawbar 
Adjustable Height 
Aerator type 
Assembly Required 
Fits brands/models 
Ariens Zero-Turn 
Weight tray 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
90 Days 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Time to make the holes... If you have hard ground, the type of ground or lawn your feet hurt after walking on it. Then the 48" plug aerator is the tool for you (any size really). It makes a 1/2" hole 2 to 4 inches deep (pending on the weight on the top) and pulls out a small cores of dirt. You can do one pass or a few passes and you done. I drove around a bit after crushing up all the little cores. I seeded and watered. The lawn that was there responded almost immediately, getting air and nutrient's to the roots where it's needed. May 15, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by holy lawn batman Hey, I found a product made in America! Woo Hoo! This aerator made good plugs with only 130lbs of weight but the lawn had to have the right moisture. Too wet and the plugs would not slide thru, too dry and it would not penetrate. The best time was the day after a .5 inch rain. I have heavy clay loam soil and it worked great. And best of all it is made in the good old U.S.A. Please buy America and save our jobs. June 8, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works great, can't beat the price Took a while to assemble, and the spikes are very sharp. I used it on my lawn with about 80 pounds on top of it to weight it down after it had rained the previous day and it worked fine. Plugs were about 3 inches deep max - make sure you cut your grass before using it. April 28, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by First Experience, worked acceptably I bought this to avoid renting a self-propelled unit every year. Assembly was tedious but fairly straightforward. There are a couple of steps where the instructions could be clearer. There are many, many small parts especially nuts and bolts. Unlike several other things I have assembled recently these were bagged not carded and I was missing a couple of items. Fortunately they were all common hardware store items and I already had them in my workshop parts bins. Care is required when assembling since all of the 32 plug spikes are very sharp and it is easy to cut oneself while putting the unit together. I have only used it once so far. The unit towed well and I liked the ability to use the lift handle from the tractor seat unlike several other models I saw. The lawn I aerated was quite damp so I expected good penetration using about 140 lbs of concrete blocks. The plugs, however, were a little shorter than I expected so I'll have to tune that the next time I use the unit so see if I can get better penetration. So far I am pleased with this purchase. May 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product. We'll made This product is very well made. It worked great on my lawn and easy to use. July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ariens - 48 in. Plug Aerator It work well going deeper 11/2 inch or more. In some other area were dryer and hard soil. It make a mark on the ground, I had 3 cement blocks on the table may be i need more weight. Overhaul this aerator is good. Not hard to put together, I did in 4 hours taking my time. November 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not bad Took a while to put it together, but it works. I should have waited until after a heavier rain. I put 4 cinder blocks on the back but my lawn was very hard apparently. October 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works well, would recommend. Seems to do a good job. It is a 4 foot wide unit, probably a 3 foot wide unit would be better for the average home owner. September 26, 2012
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