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Brinly-Hardy 40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader
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Brinly-Hardy

40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader

$199.00 /each

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Brinly’s 40 in. Tow-Behind Aerator-Spreader enables you to aerate and spread fertilizer or seed simultaneously. The aerator’s steel spikes perforate the ground while the 40 in. drop spreader puts seed, lime or fertilizer directly into the soil where it works fast and can’t wash away. This durable, hard-working tool is built tough with its heavy duty tubular steel frame and drawbars. The aerator’s galvanized 8-tine steel stars stay sharp, won’t rust and achieve a penetration depth of up to 2 in. Made from 18-Gauge all-welded steel, the 100 lb. hopper minimizes twisting and flexing. Aerate and spread in a single pass. Brinly attachments help you get more work done in less time.

  • 40 in. working width; up to 2 in. penetration
  • Spreader capacity of 100 lbs., 1.74 cu. ft.
  • 132 steel tine tips 8 in. Dia stars galvanized steel
  • Differential, direct chain drive to prevent skids
  • Calibrated flow control with adjustable stop feature
  • 9 in. x 1.75 in. transport wheels single lever engagement
  • Assembles in less than 30 minutes
  • Includes hitch pin

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Does the Brinly-Hardy 40 in. Aerator spreader bury the seed or does the seed lay on top the ground surface?

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March 6, 2013
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Mississippi, USA
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April 15, 2014
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We went over the surface of the area we wanted to plant grass seed in with the spreader turned off and just the tines down. This grated the area before placing the grass seed down. Then we turned on the spreader. The spreader does not "bury" the grass seed, but it does spread it out nice and even over the surface. The tines do help some of it to get into the dirt, but it does not bury it.
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New Braunfels tx
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March 17, 2014
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Just lays it on ground with a probability it may fall into one of the indentations in the soil.
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July 22, 2013
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No, it does not "bury" the seed. The spikes "punch" small "slots" in the soil, letting the seed/fertilizer fall into them.
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Huntington, WV, USA
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July 3, 2013
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Product is discharged behind the aerator spikes and lays on ground. Very cheap product with plastic parts and aluminum teeth.
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Virgie, KY 41572, USA
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June 18, 2013
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It does not bury the seed although some seeds may fall into the divets especially only bare surfaces.
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Raleigh, NC
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May 1, 2013
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So the tines will create holes in the ground, and the content is dropped inline. So depending on the amount of flow, and content type some of the content will fall into the holes. I use it mostly for fertilizer, and I will try it for reseeding in the fall. A professional reseeder will do a better job of creating holes, or actually slots through the yard. Some reseeders work the same way, where it drops Read More
So the tines will create holes in the ground, and the content is dropped inline. So depending on the amount of flow, and content type some of the content will fall into the holes. I use it mostly for fertilizer, and I will try it for reseeding in the fall. A professional reseeder will do a better job of creating holes, or actually slots through the yard. Some reseeders work the same way, where it drops seed in front of the tines, and the tines cut into the turf, creating slits rather than holes. This typically gets more content into the turf. The aerator/spreader does it the same way, except that it does not have the same amount of slicing the turf. This unit creates holes, where reseeders create slits in the turf.
Once you start to water, you will find that content will find its way into the holes,or slits, it is just simply how much content you need to get into the turf. Read Less
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April 23, 2013
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The seeds drop into the aerated areas plus drops onto the ground. We just used the mower tires driving over the areas to 'roll' the seeds as well.
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April 16, 2013
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In moist soil, the tines create holes in the ground to bury the seed
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March 27, 2013
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It does not bury the seed. It puctures a hole in the topsoil at the appropriate depth for the seed to fall into. Moisture will cause the seed to swell and sprout. Rain will cause dirt to settle on top of the seed.
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The Brinly does not technically bury the seed. It pokes holes in the soil and then drops the seed (or fertilizer) over the top of the ground. Some of the seed will ultimately fall into some of the holes or wash into the holes during a rain or while sprinkling. This is a two fold device. It combines aeration (poking holes in the soil) with a drop spreader (spreading seed or fertilizer) in one device. I Read More
The Brinly does not technically bury the seed. It pokes holes in the soil and then drops the seed (or fertilizer) over the top of the ground. Some of the seed will ultimately fall into some of the holes or wash into the holes during a rain or while sprinkling. This is a two fold device. It combines aeration (poking holes in the soil) with a drop spreader (spreading seed or fertilizer) in one device. I intend to use the aerator function numerous times throughout the year to help keep the soil aerated and promote good root system growth. Read Less
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Jeffersonville, IN
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March 7, 2013
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Thank you for your question. Most of the seed is going to lay on top of the ground. Some of the seed will drop in the slits that the blade makes.
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Manure

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May 31, 2013
Would this spreader combo handle spreading horse manure on the lawn or can it only handle fine fertilizer?
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Henderson, NC
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April 3, 2015
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The material to be spread on your area must be relatively fine. Horse manure will not break up enough to pass through the unit. Dry fertilizers, dry weed control products, and dry grass will work fine.
You can use large, heavy pellets. But, not manure.
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Mississippi, USA
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April 15, 2014
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The holes in this spreader combo are probably not large enough for horse manure. If any of the manure is moist it will most likely get stuck in the holes and be a problem for the spreader to push out.
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Concur.....
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No. it will only handle fine fertilizer or seed.
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Huntington, WV, USA
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No the application ability is very limited to fertilizer and grass seed only. Weak product with several cheap parts!
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Virgie, KY 41572, USA
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June 18, 2013
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Maximum opening is close to 1/2". Extremely dry manure may work, but I think it works better for finer textured product.
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June 3, 2013
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Thank you for your question. I would recommend using fine fertilizer, otherwise the holes would get clogged.
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I haven't tried any dung yet but it works well with everything else I've used. I will bet that if you mix some good sand in with it, you shouldn't have any problems. Good luck to you,
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mountains of North Georgia
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Fine seed and fertilizer only. This unit would not spread any type manure without stopping up the drop holes.
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I would say fine fertilizer only.
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Noted one of the reviews said the tines were made of aluminum,,,product description says they are galvanized steel. What did I miss?

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September 13, 2013
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Rocky Mount, VA
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all parts are heavy steel
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Chesapeake, VA
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It looks like steel to me. It isn't super hard but hard enough to pierce the ground.
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Henderson, NC
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The tines are indeed galvanized steel. They just have an aluminum color due to the zinc galvanizing.
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Jeffersonville, IN
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The tines on our aerator-spreader are made of 12 gauge galvanized steel, and currently there are no plans to change it.
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New Braunfels tx
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They are galvanized. I am not positive of the gauge...maybe 12 which is stout, but by the time they are at the points....very sharp, they do bend when striking a rock or crossing over stony area.
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December 11, 2013
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There Aluminum In my opinion. I went over my driveway while hauling and bent a plug. easy to bend back and resharpen.
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November 12, 2013
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They are galvanized steel.
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You missed nothing, they are galvanized steel. Although I wouldn't recommend leaving it outside in the weather for extended periods of time uncovered, the tines won't easily rust. As a side note, I would also recommend not taking real sharp turns when the hopper is filled to capacity, but so far, I haven't had a problem with the tines bending as another poster mentioned. It's served me well.
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Galv steel It works great on my lawn after a rain or after watering to soften the soil. I would not recommend it for commercial use, but definitely would for lawn care.
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What is the difference between this aerator and a plug aerator?

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July 18, 2013
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Ludlow, MA
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Plug aerator allows u to get up to 3 inches into the ground to get much needed oxygen with it pulling plugs out to give it air into the roots, the star ones to my experience is good when u seed to allow,the seeds to at least get some kind of ground attachment where it can, plug aerator are more spread out to help the roots on existing grass
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Rocky Mount, VA
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an creator has tines which slice the turf, plug aerator removes plugs of turf
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Henderson, NC
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This style of aerator simply punches holes in the ground rather than removing a plug. There is less damage to the lawn overall and the lawn recovery is quicker
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Mississippi, USA
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I believe a plug aerator makes larger holes in the ground where this aerator just has flat tines that pierce the ground. The holes left behind by this aerator are not large enough to have to go back and fill in.
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New Braunfels tx
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This aerator cuts the surface and loosens soils...maybe 1 inch deep ( think scarified). Pluggers actually punch deep holes up to three inches. I recommend you google aerating with plugger..there are lots of I tube videos that shows the process
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Rineyville, KY 42701, USA
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Plug aerator plugs of soil from the lawn - has small pipe like attachments on the tines. This aerator only presses marks in the soil (approximately one inch). This is perfect for overseed maintenance of established lawn. I also had a couple of bare spots, after putting down soil I used it to compact, aerate and seed. It sprouted perfectly.
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This aerator is considered a "spike" aerator. It won't "dig" or loosen compacted soil as much, or go as deep as a "plug" aerator will. It does, however, have a decent spreader for spreading grass seed or fertilizer, which in my humble opinion, makes it a convenience and it works well.
The "plug" aerator is the best choice if you have hard or compacted soil, most have "racks" to add cinder blocks for
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This aerator is considered a "spike" aerator. It won't "dig" or loosen compacted soil as much, or go as deep as a "plug" aerator will. It does, however, have a decent spreader for spreading grass seed or fertilizer, which in my humble opinion, makes it a convenience and it works well.
The "plug" aerator is the best choice if you have hard or compacted soil, most have "racks" to add cinder blocks for weight, but you loose the advantage of having the spreader. They can also leave "plugs" on the lawn, but more of an opening for seed or fertilizer to get down to the roots.
It is recommended to use either one when the ground is moist, usually a day or two after a rain.
Personally, I chose this aerator because it has the spreader. I have somewhat softer soil and have found that if I run it with a full "hopper" once, then run it again while spreading, it works fine. I have also made an attachment to add weight as the "hopper" gets low on seed/fertilizer. I hope this answer helps in making your decision.
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This aerator has stars along an axle, that turn and leave small indentations in the dirt. I use this device when spreading any fertilizer. The plug aerator has large tines along an axle, that dig into the dirt to leave small but deep indentations. You will notice many of your neighbors will use this in the spring and fall when they reseed or when they lay lime, and you will see the plugs laying all over Read More
This aerator has stars along an axle, that turn and leave small indentations in the dirt. I use this device when spreading any fertilizer. The plug aerator has large tines along an axle, that dig into the dirt to leave small but deep indentations. You will notice many of your neighbors will use this in the spring and fall when they reseed or when they lay lime, and you will see the plugs laying all over the ground.
The plug aerator is good for truly aeratoring the yard, it leaves small holes which will fill in, after time. This helps beak up the compact earth, and promotes root development. People will then lay seed down, but many times this is either too deep or wastes a lot of seed.
This aerator is good because it leaves small indentations, and many of them allowing for more seed to get into the dirt, rather than staying on top. I happen to own both, and use each throu out the year.
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A plug aerator actually digs out pieces of soil from about 3 inches down. This spreader/aerator has a spike aerator that simply punches holes in the ground (if the ground is not too hard). The plug aerator does the best job of actual aeration but a spike aerator can help if the soil is not too hard.
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40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 97.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No, no, no! I have had this unit for almost 2 weeks, and I'm still fighting with the wheels. The left wheel fell off twice after much adjustment, and the wheel and axle design is very poor. I have yet to use it.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chain problem! I with many others had the chain jam within two feet of use. After removing the chain cover I saw that the chain had too much side to side movement on the little sprocket. I screwed a small square of hardened steel (thick enought to almost touch the chain when the chain is all the way to the outside) to the seed tub between the tub and the top of the little sprocket. That keeps the chain from sliding to far toward the tub and riding up on the top of the sprocket teeth. Everything works really great now!!!
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent enough I read a few horror stories on here prior to purchasing, about the spreader being damaged in shipping. The box was banged up pretty good in transit and a part was sticking out when I got home, but luckily, nothing was damaged. Then I read about how difficult it was for one person to assemble. I did it by myself 2 weeks after knee surgery so it wasn't impossible. Cumbersome maybe but do-able. The product itself is an excellent idea. Spreading and aerating at the same time. Tip: Slow your roll!! Decrease your speed and you will get much better results. It's time us Americans slowed down a bit anyway. I recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money. Do not waste your money on this junk. It is so lightweight - even when loaded with seed - that the tines couldn't puncture a paper towel, let alone the ground. And the 3rd time I used it, the rotating bar that feeds out the seed stopped working. So now I have a really expensive, really ugly lawn ornament.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unit is too light of will not punch the brains unless it is full of fertilizer. It just skips ove... Unit is too light of will not punch the brains unless it is full of fertilizer. It just skips over. The release handle for the fertilizer does not stay put it you shut it off you have to move the locking screw to keep it from moving. I wasted a lot of. fertilizer because boffo it.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor material I have owned this spreader/aerator for a few years now and i can say that i'm not impressed by it's durability. After one season the bottom of the hopper and agitator were already starting to badly rust. The use of carbon steel for these parts was a very poor choice. While it has the potential for being a good usable product, these parts require non-corrosive materials such as stainless steel or fiber reinforced plastic. I've already replaced the agitator once and the sliding gate that regulates the amount of seed/fertilizer has rusted tight and the hopper base has rusted through in many places resulting in large quantities of seed or fertilizer to fall through. I only can use it as an aerator now and it requires a substantial amount of weight added to adequately penetrate the soil. For the savings of a few dollars in material cost Briny-Hardy has turned a good design into a very poor non-durable product. If they ever change these hopper materials using non-corrosive parts I might consider another purchase. Until they do I can't recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wish I could lock the mixer to the wheel instead of the spikes. So that I would be able to spre... I wish I could lock the mixer to the wheel instead of the spikes. So that I would be able to spread without having to have the spikes down.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Aerator Doesen't penetrate as deep in clay as I thought it would
Date published: 2016-08-16
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