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


40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader

$199.00 /each

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Product Overview

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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Customer Questions & Answers

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

Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: SnBelle
Date published: 2015-09-20


Would this spreader combo handle spreading horse manure on the lawn or can it only handle fine fertilizer?
Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: THEOLDMAN
Date published: 2015-11-06

Noted one of the reviews said the tines were made of aluminum,,,product description says they are galvanized steel. What did I miss?

Asked by: Anonymous
all parts are heavy steel
Answered by: Pat
Date published: 2015-10-06

What is the difference between this aerator and a plug aerator?

Asked by: Anonymous
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
Answered by: Antonio
Date published: 2016-08-06
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Customer Reviews

40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 98.
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 5 out of 5 by from Super buy, better then the brand name I replaced Super buy, better then the brand name I replaced
Date published: 2017-03-14
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