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Brinly-Hardy

Model AS-40BH

Internet #100008374

Store SKU #681677

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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York PA
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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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March 13, 2013
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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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March 17, 2014
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Concur.....
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July 22, 2013
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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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Columbia, SC, USA
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June 2, 2013
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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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June 1, 2013
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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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October 6, 2015
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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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April 1, 2014
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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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March 17, 2014
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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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rineyville, ky
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November 12, 2013
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They are galvanized steel.
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September 13, 2013
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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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Virgie, KY 41572, USA
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September 13, 2013
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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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April 3, 2015
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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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July 22, 2013
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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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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 89 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Very poor investment I have approximately two acres of mowing and this is one reason I purchased this product as it appeared to be the best of both worlds - aerating and spreading. Big mistake! This piece of junk worked for about a 1/2 acre of spreading and then completely stopped dropping grass seed regardless of how high or low I set the spread rate. I find it absolutely astounding how a product of such poor quality made it through product testing by the manufacturer and by Home Depot. HD's procurement staff obviously require additional product quality training. Of course, shame on me for being an idiot buying this thing. This is a true caveat emptor product, so homeowners, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! May 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good product, but not right for my lawn This would be fine if I had an open lawn, however mine has several sidewalks to cross over. We found out the hard way that crossing the concrete with the tines down will bend the tines. With the added weight of concrete blocks, it takes two of us to raise it for the transport mode; meaning one of us getting on and off the mower while the other follows to help raise and lower the hopper. One thing I wish is that the spreader worked without having to use the aerator function, the aerator/tines drive the spreader feed. As I said, if I had a wide open lawn to work I'd be happier with this product. May 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Back to the drawing board I bought it at 10:30 this morning, took it home, put it together in approximately 35-45 minutes and by 1pm I had already returned it. The parts sheet was easy to follow and putting it together was fairly simple but as soon as I started using it the chain popped off. I was able to force it back on twice but the design is extremely cheap and would not stay on the sprocket. The side wall it's welded to flexes and the sprocket can't support the heavy gauge chain. If it had an adjustment feature for the sprocket, it could be tightened to the correct tightness and would probably work a little better. If the sprocket and/ or the side wall that it's welded to was thicker, the heavy duty chain they give you would stay in place. So, it took 40ish minutes to build it then 30 seconds and 15' of grass to tear it down. "GARBAGE" May 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. April 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Don't make the mistake I made This thing sucks - you don't want it. First of all, no matter how you set it, the first time it bounces it goes to 'wide open' Second is the overall bad design. The wheels are held on with a three-nut, 4 washer solution which means that the right-side tire has a propensity to spin itself off. I found that out the hard way. It doesn't hold more than 30 pounds of seed at a time, meaning that if you're buying this for a large lawn, you're going to be spending your time refilling it and rebuilding it. Finally, it's so light that it doesn't "aerate" on its own weight, so you're going to waste a lot of seed March 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Convenient dual purpose product. Assembly was not too difficult - but watch those tines! They are sharp. Getting the distribution settings right is difficult since every lawn and every seed/fertilizer is different. I recommend a test run before you just take off. The manual outlines a method. Only thing lacking is a way to add weight, so the tines penetrate consistently. As seed runs out the cuts get shallower. I will try to rig something next time, but it would be nice if it were engineered into the product. Don't put heavy weights directly into the distribution bin! As the seed runs out, they will mess up the metal plates that turn at the bottom. I found this out the hard way. March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aerator spreader works well, has various setting for spreader, good weight, easy to put together May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great BUY !! Very nice, for the ave. home owner should last a life time. Very easy to put together. April 26, 2016
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