Brinly-Hardy 40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader-AS-40BH at The Home Depot
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Model # AS-40BH

Internet # 100008374

Store SKU # 681677

40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader

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

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$199.00 / each
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Model # AS-40BH

Internet # 100008374

Store SKU # 681677

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” 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 inches. 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. diameter 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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Adjustable flow system  Yes  Assembled Depth (in.)  16.5 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  13 in  Assembled Width (in.)  47 in 
Assembly Required  Yes  Fits brands/models  Most garden/lawn riding tractors 
Manufacturer Warranty  2 year  Maximum spread (ft.)  2.5 
Minimum spread (ft.)  2.5  Power Take Off  No 
Product Depth (in.)  42  Product Height (in.)  28.25 
Product Width (in.)  52  Returnable  90-Day 
Weight Capacity (lb.)  100  Wheels  Yes 


Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 56 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by junk Pro: Easy to follow assembly instructions. And. Conceptually applying seed/ fertilizer while aerating is great. con: in hind sight it's better to have an aerator and spreader separate at this price point they try to squeeze the two together for something that does neither well. I ended up dumping the fertilizer back into my Scott's spreader to finish my yard. Con: there is no weight as your material is spread the unit is getting lighter and depth of penetration is compromised. Ie 80 lbs of fertilizer = x penetration, as 80 becomes 40 there is nowhere to add weight to continue getting same x. Con: 30 minutes it broke. So 1 hour to assemble, 30 minutes work, 2 hour trip back to Home Depot to return it= bad investment of time and money. The failure point is the spreader agitator is driven by the spiked wheels via a sprocket chain. The chain jumped the sprocket and before I noticed it it was bound and protruding through housing. The only indicator was after several passes I noticed " no fertilizer being dispensed. I had probably operated it jammed 5 minutes and it was broken. Con: the lever that sets your release rate is set by a upward limit by tightening a wing nut...but vibration of the unit lets the lever fluctuate back and forth between 1 and your chosen up limit...consequently the spread rate is not consistent. I used a bungee cord to stop this...but the unit should have a locking mechanism..rather than an improvision by DIY. March 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Toy Internet purchase BIG MISTAKE! Assembled product in about 30 minutes. Aerator spikes are made of aluminum so after every application be prepared to straighten the teeth if you have any rocks in your yard. The application rate arm is held in place by a simple slide and tighten wing nut that doesn't hold its position so I ended up applying 100 lbs of fertilizer in 1 pass of my 1 acre lot so it now looks like a dirt race track around the outside of my yard thanks to the over application of fertilizer. The spindle attathments are made of plastic and 2 became lodged together and split apart so now I have 2 aerator teeth that will not turn. My overall review is that this is a typical product being sold to Americans today. Poor quality, poor craftsmanship, and poor dependability. Entire device is made of thin aluminum and soft brass bolts which means durability is a joke. If you need to aerator a sand box buy this. If you need to aerate a lawn rent a professional piece of equipment or put your golf spikes on and start walking. July 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chain doesn't stay on Chain cover and chain won't stay on as you use spreader May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Time and Money Saver This aerator is easy to assemble. Parts are already separated and labeled for each step. I have 2 acres to tend to and this is really a time and money saver. I was having a lawn care service come out for the last 2 years...very expensive! The hopper for fertilizing works well. I've not used the aerator yet. I've read on other reviews that rust at the dropper holes is a problem. When I'm done for the season, I'm going to clean that area and coat lightly with vegetable cooking spray. In the spring, I'll wash it off with soapy water. I hope this will prevent the rust a bit longer. I'm so happy with this aerator I wish I had purchased it sooner. BTW, I'm a 64 year old female and did this all by myself! (insert applause here! ;) LOL ) October 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good, durable product This spreader/spike aerator is well made and makes spreading fertilizer, lime, and seed over large areas a breeze. Assembly was not that big of a deal. The arm that regulates the opening should have a better spring but I solved that with an elastic cord. I had another tow-behind spreader that was made of cheap plastic parts and tipped over easily, but this unit is solid steel and the design worked perfect from day one. I also have a core plug aerator which does just what it's supposed to, and it should be clear that this spike aerator is designed to open the ground for the seeds, not water aerating. I would gladly buy this product again and recommend it. January 9, 2010
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