Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 134
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tym1 very happy with it, although the tray could be a little deeper for putting weight on it and mabye some eyelets on the side for securing the weight from shifting around on side slopes. you will need lots of pulling power depending on how much weight you need for proper penetration so a smaller tractor might have trouble on any hills
May 19, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jaimboni Work great!!!
Im agree with all of the good reviews. I want to add what I did with the weigh. First time i used three bags of sand, around 150 pounds. It's okay but the plastic bag broke and I got sand in all of the place. I did something a little bit crazy. See the picture. On the picture you can see only one small 2.5 pounds, I used for reference but you can use one plate of 35 pounds on each side and one of 25 pounds on each side. Around 120 pounds and is enough. The 2"x10" is just for keeps the weights on level. Enjoying.
April 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frosty Great Product!
This is a great product for the price. I checked out several other makes and models and this is definitely the best bang for the buck hands down.
* Assembly was straight forward, lots of nuts, bolts and washers. I didn't have any missing parts, I inventoried all my parts before starting the assembly due to some reviewers stating they were missing parts. I did have about 10 left over nuts and bolts.
* I have a John Deere D140 and the unit sits on a severe downward angle, I was unable to level the unit according to the instructions. This didn't affect operation, I'm not to happy with the angle it sits on. I'll definitely be contacting the manufacturer about this to see if there is an adapter to correct this problem.
* Do yourself a favor and read the instructions, I've found the majority of negative reviews are related to "not" reading the instructions and following procedures.
* Make sure the lawn has been watered sufficiently before operating. If you don't, the aerator will ride the surface and tear the lawn.
* I operated the aerator at the speed of a mild walk and got great penetration at 3", good spacing and plugs that pushed out nicely.
* I used 4 pier blocks for additional weight and as stated, 3" plug depth was consistent.
Recommendations to the manufacturer:
I would really like to see the addition of a drop spreader for a 2 in 1 combination, with a drop spreader on the back it would reduce a second operation and would keep the plugs from being crushed back into the soil.
The key for good operation in my opinion boils down to:
Correct soil moisture, pulling the unit slowly and adding weight to the unit.
I would recommend this unit with out hesitation, great product for the money!
April 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpy High Quality and Performance!
Assembled with my wife and was impressed with quality of components. If you have a pneumatic ratchet I highly recommend for assembling the spoons to shaft bodies. I left the under tray slotted hardware loose until I hooked the assembly to the trailer hole on my John Deere D140 and then adjusted flatness of tray before tightening these last four blots. Sits nice and flat after raising wheels. I aerated .6 acres in one hour with about 180 pounds of bagged soil tied onto the tray. Great results!
April 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by elvis14 Works great once you get it together
I really like this aerator. It's going to save me hundreds of dollars. Just by using it this year it's paid for itself over the estimate given to me by my lawn service. Once you get this thing together it works very well. Make no mistake it's a pain in the rear to assemble. Each individual step in assembly isn't difficult, very few steps are difficult. But there are a lot of parts to put together. I'm pretty good with a wrench and it took me a couple of hours.
October 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marty Great lawn aerator
Instruction for assembly was VERY good. All parts were present and labeled very nicely, and assembly was accomplished without a problem, and within a reasonable amount of time. I used the aerator for the first time yesterday, 2 days after a good rainfall. I used THREE 40lb. bags of granule lime as weight. They fit perfectly in the top, and spread the lime when done. No storage of cement blocks. The aerator pulled plugs 2 1/2 to 3 inches deep. I could not back up the unit, no control at all, but it was meant to go forward. I pulled the unit with my TroyBilt TB30 rear engine rider. NO PROBLEM AT ALL, EVEN ON A SLIGHT INCLINE. I have 6000 sq.ft.
April 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hunter It is what it is
Bought this to aerate about 5000 sq ft of my yard that I have been trying to seed. I was pleased with the easy to follow instructions and provided hardware. I assembled it in about an hour on the tailgate of my truck and garage floor. All hardware was supplied and it went together rather easily. I tow it with my little 1986 jd 111 and it works great. I run in 1st great with about 80lbs of weight on it. My soil is junk but this little guy did a fine job of getting into the soil about 1.5 to 2 inches. The trick is just to go slow and give the tines time to do their job. Satisfied so far!
July 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by usmccountry cheaply made for the price your paying
I cannot review further than its cheaply made. I was unable to even get it put together. The tray holes and the side panel holes to mount together all different lengths and unable to match bolt holes to attach. they were about .25 inch off, tried to changes panels to other side and was same. Attempted to angle it andget bolts through to no avail. I did not expect the best of the best but for $160 I expected to get it together and be able to use it. I will be returning to get my money back, its another 25 minute trip from home to homedepot. You'd think a company would put things together prior to selling or the machine would line things up when drilling.
August 23, 2015