0081174004025

Brinly-Hardy

Model # PA-40BH

Internet # 100087059

Store SKU # 780571

40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

$179.00 /each

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

Brinly’s high-performance 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is the perfect tool for achieving and maintaining a healthy, vibrant lawn. The 24 heat-treated 16-Gauge steel tines penetrate the soil up to 3 in. deep, allowing water, seed and nutrients to reach your lawn’s root system. Each plugging spoon is individually replaceable, allowing for easy servicing. The fully enclosed all steel weight tray offers flexibility for adding various types of weights; 150 lbs. of additional weight may be added for aerating considerably compacted soil or hard clay. And the easy to engage transport wheels make crossing driveways and sidewalks a breeze. Don’t settle for a less than perfect lawn. Let Brinly help you get the lawn of your dreams.

  • Working width of 40 in.
  • Up to 3 in. penetration
  • 10.5 in. x 3.5 in. semi-pneumatic transport wheels; single lever engagement
  • All steel, 150 lb. capacity weight tray
  • Heat-treated plugging spoons for superior strength and durability
  • 16-Guage steel tines with three welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.  Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.) 
37 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
28 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
51 in 
Maximum penetration (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
50 
Product Height (in.) 
6.75 
Product Width (in.) 
13 in 
Working width (in.) 
40 

Details

2-piece drawbar 
Yes 
Adjustable Height 
No 
Aerator type 
Plug 
Assembly Required 
Yes 
Fits brands/models 
Universal 
Material 
Galvanized Steel 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Weight tray 
Yes 
Wheels 
Yes 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
2 year 

More Products With These Features

Search

Customer Questions & Answers

23 Questions83 Answers

Customer Questions & Answers

40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
Clear Search Term
 
 
Sort By:
This question is from 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
 
11 answers

will this product work with a john deere lawn mower

This question is from 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
Asked by
grass
sanford
May 1, 2013
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (11)

Asked by
Jeffersonville, IN
Read all my Q&A
March 26, 2014
Answer: 
Yes, it will work for a John Deere lawn mower. All of our aerators are attached using a hitch pin and clevis mechanism so that they can attach to nearly every model of lawn mower.
+3points
3out of 3found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful3unhelpful0

Asked by
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Read all my Q&A
September 16, 2013
Answer: 
I used it with my John Deere 180 tractor. I ran into a challenge though...my tow point is low to the ground (8 inches from ground). Probably lower than the aerator manufacturer was expecting, as they said it was universal. Luckily, I was able to mount an L-bolt above the tow point (about 13 inches from ground), so I could get the aerator fairly level. Not sure if being uneven would be a problem, but I am Read More
I used it with my John Deere 180 tractor. I ran into a challenge though...my tow point is low to the ground (8 inches from ground). Probably lower than the aerator manufacturer was expecting, as they said it was universal. Luckily, I was able to mount an L-bolt above the tow point (about 13 inches from ground), so I could get the aerator fairly level. Not sure if being uneven would be a problem, but I am glad I managed to get it pretty level. Read Less
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Fountain, CO, USA
Read all my Q&A
June 29, 2013
Answer: 
yes, it can be used with any lawn tractor
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Vienna ohio
Read all my Q&A
May 28, 2013
Answer: 
Tractor yes make sure you add weights on back of it
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Felton, DE 19943, USA
Read all my Q&A
May 21, 2013
Answer: 
If you have a pin type hitchplate, YES.
I use mine with an 11.5 HP Troy-Bilt Pony and three 4x8x12 concrete blocks in the weight tray with no problem at all.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Seabrook New Hampshire
Read all my Q&A
May 3, 2013
Answer: 
Yes it will. I pull mine with the D 140 without issues. Make sure to level out the weiht tray as the final step when properly hitched to tractor. You will need to be at the extreme end of adjustment slot to be level.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
nb
May 2, 2013
Answer: 
Thank you for your question. Yes you can use it with your JD tractor.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Ohio
Read all my Q&A
May 2, 2013
Answer: 
It will work on any lawn tractor or garden tractor with 15HP or more. If yard is hilly more horse power may be advisable.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0

Asked by
Thibodaux, LA, USA
Read all my Q&A
May 2, 2013
Answer: 
Yes if it is a tractor that has universal hitch in th back. I have a Huqvarna and loaned it to my neighbor who has John Deere.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
NY
Read all my Q&A
May 2, 2013
Answer: 
Yes.
It will work with any riding mower .
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
North West, Loudoun Virginia
Read all my Q&A
May 2, 2013
Answer: 
Yes it will, infact I am using it with my John Deere D110 Riding Mower and it works great.
+5points
5out of 5found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful5unhelpful0
This question is from 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
 
10 answers

how often can an aerator be used ?

This question is from 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
Asked by
willy
fla.
June 28, 2013
Our st. augustine sod has been down for about 2 months.
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (10)

Asked by
Houston, TX
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
April 27, 2016
Answer: 
From my online research before I purchased my aerator, the general recommendation was twice per year.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Elkhart, IN
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
April 26, 2016
Answer: 
Different soil types require more frequent aeration. Clay soil compacts easily and should be aerated at least once a year. You can aerate a sandy lawn once a year, or you could tackle the chore in alternating years. In arid climates, aerating twice a year will enhance turf growth and health. As long as your sod doesn't pull up by hand and is firmly rooted, you won't have any problems.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Leawood, KS
Read all my Q&A
September 23, 2014
Answer: 
Its recommended to either aerate or verticut in the fall and or spring.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Minnesota
Read all my Q&A
September 5, 2014
Answer: 
They claim if you have clay in the soil, you should plug it twice a year. Once in the spring, once in the fall.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Stafford, Va
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
May 31, 2014
Answer: 
Can or should? For regular annual lawn maintenance you should only need to aerate in the spring and fall so just twice a year. Now you may have other needs such as to spot aerate or aerate a small area to fix trouble spots now if you're asking for workhorse conditions where you'll be using it for providing regular landscaping service a good sturdy well built one should be usable repeatedly but you may Read More
Can or should? For regular annual lawn maintenance you should only need to aerate in the spring and fall so just twice a year. Now you may have other needs such as to spot aerate or aerate a small area to fix trouble spots now if you're asking for workhorse conditions where you'll be using it for providing regular landscaping service a good sturdy well built one should be usable repeatedly but you may have to clean out the tines and check the bolts, tires and frame regularly between jobs for warping or wear and tear. The worst thing you can do is put too much strain/torque on the parts so if you're going over hills or thick brush then you may want to clear the area and put less weight when going up and down hills. Read Less
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Anonymous
Troy Ohio
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
April 27, 2014
Answer: 
You can use it anytime but I wouldn't suggest it. I typically do mine before adding any lawn care products. So, myself four times a year and almost always the day or two before a good rain.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Jeffersonville, IN
Read all my Q&A
July 1, 2013
Answer: 
Thank you for your question. The more you plug aerate, the better your lawn looks and feels.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0

Asked by
Ohio
Read all my Q&A
June 30, 2013
Answer: 
On fresh sod I'd wait at least 6 months to a year for it to get roots down. I aerate in the spring and fall. You can aerate as often as you like but twice a year should be fine.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Fountain, CO, USA
Read all my Q&A
June 29, 2013
Answer: 
you should be able to use it now, Depending on your soil, twice a year should be fine, if you have heavy clay, do it three to four times a year.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Vienna ohio
Read all my Q&A
June 29, 2013
Answer: 
Spring and Fall
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
This question is from 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
 
8 answers

Will this damage sprinkler heads

This question is from 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
Asked by
Charlotte NC
Read all my Q&A
March 30, 2014
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (8)

Asked by
Elkhart, IN
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
April 26, 2016
Answer: 
I have used this on multiple yards without damaging any heads. It has pierced a drainage cover though.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Leawood, KS
Read all my Q&A
September 23, 2014
Answer: 
Yes, you should mark all of your sprinkler heads with a flag so you dont run them over
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Minnesota
Read all my Q&A
September 5, 2014
Answer: 
Yes, you put 150 pounds on it to puncture the ground. It will hurt your sprinkler heads if you do not avoid them
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Boston Mass
Read all my Q&A
September 2, 2014
Answer: 
Yes it will but it is easy enough to drive aroudn them if you are careful.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Easley, SC
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
May 29, 2014
Answer: 
I think if you put 80-160 lbs. of weight on the tray, and one of the spoons ran directly over the sprinkler heads, it might certainly damage it. I wouldn't take the chance, and would avoid a path over the heads.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
PA
Read all my Q&A
May 13, 2014
Answer: 
Yes, along with the water lines and any electrical wires not buried deeper than the tongs which penetrate the soil.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Anonymous
Troy Ohio
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
April 27, 2014
Answer: 
Yes
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Jeffersonville, IN
Read all my Q&A
March 31, 2014
Answer: 
Yes, it will damage sprinkler heads. You will need to give the spots where you have sprinkler heads a wide berth when using this machine
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0
This question is from 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
 
7 answers

Can u add more tines

This question is from 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
Asked by
Read all my Q&A
April 25, 2016
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (7)

April 28, 2016
Answer: 
At this time we do not offer an extension kit with more tines for this unit.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Manchester, WA
Read all my Q&A
April 27, 2016
Answer: 
I guess you could have someone modify it for you, but the tines on it work pretty good. I have clay soil and currently it is a little moist in the Pacific Northwest. Those tines on average were pulling out a two inch plug. I only have about 75 lbs. of bricks on it. I think if you had more tines you would have to add more weight in order to get the same results.
There is no manufactured way to add more
Read More
I guess you could have someone modify it for you, but the tines on it work pretty good. I have clay soil and currently it is a little moist in the Pacific Northwest. Those tines on average were pulling out a two inch plug. I only have about 75 lbs. of bricks on it. I think if you had more tines you would have to add more weight in order to get the same results.
There is no manufactured way to add more tines, but like I said you could get someone to modify it for your I guess.
I personally went over my lawn in two directions and the coverage is pretty good. I added a sand, TAGRO mixture with new seed and I plugged the lard two times this year and it look terrific.
Best of luck.
Read Less
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Houston, TX
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
April 27, 2016
Answer: 
That's not an option from the factory. To do this you'd have to fabricate your own and then weld them on.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Illinois
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
April 26, 2016
Answer: 
No, but it is really good the way it is.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Elkhart, IN
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
April 26, 2016
Answer: 
Not to the current amount that are there...unless you can weld. If you break a tine somehow, you can replace it.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

April 26, 2016
Answer: 
No, you cannot add tines to the two-behind plug.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Helena, MT
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
April 26, 2016
Answer: 
Unfortunately no. They do make a wider model. Hope that helps!
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
2 »
  • 2016-07-23 T14:38:51.906-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_100087059, prod, sort_default
2 »
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 140ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 162 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OK, but not the professional grade! Mine came with all the parts. It took me about 2 hrs. to assemble. I loaded 2-60lb. bags of sand and went at it. Where the soil is very damp (above my septic), the machine pulled about 1-1/2" to 2" cores. Anywhere else that it pulled cores, they were about 1". I water the lawn and my area which received all day sun and did it again. It then pulled about 1/2" to 1" cores in that area. So, it's not the machine the professionals use, but it does pull small cores. I don't believe the wheels could be raised high enough (axle bolt hits mounting plate) to allow a true 3" plug? I guess it's OK and if you live where the soils is wetter, my guess is it would do a good job. I like the sturdy construction. May 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is the real deal tow this with my JD Z235 eztrak, works great. I have 2 German Shepherds who kill my lawn during winter and the muddy spring. I put about 150lbs in paver blocks on and pulled 4" plugs, see picture. May 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Aerator All the parts were in the package; took a few hours to assemble, but easy to assemble; worked great on my lawn and at this price, I can aerate my lawn more often easily. Very happy with this product and Home Depot.. May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very good purchase. The aerator was easy to put together and the instruction were super easy to follow. I did have to call the company as there were some washers that were not in the box and they immediately sent them out.. Very sturdy once put together and am happy with the purchase. Thank you, Joe Lawhorn June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worth it Assembly was not too difficult. I would suggest air or power tools when putting the tines together due to the type of lock nuts used. They can get a little tough to tighten by hand and there are a lot of them. I like to use 3 - 4 bags of sand rather than concrete blocks. Bags of sand are easier on the paint. Overall the materials are heavy duty enough for a home user. The tines are on the shaft in 3 separate pieces. Each pieces has two sets of tines on it, allowing the tines to rotate at different speeds while turning. This is easier on your yard. You won't be disappointed with this purchase. April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Missing parts... As with many other writers, missing parts. In my case, the instructions. Fortunately, Home Depot makes them available via their site. Without question, Brinly needs some house cleaning in their quality control department. May 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job! For something I'd use twice a year, it's a great tool for the price as compared to the John Deere brand. Worked well with nice sized plugs. It did take a long time to put together, though. It was a lot of work. Also, the spikes hit the frame at one location, which I think is a design oversight. To mediate this, I used the extra washers between the last and second to last set of spikes to move them toward the side a bit. The instructions have you add the extra washers (I used all of them) to the end of the spike assembly so there's no side to side movement. But if you place them where I said, between the 2nd and 3rd sets in order of the instructions, it moves the spikes over about an inch reducing the impact of those spikes hitting the frame. Besides this it's still worth the price. It's probably more work than the JD version, but it costs a lot less and likely aerated my lawn just as well. April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very satisfied Apprehensively due to reviews I bought the 40" Briney Aerator. Upon unboxing and inventorying all the parts against the users manual I thought I was missing four 3/4" bolts and one nylon lock washer and called Briney Customer Service in Jeffersonville Indiana. The lady associate (from Kentucky) was personable and extremely helpful by immediately mailing out the supposed missing parts. However, as of yesterday I completed assembling the Aerator and now find the original order was complete to start with and it was my error to report otherwise. No! I won't be returning the four bolts and lock nut but I certainly can speak highly of the Briney Customer Service Rep, may they all be as good as she. Yes! assembly took some time but the directions were excellent and much appreciated. due to my mode of operation (slow to, stop - I'm retired) .it took a 1/2 day but the end product was impressive and today towed behind my John Deere D130 22 HP Rider taking 1 to 2.5 " cores out of the 20,000 SqFt. Bermuda lawn at intervals of 10 to 12" with two 28 lb. concrete blocks in the weight tray. Super job and great tool. I have 12 huge (80+ footers) longleaf pine on my property here in NC with some nasty roots exposed but the Aerator went over them at 2 mph without hurting the spoons/tines. I did use the cardboard my weight tray came packed in as a liner between the concrete blocks and weight tray to eliminate scratching, it worked. I'm happy with the product and ecstatic that it's made in USA and has super Customer Service. Be confident when you buy this outfit is OK. May 22, 2016
  • 2016-07-23 T14:11:56.976-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_162, tr_162
  • loc_en_US, sid_100087059, prod, sort_default
2 3 4 5  ... 7 >>
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 100ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT