Model # PA-40BH

Internet #100087059

Store SKU #780571

Brinly-Hardy 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator


40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

$179.00 /each

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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

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Customer Questions & Answers

will this product work with a john deere lawn mower

Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: BrinlyCustomerService
Date published: 2016-08-15

how often can an aerator be used ?

Our st. augustine sod has been down for about 2 months.
Asked by: Anonymous
From my online research before I purchased my aerator, the general recommendation was twice per year.
Answered by: Dugginn
Date published: 2016-04-28

Will this damage sprinkler heads

Asked by: Jacks
Not speaking from experience, but seeing how this works first-hand, I would say that YES, it COULD damage sprinkler heads.
Answered by: JayJay
Date published: 2016-11-02

Can u add more tines

Asked by: Albright
At this time we do not offer an extension kit with more tines for this unit.
Answered by: BrinlyCustomerService
Date published: 2016-05-16
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Customer Reviews

40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 200.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Good! So far so good, I opted to buy this instead of renting the machine so I could aereate my lawn anytime. The ground just needs to be soft enough like after a little rain. It pulls plugs as expected. When assembling I highly recommend an air wratchet or similar tool. There are many nuts that are similar to nylon lock nuts that will take forever by hand to tighten. Assembly with the air wratchet took me about an hour. That's the only con I can think of. I also have a brinly dethatcher that works very well too. Good company imo.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This item came completely unassembled. All of the parts were there, and the instructions were goo... This item came completely unassembled. All of the parts were there, and the instructions were good. With all of the 1/2" bolts and nylox nuts it took a lone time to assemble, even with a air-rachet. But it was simple. It has been very dry here so I haven't been able to use it yet. It appears to be medium duty. I expect it to work very well.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a good sturdy machine that performs as expected. This is a good sturdy machine that performs as expected.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Faulty manufacturing, but was rectified. The tray - principle backbone element of the aerator - was mis-shaped and would not allow assembly. However it was replaced promptly and at no cost when I called Brinley. Assembly was straightforward except for the aerator tines which are assembled using very tight anti-vibration nuts. I was fortunately able to use a pneumatic driver to tighten them, but without such a tool or maybe a tough hammer-drill it would be quite difficult. I have not used it yet to aerate the lawn, but other reviewers agree that it works pretty well. I deducted two stars because of the faulty manufacturing, and the difficult assembly of the tines.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Seems like a sturdy machine, well-built. Time-consuming to assemble, but that didn't bother me mu... Seems like a sturdy machine, well-built. Time-consuming to assemble, but that didn't bother me much. Instructions were easy to follow. I just couldn't get it to actually pull much in the way of plugs from my lawn. It might just be that my lawn wasn't in proper shape for the aerator to do its job properly. But for the most part, this aerator accomplished the same task as my dethatcher did. I think it might work better on a lawn that's already in good shape, where it can get a proper grip on the dirt and pull up some plugs. My lawn might be too hard-packed still. Will try again in the spring.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Engineering I am a specialty contractor that only deals with windows and doors so I'm mechanically inclined to say the least. What an unbelievable piece of garbage this is. The directions don't even match the product!!! After all was assembled...... and holes bored out for the control lever so it actually functioned.... You literally have to get off the mower every time you want to raise the aerator! There are multiple other ways the design could have accommodated this function differently. Sorry folks, this one is better left at Home Depot!! Save your hard earned money and look for something else!
Date published: 2016-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Missing parts/product well built once had parts for finishing assembly. I read reviews on this product prior to purchasing and doing my own aeration for the first time. One of the constant issues in reviews showed the lack of all parts for assembly of the product being included. I assumed (will leave it at that) the problem had been corrected--wrong. The nylon parts (6 of them) that go between the axle and the aerator assembly was missing. The instructions state more than one time these are required. As a result, I missed having about 3 inches on rain on newly spread grass seed in a period of 2 days from the assembly delay. Only other comment is when bolting aerator plugs with lock nuts, use largest socket wrench you have for leverage, and wear gloves. I also put 2 40 lb bags of lime on top of aerator for weight and later us on yard. Will not scrape it and great for use later.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Great, Assembly is a pain Product was a good price and works great. Two things I did not like: 1) assembly is a huge pain. This thing is totally un-assembled, and it takes a long time to put together. Not hard, directions are good, but there's a lot of parts and it takes about 2 hours easily. 2) You cannot reach the lever/handle to raise and lower the aerator without getting off the lawn tractor. Since most lawn tractors have a switch that shuts them off when you get up, that's kind of difficult.
Date published: 2016-10-18
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