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

40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

$179.00 /each

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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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will this product work with a john deere lawn mower

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Jeffersonville, IN
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March 26, 2014
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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.
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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
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yes, it can be used with any lawn tractor
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Tractor yes make sure you add weights on back of it
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May 21, 2013
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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.
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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.
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May 2, 2013
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Thank you for your question. Yes you can use it with your JD tractor.
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It will work on any lawn tractor or garden tractor with 15HP or more. If yard is hilly more horse power may be advisable.
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Thibodaux, LA, USA
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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.
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Yes.
It will work with any riding mower .
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Yes it will, infact I am using it with my John Deere D110 Riding Mower and it works great.
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how often can an aerator be used ?

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June 28, 2013
Our st. augustine sod has been down for about 2 months.
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From my online research before I purchased my aerator, the general recommendation was twice per year.
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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.
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Its recommended to either aerate or verticut in the fall and or spring.
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They claim if you have clay in the soil, you should plug it twice a year. Once in the spring, once in the fall.
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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
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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.
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Jeffersonville, IN
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Thank you for your question. The more you plug aerate, the better your lawn looks and feels.
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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.
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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.
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Spring and Fall
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Will this damage sprinkler heads

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I have used this on multiple yards without damaging any heads. It has pierced a drainage cover though.
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Yes, you should mark all of your sprinkler heads with a flag so you dont run them over
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Yes, you put 150 pounds on it to puncture the ground. It will hurt your sprinkler heads if you do not avoid them
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Yes it will but it is easy enough to drive aroudn them if you are careful.
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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.
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Yes, along with the water lines and any electrical wires not buried deeper than the tongs which penetrate the soil.
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Yes
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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
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Can u add more tines

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April 28, 2016
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At this time we do not offer an extension kit with more tines for this unit.
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Manchester, WA
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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
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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.
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That's not an option from the factory. To do this you'd have to fabricate your own and then weld them on.
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No, but it is really good the way it is.
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Not to the current amount that are there...unless you can weld. If you break a tine somehow, you can replace it.
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April 26, 2016
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No, you cannot add tines to the two-behind plug.
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Unfortunately no. They do make a wider model. Hope that helps!
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40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 195.
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 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 3 out of 5 by from Quality Issues I bought this aerator along with the Brinkey-Hardy dethatcher. Dethatcher was missing 2 key pieces (lever and bracket for lever) and the aerator's lever didnt have a straight hole in it for it to slip over the pin. Luckily I'm pretty handy and used my Dremel to grind it smooth so it would fit over pin. Overall aerator seems pretty sturdy and heavy duty. Assembly took about 1.5HRS including the extra time to grind on it. It that wasnt needed provably an HR to assemble. Plan on overseeding next weekend then ill update the review.
Date published: 2016-08-28
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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