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Brinly-Hardy

Model SA-400BH

Internet #203210728

Store SKU #871123

40 in. Tow-Behind Spike Aerator

$79.00 /each

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If your lawn experiences moderate foot traffic or if you have heavy clay soil, you may need to aerate. Brinly's 40 in. tow-Behind Spike Aerator loosens soil and permit it's nutrients and water to reach roots. Our durable, heavy duty aerator features 10 galvanized steel stars that perforate the soil up to 2 in. deep. Each 8 in. Dia star rotates independently and continues revolving during tractor turns. The 14-Gauge steel, 110 lb. capacity weight tray allows for weight to be added for maximum penetration in hard soil.

  • Working width of 40 in.
  • Up to 2 in. soil penetration
  • 5/8 in. solid steel tine axle
  • 10 galvanized steel tine stars
  • 2-year warranty
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors

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I have alot of dead lawn due to severe drought, would this work good to use on lawn before I spread grass seed

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April 28, 2013
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April 28, 2016
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I found that it worked best after a fairly good overnight rain. Tested it before the rain when ground was dry and it penetrated ground but not nearly enough for me.
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mcallen texas
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December 15, 2015
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yes it will help seed get into ground
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Sparrows Point, Edgemere, MD 21219, USA
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August 13, 2013
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Yes add weigth so the spikes go in to the ground about 1 inch so the water seed and air work together . You want to build a good root system to help in time of drought .Also In drought conditions let your grass go longer between cuttings.
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Peyton, CO 80831, USA
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April 29, 2013
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Hi Pat. This aerator will work well for you if you place three cement blocks on the top of it. The blocks stay on mine without any ties. Maybe water your lawn a little first to loosen the hard soil so the spikes can penetrate the dead grass. Good luck! I love my aerator and use it in the Spring and the Fall in Colorado.
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Jeffersonville, IN
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April 29, 2013
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Thank you for your question. A spike aerator is not going to prepare the soil for seed.
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is it possible to pull this behind a small pickup truck?

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Topeka KS
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April 2, 2015
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No, would not advise it pull it with garden tractor or atv
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February 22, 2015
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Not without extending the tow bar quite a bit--
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Jeffersonville, IN
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August 11, 2014
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This unit hooks up via a hitch pin and clevis. While you could certainly pull it behind a small truck, it's not recommended that you do so as it would heavily damage the unit a lot easier.
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will it handle rocks

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May 24, 2016
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Hi Handy,
Thank you for your inquiry. If the tines hit the rocks it could cause damage. This unit would not be recommended for rocky areas.
Brinly Hardy Team.
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May 23, 2016
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Rocks will bend the tines. I've had to straighten out a couple . They weren't bent too bad, and straightened out fairly easy with some needle nose pliers.
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Can this mower be pulled by a zero turn?

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I have a husqvarna z248f
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Yes, I pull it behind my new John Deere Z335e. Worked very well. Love the zero turn.
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March 7, 2016
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Hi Stu,
Yes this unit can be pull behind a zero turn. Please just watch the sharpness of the turns to prevent tine breakage or possible flipping of the unit.
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 48 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not bad but Bought for the price and because it was convenient at the time. Easy to put together. Wished it would hold more weight. I maxed it at the 110 lbs and had to wait for a good rain for it to penetrate good, which it did. Having said that I noticed after first use the end panels bending out which caused tine bearings to start to separate, and I had made sure everything was tight before I used it. I fabricate, repair, and build things for a living so I know all was assembled properly. I added 1 L bracket to each end, (see pic) which upon second use held everything in place nice and tight, no separation of tine bearings. The brackets mounted in the holes that I used for the strap to hold blocks the first time. The brackets I mounted as it worked out, had another hole that actually made it easier to hook straps. So with a little re-engineering, it worked fine. April 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tow behind spide aerator very light weight, blocks added for weight did not stay put even with tie downs. I would not recommend this item even for a small garden patch. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Easy to assemble, strong construction and with the right weight, aerator reaches perfect depth. Only issue, doesn't go backwards too well. Also make sure yard is free of debris like bark because you will need to take it off spikes June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not very good quality This product is very poorly build, the sides that hold the blades is extremely thin which causes them to bend as soon as you place any weight on the aerator and make a turn. I would not recommend this product. Perhaps spending a bit more of money might make it worth it. June 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aerator it does what I purchased it to do. tows and hooks up easily June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by irritating purchase My husband wanted this inexspensive aerator for our yard. We had one before(we bought from lowes) it was great. Lasted us about 3 yrs.. Well worth the money but this one has been a pain. It's easy to put together IF we had all the parts for it. In all the box was missing 3 pieces and no instructions. Just looked that up online but it's been 4 days now since we bought it and we have to go back to the hardware store to see what we can find to substitute for the missing pieces. It's an 80 mile round trip for us to return it or we would. May 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by brinly-hardy tow behind aerator Can't beat the price and it gets the job done.worked well for me.only draw back is it really light June 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Whoops!! OK. Excited. Assembly went well. Seems like strong steel and construction.  Fairly easy assembly.  Nice sharp spikes.  Bolted to my mower and off I go with a 100lb weight (close to max). Looking good.  Get to an elevation in the lawn and the side members that hold the weight off the spikes bends to 45 degrees.  The G-clip at the end of the rod that holds the spikes on falls off and it is gone.  Game over... Now.  I take unit apart.  Painstakenly bolt in angle brackets to these uprights, reapply the G-clips and I'm back in business.  An obvious flaw that could be fixed with a simple change.   Warranty probably no good now. Happy with product overall after changes.  April 8, 2015
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