Brinly-Hardy 48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator-PA-48BH - The Home Depot


Model # PA-48BH

Internet # 100137013

Store SKU # 494497

48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

Brinly-Hardy 48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

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$229.00 / each


Model # PA-48BH

Internet # 100137013

Store SKU # 494497

Ideal for larger lawns, Brinly’s super wide, high-performance 48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is the tool needed to keep your lawn lush and beautiful. This heavy-duty aerator features 32 heat-treated steel tines that penetrate the soil up to 3 in. depth. Each plugging spoon can be replaced individually, providing less expensive maintenance from having to replace the entire spoon shaft. Four separate welded tine sections rotate independently, even during tractor turns. And for those really compacted areas where maximum penetration is needed, an additional 200 lbs. of weight may be added to the fully enclosed steel tray. Need to cross the driveway or drive over a sidewalk. Simply use the single lever to engage the semi-pneumatic transport wheels.

  • Wide working width of 48 in.
  • Up to 3 in. penetration
  • 10.5 in. x 3.5 in. semi-pneumatic transport wheels; single lever engagement
  • All steel, 200 lb. capacity weight tray
  • Heat-treated plugging spoons for superior strength and durability
  • 16-gauge steel tines with four welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to most riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors

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Assembled Depth (in.)  36 in  Assembled Height (in.)  28 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  58 in  Maximum penetration (in.) 
Product Depth (in.)  42  Product Height (in.)  33 
Product Width (in.)  59 in  Working width (in.)  48 
2-piece drawbar  Yes  Adjustable Height  No 
Aerator type  Plug  Assembly Required  Yes 
Fits brands/models  Most garden / lawn tractors  Material  Steel 
Returnable  90-Day  Weight tray  Yes 
Wheels  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  2 year 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 102 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent value for this well-built and sturdy aerator. I did my lawn (1 acre) in less than 2 hours, which paid for itself already. Excellent product and very easy to move around. November 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does a good job but make sure you have the right tractor I just got mine this week. Took about 2 hours to put it together. Make sure you place the tines assembly on the rod exactly as it states in the directions or they will hit the center divider or two of the tine wheels will be too close together and tear up your lawn. It's a well made piece of equipment and even with 250 pounds of sand (bags) it's easy to engage from working mode to transport mode. One word of caution is you should measure your tractor hitch height. I have a newer Ariens and the hitch sits low so the aerator slants forward a bit and may be causing some tearing of the grass - which does not bother me since I am seeding anyway. September 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT PRODUCT & AN HONEST REVIEW My 1 and only complaint on this aerator is the HANDLE placement... I wish I did not have to get off the mower to engage / disengage the aerator, that is why I gave (EASE OF USE) 4 out of 5 but I understand why they designed it this way as it is safer for the consumer... I had no problems in putting it together & it did not take me long at all. All parts where received and in great condition. I live in TN and I have clay soil so I found it best to use it the day after a good rain with 198 lbs (4) masonry blocks. I have over an acre of lawn and have found this model to better then comparable models & I have used 3 other aerators with poor performance or they just did not last long at all ( with clay soil ) so I returned all of them... BOTTOM LINE IS I WOULD BUY THIS MODEL AGAIN March 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 15th year and still going I bought this Brinley aerator from Home Depot in spring 1997, and have used it faithfully twice per year (going on the 15th season of use). It has been excellent, and only now are the plugging spoons in need of replacement (easy to order replacement parts directly from Brinley and easy to change parts). If you're looking for an excellent lawn, plug aeration is the way to do it and this is the easiest way to accomplish it. This is a great product. I would recommend it to anyone. May 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Heavy duty construction. Ordered the aerator on line and the box was intact when it was delivered with no missing parts. It took about two hours to assemble, with clear assembly instructions. It worked great when I used it on our 1.75 acre lawn, after a rain, with 200 lbs. (50 lb. bags of softener salt) in the tray. March 22, 2012
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