Model # AS-40JD

Internet #100609656

John Deere 40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader

John Deere

40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader

$439.00 /each

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Product Overview

Finish two big lawn projects at once with John Deere’s 40 in. Tow-Behind Aerator-Spreader. This time-saving tool not only aerates the soil, allowing water, oxygen and nutrients to reach grass roots, but also drops seed, fertilizer and lime directly into the perforated soil. The durable steel spreader hopper supports up to 100 lbs. of material and features calibrated flow control with adjustable stop features. The aerator’s 8 in. diameter galvanized steel tine stars resist rust and perforate the soil up to 2 in. Multitasking has never been easier.

  • 40 in. working width; up to 2 in. penetration
  • Spreader capacity of 100 lbs., 1.75 cu. ft.
  • 132 steel tine tips, 8 in. Dia stars; galvanized steel
  • Calibrated flow control with adjustable stop feature
  • 10.5 in. x 4 in. transport wheels; single lever engagement
  • Universal hitch connects to most riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors
  • Includes hitch pin

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Customer Questions & Answers

will this sow bermuda grass seed?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, review the formula for the spreader bar adjustment number required for your seed coverage.
Answered by: bambi
Date published: 2016-08-31

My aerator is not functioning! It is not piercing the soil, nor does it distribute seed or fertilizer evenly.

Asked by: Anonymous
Check the height of your equipment and also the hardness of the soil. It sounds as if you are not coming in contact with the ground but only at the high places. Check the moisture level of your soil as well as the ground contact of the spikes.
Answered by: bambi
Date published: 2016-08-31

Does the John Deere 40 in. Aerator Spreader come assembled?

Asked by: Anonymous
No, it does not come assembled, but requires assembly. It comes in a heavy-duty cardboard box in sections, requiring assembly. I received mine about three weeks ago and assembled it in about an hour using simple basic tools. It's an excellent product, as you'd expect from John Deere, and works great.
Answered by: SgtPanzer
Date published: 2016-03-20

does this piece of equipment have 1 or 2 wheels

does this piece of equipment have 1 or 2 wheels
Asked by: Smitty
Thank you for contacting The Home Depot website. This aerator has two 10.5 in. x 4 in. transport wheels.
Answered by: JohnDeere
Date published: 2017-03-23
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Customer Reviews

40 in. Tow-Behind Combination Aerator-Spreader is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not durable This spreader/aerator appears to be identical to the Briny-Hardy unit, so you're essentially paying $230.00 more for a green paint job. BTW, the Briny-Hardy model (and almost certainly this one too) has serious corrosion issues due to the use of carbon steel hopper materials vs stainless steel. Mine started rusting after one season of use. Decent design but poor choice of materials.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible design, broke on first use This is not up to John Deere standards. I've owned several John Deere products and this one does not live up to the standard I'm used to out of Deere Products. Chain came off after first use and there is no way to tighten it. Every use after it the chain comes off which basically means it does not work. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This John Deere product works exceptional. It's air filled tires allow for smooth operation over ... This John Deere product works exceptional. It's air filled tires allow for smooth operation over uneven surfaces. They do have to improve on their shipping techniques. It was shipped twice with damage due to the flimsy cardboard box it was shipped in.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly designed with too much plastiic in stress areas weak plastic bushings at end of axle,drive chain has no way to tighten, chain cogs misalign after 1 use. chain jumps off. Plastic bushing at end of axle too weak. Plastic spacers between spike units too weak. I have a lot of John Deere equipment. This mess does not measure up to the quality expected on any John deere Product. Very,Very Disappointed. Will Return for refund.
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Standard features but designed poorly for operation. Metal deforms easily, tires poor quality. I found the spikes go out of alignment readily but are also easy to bend back into shape. The cheap metal channel that holds the lever that regulates the spreader opening deforms easily and the wing nut is not something you can change the setting for on the fly. The lever that raises and lowers the spikes is not easy to reach and change from your lawn tractor (and I am 6'5".) The tires went flat but don't seal properly against the rims so re-inflating is very difficult.
Date published: 2012-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It broke the first time I used it. I was very pleased to buy this item a week ago, but was quickly disappointed because it broke the first time I used it. Despite soft ground, careful speed, and putting two cinder blocks on it for weight (like the photo showed) the axle eventually bent in the middle, causing the chain to slip off and the spreader to stop working. The center metal support piece is thin metal that bend quite severely. I didn't hit anything like a rock, curb, etc. so I assume perhaps this accessory just wasn't up to moderately uneven ground. I think it was designed for a well-established and smooth "subdivision lawn." Took it right back to the JD dealer. Will see what the warranty covers or doesn't. I think they tried putting two functions in one device and ended up with a cheap piece of machinery.
Date published: 2012-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Missing part and did not put together correctly. One part was missing. It took two different days calling in order to get this part through a number of calls over a three day period. I would be direct from JD to another vender who, as I under stand, put all the parts in the box. They were never very helpfull. JD would not call them for me until the third day when I called (after trying to get them to call before) and told them I am the customer. Finally got the part. The other problem is that I believe other parts might be wrong for this. Some parts will not go together as I believe they should. I am considering returning this item, I just need to look up the procedure for doing this. These comments are breif and not the detail that actually happen, but just an overview. On the other hand, the la45 lawn mower is great!
Date published: 2011-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad parts Wheel assembly was improperly made. On assemblly, the wheel shafts were not parallel. Therefore, one wheel was higher or lower than the other by 25 degrees. Deere was quick to send another assembly, but it had the same defect. I am waiting for another part that I am assured is properly made. Quality control is questionable.
Date published: 2011-06-25
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