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John Deere

Model PA-40JD

Internet #100609658

40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

$410.95 /each

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A healthy lawn starts with a healthy root system. No one knows this better than John Deere. John Deere’s 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator uses the coring process to remove 3 in. soil plugs from the lawn, allowing water, seed and nutrients to reach the lawn’s root system. This hard-working, heavy duty aerator features 28 heat-treated steel spoons. For maximum penetration in compacted areas, up to 175 lbs. may be added to the fully-enclosed steel weight tray.

  • Working width of 40 in.
  • Up to 3 in. penetration
  • All steel, 175 lb. capacity weight tray
  • 10.5 in. x 3.5 in. semi-pneumatic transport wheels; single lever engagement
  • Heat-treated plugging spoons for superior strength and durability
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to most riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors
  • 16-Gauge steel tines with three welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage

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Can you back up with the tines engaged? I have read reviews of other brand aerators in which the single draw arm will bend when backing up.

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July 31, 2012
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I had no problem
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June 3, 2013
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You can back up with it... just go slow and try not to turn it and you'll be fine.
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Yes you can, I did with an extra 100 pounds of weight on it and it worked fine.
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October 24, 2012
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I would not back up the aerator with the tines engaged.
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Thanks for your question. The 40 in. Plug Aerator is not designed to be operated in reverse.
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Do the tines clog?

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August 31, 2013
Seems that without some way to clear the tines as they rotate they would clog and not dig out plugs. Has this been a problem for anyone?
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April 29, 2014
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I haven't seen that but I have only used 3 times.
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April 5, 2014
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I used this on an Acre of grass with clay-like soil. The tines did not clog, and clean-up was minimal at the end of the job. You definitely want to follow the directions in terms of how wet/dry the dirt is. The section on use of this equipment is the only intelligible part of the instructions, but well worth it.
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They clog with dirt, which gets forced up and out and thrown on your lawn, right where you'd want little dirt clogs to be thrown. Those clogs will later dissolve with some rain and re-vitalize your lawn along with the newly spread fertilizers/seeds, whatever you've spread... I had a few rocks in a couple of tines, but it didn't prevent those tines from stabbing into the soil and doing their jobs. No Read More
They clog with dirt, which gets forced up and out and thrown on your lawn, right where you'd want little dirt clogs to be thrown. Those clogs will later dissolve with some rain and re-vitalize your lawn along with the newly spread fertilizers/seeds, whatever you've spread... I had a few rocks in a couple of tines, but it didn't prevent those tines from stabbing into the soil and doing their jobs. No issue. Just keep them clean for storage and they'll be ready for the next use. Read Less
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September 27, 2013
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Thanks for your question and interest in this item. More information is needed to accurately answer your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. Our hours of operation are between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
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What HP tractor is recomended to pull the 40 John Deere aerator?

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Tehachapi, CA 93561, USA
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I pulled it with a Cub Cadet LTX 1040 19 HP.
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I use a 42 inch John deer and that works fine.
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I own a John Deere 18.5HP LA100 Tractor and it pulls this Aerator without no problems at all. I don't know what a smaller, less powerful tractor would do because this is my first but the way the JD Aerator works I would think there would be no problems at all with something smaller.
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Thanks for your question. The 40-in Plug Aerator (Internet # 100609658) will fit all 100 series John Deere Lawn Tractors.
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Can the separate tine assemblies rotate freely on the shaft?

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Can the separate tine assemblies rotate freely on the shaft or must they all rotate together in unison at the same speed? (To go around a tight corner smoothly, the inner tines should be able to rotate at a slower speed than the outer tines, which need to cover a greater distance.) Thanks for your help!
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Thank you for contacting the Home Depot website. The 16-Gauge steel tines with three welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by quality issues with jd airator The axle arm came installed 180 degrees off. Took 45 minutes to correct it. Right well alignment is totally off, I have seen this comment on other reviews also. I just spent 1.5 hours assembling this once I got it to our cabin and I now need to disassemble to get in my car to return. A complete waste of an afternoon. June 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Soild and Very Functional Rating the item, not the seller.. Solid accessory that easily attached to my X300. I have the bagging system on my mower, but I was able to attach the aerator without removing the entire bagging system, just the collection bags and hitch pin. I bought mine assembled which, after putting the bagging system together and being frustrated by that. I rented a very expensive gas powered aerator and this town behind does just as good a job if not better. I highly recommend this. November 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I like the 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator After using the 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator for the first time, I am glad that I purchased it. It easily attached to my lawn tractor, is easy to use, and effectively aerated my lawn. Over the next several years, I will save a significant amount by using the 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator compared to renting a self propelled areator. November 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aerator So far so good! Much better quality than the standard Brinley model. For something you use once or twice a year well worth the money. My yard company wants to charge $600 a year. It has paid for itself already. October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This Aerator is Awesome! I purchased this aerator in Fall 2014 to do my 3/4 acre of grass. I have used it twice with great success. Solid and very easy to operate. Pulled nice size plugs each time I used it. Make sure your lawn is moist before aerating. Not sloppy wet but moist. Placed approx. 120lbs of sand bags (3x40lbs) in the tray. Higher priced than most models but you get what you pay for. Saving myself hundreds each time I do it myself. Great investment and highly recommend. April 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A little pricey, but great quality! The JD aerator is manufactured under contract by another brand available at HD. This one is significantly higher quality than the other. For example, the spoons are broken into 3 independently spinning sections, and (by necessity) there are two more supports from the weight tray to the spoon axle. This transmit the weight to the spoons in the center of the aerator better than the other brands. The aerator is very easy to assemble considering the JD assembly instructions are not always straightforward. The only issue I had was identifying which side was the "back" at the very beginning of the first step. Hint, the picture in the manual is misleading. October 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sturdy Quality; Poor Packaging & Poor Trouble Shooting Assistance Upon full assembly, the wheels were in the opposite direction. Tried to call John Deere affiliates for assistance. Unfortunately, some of the affiliates were far from amicable, and a formal complaint had to be filed with John Deere on one of them. Finally instructed by John Deere to call the manufacturer of the unit (Brinkly-Hardy). Their rep. (Brinkly-Hardy) was very helpful. E-mailed them photos of the problem and they were able to assist in the remediation of the problem. Overall great quality unit, but the shipped unit's packaging and the service from John Deere affiliates were far from stellar. June 11, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product, not so great service from John Deere I poured through the reviews here and the other sites before purchasing this product. They were all really accurate: high quality steel, torn packaging, inaccurate and challenging (not impossible) assembly instructions. However, it works well, especially if you are working on a half acre plus piece of yard. My only complaint was that one of the transport bolts snapped during assembly with very little torque. I called John Deere, and rather than just shipping me the one bolt, they referred me to a dealer that is in another state over an hour away. For a product that costs over $400, I would think that they could ship me the one dollar part. Otherwise, it worked like a charm with just the fertilizer I was going to put on the lawn as a weight (about 150lbs). April 5, 2014
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