Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jim 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 Jordan 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 Jim 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 Bill 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 LowKeyLawnNut 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by TallPaul 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by None 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 BLinNorthernCalifornia 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