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Ohio Steel

Model # 48CP

Internet # 202327202

Professional Grade 48 in. Core Plug Aerator

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$459.00 /each




Model # 48CP

Internet # 202327202

This professional grade core plug aerator easily handles large aerating jobs at your home, farm or estate. This aerator is gentler on your lawn and more effective than standard tow-behind aerators due to the patented spring assisted design. The springs allow the plugger tines to articulate creating more defined holes and pulling out a perfect plug every time. Heavy-duty heat treated steel tines resist damage from rocks and roots providing years of worry-free use. Engage and disengage transport wheels quickly with the innovate foot lever. Enclosed weight tray holds up to 200 lbs. of additional weight for increased effectiveness.

  • 48 in. coring path; 40 core points; aeration depth up to 2.5 in.
  • Spring assisted tines for professional results
  • Foot lever raises aerator into/out of transport mode
  • 3/4 in. solid steel axle
  • 11 Gauge powder coated steel frame
  • 200 lb. weight tray
  • 10 in. pneumatic turf tires
  • Assembled dimension: 58.5 in. W x 45 in. D x 31.75 in. H

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
45 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
31.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
58.5 in 
Maximum penetration (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Working width (in.) 
2-piece drawbar 
Adjustable Height 
Aerator type 
Assembly Required 
Fits brands/models 
Fits all lawn and garden tractors, zero turn mowers and ATV's with a rear pin hitch 
Weight tray 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 year limited 


Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Better than I expected I was very impressed with the quality. Heavy metal and solid material. I have almost an acre of yard and with the 48" wide Ohio Steel Aerator I was done punching holes withing a couple of hours. It performed as it said and punched 2 to 3 inch holes about 3 to 4 inches apart. I could not find another aerator that could even come close and I tried 3 others. Works great right after a good rain or other means of water. The tray holds 5 center blocks easily and you don't need to strap them down. The Aerator is wonderful. I had no problems going over roots or occasional rocks. Performance was better than I could have imagined. Well worth the money to me. August 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by You get more than what you pay for! This American made aerator is high quality but for a reasonable price. Assembly instructions are clear and easy to follow. Machine is super easy to use. It was all I was looking for and more. I will be using this to improve and maintain my lawn for many years to come. The only suggestion I would have would be to have the weight tray wider (front to back by an inch) to more easily accommodate the concrete blocks used for weight and to be able to attach tie-downs to make it a more secure unit, but it does work if you manage to get the hooks from the tie-downs in the holes in the tray. June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Heavy Duty Aerator After using another manufacturer's tow behind core aerator (which worked OK) I decided on this one because of the large pnumatic tires and it is commercial grade. (I lend out my tools frequently and I wanted something that would hold up to abuse) It Pulls great plugs from the lawn, and each corer is spring loaded. Assembly took just over an hour and was pretty basic. I expect this product to last a lifetime. I would recommend April 28, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product, easy to assemble and use. The box arrived a week after ordering, took two hours to assemble, both wheels were deflated requiring professional help from the tire store. Product works well as specified, after a trial and some frustration I built a temp wood cage to hold the two hundred pounds of sand bags from falling out (would recommend the factory add a cage as an option). Spent four hours in August aerating my two hilly acres for the first time, had to wait for a good rain storm to soften the hard top, the results were obvious in two weeks. I Recently aerated the the lawn again and could not be happier with the results, product quality and the ease of use. September 7, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Poor performer Well, where do I start? I bought this product because it said it was "professional grade." I used it to do 5 residential yards, approx. 8k-10k square feet each, and now the spot welds that hold the rear axles on are both broken loose and the tires are leaning way in at the top. My second complaint is that in order for you to get any kind of penetration at all, the ground has to be so wet that the mower pulling the device leaves huge tire ruts. Overall, I am very disappointed with this piece of equipment and will go back to renting next season. October 12, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by "Professional" Grade 48 in. Core Plug Aerator Unit is easy to assemble but the number of parts to assemble makes process slow taking a couple hours at minimum. Unit was missing one plug spring and one of the wheel brackets had an axle mounted on such an angle that the wheel rubbed on the frame. Wheel is about a 35-40 angle when it should be vertical. Ordered both parts from Ohio Steel but all I ever got was the spring, in fact they sent two of those only needed one of those. No communication from those folks at all. Seemed to work ok but need to wait till the ground is a little softer. Needed four concrete blocks and the wife sitting on the blocks in order to get deep plugs. Think the unit will be OK when ground is softer. If the customer service were better could recommend but in today's world the poor customer service makes recommending this product impossible. August 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Solid machine Since I just assembled this machine today I haven't had a chance to use it. It is very solid and sturdy. Everything is well machined and fits perfectly. The instructions are simple and the pictures are helpful. The assembly time for me was twice as long (4 hours) as some others had noted. There are 40 tines and each takes a minute to a minute and a half to place. I am very satisfied with the finished product and looking forward to using it. August 13, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Effective for large turf areas I searched for the heaviest duty of the inexpensive pull type core aerators, and this one was selected. It is not a real heavy duty machine, however it served well for our operation. This aerator was used on about ten acres of turf and held up well during the first season of use. The spring loaded tines worked well at penetrating the soil and did not damage the turf as the spoons exited the soil as rigid tine do. The foot lever made raising the tines easier than another model we had with just a hand lever. It would be a better unit if the frame was made from thicker steel. Nevertheless, there has been no bending or breakage. October 30, 2014
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