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  • Universal hitch designed to attach to any lawn tractor
  • Ideal for compacted soils like clay, playgrounds and sport fields
  • Backed by a 3-year limited warranty for your satisfaction
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Product Details

Agri-Fabs 48 in. Tow Plug Aerator can remove 3/4 in. Dia by up to 3 in. length soil plugs from a lawn, in turn allowing compacted soil to loosen up, this in addition to the benefits provided by a plug aerator. Best for easily compacted soil like clay, heavy-traffic areas such as playgrounds and sports fields and drought damaged lawns. Weight tray can hold up to 140 lbs. allowing for increased soil penetration by the 32 aerator knives.
  • Assembled dimension: 60 in. W x 35 in. D x 36 in. H
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to any lawn tractor regardless of brand
  • 32 galvanized aerator knives for rustproof durability
  • Simple to use cantilever transport handle for easy raising and lowering of the aerator knives
  • Flat free tires allow for smooth transport over any terrain
  • 48 in. weight tray can hold up to 140 lbs. for increased soil penetration
  • During early spring and late summer when the ground becomes most compacted and needs to be loosened and refreshed are the best times of year to utilize a plug aerator
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Requires a 9 HP tractor or larger
  • Return Policy

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Specifications

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Questions & Answers

68Questions
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Q:Will this work on a Cub Cadet 42” zero turn?
by|Sep 24, 2022
1 Answer
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A:  The unit is designed for standard lawn and garden tractors. Thank you.

by|Sep 27, 2022
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    Q:What are the dimensions of the tray?  
    by|Aug 22, 2022
    1 Answer
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    A:  48 x 16.32 Thank you

    by|Aug 23, 2022
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      Q:I need to either sharpen or replace the galvanized knives on my 48" aerator. Can they be sharpened or do I need to buy a new set?
      by|Aug 15, 2022
      1 Answer
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      A:  They are not self sharping. Yes, they can be sharpened. Thank you.

      by|Aug 16, 2022
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        Q:What size are they flat free tires? I can't find dimensions on them.
        by|Jun 27, 2022
        3 Answers
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        A:  9.75 tall 2.75 wide. Thank you.

        by|Jun 28, 2022

          A:  They are 9"

          by|Jun 30, 2022

            A:  They are flat free. For the size just read the specs. 

            by|Jun 30, 2022
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              Customer Reviews

              4.3 out of 5
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              Love the Design
              I really like the design of my new AgriFab plugger--much better than the 20 year old one it replaced. Sharp tines, one axle w elements and spacers, very simple and strong. Assembly was straight forward although the instructions were a bit fuzzy at times--I installed the axle assembly backwards at one point while following instructions (??? my problem?) The frame just fits cinder blocks, all good. The only hard part was the attaching of the frame to the axle assembly--and they tell you how to do that. In the end, the slot on the handle and the center brace were a bit off, not perfectly aligned, but close enough to tighten and finish. Plugs great! Love it. I'm not a clutz with wrenches but not a mechanic--four hours to complete assembly going slowly.
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              A pain to assemble, but good product. QC lacking
              Miswelded parts made assembly tough but got correct parts sent to fix.
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              Response from Customer Care BackupOct 18, 2022
              We at Agri-Fab value you as a customer and your opinions are important. Agri-Fab customer care team is available Monday - Friday between 7 am to 5 pm CST at 800-448-9282 to assist you. agrifab_brand
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              Great features
              One of the best garden tractor tow behind features I have. After watching some Plug aerator videos some people use a bungee cord to hold the lift handle in place when using the wheels to transport. The engineers did a great job in designing this equipment. Maybe some people skip reading the last part of the assembly instructions, steps for proper tightening of the tray. I found if you don't stand on the side the aerator and push against it with the lift handle in the transport position the handle won't have the pressure it needs to stay in the notch. If you have assembled the aerator incorrectly all you need to do is loosen the tray bolts, put the handle in the notch (wheel transport) position push against the tray on the side of the notch and then tighten the bolts. Hope this helps. Before I purchased the aerator I had plans to design a wedge to hold the lift handle in place, maybe making the notch larger or longer. I watched the videos with the bungee cords on the lift handle and thought there must be a better way. Best to read ALL the instructions.
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                Great aerator
                Bought the 48” aerator worked great after I changed out three hex bolts to grade 8.(part #1509-69) first time I tried to raise it up to move I found the center one was broken off both ends. I went ahead and replaced all three and everything works great.
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                  • Recommended
                  Poor Workmanship and Quality Control
                  Purchased 48 inch plug aerator model 45-0299. First time a used it the hub weld that support the spikes broke.
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                  Response from CUSTOMER CARE TEAMApr 13, 2021
                  I see we have replaced the parts at no charge
                    Poor quality control
                    I received this as a Christmas present and I finally got around to assembling this and using it. The assembly was pretty straight forward and took about 30 minutes. The instructions were decent and pictures were helpful. I attached this to my ATV and began to use it. I first added two cinder blocks and quickly realized that I need more weigh to pull a deeper plug. I then added two rocks to the tray and strapped everything down with a ratchet strap. I estimate approximately 100 lbs. of weight total. I began making passes up and down my yard and the aerator was working decently. After about 10 minutes I noticed that instead of pulling clean plugs it looked like the tines were ripping the lawn. I got off the ATV to inspect the aerator and discovered that one of the pieces that the tines were attached to had broken the weld free from the tube it was mounted to. Upon closer inspection it was evident that there was little to no penetration from the welds as the break was clean right on the weld/tube line. Either the surfaces were not properly prepped before welding or the welder just didn't have the weld hot enough to burn in and penetrate. Luckily I have a small welder for occasions just like this. It would have been easy and quick to just weld it back together right on the machine. The problem is that each one of those assemblies that hold the tines are supported on the main rod by plastic bushings. If you tried to weld it still assembled then the bushings would melt, so I had to disassemble the aerator to fix it. Hopefully with these repairs made the unit will be fit to use without having to repair it again. I can already see a potential problem with the tongue of the machine. It is a "U" shaped stamped piece of steel. I would have rather seen a fabricated piece of tubular steel, but then again the price would likely be more.
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                    Response from CUSTOMER CARE TEAMApr 13, 2021
                    All Agri-Fab products carry a 3 year limited warranty. Please call 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST for assistance.
                    • Verified Purchase
                    Use power tools to assemble
                    Hand tightening all the nuts and bolts takes several hours. Use power tools.
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                    • Verified Purchase
                    Manufacturing flaw
                    All 3 of these parts were welded on off center took an hour to file them down to fit would think part would be checked before sending part out.
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                      Wheels aren’t great
                      The plastic wheels are junk and one of mine completely blew out
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                      Response from Agri-FabProductExpertOct 8, 2020
                      Dear Quin - Please contact the Agri-Fab customer care team to request replacements under your 3-year limited warranty. The US-made flat free wheel and tire were added to the aerator as a result of consumer requests and feedback from consumer groups. Our team is available Monday -Friday between 7 am to 5 pm CST at 800-448-9282 to assist you.
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                        The aerator did an amazing job UNTIL it snagged a...
                        The aerator did an amazing job UNTIL it snagged a small (2 inch) root from a tree. It wrapped around the root so badly I had to back up with my mower severely bending the neck. Great idea, but the steel simply needs to be built stronger. Very disappointed...I should have taken the other reviews more seriously.
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