Model # 45-0299

Internet #202638990

Agri-Fab 48 in. Tow Plug Aerator
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Agri-Fab

48 in. Tow Plug Aerator

  • 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
$21100 /each
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Product Overview

  • 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
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
  • Thirty two 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

Product Overview

  • 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
Model #: 45-0299
Internet #: 202638990

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
  • Thirty two 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

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
35 in
Assembled Height (in.)
36 in
Assembled Width (in.)
60 in
Maximum Penetration (in.)
3
Working Width (in.)
48

Details

Aerator Type
Plug
Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
Adjustable Height
Fits brands/models
universal
Included
Weight Tray,Wheels
Material
Steel
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
35 in
Assembled Height (in.)
36 in
Assembled Width (in.)
60 in
Maximum Penetration (in.)
3
Working Width (in.)
48

Details

Aerator Type
Plug
Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
Adjustable Height
Fits brands/models
universal
Included
Weight Tray,Wheels
Material
Steel
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited

Questions & Answers

HP to pull Aerator

What horse power engine should I expect to use for adequately pulling the aerator, especially with 140 lbs of extra weight? I have an old rear engine mower that does have a tow bar acceptor on the back. I use a single-gang, reel mower most of the year to adequagtely cut Bermuda grass to the lower, consistant height requirements. The engine is only a 12 HP Briggs & Stratton.
Asked by: eieio
Maybe a little under powered. I use a 22HP, and could definite feel it pull quite hard on an uphill grade.
Answered by: windmill
Date published: 2015-09-20

How far apart are the pulled plugs?

Asked by: BillS
I would say they're about 5-6 inches apart.
Answered by: DanN
Date published: 2017-05-24

Are the wheels pneumatic

Are the wheels/tires pneumatic (hold air) or are they hard plastic?
Asked by: djs1951
Don't know about anyone else's, but mine were definitely solid, not pneumatic.
Answered by: DanN
Date published: 2017-05-24

Can it be adapted to be pulled by a Ford Ranger 4x4 using either its ball or receiver hitch?

Can it be adapted to be pulled by a Ford Ranger 4x4 using either its ball or receiver hitch?
Asked by: Annabelle
I doubt it. And that would defeat the purpose as the weight of a Ford Ranger would compress the soil you're trying to aerate.
Answered by: DanN
Date published: 2017-05-24
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Customer Reviews

48 in. Tow Plug Aerator is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 226.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Generally, this aerator performed quite well. It's a little difficult to put together by yoursel... Generally, this aerator performed quite well. It's a little difficult to put together by yourself as it's quite heavy. Additionally, the corers are quite sharp. I scraped off a couple of hunks of skin putting it together. Also, when disconnecting this from your tractor, be sure to remove the cinder blocks first. This device is very back heavy and will flip up quite quickly. I broke a couple of cinder blocks the first time I used it. Despite the dangers of this aerator, I loved it. I have over an acre that needed to be aerated. This was quite easy to use. I used it right after a heavy rain and it did great.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from missing part poor weld tire falls off A part was missing - contacted Agri-Fab and they would ship a part out - About 5 days later part arrived - completed assembly and when i moved the unit the wheel fell off. One of the welds on the bracket that attaches the wheel to the shaft was completely missing and the other weld was cold / weak. Contacted Agri-Fab again and they shipped a new part out - About 5 days later part arrived and repaired the unit. - The unit works ok but I need to be very carful about my speed in part because I have trees on the edge of the lawn and when the Aerator would contact a under ground root the entire unit would jump up. The other issue was the design of the wheels - When you are aerating the lawn the raised wheels will still contact the ground sometimes which is good to limit the depth but if the wheels contact anything uneven they will also cause the entire unit to jump up - The bracket is holding the wheel forward of the shaft when the wheel is raised. It is like trying to push luggage rather than pull it.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely the best I bought the 48”plugger. Being a machinist I put it together myself taking my time to grease each part that would have friction. Then came time to get the yard done about 1 ac. It works great even on hilly areas. I am very happy with the job the plugger did, quick also. Nothing loosened up. And had no problems with it.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from While backing this into a corner of my yard to aerate the corner of the lawn, the tongue on this ... While backing this into a corner of my yard to aerate the corner of the lawn, the tongue on this buckled. Now I have had this for two years and I baby this thing by keeping in my Garage so there is no rust on this thing. Even the tray where you put the cement blocks is hardly scratched. This is the third time that I have used it. So I am a bit perplexed as to what just happened. I get off my tractor, I look at the tongue and realize that the tongue is made out of about 1/16" stamped sheet metal. I so just to finish the lawn, I try to bend it back and the metal tears. I am a bit upset with this product.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product I ordered online and received it on time. All parts were there and it was easy to assemble with good assembly instructions. I bought Agri-Fab because of good experience with an earlier Agri-Fab metal cart that has held up well under extreme use. This aerator appears to be of the same quality. I am waiting on a good rain to give it a good try out. I have some extremely dry and hard areas in my yard. I soaked it with a water hose just enough to try it out. I think it is going to work great. I hope to greatly improve my lawn when I can adequately aerate it.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review for 48" Plug Aerator Some previous reviews complained about missing parts, confusing instructions and plug tines not being assembled. I did not find that true. Purchased in June 2017. All hardware was included, tines where assembled and instructions where clear. I laid out all parts, labeled them by size, counted them and followed instructions. It went together in 2 hours with standard hand tools using one person. It seemed to be heavy duty and will have to wait until September to actually use it. Previous reviews claim that works well, just wait for rain (soft soil) and some owners have used it for 4 years without any issues. It seems to be well built and I would expect to live up expectations. Could not review on ease of operation or performance yet. That is why I could only give good rating in those categories.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Performance, Outstanding Results! - Packaging: items are tightly packed in cardboard. Bolts, nuts and washers are wrapped in plastic bags to ease identification (inside their a box). Excellent instructions and online video for step-by-step assembly. - Assembly: Easy! tools are identified in the instructions with specific step by step actions for bolts, nuts, tray, plates, handle and brace. - Performance: top-notch aerator with 40lbs of weight. Already saved the cost of renting.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid aerator for a good price I bought this today from a local big box store, brought it home and had it together in 1.5 hours. I then tossed 4 cinderblock on it and away I went to aerate the yard. We have a little over 2 acres of red clay and this thing worked really well. We had a rainstorm 2 days ago so the soil was softer than most of the summer but not mud. I will leave a 5 star review for now and will update after I use it for a few freinds and family members.
Date published: 2017-09-14
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