Internet #202638990

Model #45-0299

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
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$22900

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Product Overview

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

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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
Universal
Fits Models
Universal
Included
Weight Tray,Wheels
Material
Steel
Product Weight (lb.)
93 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited

Questions & Answers

43Questions13Answers

My aerator is black it’s a 48 inch and one of the tires is flat how do I obtain a new one

Asked by Donald N October 17, 2020
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Answer

You can order replacement parts on line at www.speedepart@agri-fab.com Customer Care Team takes calls @ 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST if you need assistance To fully assist you we would need your model number and date code off your unit.

Why won't the wheels stay down when I raise the tines up to transport the unit? They don't lock down for some reason.

Asked by Dillon September 21, 2020
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Call Customer Care @ 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST for assistance. To fully assist you we would need your model number and date code off your unit.

Does the current model offered as of August 2020 come with pneumatic wheels?

Asked by Commando August 19, 2020
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Not pneumatic.

can it be pulled behind a side by side I have a Honda Pioneer would like to pull my new aerorater with it. thanks

Asked by melo August 4, 2020
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Our tow behind attachments just hook up with a hitch pin to the hitch plate on a lawn or garden tractor. The towing speed is slow 3 mph. The height of the hitch would be another problem. To engage the plugs it needs to be pulled level. Customer Care Team takes calls @ 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST if you need assistance.

How many holes per square foot will made in the soil?

Asked by Drew12 May 3, 2020
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Answer

You will get 3 holes per square foot . If you have additional questions the Agri-Fab customer care team is available Monday - Friday between 7 am to 5 pm CST at 800-448-9282.

For some reason the aerator won't lower all the way to the ground can you tell me why not

Asked by Big deal March 5, 2020
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Answer

Call Customer Care @ 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST for assistance. To fully assist you we would need your model number and date code off your unit.

Can I buy the plug spikes direct from you I have the 45-0299 48 in aerator

Asked by Getrdone March 3, 2020
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Answer

You can order replacement parts on line at www.speedepart@agri-fab.com or Customer Care Team takes calls @ 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST if you need assistance

I have the 48" plug aerator.We have assembled & dis-assembled this unit twice now,following the manual and videos step by step.The lift handle will not stay in place,and barely goes into the slot to lock it in place (up position), Any help is appreciated.

Asked by Smitty February 29, 2020
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Answer

Thank you for your purchase the 45-02992. You need to go to page 7 step 18 Perform the steps a-e in sequence to assure secure locking of the lift handle. Call Customer Care Team @ 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST if you need assistance.

Can one of the lift arm's bolts be loosened in order to fold the arm out of the way during winter storage? I'd prefer to store it indoors during New England winters, but it takes a lot of space. standing it on end would help, but the arm sticks out!

Asked by WillE September 6, 2019
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Answer

Thank you for your question. The 45-02992 tow plug Aerator does not have a way to break down for storage. We do have a SmartLink system with a master platform 45-0473 and 40" Plug Aerator head 45-0474 that was designed for easy storage. You can look at them on our web site. www.Agri-Fab.com Customer Care Team takes calls @ 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST if you need assistance.

is this compatible with zero turn mower? I mean the height is my concern? is the zero turn mower same height as the tractor? I have ariens ikon x 42inch

Asked by Basti August 19, 2019
1
Answer

Thank you for your interest in the Agri-Fab Plug Aerator. We can not tell you how high the ZT hitch is.

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Customer Reviews

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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
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The plastic wheels are junk and one of mine completely blew out
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Response from Agri-FabProductExpertOctober 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.
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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Worked well so far, good value
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So far this aerator has worked as expected. I have done two large properties so far carrying a few cinder blocks (1 after running sprinklers and one after a good rain). The yard that had rain pulled 2 inch plugs, so it works better after a good rain as some have noted before. The assembly took some time and requires reading of instructions and careful use of parts. My leg and hands can attest to the sharpness of the knives out of the box. I am excited to use it again in the spring. If it holds up a couple seasons I will have gotten my money out of it versus renting and it seems that replacement parts are easy enough to acquire.
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North Lawrence. ohio
Poor Welds
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I used it 1 time and the welds broke on the blades, as seen in the pictures the weld job was poor.
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Response from CUSTOMER CARE TEAMSeptember 23, 2020
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.
New Yard "Hard Red Clay"
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Better than advertised, did meet my expectations. Assembly took longer than expected but very well worth the time. I used before I over-seeded my yard, great results. Have used since then to help neighbors seed their yards as well. - RCP
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Indianola Iowa
Poor Quality
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I bought this aerator May 2019. Used it once and one wheel fell off where it was welded to the attachment arm. Trying to back up when aerating my yard the tongue bent in half. Pictures are attached
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Response from CUSTOMER CARE TEAMJuly 9, 2019
This can happen if you back up with the knives in the ground. The Agri-Fab team listens to and values your opinions. I would like to invite you to contact the Agri-Fab customer care team to discuss your plug aerator and possible warranty replacements parts. Please call 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST for assistance.
Good but not Great
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Good product and performed as advertised. My Poulin 42" tractor had no issues pulling it. One problem...the wheels are not of high quality as the rubber separated from the plastic wheel hub. I found some more durable wheels on the internet and problem resolved. They look better too as they match the color of the aerator:)
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RANTOUL, IL
POOR FINISH
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JUST PURCHASED AND PUT IT TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND, HAVE NOT USED IT YET. THE FINISH ON THE MIDDLE BRACE AND LIFT HANDLE WAS POOR-PAINT IS BUBBLED AND ROUGH LIKE THE RUST UNDER METAL WAS NOT REMOVED, JUST PAINTED OVER. ALL OTHER LOOKS FINE.
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Package shipped to home, carton was a bit damaged, but all parts were there. Agri-Fab can do a be...
Package shipped to home, carton was a bit damaged, but all parts were there. Agri-Fab can do a better job on packaging. It took me 2 hour and 30 minutes to assemble the aerator. Gloves is a must; the sharp edge of plug give me a half inch cut. The instructions were perfect, Agri-Fab.com has a series of assembly videos if you need it. Hooked it up to the riding mower, loaded the weight tray with 3 concrete blocks. It did a good job plug aerating my lawn, the size and depth of the plugs was great.
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