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  • Helps you aerate and spread fertilizer or seed simultaneously
  • Durable steel frame and drawbars are designed for heavy-duty use
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty for your satisfaction
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Product Overview

Brinly's 40 in. Tow-Behind Aerator-Spreader enables you to aerate and spread fertilizer or seed simultaneously. The aerator's steel spikes perforate the ground while the 40 in. drop spreader puts seed, lime or fertilizer directly into the soil where it works fast and can't wash away. This durable, hard-working tool is built tough with its heavy duty tubular steel frame and drawbars. The aerator's galvanized 8-tine steel stars stay sharp, won't rust and achieve a penetration depth of up to 2 in. Made from 18-Gauge all-welded steel, the 100 lb. hopper minimizes twisting and flexing. Aerate and spread in a single pass. Brinly attachments help you get more work done in less time.
  • 2-in-1 design: The combo aerator-spreader drops seed, fertilizer or lime while you aerate to expedite your time in the lawn and ensures material enters the soil
  • All Steel Hopper: With a 100 lb. (1.74 cu. ft. ) capacity, the steel hopper prevents twisting and flexing for long-lasting durability
  • Heavy-Duty Nylon Spacers: The heavy-duty spacers provide maximum strength and dependability
  • Calibrated flow control: The flow control feature includes an adjustable stop to ensure accurate spread patterns with minimal waste
  • Galvanized Tine Stars: Featuring 132 tine tips, the 8 in. diameter galvanized steel stars inhibit rust and perforate the soil up to 2 in. deep providing access for air, water, and nutrients to root system
  • Heavy Tubular Design: The metal tow tube design and solid tine shaft ensures maximum dependability
  • Transport Mode: Use the single lever to engage the diamond-tread 9 in. x 1.75 in. transport wheels to cross driveways and sidewalks with ease
  • 30 Minute Assembly: Assembles in under a half hour, hitch pin comes included
  • Made in the USA: Trusted Since 1839, Brinly-Hardy Company has been dedicated to providing quality, durable, and innovative Lawn & Garden Products built in the USA
  • For warranty, service parts, or for help at any time, reach out to the Brinly Customer Service team by calling our toll-free number (877-728-8224) or by emailing customerservice@brinly.com. Replacement parts can also be ordered online at Brinly's website
  • Please Note: This item spreads and aerates simultaneously.

  • California residents

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Assembled Depth (in.)
37.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
18 in
Assembled Width (in.)
51 in
Minimum Spread (ft.)


Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
1.74 cu ft
Assembly Required,Single-lever height adjustment,Zero-Turn Capable
Fits Brands
Fits Brands
Fits Models
All models with rear hitch plate
Hopper Material
Maximum Spread (ft.)
Product Weight (lb.)
62 lb
Riding Mower Features
Pneumatic Tires
Spreader Usage Type
Fertilizer,Grass Seed,Ice Melt,Sand
Weight Capacity (lb.)
100 lb

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

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Customer Reviews

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    out of 343 reviews
  • 75% recommend this product
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Happy Lawn
First off, thank you so much for having the majority of the aerator built! Second the bolts, nuts and other components were listed and labeled in the exact order, amazing!! Left no reason to guess or be confused. The instructions were also self explanatory along with illustrations. My husband and I knocked this out in 15 minutes, thanks to Brinkly! It’s also USA made. I highly recommend this. We are already the envy of the neighborhood!
Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceOct 9, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. We love hearing from our customers, and appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback. We hope you continue to enjoy your aerator-spreader season after season! Brinly
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    1 person found this helpful
    Just what the doctor ordered
    Took 1 hr to assemble. Instructions could be better. Noticed handle would work it’s way towards closed position. Clamped on a vise grip players to hold in place. After spreading 5 acres of land washed and cleaned and then tightened handle spring to make handle harder to move. Worked great and saved my back form my old push spreader. Very nice for the price
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    • Recommended
    To quote my wife this Brinly Spreader is Amazing !! We absolutely love this attachment for our ga...
    To quote my wife this Brinly Spreader is Amazing !! We absolutely love this attachment for our garden tractor. Very easy to assemble and easy to operate. READ and FOLLOW the instructions !! Love it so much that we are thinking of buying a second one and modifying the hopper so we can use it as a top soil spreader. Worked GREAT !!! LOVE IT !!!!
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    • Recommended
    4 people found this helpful
    Arrived damaged but was able to fix and product functions as expected.
    Product arrived damaged, (see pictures), but was able to fix. Product functions as expected.
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    • Recommended
    1 person found this helpful
    Works great
    It was easy to assemble and does what it is supposed to do
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    • Recommended
    Used for fall rye grass planting and spreading fertilizer. ...
    Used for fall rye grass planting and spreading fertilizer. Does the job.
      40" Brinly Aerator
      I had to wet the ground of the area that I wanted to aerate, and then the aerator worked great.
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      • Recommended
        Well made
        I purchased this to plant grass seed and aerate the lawn in one step. I was very pleased with how well it pulls behind my John Deere X570.
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        • Recommended
        It's performing ok, not good quality
        I was disappointed when putting it together on how it's not going to last very long with the way the tires are mounted to equipment. Not a very good investment for the money spent for it.
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