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40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator for Lawn Tractors and Zero-Turn Mowers

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  • Tines penetrate soil up to 3 in. deep to reach your lawn's roots
  • Helps lawn absorb water, seed and nutrients for healthy growth
  • Steel weight tray holds up to 150 lbs.
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About This Product

Brinly's high-performance 40″ Tow-Behind Plug Aerators are the best method for helping your lawn breathe! The 24 heat-treated 16-gauge steel plug spoons pull 3″ soil plugs from the lawn, decompressing the soil and allowing water, seed, and fertilizer to reach the root system.The fully enclosed all-steel weight tray offers flexibility for adding additional weight; up to 150 lbs. may be added for aerating heavily compacted soil or hard clay. Each plugging spoon is individually replaceable, allowing for quick and inexpensive servicing. And the easy-to-engage transport wheels make crossing driveways and sidewalks a breeze. Don't settle for a less than perfect lawn! Let Brinly help you get the lawn of your dreams.

Highlights

  • Aerate & Relieve Compacted Soil: 24 heat-treated, 16-gauge Steel plugging spoons penetrate compacted soil and remove up to 3-inch plugs of soil, allowing water, seed, and fertilizer to reach the roots. Brinly plug design is narrower with sharpened ends to allow easier penetration and require less weight.
  • Long-lasting construction: durable, all steel design with fully-enclosed weight tray holds up to 150 pounds of any type of extra weight for maximum soil penetration and depth. Tines are heat-treated for strength. No flat wheels for durability.
  • Easy transport: for crossing drives, walks and rooted areas, Brinly plug Aerator includes a single transport lever to engage transport mode using the 10" semi-pneumatic rubber tread tires.
  • Works safely on turns & uneven terrain: three independently rotating, welded tine sections minimize turf damage during turns and help provide consistent penetration on uneven ground.
  • Universal Hitch: a single pin, universal Hitch easily attaches to every lawn tractor and most ztrs and ATVs.
  • Easy to maintain: each plugging spoon is individually serviceable, allowing for quick and easy replacement in the unlikely event of a Tine breakage.
  • Simple assembly: includes assembly skin pack with parts break down and full pictorial instructions.
  • 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
  • Product Support: Replacement parts orders can be ordered online at Brinly's website or by calling our toll-free number 877-728-8224. The Brinly Customer Service team is available to assist with questions or concerns.
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Product Information

Internet # 100087059

Model # PA-40BH

Store SKU # 780571

Specifications

Dimensions: H 28 in, W 51 in, D 37 in

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)

37 in

Assembled Height (in.)

28 in

Assembled Width (in.)

51 in

Maximum Penetration (in.)

3

Working Width (in.)

40

Details

Application Type

Lawn Care

Assembly Required

Yes

Features

Residential

Fits Brands

Universal

Fits Models

All models with rear hitch plate

Included

Hitch Pin

Material

Steel

Product Weight (lb.)

66 lb

Refurbished

No

Returnable

90-Day

Riding Mower Features

Residential

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

2 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

80Questions
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Q:How many concrete blocks fit on the 40” plugger
by|Mar 10, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  - Zerk. Thank you for the question. The 40" plug aerator will fit 2 standard 16" concrete blocks or up to 150 lbs. If you have any questions, please contact customer service at 877.728.8224

by|Mar 11, 2024
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    Q:My craftsman Z510 zero turn says it has 250 lbs towing capacity. Will it work with aerator? I assume that when the plugs go into the ground it will require more tow force than just pulling a cart with cinder blocks inside of it.
    by|Oct 24, 2023
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    A:  Hello Wayne, Thank you for the question. The Z510 will work fine with this aerator. It does require a hitch plate to attach to your mower. Something to be mindful of with zero-turn mowers is the speed. The recommended working speed of this equipment is 3-5 mph. If you have any questions, please contact customer service at 877.728.8224

    by|Nov 1, 2023
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      Q:can this be pulled behind a pickup truck?
      by|Jul 2, 2023
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      A:  ajln, thank you for your question. The PA-40BH is designed to be towed by a Garden or Lawn Tractor. The Tractor must have a Hitch Plate, 7 – 14” off the ground, for the Plug Aerators’ clevis to attach. The optimum towing speed for the Plug Aerator is 3 mph. You may have to adapt your pickup truck to allow the PA-40BH to be attached. While this may work with your pickup truck, it is not the intended design. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team at 877-728-8224 if you have any questions. You may also email us at: customerservice@brinly.com.

      by|Jul 7, 2023
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        Q:will this work in a field with knapweed, Will it mow it down?
        by|Jul 2, 2023
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        A:  ajln, thank you for your question. Brinly’s high-performance 40″ Tow-Behind Plug Aerators are the best method for helping your lawn breathe! The 24 heat-treated 16-gauge steel plug spoons pull 3″ soil plugs from the lawn, decompressing the soil and allowing water, seed, and fertilizer to reach the root system. The PA-40BH is not designed to “mow down” any vegetation. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team at 877-728-8224 if you have any questions. You may also email us at: customerservice@brinly.com.

        by|Jul 7, 2023
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          4.4 out of 5

          • 4.4 out of 907 reviews
          • 92% recommend this product
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          Should have bought this years ago.
          Putting it together was not as bad as I thought it would be. I used my old table to assemble it on so I could sit. I found the instruction easy to follow for the most part. It is made very well no cheapy here. I found it very heavy to move around so be careful. Very happy I got this I should have got years ago.
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          This product takes the place of having to rent the larger 300lb aerator or hire someone to do it. If you have a lawn tractor or zero turn, I’d highly recommend this. It’s a bit of a pain to assemble but if you have the right tools, you’re looking at about an hour. The most important part is making sure that when it’s attached to your mower that it’s level. If not, it’ll just tear instead of poke holes.
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          Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceMar 27, 2024
          Dear Jacob, thank you for taking the time to share a review on your new 40 in. Tow Behind Plug Aerator. We are very glad to hear that you are happy with the quality of your new aerator. For warranty information, parts or service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224 or at customerservice@brinly.com. You may also want to check out www.Brinly.com, our YouTube channel, or connect with us on Facebook for helpful resources and videos. Thank you again for your feedback! Brinly
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          1/2 of it was missing.
          I'm sure this is all on HOME DEPOT, purchased it and didn't realize that the box has already been open. All the hardware was scattered and bags ripped. Missing one wheel and multiple other parts. Infuriating
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          Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceMar 19, 2024
          76530 thank you for your review. All our products are manufactured to exceed our customers’ expectations. Each of our products comes with a Warranty. We want you to have a better customer experience. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team for assistance in resolving the shortages you have. You can call us at 877-728-8224 or email: customerservice@brinly.com Brinly
            The good and bad
            Finished aerating my lawn and I got off tractor and saw that one tire was about at 45 degree angle. Removed aerator from tractor and attempted to straighten it out, but still not quite straight. Will work on it again this week. My concern is that the twisting will make this area weak. Other than than, it appears to be good quality and did the work for me.
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            Good enough so far
            If you are buying this, chances are you have enough aptitude to put it together. Took just over an hour. Materials feel more solid than I was expecting. Core teeth aren't sharp at all, not even a little, assuming they don't need to be, but it's odd as other brands emphasize their sharpness. Ran it over an acre with the mower, 4 bricks. Works great, happy with the purchase so far, results are much better than my spike aerator. Packaging was damaged, a critter had lived in the box... see pics.
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            Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceOct 13, 2022
            Dear Sandpit,

            Thank you for taking the time to share a review on your new 40" Tow-Behind Plug Aerator. We are very glad to hear that you are happy with the quality and function of the plugs.

            We are sorry to hear that the packaging was damaged but please reach out to our team if you need replacement parts. For warranty information, parts or service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224 or at customerservice@brinly.com. You may also want to check out www.Brinly.com, our YouTube channel, or connect with us on Facebook for helpful resources and videos. Thank you again for your feedback! Brinly
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              Put together with no issues
              So first of all, to the guy with the bad review stating you followed the directions to the T, well know you didn’t. You are missing a bolt and washer between the wheel, so essentially you didn’t follow the directions. Also the guy that stated it wasn’t leveled with the tractor, try reading the last part of the instructions for leveling. So I had only minor issues putting this together and everything seems functional. You will need two 5/16 in sockets to tighten the bolts on the wheels, and I didn’t see that stated in the tool section.
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                Well built and good on cost
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] It is very well built and seems like it will last for years. Directions were good and it took less than an hour to build. It put holes in my lawn as designed. I had a wheel fall off but I did not install it properly once I found the hardware in my lawn. I put it back on correctly and finished the .75 acre lot we have. I will probably do it about 3 times a year. It did help some of my mole mounds too. It was boxed well it arrived damage free.
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                Any positive review can’t be real…
                If you follow the instruction to a T, and have all the parts to put it together… it still is poorly designed. Wheel bolt hits the spikes. First Brinly and for sure, my last. I could never recommend this even if it was a 100 bucks, thanks to Home Depot taking it back assembled
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                Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceJul 7, 2022
                Eric, I wish you had a better experience with PA-40BH. We apologize for the issue you had during assembly. We are glad that Home Depot was able to assist you in your return. Please let us if we can assist with any other Brinly-Hardy products. Brinly
                  2 found this review helpful
                  Works Exactly as I Expected—Fantastic!
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Purchased at a local HD store. Put it together by myself with no issues. It took about 1 1/2 hours without rushing through. Instructions were thorough enough, but I did refer to Brinley’s assembly video on their website a couple of times. All parts were present and it went together smoothly. After assembly, I noticed that the left side spoons were about 1/2-3/4 inch higher than the spoons on the right. Double checked instructions to see if I missed something, but all was assembled correctly. I contacted Brinley and spoke with Steve. He requested pictures, and he was in agreement that it was assembled correctly. He felt that the culprit was the lever handle hole not being cut properly during manufacturing and not lining up with the axle. He immediately ordered a new handle, and axle just in case, and it shipped the following day. I swapped the handle and the issue was fixed. GREAT customer service. I loaded the tray with about 120 lbs. and attached the unit to my lawn tractor. It proceeded to pull plugs approx. 3 inches long on a semi-moist lawn. I was impressed! I was going to try different weight combos, but I felt that the plugs were adequate. One issue that I had, which was entirely on me and my failure to re-read the instructions, was the leveling of the tray. It calls for leveling from front to back (or back to front, your pick), and NOT from side to side, when attached to the rear of the tractor. The hitch point on my tractor sits low, so I used about a dozen flat washers over my hitch hole to increase the height of the front of the unit. Worked like a charm. Easy cleanup after use with a garden hose. I highly recommend this thing, especially since it paid for itself after one use. I have about 3/4 acre, and this thing handled it with ease. It seems well-built, and will hopefully last for years and years.
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                  Amazing product
                  I recently purchased this a few weeks ago. The materials and the assembly are spot on. I towed this with my toro zero turn and Murray ride on with no issues. I was able to aerate 1 acre with ease and holes spread evenly 3 inches deep. The best part if your not aerating your yard, you can use the tray to haul around tools or bags for your yard. I highly recommend this brand and product if you want you grass to breath!
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