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40 in. Tow Behind Plug Aerator with Weight Tray and Universal Hitch

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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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Product Details

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.
  • 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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Questions & Answers

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Q:What is the difference between Model 403-BH-A and Model 403-BH?
by|Oct 2, 2022
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A:  Hello Tommy2Times, and thanks for your question. The PA-403BH and the PA-403BH-A both function in the same way. Either one will work great for your aerating project!. If you have any questions, please give customer service at 877.728.8224

by|Dec 13, 2022
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    Q:As for weight capacity (ie. total = 150 lbs), should you subtract the aerator's weight from the total?
    by|Sep 24, 2022
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    A:  No. You can add up to 150lbs. The best/easiest option it to use 5 cinder blocks. They weigh approx 30 lbs each, totalling close to the 150 limit, and they are the perfect size for the weigh bearing tray. 16"x8"x8" cinder blocks. The tray is 16.5" wid

    by|Nov 4, 2022

      A:  Hello Paul, and thanks for the question. The PA-403BH has a maximum towing weight of 216LBs, including the aerator. The maximum added weight is 150LBs. If you have any questions, please call customer service at 877.728.8224

      by|Nov 15, 2022

        A:  Yes

        by|Sep 25, 2022
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          Q:Is there a 3-point adapter kit available
          by|Sep 14, 2022
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          A:  Hello, Victor, and thanks for the question. We do not make an adapter kit for a 3-point-to-sleeve adapter kit. With a quick Google search, you should be able to find what you are looking for. Just a note, The PA-40BH does not require a sleeve hitch. All you need is a hitch plate for the clevis to attach. If you have any questions, please call 877.728.8224

          by|Sep 15, 2022
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            Q:Can I use my 46 in husqvarna riding lawnmower to pull this aerator?
            by|Sep 9, 2022
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            A:  - Hi Jennifer, and thank you for your question. The Brinly 40" plug aerator can be used on any tractor/mower and zero-turn mowers with a hitch plate. A hitch plate is needed for the hitch pin to drop into. If you have any questions, please call customer service at 877.724.8224

            by|Sep 13, 2022

              A:  Yes you can 

              by|Sep 15, 2022

                A:  Yes

                by|Sep 24, 2022
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                  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
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                        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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                        Great core aerator
                        Assembly was simple and the directions were great. I used 3 cinder blocks for weight on slightly wet lawn and got great results pulling 2-3 inch plugs.
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                        Bad design and execution
                        Look at the photo, you'll notice that plugs can't rotate because of the bad craftsmanship and design. Definitely not made in the US, it's a shame for any US company to sell products like this. I can't recommend it.
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                        Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceSep 8, 2021
                        Dear IIya, Our Plug Aerator PA-403BH is proudly manufactured here in Jeffersonville, IN and has been for many years, as well as making our customers happy with the operations and results! We have many videos and photos of operations. Here is a link to view all of the product details. https://brinly.com/product/40-in-plug-aerator/
                        If you would like more information or have questions please contact us directly. You can reach us by phone at 877-728-8224, email us at customerservice@brinly.com or live chat with us on www.brinly.com. Brinly
                          Poor quality control
                          Started assembling, couldn't even get through first step before problems started to arise. Returning it. Could re drill holes, but if it's that bad right off the hop, I can only imagine what the rest of assembly will go like.
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                          Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceSep 2, 2021
                          Dear Brandon, we are very sorry to hear you are returning the product. If you decide not to, we would would be happy to send you a new tray. Please contact us with your serial # and we will get it on the way! We hope you will allow us the chance to make it right, as we do not like to disappoint our customers. You can reach us by phone at 877-728-8224, email us at customerservice@brinly.com, or live chat with us on www.brinly.com. Brinly
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