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40 in. Tow-Behind Spike Aerator with 3-D Steel Tines

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  • Penetrates soil up to 2" for water and nutrients to reach roots
  • Galvanized steel 3D tines rotate independently for easy turns
  • Rigid weight tray holds up to 110 pounds of extra weight
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Compacted soil results in thatch buildup and reduces the amount of water and nutrients your grass receives. If your lawn experiences moderate foot traffic, suffers from a thatch layer of more than ½ inch, or if you have heavy clay soil, you may need to aerate. Aerating your lawn with Brinly’s 40” Tow-Behind Spike Aerators loosens soil and permits seed, fertilize, and water to reach roots. Our durable, heavy-duty aerator features 10 galvanized steel stars that perforate the soil over 2” deep. Each 8” diameter star rotates independently and continues revolving during tractor turns, resulting in fewer passes due to missed areas. The 14 gauge steel, 110 lb. capacity weight tray allows for additional weight to be added for maximum penetration in hard soil. The more you spike aerate, the better your lawn looks and feels. Brinly aerators offer homeowners durable, high performance and affordable ways to aerate any size lawn, all from the comfort of your lawn tractor.
  • Aerate and relieve compacted soil: 10 Tine stars with 8 in. Dia each feature 12 spike tips to penetrate soil up to 2 in. In depth, allowing water, seed, and nutrients to reach the roots
  • NEW 3-D Tines for 2X the Strength: Brinly's Patent-Pending 3-D tines in galvanized steel inhibit rust and resist bending, even in compacted soil
  • Durable construction: Features an all-steel design with reinforced side plates and 5/8 in. solid steel axle for extra strength; ylon Spacers between each star deliver increased durability
  • Includes Weight Tray: Rigid weight tray holds up to 110 pounds of extra weight for maximum soil penetration and depth
  • Save time on the job: Each 8 in. diameter star rotates independently and continues revolving during tractor turns, resulting in fewer passes due to missed areas
  • Universal Hitch: A single, heavy-duty universal Hitch Pin is included to easily attach to any rider or tractor and most any ZTR or ATV
  • Simple assembly: includes Manual with parts break down and full pictorial assembly instructions.
  • Product Support: 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
  • Family Owned & Operated: Trusted Since 1839, Brinly-Hardy Company has been dedicated to providing quality, durable, and innovative Lawn & Garden Products for almost 200 years
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
28 in
Assembled Height (in.)
10.7 in
Assembled Width (in.)
40 in
Clearing Width (In.)
40 in
Maximum Penetration (in.)
2.25
Working Width (in.)
40

Details

Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
Residential
Fits Brands
Fits all riding lawn and garden tractors, and ZTR mowers
Fits Brands
Universal
Fits Models
All models with rear hitch plate
Included
Hitch Pin
Material
Steel
Product Weight (lb.)
25 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Riding Mower Features
Cordless

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 60 reviews
  • 92% recommend this product
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If you want to poke holes in your lawn, this is the tool for you. Initially when I went to assemb...
If you want to poke holes in your lawn, this is the tool for you. Initially when I went to assemble this implement I discovered that the sides were missing. An email to Brinley and I soon had a reply. After a polite exchange of emails where I had to give them the serial number off the unit I was informed the missing pieces would be shipped. About 10 days later they arrived. About 75% of the way through assembly I had the thought that the instructions were counter-intuitive. The first step, attaching the handle to the "rake" just made it awkward to manipulate through the rest of the procedure. If I had to assemble another one of these, I would put the handle on last. The second step, attaching the side brackets, I would wait to do after putting the spacers and cutting discs on the shaft. Standing the shaft on end and stacking the discs and spacers is easier making gravity assist you. So when I got it assembled, I took it out for a pull on the mower/tractor. It was easy enough to attach and run it over the lawn while I cut it. If you're the kind of lawn maintainer that wants to achieve the finest, lush lawn in the neighborhood this is an affordable addition to your collection of yard tools. The side rails seem a little thin for the job. Not sure if they would hold up for years of use. They could easily be repaired and made more sturdy if that was your experience. I have other Brinley tow-behind devices and like them for their nice construction and practicality. It must be kept in mind that they are not industrial grade and are more for home use. If you abuse them, they will bend. Used with care they are affordable and will last may years.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceMay 19, 2021
On behalf of everyone on the Brinly team, we just want to thank you for your feedback. We’ve been a family-owned business for 180 years now and take pride in the strength and quality of our products. It’s always great to hear from our customers!
If you ever need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8am-5pm to assist you. Brinly
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Brinly 40 in. Tow-Behind Spike Aerator – I never thought when I ordered this aerator that I would...
Brinly 40 in. Tow-Behind Spike Aerator – I never thought when I ordered this aerator that I would be able to use it in April; usually, the ground is still too wet. The aerator comes in pieces, but assembly wasn’t difficult, taking about 30 minutes and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. All of the parts fit together very well, so nothing had to be forced or redrilled. Because I had some cement blocks on hand for weight, it was ready to go to work. Every few years I have a guy core aerate our yard, but then we have dirt plugs laying on top of the ground for weeks and his price goes up every time. The aerator tows easily behind my lawn tractor and seems to do a good job; for our yard it takes about 2 hours at a slow speed. Depending on how everything works out, I can aerate the lawn annually.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceApr 22, 2021
Thank you for leaving us a review! For warranty, service parts or for help at any time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224 or at customerservice@brinly.com Brinly
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Do your lawn a favor an aerate it! Lawns need to breath to thrive, resist disease, and absorb fertilizer. You should aerate every two years at a minimum, particularly if you use a riding lawn mower as the tires compact the soil or if your lawn gets heavy foot traffic. Brinly’s 40-inch tow behind aerator is an economical way to get the job done. Professionals can charge up to $1500 for a good size lawn to plug aerate. With this unit, you can do the job yourself annually in a couple of hours. Simply cover your lawn with a cross hatch pattern, left to right, up and down. The aerator uses 10 galvanized steel stars to perforate the soil, up to two inches deep. Each of the 8-inch diameter stars are independent, moving freely on the steel axel, to ease turning maneuvers. A total of 120 Galvanized steel 3-D tine tips get the job done and are rust resistant and durable, they don’t bend easily either. Use caution when assembling, wear gloves, as the steel stars are sharp. The heavy steel frame allows for up to 110 pounds of added weigh to increase the unit’s efficiency in penetrating the soil. You need to use solid weights, as the trey has openings. Assembly take about 20 minutes. The tow behind hitch features a removable and locking pin. Reinforced tow bar also adds durability. There are no wheels, so you cannot move this across a hard surface without scratching. Best to use this unit after a good rain has loosened the soil. Be careful where sprinkler heads are located, avoid them.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceApr 22, 2021
Thank you very much for the positive review! We take great pride in the quality and durability of our products and are always appreciative when a customer shares their experience with us.

If you ever need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8am-5pm to assist you. You can also find helpful resources on our website, www.Brinly.com. Thank you again for choosing Brinly! Brinly
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1 person found this helpful
Robust aerator with galvanized steel stars works great to loosen up lawn soil for better absorpti...
Robust aerator with galvanized steel stars works great to loosen up lawn soil for better absorption. We bought to loosen up the thatch and clay soil before we use Weed and Feed. We don't want any of the expensive fertilizer to just wash off the top. We added two inexpensive cinderblocks for additional weight, and it worked great to penetrate our heavy soil and thick thatch grass.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceApr 9, 2021
Thank you very much for the positive review! We take great pride in the quality and durability of our products and are always appreciative when a customer shares their experience with us.

If you ever need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8am-5pm to assist you. You can also find helpful resources on our website, www.Brinly.com. Thank you again for choosing Brinly! Brinly
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This is a well-made heavy-duty device. It is sold unassembled with 35 pieces plus a package of nu...
This is a well-made heavy-duty device. It is sold unassembled with 35 pieces plus a package of nuts, bolts, and washers. The assembly instructions are excellent with step-by-step clear illustrations. It took me about an hour to put it together. I hooked it up to the hitch on my Toro zero turn mower. The aerator as a heavy-duty tow bar and the hitch pin is included. To help increase the spike penetration I put two 25-pound concrete blocks in the top tray. It is hard to tell how deeply the spikes penetrated in the grassy areas – but in the bare spots they went down about one inch into the soil. The aerator was easy to tow, the 10 galvanized steel stars rotate independently during turns and when passing over obstacles like roots or stones. I am very satisfied with the performance of this product and will be using it several times a year.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceApr 6, 2021
Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Bob. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with our team. We hope you continue to love your new Brinly Spike Aerator! Brinly
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1 person found this helpful
The Brinly 40” Lawn Aerator sold by Home Depot is very well engineered and designed. It is the pe...
The Brinly 40” Lawn Aerator sold by Home Depot is very well engineered and designed. It is the perfect tool for small and medium sized lawns. I use it every time before I put down seed or fertilizer to get the most out of the product. My lawn looks great every year and aeration gives it the extra boost it needs. I highly recommend this aerator to anyone in need.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceMay 19, 2021
On behalf of everyone on the Brinly team, we just want to thank you for your feedback. We’ve been a family-owned business for 180 years now and take pride in the strength and quality of our products. It’s always great to hear from our customers!
If you ever need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8am-5pm to assist you. Brinly
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This is a decent airiator and pretty much what one would expect in this price range. It has a sin...
This is a decent airiator and pretty much what one would expect in this price range. It has a single function and it performs it well. Assembly was straightforward with more than adequate instructions. Additional weighting is limited to 110#, but that is all that is required for proper operation. Just hook it to your mower, add your weight, take it slow (3mph), use a criss-cross pattern, and you should get the results you want. I was somewhat disappointed that the "bearings" are made of plastic, especially since this is operated in dirty, dusty conditions by design. But replacement is easy enough if it becomes necessary. Made in Vietnam.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceApr 6, 2021
From everyone here at the Brinly team, I just want to thank you for the positive review on your new spike aerator!
If you ever need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, or by emailing customerservice@brinly.com. You can also find additional helpful resources on our website, www.Brinly.com. Brinly
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I have planted grass on my property without aerating the soil first and had difficulty getting it...
I have planted grass on my property without aerating the soil first and had difficulty getting it to thrive, so I ordered this aerator. I attached it to my zero turn mower and it was very easy to use. I have only done a portion of the property so far but I am satisfied with the aerator's performance. The axle and the tongue are heavy metal;however,the hanger brackets which hold the aerator's axle are very thin and wobble a lot. All the bearings are made of plastic.Therefore I did not give it five stars, as the long term durability is in question. The instructions say to oil the plastic. On the positive side, the price of this aerator is very reasonable. It has a two year warranty.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceApr 6, 2021
On behalf of everyone on the Brinly team, I want to thank you for your review! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us, and are happy to hear how much you like your new spike aerator. Brinly
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1 person found this helpful
If a beautiful lawn is important to you, you need the Brinly 40-inch, Tow-Behind Spike Aerator, b...
If a beautiful lawn is important to you, you need the Brinly 40-inch, Tow-Behind Spike Aerator, because the more you spike aerate, the better your lawn looks and feels. This heavy-duty aerator loosens soil and permits fertilizer, seed and water to reach the roots. This will offer you, the homeowner a durable and affordable way to aerate any size lawn using your own lawn tractor.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceMay 19, 2021
On behalf of everyone on the Brinly team, we just want to thank you for your feedback. We’ve been a family-owned business for 180 years now and take pride in the strength and quality of our products. It’s always great to hear from our customers!
If you ever need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8am-5pm to assist you. Brinly
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This is a really great item for a home gardener to have. It easily attaches to most garden tracto...
This is a really great item for a home gardener to have. It easily attaches to most garden tractors or ATV. It does a great job by itself but this is not a heavy duty aerator. It is a very nice addition for most home gardener's as it is easy to assemble and does a good job and has the ability to add weight to the unit to get deeper aerations which is a added plus if you have hard or clay type soil.
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Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceApr 6, 2021
Thank you very much for the positive review! We take great pride in the quality and durability of our products and are always appreciative when a customer shares their experience with us.

If you ever need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8am-5pm to assist you. You can also find helpful resources on our website, www.Brinly.com. Thank you again for choosing Brinly! Brinly
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