Model # PA-48BH

Internet #100137013

0081174004810

Brinly-Hardy

48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

  • 48 in. working width with 32 heat-treated steel plugging spoons
  • 200 lb. cap. enclosed steel tray for adding any type of weight
  • Easily engage transport wheels when crossing pavement
$ 249 00
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Product Overview

  • 48 in. working width with 32 heat-treated steel plugging spoons
  • 200 lb. cap. enclosed steel tray for adding any type of weight
  • Easily engage transport wheels when crossing pavement
Ideal for larger lawns, Brinly’s super wide, high-performance 48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is the tool needed to keep your lawn lush and beautiful. This heavy duty aerator features 32 heat-treated steel tines that penetrate the soil up to 3 in. depth. Each plugging spoon can be replaced individually, providing less expensive maintenance from having to replace the entire spoon shaft. Four separate welded tine sections rotate independently, even during tractor turns. And for those really compacted areas where maximum penetration is needed, an additional 200 lbs. of weight may be added to the fully enclosed steel tray. Need to cross the driveway or drive over a sidewalk. Simply use the single lever to engage the semi-pneumatic transport wheels.
  • Wide working width of 48 in.
  • Up to 3 in. penetration
  • 10.5 in. x 3.5 in. semi-pneumatic transport wheels; single lever engagement
  • All steel, 200 lb. capacity weight tray
  • Heat-treated plugging spoons for superior strength and durability
  • 16-Gauge steel tines with four welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to most riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • 48 in. working width with 32 heat-treated steel plugging spoons
  • 200 lb. cap. enclosed steel tray for adding any type of weight
  • Easily engage transport wheels when crossing pavement
Model #: PA-48BH
Internet #: 100137013

Ideal for larger lawns, Brinly’s super wide, high-performance 48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is the tool needed to keep your lawn lush and beautiful. This heavy duty aerator features 32 heat-treated steel tines that penetrate the soil up to 3 in. depth. Each plugging spoon can be replaced individually, providing less expensive maintenance from having to replace the entire spoon shaft. Four separate welded tine sections rotate independently, even during tractor turns. And for those really compacted areas where maximum penetration is needed, an additional 200 lbs. of weight may be added to the fully enclosed steel tray. Need to cross the driveway or drive over a sidewalk. Simply use the single lever to engage the semi-pneumatic transport wheels.

  • Wide working width of 48 in.
  • Up to 3 in. penetration
  • 10.5 in. x 3.5 in. semi-pneumatic transport wheels; single lever engagement
  • All steel, 200 lb. capacity weight tray
  • Heat-treated plugging spoons for superior strength and durability
  • 16-Gauge steel tines with four welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to most riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
36 in
Assembled Height (in.)
28 in
Assembled Width (in.)
58 in
Maximum Penetration (in.)
3
Working Width (in.)
48

Details

Aerator Type
Plug
Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
2-Piece Drawbar
Fits Brands
Compatible with Multiple Brands
Fits Models
All models with rear hitch plate
Included
Weight Tray,Wheels
Material
Steel
Product Weight (lb.)
88lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
36 in
Assembled Height (in.)
28 in
Assembled Width (in.)
58 in
Maximum Penetration (in.)
3
Working Width (in.)
48

Details

Aerator Type
Plug
Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
2-Piece Drawbar
Fits Brands
Compatible with Multiple Brands
Fits Models
All models with rear hitch plate
Included
Weight Tray,Wheels
Material
Steel
Product Weight (lb.)
88lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Questions & Answers

Can this also be used as a spreader?

Can this also be used as a spreader?
Asked by: Justme
No. This device is designed only to be a core aerator cutting plugs in your lawn to allow the water and fertilizers to penetrate into the root system.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2018-08-29

I have a toro 42" deck will this work for me?

Asked by: Bonnie
Yes it will. You will want to pay attention to your side clearance when pulling. It does attach using a basic clevis pin connection making nearly any mower or utility tractor that has a tow plate able to use this. Check the recommendation for engine size needed to pull this implement when weighted and being used.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2018-06-08

how does the dirt get ejected from the spoons?

how does the dirt get ejected from the spoons?
Asked by: greg
Plugs get ejected and pushed out by other plugs. Depends on moisture in the soil how smoothly that happens.
Answered by: Garret
Date published: 2018-10-02

Does this come assembled?

Asked by: Chip
NO
Answered by: R026
Date published: 2018-04-19
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Customer Reviews

48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 159.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Plug Aerator for the money I did not find any reviews on the homedepot website about this product so I did A LOT of research before I made my final decision on this aerator. My decision was between the John Deere Aerator, Agi-Fab Aerator and the Brinly Aerator. John Deere was way to expensive (double the price) and Agri-Fab once I saw it in the store just looked unstable and cheap. So I bought the Brinly and here are the Pros: 1. PRICE, 2. very durable, 3. very simple assembly but time consuming, 4. works very well for a tow behind aerator (in wet soil can I am getting plugs to go 2 - 2 1/2 inch deep), 5. can hold up to 150+ in the weight tray (had 2 cider blocks and 2 bags of fertilizer). Cons: when the pacakge arrived the box was torn apart and the bag that held all of the hardware ripped open and was missing a lot of peices (simply called Brinly and they shipped out the parts) - so this is not really a con. Overall a great product made by a great company - highly recommend this tow behing aerator.
Date published: 2011-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Low price, good product I agree with all of the other reviewers, this takes about 2 hours to assemble. Much of that time is attaching the tines, there are 32 of them and each has a nut and bolt. Instructions are fairly clear, but I did put the axle in the wrong side and had to re-do that part, look closely at the picture. I have a John Deere LT150 with a Deere bagger attached and I did have a problem attaching it to the tow point. I had to drop the wheels to lower the towbar angle then it connected fine. If you don't have the bagger attachment, there will be no problem. I tested everything after assembly and it works very well. One consistent complaint is the engagement handle cannot be reached from the tractor seat, this is a weakness but not a deal breaker. Plug aerators are the only way to go, the spike aerators are not much better than no aeration, but using the plug-type, adding some compost to the lawn after aeration, and overseeding really will make for a great result. I have really tight compact soil and I believe this will improve the soil quality over the nest few seasons.
Date published: 2010-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product for residential use After months of research I settled on the Brinly-Hardy 48 in. model. The choice proved to be correct for my acre and a half. All of the parts arrived in the package and was not difficult to assemble. Simply follow the instructions and it doesn't take long, just make sure you are viewing it from the same point of view as the manual when installing the shaft as the handle will only fit one way. Operation is impressive for a residential machine, our soil is a hard pan clay that even commercial rental units struggle to pull 3 inch plugs from. By adding weight and a little water this unit exceeded the 3 inch plugs. the unit is rated for 160 pounds of added weight, but the quality of the unit easily exceeded that. By going slow,planning the route, and taking wide turns I was able to operate it with 270 pounds of weight ( 6 45 pound plates) with no troubles. (Hard Clay Soil) This machine is well built and a great value for the money. I'm sure time will only reinforce this decision.
Date published: 2012-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product at a good price. It comes as a box of parts; you have to assemble the whole thing, ... Good product at a good price. It comes as a box of parts; you have to assemble the whole thing, which is not a small job. It works very well, but the 48" model requires some serious pulling power to use properly (you have to load it up with about 200 lbs. of ballast). My little John Deere lawn tractor did not have the ability to pull it up a hill, had to use a bigger real tractor. It does a great job of aerating. One problem I ran into is when in use, the handle for the wheels points forward, and when cornering tightly it ran into the rear tractor wheel and got seriously bent. I'm leaving it bent as it keeps it out of the way of the tire, and still works.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! Not that hard to put together with some basic tools. With heavy clay soil, we knew we needed an aerator - especially after getting a quote to have it done! This plug aerator was delivered to our house with the box intact and in good condition. Everything was there, and it took less than two hours to get everything unpacked and put together. I'm an aircraft mechanic by trade, so maybe I have an advantage, but the instructions were straight forward and it went together easily with basic tools. It worked perfectly! I loaded it with about 200lbs of bagged soil and sand that I had laying around and used it the day after a good rain. It removed perfect little 1.5-3" plugs. It seems to have really helped my yard. I look forward to doing it again in the Spring and laying down some fertilizer to get the full benefit. One thing I noticed is that you should remove the weight when finished or it will flat-spot the tires and bow out the tabs that they're attached to. For under $200 delivered, it has already paid for itself with one use.
Date published: 2011-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job! The good: The aerator does a great job of churning my yard and doing exactly what it is supposed to do. It is easy to attach, easy to use, and does and even fine job. I expect to get many great years from this machine. The instructions also made assembly quite easy. Good job. The bad: Assembly takes a long time. There are a lot of parts. Understandable, and they make it easy, but it does take a while. Also, and this is true of EVERY plugger I've seen, the plugger always seems to be designed for a hitch that is much higher than what is actually there. The plugger always seems to be bowing to the mower. I would much rather have it level. Just a thought. Also, and this is because of my poor driving, be careful. Because it is wider than my mower I have hit a few fenceposts and other nonmoving objects. It wrecks the wheel. I have bent it back each time, but beware that it is probably wider than your mower, and collisions are not kind to the device, especially be mindful of turns, and backing up is a challenge.
Date published: 2011-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice product that arrived on time. Ordering was simple and assembly was completed in about 1.5 h... nice product that arrived on time. Ordering was simple and assembly was completed in about 1.5 hours. Everything works as designed and I am pleased with the results. Used once and was very aerating the yard as designed.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only two things that I didn’t like about this was.1.... Only two things that I didn’t like about this was.1. Time to assemble - 1 to 2hrs depending on the tools you use2. The leveling adjustments aren’t easy to get to.Outside of that - good product for the money
Date published: 2019-04-16
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