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

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  • 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
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About This Product

Ideal for larger lawns, Brinly's super wide 48″ Tow-Behind Plug Aerators are the tool you need to keep your lawn lush and beautiful. This heavy-duty aerator features 32 heat-treated steel tines that extract 3″ soil plugs from your lawn, allowing water, seed, and fertilizer to reach the root zone. The plugs contain microorganisms that are beneficial to the soil, so leaving them to break down on the lawn helps replenish vital nutrients. Each plugging spoon can be replaced individually, providing less expensive maintenance versus having to replace the entire spoon shaft. Four separate welded tine sections rotate independently, preventing lawn damage 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 engage the never-flat transport wheels using the side lever.

Highlights

  • Aerate & Relieve Compacted Soil: 32 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 200 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 in. never-flat turf tread tires
  • Works safely on turns & uneven terrain: four 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Product Information

Internet # 100137013

Model # PA-48BH

Store SKU # 494497

Specifications

Dimensions: H 28 in, W 57 in, D 36 in

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)

36 in

Assembled Height (in.)

28 in

Assembled Width (in.)

57 in

Maximum Penetration (in.)

3

Working Width (in.)

48

Details

Application Type

Lawn Care

Assembly Required

Yes

Features

Single-lever height adjustment, Zero-Turn Capable

Fits Brands

Universal

Fits Models

All models with rear hitch plate

Included

Hitch Pin

Material

Steel

Product Weight (lb.)

90 lb

Refurbished

No

Returnable

90-Day

Riding Mower Features

Tool-free adjustments, Zero-Turn Capable

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

2 Year

Questions & Answers

22Questions
caret
Q:What is the with of the tongue, I will be adding a 2” coupler so I can pull with lawn tractor.
by|Apr 28, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello JDL GAL, and thank you for your question. This machine comes with a clevis for attachment to a standard hitch plate with a hitch pin. Are you referring to a (ball hitch) "2-inch coupler"? The width of the combination of the two towbars is approximately 1/2 inch, and with the clevis attached, it is 1.5 inches and will not work with a "coupler" If you have any questions, please call customer service at 877.728.8224.

by|May 1, 2024
    caret
    Q:Where can I buy replacement plugs for this aerator?
    by|Apr 13, 2020
    2 Answers
    Answer This Question

    A:  I have seen them at Tractor Supply.

    by|Mar 14, 2023

      A:  Please call Customer Service Department Toll Free 877.728.8224 or customerservice@brinly.com as always, it's good to save the owners manual. Good luck, I had no problem ordering extra tines for mine. Just be sure to include model number when placing order.

      by|Apr 15, 2020
        caret
        Q:Why is the 48" aerator made with 16 gauge steel, but the 40" says it is made with 14 gauge steel. I would think the bigger unit would be made more robust. Thanks
        by|Aug 27, 2019
        2 Answers
        Answer This Question

        A:  That would be a question for their service line, but they are only opened a limited number of hours so plan your day around their availability.

        by|Nov 10, 2020

          A:  Thank you for your interest in our plug aerators. The trays on both aerators are made from 14G steel. The plugging spoon are made of 16G steel. If there is anything we can help you with please give us a call at 877-728-8224.

          by|Sep 12, 2019
            caret
            Q:Can you use a polaris 900 side by side to pull Aerator?
            by|Jun 5, 2019
            3 Answers
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            A:  If it can tow anywhere near 2,000 lb like some 900s I just googled, it should be able to pull this aerator just fine, assuming negotiable hills. I pull mine across fairly flat ground with a 1998 18HP Craftsman garden tractor. One thing that helps more than a bunch of horsepower and towing ability is the ability to move slowly, if possible. I can crawl across our sod and get good plugs with the Craftsman's hydrostatic tranny.

            by|Jun 6, 2019

              A:  Sure, provided you adapt the hitch to hold securely, and limit your speed too.

              by|Apr 23, 2020

                A:  Yes you can, but if you have a trailer ball on the hitch, you'll have to remove it for the pin hitch.

                by|Jul 16, 2019
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                Customer Reviews

                4.6 out of 5

                • 4.6 out of 253 reviews
                • 97% recommend this product
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                Works just like the ones you’ve seen in the movies
                I boughtend this and used it real good . It works just like the ones you seen in the movies the spaghetti westerns ones with Clint Eadyarn it pulls plugs out of the ground real long and pitch’s them way out there and stuff the say it’s hard to assembly but it’s really not it’s as easy as someone Hillary ripping Bill.
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                Perfect plugger
                This plugger is great. I always wait for a nice rain before aeration, especially since my yard is mostly clay. My mower pulls this with ease even fully loaded with blocks. It will pull 2-3" plugs just like a walk behind. Aerating is now one of my favorite things to do! Highly recommend, no regrets.
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                Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceOct 23, 2023
                Dear JG357, thank you for taking the time to share a review on your new 48 in. 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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                  Well made and in the U.S.A.
                  The aerator is very well-made and does an excellent job. Compared to competitors that use a thinner gauge metal this product will last for many years and do an excellent job of core plugging the lawn.
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                  Brinly-Hardy 48 in. Tow Behind Plug Aerator with Weight Tray
                  All in all a good product and does a good job aerating. Easy to assemble, though you may need an extra set of hands for some steps. I've got to deduct one star for two reasons. 1) The plugging spoon plates are only spot welded to the axle tubes. They should be welded all the way around. 2) This unit would be better if it came with pneumatic tires rather than hard rubber ones.
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                  Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceApr 18, 2022
                  Dear Joe51, On behalf of everyone on the Brinly team, thank you for your review! We appreciate you sharing your experience, and are happy to hear you are pleased with your new Brinly-Hardy 48 in. Tow Behind Plug Aerator with Weight Tray and Universal Hitch.
                  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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                  Worked Great
                  Just finished going over my yard this weekend with the PA482BH and it seemed to do a great job. This takes some time and patience to assemble as others have said but if you follow the directions it's not difficult. You will want to have a power tool to tighten all the bolts to save time like others have mentioned It seemed to take about a 2-2.5" plug out when it went in with 6 cement blocks on it. The construction seems very durable. The other thing to know before you start using it is where things like your invisible fence and cable feed come in the yard. Neither of those are typically buried deep enough to avoid damage from this unit it it hit them. Overall, I think the unit is a good value for the price. My only minor criticisms I would have is I wish the handle would tuck in better when storing the unit and if you turn somewhat tight with the unit it tends to make more of a "slot" than a hole. Neither of these are a big deal
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                  Excellent aerator that worked great! I bought a 30 gallon water bag for the weight tray and strapped it down. Did the same job to the yard that an expensive and much heavier rental machine would do and easier to pull with my yard tractor. Only complaint was the number of parts and bolts to put together.
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                  Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceApr 5, 2024
                  Dear Paps, thank you for taking the time to share a review on your new 48 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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                  Well made
                  Pleased with quality, assembly instructions and ease of use. Better than I expected for the price.
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                  • Recommended
                  This machine makes short work of aerating behind my UTV. I put four 5-gallon buckets of water on the back and aerated 5 acres in a couple of hours with the soil fairly moist from a rain two days prior. Everything worked great - I especially like the axle flipper as I had to cross my gravel road many times. I used to try to rent an aerator but they were never available when I needed one. Now I can wait until the soil is just right to aerate.
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                  Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceFeb 22, 2024
                  Dear Thomas, thank you for taking the time to share a review on your new 48 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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                  Great Unit
                  This plug aerator does the job well. I add 4 CMU blocks to the tray and can get 3" plugs out of firm soil with no problem. It takes a bit to put together, but it is well worth it.
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                    When you put it together, pay attention to the details. Follow the directions exactly and as you go, double check your work. Once assembled, it's great to use and very efficient. Thanks!
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                    Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceOct 23, 2023
                    Dear John, thank you for taking the time to share a review on your new 48 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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