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40 in. Dethatcher Plug Aerator Combo

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  • 24 galvanized rust-proof knives make the plug aerator durable
  • 20 heat-treated spring tines make the dethatcher efficient
  • Platform can hold up to 100 lbs. for defined soil penetration
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Product Overview

The complete John Deere plug aerator and dethatcher system to keep your lawn looking great season after season. Easily and quickly switch from the plug aerator to the dethatcher without tools. Compact design for less storage space.
  • Includes the 40 in. platform with wheels, plug aerator and tine dethatcher
  • Platforms holds up to 100 lbs. for increase soil penetration
  • Easy standup storage capability
  • Plug aerator has 24 galvanized rust-proof knives for strength and durability
  • Dethatcher has 20 heat-treated spring tines
  • Durable steel deck and universal hitch

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
55 in
Assembled Height (in.)
19 in
Assembled Width (in.)
53 in
Maximum Penetration (in.)
2.5
Working Width (in.)
40

Details

Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
Adjustable Height
Fits Brands
Universal
Fits Models
Universal
Included
Weight Tray,Wheels
Material
Steel
Product Weight (lb.)
108 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.7
    out of 141 reviews
  • 76%recommend this product
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Poorly made and designed, a nightmare to put together
Purchased spring of 2020. Assembly: Took 2+ hours as several bolt holes did not line up. I had to forcibly bend the the two side rails that come together at the hitch to get them to overlap. Use: Like many others have written, the control handle and latch bracket are poorly designed. The handle warped after only 2 uses as it's not strong enough to take the torque of dis-engaging the tool from the ground repeatedly. Design: A COMPLETE JOKE. The main weld that links the wheel bracket to the aerator deck SNAPPED AFTER ONLY 4 USES. Poorly made, poorly designed. Thank god it has a 2-year warranty as I'll be demanding my money back.
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    After assembly I added the concrete bricks and before I could even pull it to my lawn tractor it ...
    After assembly I added the concrete bricks and before I could even pull it to my lawn tractor it snapped at the weld holding the wheels up! I will be asking for a full refund, highly disappointed!!!!!
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      Was a little difficult putting it to gether . But the tacther worked well with the proper weight...
      Was a little difficult putting it to gether . But the tacther worked well with the proper weight add to the tray.but the disengage handle to the wheels broken at weld point while trying to disengage the tacther. Call John deer and an replacement was sent out on 4 days
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      Although this machine basically does the job, when I added weight per the manual, the lifting lev...
      Although this machine basically does the job, when I added weight per the manual, the lifting lever turns out to be made of way too soft metal, and bent with the gentle force needed to lift the implement. I needed to reinforce it with steel angle bar, and may replace the angle bar with square tube bar. Sheesh. I added the photo with the angle bar added, so I'm sure the marketing staff won't like it.
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      I've owned and used this product for over a year now, I have about an acre and I used it to de-th...
      I've owned and used this product for over a year now, I have about an acre and I used it to de-thatch twice and aerate twice. I can say that it does an okay job when it's working in the down position and seems to provide an adequate experience for either tool. However, this is likely a re branded agrifab unit by comparing the designs. Or some other knock off. And while that doesn't necessarily bother me, the cheap anyone can build this construction does. There is a major flaw with the "bolt together" design. The wheels are attached directly to some pipe tubing, no axle, and then that pipe tubing is mounted inside the pipe tubing used around the back as the "axle/hinge" of this unit. While this design seems to work okay at first, the bolts will loosen up over time and the lack of connection will cause your wheels to ream out the bolt holes. I noticed before it was too late, but I also decided to weld the shaft into the "axle/hinge" to provide a secure fit. This is quite silly to do especially since uniform piece of tubing would have worked better and would even fit in the box. So not sure about that, but it works okay... But I cannot say for the price that this is a solid unit. You'd be better off investing in another unit or welding the pieces before you start. I also replaced the wheels and bearings, the wheels are cheap and the bearings are even cheaper.
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        7 found this review helpful
        Great Product, Poor Shipping
        Unfortunately, JD ships this unit where the dethatcher base is within the main base. The black dethatcher base chewed through the cardboard scratching/defacing the main base, essentially removing the coating from the main base, leaving bare metal exposed, which will eventually corrode... Otherwise, minor shipping container issues, which are related to the quality of the product, not due to the shipper, leave me disappointed. When I purchase a new tool (or whatever I purchase new), I expect the coating intact, and the product to appear new without scratches or dents, as it was intentionally built to last. Aerator worked great with the correct amount of weight, and the dethatcher will need to wait until the end of summer or fall before use, as described by others on the inter-webs. I would highly recommend this tool, because it is easy enough, with the removal and installation of a support bracket, to swap the parts. I will know if the Agri-Fab roller will simply attached, soon enough. Too bad JD does not offer a roller to attach to the base. And, the assembly instructions are a bit too difficult to interpret, though I was able to assemble within two hours of taking my time to ensure the parts were properly placed and that I did not scratch the coating off of anything. Unfortunately, the handle to raise and lower the unit, bent at the top-most bolt when attempting to use, while weights were atop the main base. The unit was simply impossible to raise while weighted, without breaking the handle. I need a new handle. With these drawbacks, and the fact, the unit will likely rust away soon enough due to JD packaging protocol, I would still highly recommend this unit to anyone for its ease of storage and swapping tools. -LawnMan
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        Fantastic product, extremely well made! A lot of reviews mentioned...
        Fantastic product, extremely well made! A lot of reviews mentioned that it was difficult to assemble, however I don’t think that was the case. If you lay everything out and stay organized, it was quite simple. Super space saver with the 2-in-1 design!
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        Easy to assemble and use. Easy storage in off...
        Easy to assemble and use. Easy storage in off season
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        Complete assembly required Difficult for one person...
        Complete assembly required Difficult for one person
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