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Model #45-0453-JD

40 in. Dethatcher Plug Aerator Combo

  • 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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$35947
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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

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

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited

Questions & Answers

19Questions28Answers

Does this product come assembled or in a box?

Asked by Danny October 5, 2020
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No it does not come built, but it is rather easy to assemble. It takes about 40 minutes.

What are the dimensions of the platform itself for where the sandbags/cinder-blocks are placed? ...

Asked by VH May 7, 2020
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16” x 40 1/2” 8x16 cinder blocks used This aerator paid for itself by my third use. It does a great job. I would make sure the ground is nice and wet before aerating.

Can you use both aerator and dethatcher at the same time?

Asked by doug April 17, 2020
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No, one attachment has to come off to put the other one on.

Can you tell me where is this made?

Asked by Chris May 13, 2018
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Made in The USA

Is there a difference between the dethacher/aeroater from Home Depot and John Deere dealers?

Asked by Evan October 1, 2017
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Yes it is the same one as JD Dealers

Where can I obtain spare parts for the JD 40" dethatcher plug aerator combo

Asked by Al May 7, 2017
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Your Dealer or Agri-Fab

will this combo work on a JD zero mower

Asked by t628 May 5, 2017
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Yes I have one and works great

To those who have used both, how do you find it works when turning with the single tine axle as c...

Asked by billjr March 27, 2017
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You need to take it wider but it turned fine

Does this fit the L110 mower

Asked by Pam March 15, 2017
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It Sure Will

Does this pull 3" plugs with 100lbs on top, during normal spring/fall conditions in clay soil?

Asked by David January 7, 2017
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In my situation I was not pulling a full 3 inch plug during a very clayey water saturated fall season . I would say that the plugs were one and 1/2 to 2 inches. Also I did not have 100 pounds of weight on the top. I only had 50 pounds of weight. The area later did walk-through sticks and heavy debris none of the plugs area heater tips were bent in anyway . I do believe if I had put 100 pounds on top this product would pull deeper plugs. But due to an extremely heavily rooted system that my trees have throughout my yard I did not think this would be wise.

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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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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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The weld on the axle broke on first use. John...
The weld on the axle broke on first use. John Deere promptly replaced it.
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I returned it since it broke during first use.
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