Internet #100609658

Model # PA-40JD

0759936151118

John Deere

40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

$ 433 12

Overview

A healthy lawn starts with a healthy root system. No one knows this better than John Deere. John Deere’s 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator uses the coring process to remove 3 in. soil plugs from the lawn, allowing water, seed and nutrients to reach the lawn’s root system. This hard-working, heavy duty aerator features 28 heat-treated steel spoons. For maximum penetration in compacted areas, up to 175 lbs. may be added to the fully-enclosed steel weight tray.
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Product Overview

A healthy lawn starts with a healthy root system. No one knows this better than John Deere. John Deere’s 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator uses the coring process to remove 3 in. soil plugs from the lawn, allowing water, seed and nutrients to reach the lawn’s root system. This hard-working, heavy duty aerator features 28 heat-treated steel spoons. For maximum penetration in compacted areas, up to 175 lbs. may be added to the fully-enclosed steel weight tray.
  • Working width of 40 in.
  • Up to 3 in. penetration
  • All steel, 175 lb. capacity weight tray
  • 10.5 in. x 3.5 in. semi-pneumatic transport wheels; single lever engagement
  • Heat-treated plugging spoons for superior strength and durability
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to most riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors
  • 16-Gauge steel tines with three welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: PA-40JD
Internet #: 100609658

A healthy lawn starts with a healthy root system. No one knows this better than John Deere. John Deere’s 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator uses the coring process to remove 3 in. soil plugs from the lawn, allowing water, seed and nutrients to reach the lawn’s root system. This hard-working, heavy duty aerator features 28 heat-treated steel spoons. For maximum penetration in compacted areas, up to 175 lbs. may be added to the fully-enclosed steel weight tray.

  • Working width of 40 in.
  • Up to 3 in. penetration
  • All steel, 175 lb. capacity weight tray
  • 10.5 in. x 3.5 in. semi-pneumatic transport wheels; single lever engagement
  • Heat-treated plugging spoons for superior strength and durability
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to most riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors
  • 16-Gauge steel tines with three welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
51 in
Assembled Height (in.)
32 in
Assembled Width (in.)
51 in
Maximum Penetration (in.)
3
Working Width (in.)
40

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.)
87lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
51 in
Assembled Height (in.)
32 in
Assembled Width (in.)
51 in
Maximum Penetration (in.)
3
Working Width (in.)
40

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.)
87lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Questions & Answers

Can you back up with the tines engaged? I have read reviews of other brand aerators in which the single draw arm will bend when backing up.

Asked by: Bill J
I have backed up with a Heavy Duty rental unit - The way that all aerators are designed, it is not a good idea to back up with tines lowered, I shredded the lawn when I did it. It has to do with the angle that the tines hit the ground. They are designed for forward only. Will it bend the draw arm - that I can't say.
Answered by: Bongo
Date published: 2019-05-05

Do the tines clog?

Seems that without some way to clear the tines as they rotate they would clog and not dig out plugs. Has this been a problem for anyone?
Asked by: Jim
I haven't seen that but I have only used 3 times.
Answered by: Deano
Date published: 2018-10-08

What HP tractor is recomended to pull the 40 John Deere aerator?

Asked by: crabman
I pulled it with a Cub Cadet LTX 1040 19 HP.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2018-04-26

What happens if you roll it over driveways or sidewalks?

What happens if you roll it over driveways or sidewalks?
Asked by: Texan20
It will in time dull or roll the points of the tines. This would happen with any brand. I have many times run the aerator over the edge of my driveway or sidewalk and have not suffered damage yet. The lifting mechanism to allow it to run on the wheels instead of the tines is so easy to use you probably shouldn't see this be an issue. Great aerator for me.
Answered by: Bo
Date published: 2019-03-05
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Customer Reviews

40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Received this unit one month ago and I have now used it twice (right after receiving it and again... Received this unit one month ago and I have now used it twice (right after receiving it and again today). Normally one would not need to use an aerator at this frequency but with the soil being so hard it seemed appropriate to do so this time around. The unit is very well made, nicely finished and easy to put together. This is my second tow-behind aerator. My first one pales in comparison to this John Deere unit. The metal for the JD is much thicker. The unit raises and lowers very easy, even when loaded with lots of weight, and pulls very easy. It does not bump around like my last unit and is hardly noticeable when towing in aerator mode or just towing to and from storage. Things to note: the large air filled tires, two extra gussets to help keep the axle rigid, easy lift for raising and lowering and heavy duty metal construction. Yes, it does cost more but it's worth every penny of the addition cost.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product, not so great service from John Deere I poured through the reviews here and the other sites before purchasing this product. They were all really accurate: high quality steel, torn packaging, inaccurate and challenging (not impossible) assembly instructions. However, it works well, especially if you are working on a half acre plus piece of yard. My only complaint was that one of the transport bolts snapped during assembly with very little torque. I called John Deere, and rather than just shipping me the one bolt, they referred me to a dealer that is in another state over an hour away. For a product that costs over $400, I would think that they could ship me the one dollar part. Otherwise, it worked like a charm with just the fertilizer I was going to put on the lawn as a weight (about 150lbs).
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little pricey, but great quality! The JD aerator is manufactured under contract by another brand available at HD. This one is significantly higher quality than the other. For example, the spoons are broken into 3 independently spinning sections, and (by necessity) there are two more supports from the weight tray to the spoon axle. This transmit the weight to the spoons in the center of the aerator better than the other brands. The aerator is very easy to assemble considering the JD assembly instructions are not always straightforward. The only issue I had was identifying which side was the "back" at the very beginning of the first step. Hint, the picture in the manual is misleading.
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid hunk of metal This is a very handy unit to have around if you have a large yard that is prone to compaction. A sand-silt-clay soil is best...want to avoid soils with rocks or pebbles as they either bend/break the aerators or plug the ends. Also, a yard where you can keep going forward is best. If you have to cross a driveway a lot, you have to get off, raise the unit, cross, drop the unit, repeat...bit of a pain. I lined the tray with vapour barrier, put a board across the centre...got two pieces of bent rebar for handles. Filled weight tray with concrete, and inserted two handles. Now I have two weights (~60-70lbs each). Could probably get away with less weight on thick organic soils. It makes a world of difference aerating once a year in early spring. Once aerated, then fertilize and reseed. Can even topcoat with some more soil if your keen. Took one star off only because one cannot change height on the fly...
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value Simple, well-instructed assembly; high quality materials. With basic care this aerator should easily last my lifetime and then some. Does a very good job of aerating even a somewhat lumpy lawn.
Date published: 2011-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aerator John Deere My yard is in terrible condition. Already this fine peice of equipment has gotten the grass to start to grow. It leaves nice big holes for seeds and water to sit in. This is the first peice like this that I have purchased from Home Depot and would highly recommend this to anyone in need of bettering their yard. It works like a charm. Thanks
Date published: 2011-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality piece This unit will last as long as you take care of it. It is heavy guage steel built to last a lifetime and worthy of the older Deere name. I have a 15,000 Sq ft lawn of clay soil. Was very impressed with the 3 to 2 1/2 inch plugs using 3 bags of quick cement for weight. I made 2 passes and had no problems turning, as the end tines are independent. You definetly get what you pay for on this one.
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy Quality; Poor Packaging & Poor Trouble Shooting Assistance Upon full assembly, the wheels were in the opposite direction. Tried to call John Deere affiliates for assistance. Unfortunately, some of the affiliates were far from amicable, and a formal complaint had to be filed with John Deere on one of them. Finally instructed by John Deere to call the manufacturer of the unit (Brinkly-Hardy). Their rep. (Brinkly-Hardy) was very helpful. E-mailed them photos of the problem and they were able to assist in the remediation of the problem. Overall great quality unit, but the shipped unit's packaging and the service from John Deere affiliates were far from stellar.
Date published: 2012-06-11
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