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Model #PA-40JD

40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

  • Steel tines rotate independently and provide maximum coverage
  • 28 heat-treated steel spoons for strength and durability
  • Universal hitch fits most lawn mowers and tractors
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$45900

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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.
  • California residents
  • Working width of 40 in.
  • Up to 3 in. penetration
  • All steel, 175 lb. capacity weight tray
  • 10.5 in. x 4 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

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

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Questions & Answers

16Questions16Answers

do the wheels normally look bent away from the body at rest

Asked by tim April 26, 2020
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Why is this 40 in. aerator approximately $70 more than the 40 in. John Deere aerator/thatcher com...

Asked by Tom April 9, 2020
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Hello, thank you for your interest in our product. The PA-400JD will penetrate the lawn removing up to 3" plugs of soil. Where as the TA-400JD is designed to groom your lawn and remove thatch. These are different types of equipment, but both have their own advantages for your lawn.

I do not see this Plug Aerator on the John Deere website for the S240 Lawn Tractor. (only see th...

Asked by MC October 19, 2019
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There is a plug type aerator available. There is a LPPA-40JD which is a 40" and there is a LPPA-48JD which is a 48". The Spike Aerator perforates the soil up to 2″ deep so seed, fertilizer, and water to reach your lawn’s root system. As for the Plug Aerator it will pull 3″ soil plugs from the lawn, decompressing the soil and allowing water, seed, and fertilizer to reach the root system. It will hook up and work with your lawn tractor as long as it will accept a hitch pin.

What are the dimensions of the weight tray? I would like to build some forms for using left over ...

Asked by ProLS May 28, 2019
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ProLS, The overall length of the tray is 41". The interior width is 12.25". Hopefully this will assist you in building the forms.

Can the aerator tines be replaced individually?

Asked by Dan May 18, 2019
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Hello Dan, Yes, they can be individually unbolted and replaced if need be. The part # is B-4855-10. You can order these items on https://brinly.com/ through the parts store or you can place your order with our customer service team at 877-728-8224.

What happens if you roll it over driveways or sidewalks?

Asked by Texan20 March 3, 2019
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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.

Can I just buy a Brinly and paint it green to have the same exact aerator?

Asked by Kattmandu June 4, 2018
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Nope - Mechanical differences mentioned above, plus the JD is nearly completely assembled. There are 37 more bolts to be fastened in the Brinly-Hardy branded version, according to the manuals available on this HD web site. For the 48" version, there are 48 additional bolts to be assembled. Time is money, but it depends on who's time and whos money. The JD has 3 pins for locking the height position (1 for transport,) The BH has one running position that I can determine. The shaft with the tines came installed on the JD, as were the brackets holding the wheels. (Wheels installed by user.) Unfortunately, the one short bracket supporting the lift handle//right wheel was bent on my unit from shipment. I called Brinly, not JD, and they are shipping a new part immediatley. (Shipping a bunch of piece parts MIGHT have had less shipping damage..?) Brindly called me back in 10 minutes when I first reported the problem.

Can this be used with a ztr

Asked by Dan November 17, 2017
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You do not want to make tight turns towing a plug aerator. Unless you move the lever to lift the cutters above the surface, the result will be torn sod, not clean plugs.

What is the weight of this unit, not including the shipping container?

Asked by EdP May 28, 2017
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Shipper said is was 102 pounds - cardboard did not contribute much.

Does the D125 have enough power to pull this thing when weighted?

Asked by QQforD125 April 10, 2017
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Yes, A John Deere D125 has ample power to pull this aerator. 100 to 200 lbs. of weight is sufficient to aerate a well hydrated lawn. Thank you for asking, -Travis

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Customer Reviews

  • 52 Customer Reviews
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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.
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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...
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Quality exceeded my expectations ... Worked just as I expected,...
Quality exceeded my expectations ... Worked just as I expected, then I over-seeded, looks great ... just make sure as they state, that your soil is moist, and select the weight to give you good penetration for plug removal.
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Made extremely well not flimsy like the cheap ones are...
Made extremely well not flimsy like the cheap ones are will last a long time very happy
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Easy assembly Works well...
Easy assembly Works well
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Was expecting something different
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Unfortunately I thought I had ordered the one the seeds as well. Used it once and put it away.
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This tow behind aerator was fairly easy to put together once I received all the parts. The manufa...
This tow behind aerator was fairly easy to put together once I received all the parts. The manufacture quickly sent the missing hardware. This aerator is well built and although I haven't used it yet I'm sure it will be fine.
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Solid Product, but shipped with missing parts and manuals.
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This is a solid John Deere product, but when it arrived via UPS, it was missing the entire "bag of parts" needed to assemble the aerator, as well as the manual/paperwork. For the increased price I paid for a John Deere, I expected better! The aerator is actually manufactured by the Brinly-Hardy Company and when I contacted Home Depot, they referred me directly to them. The Brinly-Hardy customer service team was very responsive and I had what I needed within a few days. Overall, I would recommend the product, but the extra steps I had to go through to get what I needed, lowered the value of this product to "average".
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Great product and very durable. Very satisfied and happy to...
Great product and very durable. Very satisfied and happy to have spent more for the name brand over the more affordable version. High quality and heavy duty, and easy to assemble.
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Typical high John Deere quality, competitively priced and delivered promptly...
Typical high John Deere quality, competitively priced and delivered promptly by Home Depot. Unit arrived intact and was easy to assemble. It performed as advertised using a few bags of fertilizer and a plastic bucket of sand in the weight tray; perfect soil penetration!
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