|Brand||Agri-Fab||John Deere||John Deere|
|Name||48 in. Tow Plug Aerator||40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator||48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator|
|Included||Weight Tray,Wheels||Weight Tray,Wheels||Weight Tray,Wheels|
|View Product||View Product||View Product|
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.
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.
ProLS, The overall length of the tray is 41". The interior width is 12.25". Hopefully this will assist you in building the forms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shipper said is was 102 pounds - cardboard did not contribute much.
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