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48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

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  • Heat-treated plugging spoons offer strength and durability
  • 16-Gauge steel tines and four welded tines rotate independently
  • Universal hitch attaches to most riding lawn mowers
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Product Overview

John Deere's 48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator can help you achieve that lush, healthy lawn you've always wanted. This durable, high-performance aerator uses the coring process to penetrate the lawn and remove 3 in. plugs of soil. These openings let water, seed and nutrients reach the lawn's root system. The 48 plugging spoons are heat-treated for maximum strength and durability. Four welded tine sections rotate independently, ensuring optimal coverage even during tractor turns. The tough, all steel weight tray is fully enclosed and can handle up to 250 lbs. of added weight.
  • Super wide working width of 48 in.; ideal for larger lawns
  • Up to 3 in. penetration
  • All steel, 250 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 four welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
51 in
Assembled Height (in.)
33 in
Assembled Width (in.)
67 in
Maximum Penetration (in.)
3
Working Width (in.)
48

Details

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.)
101
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

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  • 4.5
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Comes well packaged. Fairly easy to assemble. The raise/lower mechanism for the tines is well d...
Comes well packaged. Fairly easy to assemble. The raise/lower mechanism for the tines is well designed and easy to work. I assembled it in about 30 minutes, hooked it up to my Deere, placed 6 cinder blocks in it and my wife proceeded to quickly aerate the lawn. It follows well on the hitch, and does not require much additional driving skill either forward or backward. The tires and axles are clearly a cost savings design, but they are adequate for the job, even when fully loaded. This is standard John Deere-well made, functional, general solid....and overpriced. But if you go cheaper, you generally just get poorly made press metal garbage that is incomplete and requires 5 additional trips to the store to actually use.
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    Great product, horrible packaging
    Received this aerator yesterday. Had shipped to home. Box was tore in several places. Aerator was dinged and dented in a few spots from shipping apparently. A few bolts and nuts were missing. Went and bought some to replace. One wheel is a little crooked. The bracket may need to be bent back out some. I understand that it is a heavy product. But for what it costs you would think that they could ship it in a heavier box and more padding. The aerator works as it should. Pulled out 2-3" plugs. I used 4x8x16" solid concrete blocks, that added just under 200 lbs for extra weight. Pulled behind john deere z445 zero turn. Other than packaging i would reccomend this product. If you are on the fence on which aerator to buy. This is the heaviest that i have found. Didnt wanna buy a cheap one that probably wouldnt last. Hopefully this one lasts like it should.
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      Dollar for dollar, it's a pretty good machine
      Had her up and running in less than 40 mins. Deeply moist soil and six concrete blocks on the tray are a must for aerating success. Pretty strong build for the price. JD should have added 2-4 more tines per tine wheel for smoother aerating, but hardly a serious draw back. Making 2 perpendicular passes I pulled out 3-4" plugs on irrigated lawn. 27 hp exmark pulled it with ease. We will see how it holds up to 50 hrs of use per year.
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      Easy to assemble and very heavy duty! Great John deer product!
      Easy to assemble and very heavy duty! Great John deer product!
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      put this unit to work right after assembly. Fully loaded,...
      put this unit to work right after assembly. Fully loaded, it work as advertised. No issues.
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      Great Product. Solid and does a great Job
      Great Product. Solid and does a great Job
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      Easy to install and works perfectly....
      Easy to install and works perfectly.
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      I was quite late getting the Aerator but did use it briefly. It served my needs and I look forwa...
      I was quite late getting the Aerator but did use it briefly. It served my needs and I look forward to greater use in the spring.
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      Excellent peace of equipment, well constructed. That's John Deere for...
      Excellent peace of equipment, well constructed. That's John Deere for you!!
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      Worked wonderfully, wish I got it years ag?...
      Worked wonderfully, wish I got it years ag?
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      Very pleased do it for a living I used it...
      Very pleased do it for a living I used it on approximately 25 residential yards did an awesome job.
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      Worked like a charm and got the job done with...
      Worked like a charm and got the job done with no problems.
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      The 48 inch John Deere tow behind aerator has a...
      The 48 inch John Deere tow behind aerator has a more narrow spacing between the sets of tines which offers a greater aerating capacity with less passes on the lawn.
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      Difficult to put together but sturdy when you do. It's too big for an average yard and too small ...
      Difficult to put together but sturdy when you do. It's too big for an average yard and too small for acreage but it does the job.
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      I was on the fence between the brinly vs the john deere plug aerator even though there made in th...
      I was on the fence between the brinly vs the john deere plug aerator even though there made in the same plant. John deere was better built in my opinion with extra support and higher load weight rating .My first time using it plugs were 1-2 inch as ground was on the dry side. Waited for a few days of rain to try it again and what a difference. Plugs were 2-3.5 inches with 200 lb of weight. Price is alittle steep but i buy things once instead of replacing a cheaper product every year. My only problem is everyone wants to borrow it.
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      Thank you very much for the positive review! We take great pride in the quality and durability of our products and are always appreciative when a customer shares their experience with us.

      If you ever need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8am-5pm to assist you. You can also find helpful resources on our website, www.Brinly.com. Thank you again for choosing Brinly! Brinly
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      Works perfectly...
      Works perfectly
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      Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceJun 22, 2020
      Thank you for leaving us a review! For warranty, service parts or for help at any time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224 or at customerservice@brinly.com Brinly
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      Took me awhile to put it together. Works great. Came with pin to attach it to mower
      Took me awhile to put it together. Works great. Came with pin to attach it to mower
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      Great value for the price with sturdy built...
      Great value for the price with sturdy built
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      Only John Deere can make this quality aerator. It's what I expected..
      Only John Deere can make this quality aerator. It's what I expected..
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      Very happy with the performance and quality of the John...
      Very happy with the performance and quality of the John Deere tow behind plug aerator and it was easy to assemble.
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      Aerator works very well. Pretty easy to assemble... Decent instructions and illustrations. Did a...
      Aerator works very well. Pretty easy to assemble... Decent instructions and illustrations. Did assembly alone... easier with helo.
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      Assembly was straightforward. Used once so far, did...
      Assembly was straightforward. Used once so far, did a good job. Seems to be well made and worth the money compared to hiring it done for a large yard.
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      Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceMay 1, 2020
      Thank you very much for the positive review! We take great pride in the quality and durability of our products and are always appreciative when a customer shares their experience with us.

      If you ever need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at  877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8am-5pm to assist you. You can also find helpful resources on our website, www.Brinly.com. Thank you again for choosing Brinly! Brinly
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      Very good and easy to assemble does a great job....
      Very good and easy to assemble does a great job.
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