Model # PA-48JD

Internet #100609654

John Deere 48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
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John Deere

48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

$46900 /each

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.
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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 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 four welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage

Product Overview

Model #: PA-48JD
Internet #: 100609654

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 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 four welded tine sections rotate independently, achieving maximum coverage

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Price
$248.15 /each
$339.50 /carton
$423.28 /each
$469.00 /each
Name 48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator 40 in. Dethatcher Plug Aerator Combo 40 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator 48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator
Brand Brinly-Hardy John Deere John Deere John Deere
Ratings (137) (39) (37) (30)
Refurbished No No No No
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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

Aerator Type
Plug
Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
2-Piece Drawbar
Fits brands/models
Most riding lawn tractors
Included
Weight Tray,Wheels
Material
Steel
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

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

Aerator Type
Plug
Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
2-Piece Drawbar
Fits brands/models
Most riding lawn tractors
Included
Weight Tray,Wheels
Material
Steel
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Questions & Answers

what is the total aerator plugs on this 48" unit?

Asked by: suemoz
48 spoons or 48 plugs per revalution.
Answered by: morz
Date published: 2016-10-24

can you tow this thing in reverse for short distances?

i have a million trees and would likely need to reverse here and there. thanks.
Asked by: moogy
I operate mine in reverse and it seems to do no harm. Your success will depend upon your backing skill and how well you can see when backing. It jackknifes easily.
Answered by: Rooster
Date published: 2017-05-11

Do the plugs come out easily when towing along? Has anyone experienced the spoon getting clogged with dirt and not ejecting the previous plug?

Asked by: billjr
I have only used it once, but everything worked perfectly - the plugs automatically pushed out and there was no clogging. But I imagine this could be different in different soil/dampness conditions.
Answered by: biobike
Date published: 2017-10-07

Where is this made?

Where is the 48", and for that matter the 40" models made? Haven't decided on size yet. Thanks.
Asked by: billjr
I think jeffersonvlle In.
Answered by: morz
Date published: 2016-10-24
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Customer Reviews

48 in. Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product was ordered online and picked up in local store.... Product was ordered online and picked up in local store. That was a positive experience. Packaging was TERRIBLE, fortunately the product was only slightly scathed although it may have impacts on long term use of the handle, too early to tell. The aerator worked well on my yard and is sturdy, the Green premium appears to be worthwhile in this case. Easy to assemble.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was the perfect solution for overseeding. New grass coming up everywhere we aerated and seed... This was the perfect solution for overseeding. New grass coming up everywhere we aerated and seeded in pastures and the yard - total 10 acres. 1st time in years of overseeding that we are seeing grass growing rather than seeds sitting on top of the dirt feeding the birds. Very sturdy, good coverage. We are thoroughly pleased.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The aerator itself works very well, in both soft and... The aerator itself works very well, in both soft and hard soil. The reason for one less star than excellent is missing bolts. Had to run to the hardware store to pick up the missing items in order to complete the assembly.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The aerator was damaged during the delivery process. The... The aerator was damaged during the delivery process. The assembly was quite easy. The company shipped the missing parts in one day . I am still waiting for the parts that we’re damaged when shipped.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The handle broke that lifts the wheel after barely any usage. I'm lucky it happened right away an... The handle broke that lifts the wheel after barely any usage. I'm lucky it happened right away and home depot is sending a freight company to come pick it up. I would not recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend this aerator. Heavy duty so you can... Highly recommend this aerator. Heavy duty so you can put weight on this and not worry about the tongue not being strong enough. Don't waste your time with cheaper brands.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Added 4 concrete blocks for weight and did an excellent job aerating fescue lawn. Only used it on... Added 4 concrete blocks for weight and did an excellent job aerating fescue lawn. Only used it one time so I will give it a 4 rating.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just bought this JD 48 inch aerator from Home Depot. It arrived on time and the packaging was i... I just bought this JD 48 inch aerator from Home Depot. It arrived on time and the packaging was intact. All the pieces were in the box and it took me about an hour to assemble them. The instructions have to be carefully followed - there are some confusing labels and the photographs are not as clear as they could be, but overall it is not too difficult if you are careful. It has been dry for the past couple of weeks so I watered the lawn yesterday then aerated today. The aerator did a good job - with plugs about 2-3 inches where the watering had been more extensive, and smaller plugs around 0.5-1 inch where the lawn was drier. I had about 250 lbs of weights: concrete blocks, fertilizer bags etc, and I positioned the cardboard packaging (that the aerator was shipped in) underneath the weights to protect the paint. I pulled it with my old John Deere 260 lawn tractor and it ran smoothly with no problems except a couple of times the tractor wheels slipped where the grass was damp, presumably because of the extra weight being pulled. I used it carefully on some moderate slopes and the aerator handled well without any suggestion of tipping. I could also do reasonably tight turns without a problem. Note that when you lower the aerator with weights in place you have to be careful with the control bar, which jumps under the weight. I assume you cannot run the aerator backwards and that may damage the machine, although I could not find anything about this in the instructions or on the internet. Nevertheless, I lifted the aerator before reversing just in case. Overall I am very pleased - it is very solidly built and works efficiently. I think it should last for many years.
Date published: 2017-10-07
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