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Craftsman  Lawn Aerator

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Reg Price: $224.99
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$179.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Swath Width: 40 in.
Color and Styling:
Color/Finish: Black
Product Overview:
Aerator Type: Plug type aerator
Attachment Type: Aerators
Fits Brands/Models: Universal- works with all brands of riding lawn mowers
Item Weight (lbs.): 84
Vehicle Type: Tractors only
Materials & Finishes:
Material: Galvanized steel
Installation Requirements:
Assembly Required: Assembly Required
Wheels & Tires:
Tire/Wheel Size: 10 x 4 in.

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Loosen Tough, Compacted Soil with the Craftsman Lawn Aerator

Revitalize your lawn with the Craftsman core aerator. The universal aerator attaches to the back of any brand lawn, garden or yard tractor so you can aerate soil quickly with minimal effort. The core aerator pulls narrow plugs from the lawn up to 3 inches deep, loosens compact soil and prepares lawns for spring and fall planting. A properly aerated lawn helps water and nutrients reach deeper into the soil. Roots will grow deeper and stronger, and you'll have a healthier, lush lawn as a result.

The Craftsman lawn aerator rejuvenates tough, compacted soil like clay, areas that receive heavy foot traffic or lawns damaged by drought. Constructed of heavy galvanized soil, the aerator has an enclosed weight tray that can support up to 100 pounds of ballast to cut through heavily compacted lawns. The 10- by 4-inch wheels roll smoothly over rough terrain, and the 24 coring points are easy to raise and lower via a convenient handle.

  • Craftsman core aerator loosens tough, compacted soil giving you a healthy and lush lawn
  • It attaches to any brand lawn, garden or yard tractor so you can aerate while you mow
  • Rejuvenates compact soil from clay to areas that receive heavy traffic or drought damage
  • Prepares soil for spring or fall planting
  • Encourages strong, healthy root development by freeing up room for nutrients and water reach deep into soil
  • 24 coring points pull plugs from lawn up to 3 inches deep
  • Coring depth controlled by a convenient handle
  • Coring points preassembled at the factory
  • Heavy galvanized steel construction
  • Enclosed weight tray supports up to 100 pounds of ballast for tougher coring action
  • 10- by 4-inch pneumatic wheels roll smoothly, even over rocky terrain
  • Release on lift handle with an easy-to-store design that can be stored against the wall
  • Weighs 84 pounds

Added on October 21, 2010

 

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109 Reviews Write a review
89 Reviewers (82.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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weekendwarrier
Apr 1 , 2009
NOT A BAD AERATOR. GO OUT AND GET YOURSELF ONE
Over all I have to give this thing 5 stars. I bought mine boxed and it was not that difficult to put together. It took about an hour. The one thing I was concerned about that no one mentioned in any other reviews or on the video online was how well did it hold up turning. It turns out I had no problems. I pulled it behind my zero turn mower. I do think it is best to use earily spring or late fall when the ground is nice and soft obviously. I had 2 tube sand bags from my truck on top of it. I think the main thing to remember is you dont need to go fast. take it slow and steady. It says it is commercial quality but even commercial equipment isnt meant to be thought of as indistructive. I still didnt make any 90 degree turns when I came to the end of my yard. make it a 3 or 4 point turn. This way there will be minimum stress on the tines. I guess my only complaint would be since it is a once and done until the end of the season piece of equipment, I would like to see grease fittingsfor the axel on the tines. I know I am probably a little too meticulus, but all of my other equipment gets a hose down and regrease after every use. For the price, if I get 2 or 3 seasons with a spring and fall pull out of it I will be satisfied and buy another one. So go out and get one, and remember slow and steady, watch tree roots (go over them slowly), sprinkeler heads, in ground dog fences, and tight turns, clean it up when your done, try to spray some white lithium grease on the tine axel and it should last a while.
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MOWPRO
Mar 22 , 2009
Unhappy with purchase!
Purchased this aerator in hopes that it would save me from having to rent aerators on a yearly basis as I own a local lawn service. Purchased on sale for $159.88 at my local Sears store. This item appeared to be very sturdy and built well. So I purchased it. No matter how much weight I put on it, I could not get plugs to be any more than half inch max plugs. This after watering yard and adding 180 lbs at one point. It was hard to even tell that the yard had been aerated. I will be returning to Sears tomorrow. Not a happy customer!! Next time I will try it before buying it!
 

garneran

Columbia, MO

Jun 25 , 2014
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Aerator

Comes in several pieces. Be sure to have time to put it together. Very sturdy. You will definitely need to add weights to it so that it will punch through the ground properly. Works great.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Gotmud7

Manhattan, IL

Jun 19 , 2014
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Aerator

Works really good. Ground must be soft from rain. Well designed and seems solid.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dougmadonna

Grand Forks, ND

Jun 17 , 2014
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Craftsmans Lawn Aerator

We were a little hesitant to buy this product, not sure it would really work well for our lawn. Took a little time to put together, but once we completed putting the aerator together, we hooked it up to our lawn tractor and started aerating our lawn. We were surprised in how well a job it did for us. Just after we did our 1/2 acre of lawn, it started to down pour. After a week went by we actually notice how thick and green the lawn was getting since we used the aerator. We are well pleased and very satisfied. We would highly recommend this Aerator to anyone that is thinking of buying this model. We believe we will get our money's worth out of this product made by Craftsman.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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May 30 , 2014
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Great Purchase

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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markts

Grafton, MA

May 29 , 2014
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Great results!

I had read all of the warnings about the edges being sharp and was careful, but still found a slice on my leg when I was done. The instructions were pretty clear and I didn't have much difficulty, aside from it being awkward to work with. After a good rain I took it out with three 40lb bags of lime in the back. It pulled plugs pretty consistently as long as I went slowly, but that was fine. Overall I'm happy with the purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Woof1

Riverdale, NE

May 28 , 2014
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Great little aerator

For something that doesn't cost a lot, it does a decent job. We have very hard clay and with 3 blocks on, this was able to pull plugs up nicely. Hopefully will last us a very long time.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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swtexan02

Smithville, TX

May 5 , 2014
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Craftsman Lawn Aerator

This item is well made, heavy duty, works great! Great buy for the price and found nearby in a local Sear's store! Exactly what my Husband wanted and we didn't even see in person prior to purchasing.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KIMBERVERDE

Chino Valley, AZ

May 4 , 2014
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DOES IT'S JOB

THIS AERATOR IS EASY TO HOOK UP TO THE RIDING MOWER ONCE IT'S BEEN ASSEMBLED, GLAD MY HUSBAND WAS HOME TO DO THAT FOR ME. HAD TO ADD EXTRA WEIGHT TO GET IT TO WORK PROPERLY.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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seventimesseven

Chester, VA

Apr 22 , 2014
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spacers

checked the contents of packages with the parts list. should have received 2-1.33" in spacers, 2- 1" spacers and a 3.7" spacer. What I received was 4-1.33" spacers and 2-3.7" spacers. Rather than pack everything up and take it back, I cut everything to fit. Once assembled, it works great.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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HawsInFL

Niceville, FL

Apr 6 , 2014
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Descent Aerator for a descent price

Assembly instructions were very clear and helpful. Quality is good (surprisingly) for the price. Works well. Wish I would have bought this years ago.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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