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Craftsman  Lawn Aerator

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Reg Price: $224.99
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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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80 Reviewers (80.0%) 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!
 

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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Richsaerator

Dallas, GA

Mar 24 , 2014
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Aerator

The aerator works well, assembly was not to difficult and the product seems to be very stable for utilizing behind the four wheeler.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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trzam400

South Ozone Park, NY

Mar 14 , 2014
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Cant wait to use it SNOW melt already

I have been searching for one for a while and this one seem to be the best bang for the buck. I saw some used ones on craigslist but for a few more dollars I could have a new one. Put it together in about a half hour very simple and packed well JUST BE CAREFUL THE KNIVES ARE SHARP

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 24 , 2013
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Better than expected

Seems to be a pretty nice aerator so far. It was a little difficult to assemble, do to the illustrations could be better. But this unit works great though, pulls 2" plugs out of wet, hard, clay soil, and probably 3" plugs on the softer parts of my yard. I was really surprised!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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princelarr

Heath, OH

Oct 27 , 2013
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Please with this aerator

I got this aerator on a Thursday and put it together with a minimal amount of effort. I am not a big instruction reader but followed the outline and it went together well. I loaded it down with about 60 lbs of landscape stones and was surprised with the depth and ease of plugs being removed from my yard. Overall is a good aerator and I will use it for many more years as I really don't expect any problems.


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Lawn_Warrior

Belleville, IL

Sep 22 , 2013
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Well-engineered, good value.

No parts missing & none left-over. Straight-forward assembly if one follows the instructions, which I did this time. Design struck good balance (i.e., solidly constructed w/out being overly heavy). Only defect I found is that one of the inner tubes had a small hole right out of the box. I replaced the tube with one that's self-sealing and has a metal valve. That said, I still prefer pneumatic tires, because they're easier on the grass & weigh less than the sold, flat proof alternatives. Won't use this until 2nd week of October, but expect good results & many seasons of use. The price is about the cost of a one-time professional aeration, which makes for a pretty easy financial decision.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RickMoss

Des Moines, IA

Jun 5 , 2013
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poor assembly

Was delivered assembled(badly). Bolts not tightened, tines installed backwards, bushings missing. wheels upside down so it could not be rolled.... After I disassembled it and put it back together correctly it works fine. Would be nice to have a manual and parts list but it's not rocket science to see it was not properly assembled. Don't know if this was a factory or warehouse issue.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Vannitro

Tolland, CT

Apr 23 , 2013
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Does the job

Took a little time to put together but instructions made sense and were easy to follow. Just don't expect to take out of the box working, take your time and follow the steps. I used the cardboard from the packaging to sit under some cinder blocks so it doesn't scratch and it worked well. May need to go over the lawn twice but I was happy with the strength and job it did.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ted60

Olney, MD

Apr 23 , 2013
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Does good job of tri-core aeration.

Load it up with 2 or 3 solid cement blocks and cut pieces of 2x4 to jam blocks tight so they don't slide around. Do after good rain as soon as not muddy. Don't try steep or uneven areas--my lawn tractor would spin tires when I did. I have to get off tractor seat to raise or lower wheels when loaded with blocks. Do not cross hard surface without lowering wheels or you dull coring heads. Hose off including cleaning dirt out of coring heads before storing. It paid for itself in two uses compared to renting walk-behind unit which vibrates your hands carpel tunnel badly.


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Mobeav

Kansas City, MO

Apr 20 , 2013
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Very Good

This worked very well. It's well built and heavier than expected. Everything went together easily. The tray is large enough to place lots of weight. Use after a rain when the soil is soft, and this thing pops nice deep plugs. The spacing is a bit wide between spindles but with two passes over the yard it looked great.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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