Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Swath Width:||40 in.|
|Color and Styling:|
|Aerator Type:||Plug type aerator|
|Fits Brands/Models:||Universal- works with all brands of riding lawn mowers|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||84|
|Vehicle Type:||Tractors only|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Tire/Wheel Size:||10 x 4 in.|
Ratings & Reviews
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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Most Helpful Reviews
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 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.
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.
Des Moines, IA
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.
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.
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.
Kansas City, MO
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.
Mount Pleasant, PA
Immediately after using this product, and after it rained, we definitely noticed our lawn wasn't as soggy as before! We then seeded the lawn, and then fertilized it. Our lawn is looking and feeling better than ever, with grass growing after 2 weeks/
I strap a small block on the top and aerate after the thaw. It is like natures fertilizer! Tines can plug if too wet and wont penetrate if too dry.
I bought this as a gift for my husband so he could aerate our lawn before reseeding for grass seed. It took a bit to assemble it but once assembled, it looked great and you can tell it is built very well and is very sturdy. They could have designed the handle lever a bit better but other than that, it is a great piece.
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