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Will the tines damage sprinkler heads and/or will the tines be damaged by sprinkler heads?
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Where can I buy replacement tines and how much are they?
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what is the minimum hp need to pull this?
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does the strongway plug aerator come fully assembled
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does the strongway plug aerator come fully assembled
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Can you add some extra weight to this so it will penetrate the ground better.
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Will the tines damage sprinkler heads and/or will the tines be damaged by sprinkler heads?
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Where can I buy replacement tines and how much are they?
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what is the minimum hp need to pull this?

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"Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"

Item# 365370
"This 48in.W Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator is the perfect tool for getting water and nutrients to the roots of plants in compacted soil. Spike Penetration Depth in. 2 1/2, Overall Width in. 50, Spike Length in. 3, Weight Capacity lbs. 140, Spikes qty. 32, HP Required to Pull 12, Working Width in. 48. Spikes penetrate 2 1/2in. deep, allowing water and nutrients to reach your lawn's root system, as well as giving new seed a safe place to grow Black powder-coated frame for corrosion resistance 10in. pneumatic tires roll smoothly over varied terrain Pin-style hitch easily attaches to lawn mowers and ATVs without requiring additional equipment Weight tray supports up to 120 lbs. to increase penetration"
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Questions & Answers for "Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"

Question

which is better to spike or plug aerat your lawn

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
by
1987
 - long island N.Y
on "Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"
+4points
9out of 14found this question helpful.
6 answers
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answer 1
Staff Answer
A Plug aerator actually pulls plugs out of the lawn. Pieces of your lawn are removed so that a direct open link is made between the surface air and the nutritious soil below. The Spike aerator stabs the compacted lawn without removing any of it. If your lawn thatch problem is serious, you can hardly guarantee that soil, air, water, and grass will find each other just because you've put a spike through the knotted roots; that doesn't necessarily mean aeration. With plugs, you know that the grass roots are going to reconnect with the soil. Spiking will only work if the aeration problem is extremely small or localized.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
ProductExpert26
+20points
21out of 22found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I guess it depends on your needs. I prefer the plug aerator, as it leaves slightly larger holes in the ground for water to sink in.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
Richard13
 - Melbourne, FL
+5points
7out of 9found this answer helpful.
answer 3
I believe plug aerating is better since it seems to break up the ground a better and allow your lawn to breath.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
some1ne
+4points
4out of 4found this answer helpful.
answer 4
Plug is better, because it removes compacted soil out,
The Spike goes in and packs the soil around the spike.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Merlo
 - Central Minnesota
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3out of 3found this answer helpful.
answer 5
Spiking can actually pack the ground more,as it forces the spike in to make a slit. The corer actually cuts and pulls a plug each knife, each turn, leaving the plug on top of the ground. This gives the plug and the soil around the hole it leaves behind a chance to loosen up and absorb water and nutrients better. So imho coring has many advantages over spiking. One of which is that it seems to help level or equalize your ground as the plugsbreak down and settle back in.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
qualcon
 - knoxville,tn
+5points
5out of 5found this answer helpful.
answer 6
I have heard on a weekly lawn and garden radio show that spikes do little.If you are reseeding the plug style is the only way to go.I use mine on a lot in northern Mi. where we have to drive on it when we are there.Using an aerator several times a year have made a huge difference.
answered 2 years ago
by
Reseeded
 - Michigan
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1out of 2found this answer helpful.
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Does this have a lever to raise and lower the tires so you can cross paved areas?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Barrington, IL
on "Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"
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1out of 1found this question helpful.
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
vantara
 - Southeast NH
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answer 2
Yes it does
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
ballground1
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answer 3
Yes it has a handle that completely raises and lowers the tires to pick the tines up when crossing paved or concreted areas. The handle is located on the top of the aerator (where the weight goes). The handle divides the "weight" area into a left half and right half. The handle worked easily to raise and lower the aerator. It has a locking pin as well when it is raised to keep it from accidentally dropping the tines.
answered 9 months ago
by
FastExit
 - TN
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 4
Staff Answer
This Yard Tuff aerator has a lever to raise and lower wheels.
answered 9 months ago
by
ProductExpert30
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How much horse power does a lawn tractor need to pull this product?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Duluth
on "Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"
+1point
1out of 1found this question helpful.
2 answers
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This Yard Tuff plug aerator requires at least 12 HP to be pulled.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
ProductExpert39
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
You definitely have to add weight to the top of the aerator or it will not punch through the ground. The amount of weight you have to add will depend greatly on how wet the ground is. The wetter the ground means less weight which should equate to fewer hp required to pull the aerator if that makes sense. I max out the weight and with my 25 hp tractor it pulls it no problem...
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
Yardguy131341
 - Prosper, TX
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
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Besides 48 in. in width, what are the dimensions of the platform, which holds the weight?

asked 5 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on "Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The dimensions on the platform on the aerator are 50" left to right and 18" top to bottom.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
ProductExpert12
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4out of 8found this answer helpful.
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What is the depth of the platform that holds the weight?

Recently I received an answer to my first question regarding the dimensions of just the platform itself. I knew it was 50 in in length. The answer I received added that it was 18 in top to bottom. Is that top to bottom, meaning to the ground? I need to know the depth of the platform from front to back. Thanks!
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
by
Caklapak
on "Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"
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2out of 2found this question helpful.
1 answer
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The measurement of the platform is 18 inches from front to back or depth, not the height.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
ProductExpert10
-1point
1out of 3found this answer helpful.
Question

What are the replacement tires?

I am having a hard time keeping the tubless tires inflated and would like to go with a solid rubber tire. What would you recommend for a replacement?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
by
APSmith
 - Charlotte, NC
on "Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"
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2out of 2found this question helpful.
1 answer
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Parts can be purchased through Northern's customer service department: 800-222-5381.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
ProductExpert26
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Can the tines turn independently, or do they all rotate together?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
by
jgillow
on "Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"
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4out of 5found this question helpful.
1 answer
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The tines all rotate together on this aerator.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
by
ProductExpert41
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4out of 5found this answer helpful.
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does Northern sell replacement spikes for this aerator

asked 1 year ago
by
David55
 - Woodstock, Al
on "Yard Tuff Tow-Behind Plug Aerator - 48in.W, 32 Knives, Model# AE-48T"
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5out of 5found this question helpful.
1 answer
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Replacement spikes can be obtained from the Northern Tool Parts Department. 1-800-657-0516.
answered 1 year ago
by
ProductExpert10
+7points
9out of 11found this answer helpful.
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