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#4516388 - 09/14/17 06:38 PM Looking for an Aerator
Matagonka Offline

Registered: 02/03/15
Posts: 469
Loc: NC
Hi guys,

I'm looking for an aerator that I can pull behind my Craftsman. Would you be kind and recommend a good one that won't break my wallet?

Thank you!

#4516392 - 09/14/17 06:42 PM Re: Looking for an Aerator [Re: Matagonka]
CT8 Offline

Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 10925
Loc: Idaho
You want one that removes plugs from the turf.
"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf

#4516398 - 09/14/17 06:47 PM Re: Looking for an Aerator [Re: Matagonka]
Oli20 Offline

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 80
Loc: Michigan

This is the one I have, it's been used a couple of times now and overall I'm happy with the results.
2014 Silverado LTZ 5.3 3.42

#4516411 - 09/14/17 06:59 PM Re: Looking for an Aerator [Re: Matagonka]
user52165 Offline

Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 1331
Loc: CA
Unless you plan to use it very often, probably better to rent.

That said, they are very beneficial, especially if you have clay soil and ridiculous water rates like me.

Edited by user52165 (09/14/17 07:00 PM)

#4516587 - 09/14/17 09:34 PM Re: Looking for an Aerator [Re: user52165]
KD0AXS Offline

Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 2440
Loc: Nowthen, MN
Originally Posted By: user52165
Unless you plan to use it very often, probably better to rent.

Or check Craigslist and/or Facebook Marketplace. This is one of those things that people buy then never use it and end up selling it dirt cheap because they're sick of it taking up space in the garage.

#4516605 - 09/14/17 10:10 PM Re: Looking for an Aerator [Re: Matagonka]
gman2304 Offline

Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3047
Loc: n.c.
I have a Brinly from Home Depot. I've used it many times over the last 15 years. I bungee 3 cinder blocks in the weight tray and it pulls out 3 inch plugs. $179.00.

#4518420 - 09/17/17 08:57 AM Re: Looking for an Aerator [Re: Matagonka]
TWG1572 Offline

Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 558
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin
I've run an Agri-Fab and owned a Brinley. Both did the job. One thing I liked about the Agri-Fab is that you could raise and lower the aerator from the seat. The Brinley's lever is on the side. That's the only meaningful difference I've noticed. I like to raise and lower from the seat, so I'd probably go with an AgriFab if I bought one again.

Definitely go plug aerator.