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Ohio Steel (42") Core Plug Aerator

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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
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Creates A Healthier Lawn
Allows moisture and nutrients to reach your lawns roots

42-Inch Coring Path
32 core points
Pulls out 8 plugs per square foot
Powder-coated steel frame

Heavy-Duty Heat-Treated Steel Tines
Resist damage from rocks and roots
Aeration depth up to 2.5 inches

Enclosed Weight Tray
Holds up to 140 pounds of additional weight if desired
Let's you increase plug depth

3/4-Inch Solid Steel Axle
10-inch pneumatic tires


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Overview
Assembly Required
Yes
Weight
67 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
716504424012
Model
42CPA
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  1 Question
Q: Will this work with a Cub Cadet riding mower?
by Maureen Alston from Massachusetts on March 25, 2014

A: Thank you for contacting Mowers direct, you can use this aerator on your mower but I would recommend checking the towing capacity of your mower to make sure you do not do any damage to the mower itself.


by Jose, Product Expert

Ohio Steel 42CPA Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5
Pros
Price (5)
Easy To Use (4)
High Quality (1)
Cheap (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Cons
Low Quality (3)
Durability (3)
Unreliable (2)
Bad Instructions (1)
Cheap (1)
57% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Power Equipment Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
91 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12252 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

The Ohio Steel 42CPA core plug aerator easily handles aerating jobs at your home or other property. Aerating helps to reduce soil compaction, which it turn allows important nutrients to reach your lawn's roots.

The Ohio Steel 42CPA has a very simple design that aerates a 42-inch path with 32 core points. You'll pull out 8 plugs per square foot - a pattern that is ideal for helping maintain a healthy looking lawn.

The Ohio Steel 42CPA also has a lever that let's you engage and disengage... more
Jose Recommends This Model
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292
David D.
Gardner, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/16/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Plugging Machine
I used a sandbag for weight, and it performed very well.
David Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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Jensen J.
West Richland, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/12/15
Total Reviews
5 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Get A Different One
It came.with a piece missing. Ohio Steel sent it out, and used it the next weekend. Put 140lbs on it, broke a spindle within an hour and destroyed another PLASTIC spacer in the process. Upon further inspection, the upper plater is twisted and both wheels are badly bent. I paid $180 for piece of equipment I only got one use out of. I won't ever buy Ohio Steel again.
Cons: Low Quality, Durability, Unreliable, Packaging
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Jensen,
Sorry to hear that the product is not working correctly, I would recommend calling Ohio Steel directly since this product still has a warranty they will cover it as a defect. If you need help getting in contact with them please let us know and we can call them on your behalf.
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James H.
Downingtown, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/2/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
08
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Damaged Product
The product arrived damaged with dents and scratch paint. Since this piece of equipment is meant for yard work, returning the product because of the damaged was not worth the effort.

The assembly processes was OK but a little tweaking on the length of the plastic bushings was required. I expected a better product to be delivered from this company.
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10
Stuart H.
Petersburg, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/13/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Could Be Better
After using the aerator for about an hour, I decided to check it for bolt tightness, initial wear, etc. The plastic spacer on one end of the main shaft had worn away the enlarged end of the bushing next to it and both were inside the first aerator assembly.

I took the main shaft back out and put steel washers next to each aerator assembly and at the end of the shaft where the first spacer wore away. A better design is definitely needed. Aerator worked good after the washers were installed. more
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John A.
Mcdonough, GA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/12/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Plugger Only Way To Go
Got plugger ,very heavy,must put multiple washers on wheel opposite handle or bolt will hit plugger.Handle to raise and lower plugger too loose will not stay locked with wheels up.Bolts for wheels need lock washers ,or wheel comes loose and angles off to side.Tray for weights needs more holes for hold downs.Bolts to hold pluggers on plate block dirt plugs from coming out,thus building sod up and not working,not bad once you get done fixing all the engineering mistakes
John's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"Had to fix many engineering mistakes,you should pay me for fixing your goofs.45 years as aircraft mechanic helped."
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Michael P.
Gibsonia, PA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/29/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Satisfied But Squeaks
The aerator works well but there is a squeaker big noise from the wheels. There aren't any fittings to grease. I'm going to try and take apart the wheels and try to grease them
Michael Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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Doug H.
Edwardsville, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/16/14
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
27
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Edwardsville, Il
I purchased an Ohio Steel Tow Behind Plug Aerator Model 42CPA. The assembly was not easy but I got through it in an hour and thirty minutes with lots of lubrication to get the spools on the axle. I was able to get 80% of my yard aerated before a weld broke on one of the plug spools. I had used the aerator just under 2 hours. It took forever to get through to Customer Service at Ohio Steel, I gave the lady the part numbers I needed and received the new parts in five days. When I opened the... more
Pros: Can't Think Of One Positive Thing
Cons: Low Quality, Durability, Difficult To Assemble, Difficult To Receive Proper Replacement Parts
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200
Chris
Milford, NH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 10/22/12
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
26
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works Great, Assembly Wasn't Easy
The plastic spacers that separate the tines were very tight on the axle, making it difficult to assemble. It took some creative thinking, a 5 lb sledge, and some serious elbow grease to get this thing together.

That being said, it is well constructed after it's together and does the job well. I recommend at least 3 cinder blocks for weight as the tines need that little extra push into the ground.
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170
Howard S.
Beaver Dam, WI
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 9/8/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Assembly
The unit came with the tines assembled to the hubs with the nuts located on the inside of the tines thus partially blocking the exit for the cores. This caused some plugging of the tines but by reversing the direction of the bolts so that the heads were on the inside of the tines this problem was eliminated.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Howard Recommends This Ohio Steel Product
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120
Pat
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/31/12
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Company
I had a problem with a bent part. I filled out the online form and received the part in about 3 days.

I like the product and would buy an Ohio Steel product anytime.
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120
Larry R.
Leonardtown, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/27/12
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
09
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Aerator
Fast service. Easy assembly. Seems to do a good job for the price.

My lawn service wanted over $300 to aerate my yard one time so this seemed to be a good investment.
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