Hooker Aerator

MODEL 753 - 38" TOW-BEHIND

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Aerate up to 66,000 square feet per hour at 5 MPH.  The casters swivel, allowing turning while aerating.

Aerate up to 66,000 square feet per hour at 5 MPH. The casters swivel, allowing turning while aerating.

The 38" wide Hooker Aerator punctures up to 6 holes per square foot.  Holes are approx. 1/2" wide by 1 1/4" long and up to 3" deep.

The 38" wide Hooker Aerator punctures up to 6 holes per square foot. Holes are approx. 1/2" wide by 1 1/4" long and up to 3" deep.

Hooking tines pierce deep into the soil and lift loose plugs.  No unsightly hard cores accumulate on the lawn.

Hooking tines pierce deep into the soil and lift loose plugs. No unsightly hard cores accumulate on the lawn.

Hooking tines lift loose plugs of soil, which disperse quickly, spreading nutrients over the surface.

Hooking tines lift loose plugs of soil, which disperse quickly, spreading nutrients over the surface.

Each of the three caster assemblies has two floating tine rotor heads.  The 6 floating heads lift independently over rocks and roots.

Each of the three caster assemblies has two floating tine rotor heads. The 6 floating heads lift independently over rocks and roots.

Hooking tines pierce deep into the soil and lift loose plugs.  No unsightly hard cores accumulate on the lawn.

Hooking tines pierce deep into the soil and lift loose plugs. No unsightly hard cores accumulate on the lawn.

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  • Aerator connects to the two point hitch with just two clevis pins.  Electric lift plugs in via waterproof power connectors.

    Aerator connects to the two point hitch with just two clevis pins. Electric lift plugs in via waterproof power connectors.

    Six rows of hooking tines aerate a 38" width.

    Six rows of hooking tines aerate a 38" width.

    An electric actuator lifts heads for transport.

    An electric actuator lifts heads for transport.

    An electric actuator pivots the caster bar up, lifting the heads for transport.

    An electric actuator pivots the caster bar up, lifting the heads for transport.

    Two position, water sealed switch raises and lowers the castor bar.

    Two position, water sealed switch raises and lowers the castor bar.

    Heavy-duty power wire and switch harness have waterproof connectors and a rain cap.

    Heavy-duty power wire and switch harness have waterproof connectors and a rain cap.

    Swiveling caster wheels with 9 x 3.50 pneumatic tires support the frame.

    Swiveling caster wheels with 9 x 3.50 pneumatic tires support the frame.

    One piece tine rotor with high carbon alloy tines rides on a hardened axle shaft supported by ball bearings.

    One piece tine rotor with high carbon alloy tines rides on a hardened axle shaft supported by ball bearings.

    One piece tine rotor with high carbon alloy tines rides on a hardened axle shaft supported by ball bearings.

    One piece tine rotor with high carbon alloy tines rides on a hardened axle shaft supported by ball bearings.

    High Production Tow-behind Aerator is ideal for compact ZTR Mowers, Garden Tractors, or Utility Vehicles.

    The JRCO Hooker Aerator, used for years as a front-mounted attachment for landscape aeration, is now available in a 60", five head tow-behind version.

    The soft-plug style of aeration is ideal for golf fairways, sports fields or anywhere true plug aeration is needed, without the messy compacted core clean-up of a hollow tine aerator. The JRCO Hooker Aerator is many times faster than traditional hollow tine aerators, and is low maintenance with few moving parts and no engine.

    The tines pierce deep into the soil, hooking and lifting loose plugs of dirt that disperse on the surface, spreading nutrients over the surface. The turf can be played immediately after aeration. Some operators choose to pull a drag over the surface one to three hours after aeration to smooth the aerated surface. Use it in combination with over-seeding for renovating distressed or diseased turf. Holes are approximately 1/2" wide by 1-1/4" long and up to 3" deep. Soil volume removed is comparable with a 5/8" hollow tine core.

    The Hooker tow-behind aerator comes complete with a two point hitch, rigid frame and swiveling caster wheels that allow the aerator to track directly behind the tow vehicle and prevents jackknifing when backing up. The aerator caster heads swivel, allowing them to turn while aerating. The ten floating rotor heads lift independently over rocks and other obstacles, while the other heads continue to aerate. An electric actuator lifts the heads into the transport position. Two sight flags help the operator to see when the heads are fully down in the aeration position.

    Aeration Width38"
    Aeration Pattern5" x 6"
    Hole SizeApprox. 1/2" wide x 1.25" long, up to 3" deep
    Tines3/8" wide x 3" long hardened high carbon alloy steel
    Productivity1.5 acres per hour @ 5 mph (66,000 sq. ft. per hour)
    Shipping Weight198 lbs.
    Width38.25 in.
    Length35 in.
    Height16 in.
    Warranty90 day limited