I have been very satisfied with the purchase of this aerator. This thing is built very well, extremely heavy construction and should last me a long time. It will take a few hours to assemble and double check which bolts you use when fastening the unit together, so you do not use the wrong bolts in the wrong location, as I did.
Sturdy as they come. Easy enough to put together. Took two hours, but it was simple to follow the instructions. Took my 2 hours, ten minutes. The aerator could probably do perfectly fine on its own when aerating soft ground, it's that heavy. I used four cinder blocks and it was more than enough. Long plugs and I hadn't watered in days. Very happy with this attachment.
This product is made with heavy gage steel. It's not that hard to assemble if you read the directions. The Aerators are sharp so watch them fingers. I have used it several times. No Complaints works great. I placed 4 cinder blocks as weight
The aerator is of substantial material. It is well built and durable. It was more difficult to assemble than I had anticipated. The video was very helpful but did not finish all the steps required for a completely assembled product.
Required 2+ hours assembly time. Parts missing and axle shaft had to be replaced. Holes in shaft were drilled in wrong orientation resulting in not being able to place in "transport position". Agri-Fab Customer Service sent missing parts and axle shaft and received in two days. Works well with two 12" concrete blocks or bags of fertilizer secured to weight tray.
It may be just the luck of the draw, But, it took me 2 six packs and about 8 hrs. to put it together. Not all the required parts was there and I had to make the replacement parts myself. I call the phone number that was provided and was told that I would have pay for the missing parts plus shipping and it would take a week to ten day +- for the parts to get to my house. Well that was almost the straw that almost broke the camels back.
I do recommend that you, first make sure that everything is there, then "dry fit" everything before you tighten all the nuts and bolts. In my case I even had to use a pry bar and "large" hammer because hardly anything was at the correct angles. If you don't have a complete shop in you home or available to you, you may want to have someone put it together for you.
HOWEVER, once done, it works just fine and I am very happy with it.
If it was a Craftsman you would not have any of the problems that I had.