it works as it was described and save me a lot of time and back pain now I can get to places that are to tight for my bigger tractor and equipment plus it gently works up those areas. It works with or without extra weight,
Put it together by looking at the picture on the box and skimming through the instructions, so that parts easy. Took it out on somewhat soft soil with about 80 pounds on it for about 30 minutes, does the job it's supposed to. The spikes went into the ground about 1 1/2" so I know that my weight was adequate. But, when I took the blocks off, like many others I noticed the angle iron was bent to he!!. It's only 1/16" so you can't really expect it to carry as much weight as it claims. Guess I thought it was super iron or something. I'm going to keep it and just spend 13 bucks for some 1/8" angle iron and replace the crap that's on it. (I need things to do on the weekends) I don't understand why it wasn't made with 1/8" in the first place, I would have spent the extra 15 bucks or so. Also, the average guy isn't going to do what I'm going to do to fix it. Most people want something to work right out of the box. But, then again, compared to other brand aerators, what does a guy expect for this price? It looks pretty and can probably safely carry about 50 or 60 pounds. You definetely get what you pay for. I would recommend average Joe buy something better or be ready to modify this thing in your own way right out of the box. It does what it's supposed to, but the weight rating is way off par. Unless you're going to work sod and don't need much weight, buy something more expensive (heavy Duty). I give it a 1 star, because I don't even think it's worth the sale price that I paid for the use it's intended for. But, if you pretty much just want to build your own, it's a good starter kit. Maybe that's what they should market it as.
Nice product easy to use and assembly did not take long
Had missing parts. Luckily I had some around to finish
Ordered this on may 31st and literally picked it up today.. got home to put it together and was missing hardware!! Waited two months because of a delay and don't even have all the parts... I'm beyond upset.
Parts missing from box to start out with. Got it together with stuff I had laying around. Sturdy when assembled. Will hold a lot of weight. Weakest point is the plastic bushings on the axle that carry all the weight. There is no bottom to the weight tray, and the gap is a little wider than a cinder block, so the block is tippy. Spikes only went into dry soil about an inch. I watered and added more weigh and got them to go a little deeper. This aerator is the cheapest I found. If you want to do a really good job, get a plug aerator. No telling yet if this one will help my lawn.