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Draper Hollow Tine Aerator

Hollow Tine Aerator
  • £18.75
  • In stock
    We have quantities of this item in our warehouse.
  • Relieves compaction and aerates in one operation
  • Removes cores and revives heavily worn areas
  • Hollow Tine to improve drainage in autumn 

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Draper Hollow Tine Aerator
  • Description
  • Delivery and Returns
  • Reviews
Description
  • Heavy Duty Aerator for compacted soils and lawns
  • Removes cores for longer lasting aeration
  • Use in autumn for all over lawn aeration
  • Beneficial at any time for reviving dry patches or hard areas
  • Helps reduce moss in damp areas by improving drainage
  • Simple and cost effective for lawns upto 100m2
  • 10cm long tines
  • Not for use on heavy clay or very sandy soils
  • Now in lime green to prevent trips when left on lawn

TIP 1 Sharp Tines: Hollow tine aerators need sharp tines otherwise they are hard work. This unit is the strongest aerator we could find so has plenty of metal which can be sharpened without weakening it. Just take a large coarse file and set to work sharpening the outside (not the inside) of the tines. Look at the tines in the video.

TIP 2 Blocked Tines: Tines block if the soil consistency isn't right - either too soft or too stoney This is not a problem with this unit but is a problem with ALL hollow tines whether manual or powered. Ensure the soil is soft enough to penetrate after sharpening the tines (as in the video) but is not too soft that it 'squiggies' and blocks. A one metre piece of 10mm dowelling can be poked into the tine to clear any blockage without bending down. Sometimes it is trail and error until you get the soil consistenct right.

TIP3 Clear or Smash Cores: Don't leave the cores on the lawn. Either use the flat back of a landscapers rake to collect them or let them dry and go over them with a rotary mower to smash them. This distributes the soil as a top dressing but only works if your mower instructions allow it to be used without the box. Wear eye protection.

Delivery & Returns

Delivery

Delivery is to United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland only.

We normally dispatch within 1 to 2 working days of your placing an order e.g. if you place an order on Monday it will normally go out on Tuesday and at the latest on Wednesday. Once dispatched delivery is next day but may vary due to destination and delivery method.

Other destinations and our full deliveries policy is here.

Returns

At Lawnsmith we strive to select the best and most appropriate products for you to use on your lawn. However, in the rare event you are unhappy with a product and simply want to return it to us, you have 14 days starting from the day after delivery in which to notify us and a further 14 days in which to return it. Any products damaged must be reported within 24 hours of signing for delivery. 

You can read our full returns policy here.

Reviews

33 reviews for Draper Hollow Tine Aerator

Mike Emson

by on 2017-10-26

As expected

Rated 5 out of 5

John Cook

by on 2017-10-24

Simple to use, well constructed, ideal addition to the lawn care toolkit.

Rated 5 out of 5

Nick Wilkinson

by on 2017-10-12

Although it looks reasonably solid, the usefulness of this tool depends on whether plugs of soil are reliably ejected from the tines. Perhaps it is sensitive to soil type and conditions, but on my slightly heavy soil, the tines simply blocked up every time. I gave up with it and resorted to using a garden fork.

Rated 2 out of 5

Rob Gray

by on 2017-10-03

The lawn look hammered after I had finished.However, its now draining well, and looks better than ever. Unfortunately, tined when the lawn was wet, so not 100% on the pellets produced by the fork

Rated 5 out of 5

Nicholas Mortimer

by on 2017-09-26

Great tool. Much as the same other reviews, keep it to a small lawn, mine is 75m2 and it took me the course of several days to complete the job. Also, though not recommended for clay based soils, mine is and it just meant that it was extra hard work than normal and can put the tine's at risk of breaking. Mine survived just fine and I was shocked to see what difference it makes in a week or two. Some areas of my lawn used to suffer a lot from stunted growth but they are now growing healthily as a result. Great tool and price but it's not a job for the faint hearted.

Rated 5 out of 5

Patrick Kenny

by on 2017-05-17

Product difficult to use- requires a lot of elbow grease.
Suggestion- use a watering can to wet the prong areas. It makes the job easier.

Rated 4 out of 5

John Zielinski

by on 2017-04-20

Tines clog up and reduce penetration into compacted soil.

Rated 3 out of 5

Joan Chappel

by on 2017-04-11

Easy to use and gives a great result. My soil is clay-based and it is necessary to push the plugs out of the hollow tines by hand because of the stickiness of the soil so don't underestimate the amount of time it will take to do a large lawn by this method if you have a soil type that is likely to block up the hollow tines. Nevertheless the result of the effort is just what my lwan needs in the compacted areas.

Rated 4 out of 5

Ronald Holding

by on 2017-03-23

Very soundly made. Looks like it will do a good job.

Rated 5 out of 5

phil webster

by on 2017-03-15

The handle could do with some padding but all in all a good tool.
Anything more than a small lawn could be daunting but you dont have to do it all in one day

Rated 4 out of 5

David Leach

by on 2017-03-10

Excellent quality just what is required for lawn maintainance

Rated 5 out of 5

Kenneth Irvine

by on 2016-10-05

Struggling to obtain the true benefit of the tool owing to the nature of the gravelly ground.

Rated 3 out of 5

Simon Wells

by on 2016-10-05

Made good deep drainage holes but you needed to keep the metal cylinders clear of soil. It is quite hard work so not for the frail or infirm!

Rated 4 out of 5

Peter Child

by on 2016-09-28

Looks to be well built. Have not had a chance to use it yet as with clay soil and no rain in the south east, the ground is extremely hard and the tines will not penetrate.

Rated 4 out of 5

Brian Lynch

by on 2016-09-21

Excellent product. Well made and does what it is meant to do.

Rated 5 out of 5

John Darragh

by on 2016-09-13

to be used on house garden lawn
hopefully to prevent yellowing.
needs to be used after rain'

Rated 5 out of 5

John Barnes

by on 2016-06-17

I have had some problem in the tines becoming blocked, but suspect that is due to my type of soil rather than anything wrong with the implement.

Rated 4 out of 5

Ross Dowds

by on 2016-06-11

***

Rated 5 out of 5

ian carlin

by on 2016-05-07

Keeps clogging up & prevents removal of soil plugs. Not good on hard ground.

Rated 3 out of 5

Roxelana Boycebown

by on 2016-04-23

We used it for our compacted path from the shed. Worked well.

Rated 5 out of 5

Patrick Fegan

by on 2016-04-19

This is a very sturdy high quality product I am very pleased with this it will be in use regularly.
Overall packaging excellent and delivered very fast

Rated 5 out of 5

Mark Stott

by on 2016-04-15

Solid piece of equipment

Rated 4 out of 5

Alex Margerison

by on 2016-03-30

Does the job, although clogs fairly easily in my soil type (at the moment very wet clay - so hardly surprising!)

Rated 4 out of 5

Alan Jackson

by on 2016-03-18

Top class product and service!

Rated 5 out of 5

Mick Devine

by on 2015-10-28

very pleased

Rated 5 out of 5

Nick Thomas

by on 2015-09-23

Hollow tones kept blocking. Product would be OK on soft soil.

Rated 3 out of 5

Tom Guthrie

by on 2015-09-17

Excellent for aeration - a worthwhile buy

Rated 5 out of 5

Ralph Phillips

by on 2015-09-08

very difficult to get tines in the ground - may be down to my level of compaction

Rated 2 out of 5

Malcolm Muir

by on 2015-08-23

Excellent service goods as described

Rated 5 out of 5

William Arthur

by on 2015-05-19

An excellent tool for hollow tining the lawns. Unfortunately my lawn is built on clay therefore have to spend a lot of time clearing out the tubes.

Rated 4 out of 5

Donal Galvin

by on 2015-05-06

Using this tool has breathed new life in to my lawn

Rated 5 out of 5

Tracey Walker

by on 2015-04-22

Am slowly using this product across my lawn. Works very well but is quite a lot of work...

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 4.18 out of 5 based on 33 customer reviews
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