Maxim® 48" Tow Behind Plug Aerator (MSP48.MAX)

Regular price $1,299.99
Regular price -16% $1,549.99 Sale price $1,299.99

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Product Description

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The MSP48 tow-behind plug aerator by Maxim® is the big brother of the MSP36, a 36" tow-behind plug aerator by Maxim®. We also carry Maxim® tow-behind spike aerators here at WSD as well, which are also available in a 36" version and a 48" version.


  • Tank can be filled with water for added weight
  • Unit is heavy to begin with
  • Wheels are bolted in place with no pins or latches to rotate the tow bar 180 degrees while lowering or lifting the drum
  • Loosen soil
  • Increase water filtration
  • Increase oxygen
  • Release carbon dioxide
  • Encourage root growth
  • Rolls on 1" grease-able pillow block bearings

Maxim Warranty Information

Please note about lift gate delivery: You must select the $50 lift gate option if you can’t unload the crate off the freight truck. You will not have to pay the $50 charge if you can ship to a business and you can unload the crate off the back of the freight truck. Shipping to a business is your best choice if possible saving you $50. These deliveries are “curb-side” only, please read the details about curb-side, lift-gate and residential freight deliveries.

Maxim's Aerators In Action

**Please note video shown is the smaller 36" unit

Detailed Specifications

Aeration Width: 48"
Overall Width: 64"
Tines: Bolt-On Sod Pluggers
Plug Quantity: 44
Plug Penetration Depth: 4"
Water Capacity: 32 gallons / 267 Lbs
Hitch: No Pin Included
Tires: 410/350-4, 2-Ply with Grease-able Ball Bearings (for transport only)
Towing Speed: N/A
Height: 27" on wheels, 25" on plugs
Shipping Weight: 152 Lbs

Shipping Disclaimer

Due to rising fuel costs and lack of space on shipping trucks the costs in certain areas have been affected. An "out of area" fee may be necessary. If additional funds are required to fulfill your order we will reach out to you after your order is placed and give you options including possible terminal pick up. (Read more about our shipping policy and how freight shipping works.)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Nicholas M. (Mebane, US)
So far so good!

I really like how the plugger is built, and that it has grease fittings, it looks like this machine could last for years!

Nicholas, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Enjoy the plugger!


Keith B. (Hanson, US)
Maxim® 48" Tow Behind Plug Aerator (MSP48)?

It is very big. Probably too big for me. It's difficult to hook up to the mower and tears up the yard when making tight corners. I would get a smaller one next time.

Hi Keith,

Thanks for the review. It sounds like the 36' may have been a better fit for you if you are trying to make frequent tight turns. Thank you for your business.


russell s. (Palmyra, US)
Great experience

Awesome product
100% satisfied