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

Regular price $1,349.99
Regular price -13% $1,549.99 Sale price $1,349.99

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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

**Optional Rush Processing - We are pleased to offer RUSH PROCESSING. For an additional $39.95 your equipment order is guaranteed to ship from our warehouse as fast as SAME DAY or by next business day (excluding Holidays).   Tracking information will be e-mailed as soon as your order is processed. You will have the ability to track your order all the way through final delivery.  If we don't get it shipped out by next business day its simple, you don't get charged the rush processing fee.   

Please note about lift gate delivery: You must select the lift gate option if you can’t unload the crate off the freight truck. You will not have to pay the 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 the fee. 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.)


Some (not all) of the products we carry can potentially expose you to chemicals including Benzene and Carbon Monoxide, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harms. If you have any questions you can always contact us.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
George H. (Philadelphia, US)
Received Maxim 48" Tow-Behind Plug Aerator

Received Maxim 48" Tow-Behind Plug Aerator in record time for freight. Talk about Tough, this thing is built to last, from bearing spindle and no-flat tires and built like a tank. This will last my lifetime. Was missing "pluggers" and associated hardware, they over-nighted missing components after being notified. Top-notch product and service!!!

Hi George,

Sorry about the missing hardware! I'm glad we were able to get you taken care of quickly. Glad you are happy with your purchase, thanks for taking the time to leave the review.


David C. (Huntsville, US)
Maxim® 48" Tow Behind Plug Aerator

Works as described. Best used on damp soil and with the drum full of water for additional weight for maximum penetration. Ran over rocky terrain that I could not avoid and did not affect the pluggers....bend/deform. Great product.

Thanks for taking the time to review. Glad to hear you are happy with your aerator. Thanks for your business.


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