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Turfcare Equipment Ltd

The choice of champions

Plugger PL400 make money aerating lawns with the PL 400 • The PL400 is quick and simple to operate • It is compact and gains access where no other aerator can • It works on the turn and takes the hard work out of manoeuvring around obstacles • Handlebars fold down taking up the minimum of storage or transport space • Hollow and solid tines available and can be changed in less than five minutes • Its robust build ensures low running costs and minimises down-time • Briggs & Stratton or Honda engine available

DJ Turfcare Equipment Ltd • Chiddingfold Road • Dunsfold • Godalming • Surrey GU8 4PB Tel: 01483 200976 • Fax: 01483 200983 • Email: • Mobile: 07785 352572

The PL400 – reliability is its middle name

Engine protection lifting bar

Choose from Briggs & Stratton 5.5hp Intek or Honda 5.5hp OHV engine with 6.1 gear reduction

100% welded steel frame construction ensures long life

Real Landscapers have difficult lawn areas to work in. They are often small with awkward flower beds and borders which makes the operator stop, turn 90º or 180º and start again. Sometimes they have tricky corners, narrow paths and overhanging trees.

Tine retractor handle enables the operator to skip over obstacles without slowing down Ergonomic handles and controls make operating simple

Now all these areas can benefit from aeration using the Plugger PL400 which has been specifically designed with Lawn Contractors in mind. The Plugger PL400 is just 550mm (22 inches) wide and can gain access to those difficult areas and tight gateways, and what is more it can aerate lawns of all shapes and sizes, work on the turn and get around those difficult obstacles. The Plugger PL400 relies on engine power, not weight, to get full penetration and is almost never beaten by hard compacted soils.

V-belt drive

Easy access to lubrication points makes maintenance quick and simple Cast steel cam shafts drive tines deep into even the most compacted soil High tensile hardened steel tines available either as hollow or solid and can be changed in minutes

One piece welded steel cover protects the machine at all times Wide wheel base with 250mm (10”) x 65mm (2.75”) wheels give maximum stability

Safety shut off switch when cover is removed

In line with our commitment to the environment this leaflet is printed on 75% recycled paper.

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The Plugger PL400 has been designed for rugged use and built to the highest specification using top quality materials and proven components. The result is excellent performance with minimum down-time, backed by a comprehensive warranty which gives you peace of mind. It is also supported by our extensive stock of spare parts which are available on a 24-hour basis.

Technical specification



Aeration Width Per Pass

368mm (14.5”)

368mm (14.5”)

Core Spacing

92 x 150mm (3.63” x 6”)

92 x 150mm (3.63” x 6”)

Maximum Sq.Ft/1hr

2040m² (22,000 sq ft)

2040m² (22,000 sq ft)

Number of Tines



Coring Depth

Up to 70mm (2.75”)

Up 60 70mm (2.75”) 609mm (24”)

Minimum Gate Width

609mm (24”)


5.5hp Briggs & Stratton Intek 5.5hp Honda OHV

Operating Weight

97kg (213 lbs)

97 kg (213 lbs)

Shipping Weight

112kg (245 lbs)

112kg (245lbs)

Machine Width

559mm (22”)

559mm (22”)

Drive Method




254 x 70mm (10” x 2.75”)

254 x 70mm (10” x 2.75”)

Grease Lubrication

12 point

12 point


Two-Year Limited on Cam assembly parts. One-Year Limited on other components excluding tines and belts