Sports Field Management - June, 2011

PRODUCT FOCUS

Aeration Equipment

AerWay

The Super Finetine is designed to be used to maintain infiltration rates through the thatch layer between verticutting and coring treatments.

www.aerway.com

AgriMetal

The Core Breaker features a 6 or 8-foot working width. The rotor's action separates grass roots from soil and deposits soil and organic matter back on the turf.

www.agrimetal.com

Aqua-Aid

The SANDCAT aerifier and amendment injector combines wave-action shattering of the soil laterally with sand injection into the vertical vein.

www.aquaaid.com

Bannerman

Offers four aerators that come in widths from 18 inches to 15 feet; use core, slitter and fracture tines; and drain off excess surface water.

www.sportsturfmagic.com

Broyhill

The AccuAire core aerator features a FlexWing design that allows it to follow ground contours. The solid-steel frame adds weight to maximize core depth in all soils.

www.broyhill.com

CS Trading

Maxislit deep slice aerators achieve clean, deep slits with little or no disturbance. They can also be used to maintain drainage on skinned areas.

www.csturfproducts.com

Earth & Turf Products

The Turfsaw attaches to tractor loader buckets. Solid blades are easily adjustable to permit an increase in penetration from 2.5 inches to 3.75 inches.

www.earthandturf.com

First Products

Offers the Aera-vator, Seeda-vator and other equipment to help relieve compaction with no surface disruption. Units come in 40, 60 and 80-inch widths.

www.1stproducts.com

Graden USA

The Contour Sand Injection unit offers a 20 hp Honda engine, variable-speed hydrostatic drive, 21-inch cutting width and cutting depths from 0 to 1.5 inches.

www.gradenusa.com

Jacobsen

The GA-24 is a self-propelled unit powered by a 9 hp B&S Vanguard engine. Four tine sizes allow precise core aeration with a 2-inch-by-2-inch pattern.

www.jacobsen.com

John Deere

The Aercore 1500 and 2000 are tractor-mounted models with 57.5 and 77.5-inch coring swaths, coring depths up to 4 inches and Flexi-link supporting arm.

www.johndeere.com

JRCO

The Hooker tow-behind model comes with a two-point hitch, rigid frame and swiveling caster wheels that allow it to track directly behind the tow vehicle.

www.jrcoinc.com

JRM

Offers Premium and Dillennium conventional coring tines; 7.5 and 8.5-inch closed spoon tines; Bayonet, Crosstines and SuperCross solid tines; and more.

www.jrmonline.com

L.T. Rich Products

The Z-Plug is a stand-on, zero-turn aerator with ground speeds up to 8 mph. It can produce core depths from 2 to 3.5 inches. Several attachments available.

www.zspray.com

Lely

Thatchers come in 7.5, 10, 15 and 20-foot sizes and feature a lightweight frame with four rows of staggered tines that provide a 1.5-inch working space.

www.lelyturfcare.us

MAC Athletics

Offers an aerator as a MAC Machine attachment or with a three-point hitch. It has .75-inch-by-3-inch core aeration tines with a 5-inch square hole-punching pattern.

www.macathletix.com

Redexim North America

The Verti-Quake decompacts soil using a set of rotating steel blades. Available in five models, it works at depths up to 22 inches with little or no surface disruption.

www.redexim.com

RotaDairon

The ED line of verticutters includes 51 and 80-inch sizes. It offers a magnetic blade system, three blade options for different requirements and high rotor speed.

www.stecequipment.com

SourceOne

The Plugr Tow Pro is a 45-inch, self-contained aerator with a 12 hp engine, offset capability and indicator lights to ensure efficient aeration.

www.sourceoneope.com

STEC

Trilo verticutters come in straight-shaft models in 48, 60 and 80-inch working widths, as well as flexible-shaft units. All models feature a mechanical chain drive.

www.stecequipment.com

T.I.P.

The Greens Spiker/Seeder overseeds and aerates in one pass. It comes in pull-type and three-point hitch models, with over 1,200 replaceable stainless steel spikes.

www.tipinc.net

Toro

ProCore SR Series deep-tine aerators offer a variety of solutions to alleviate subsurface compaction on sports fields. Designed to withstand extreme conditions.

www.toro.com/cultivation

Turf Pride

The Deep Speed Aerator punches holes up to 10 inches deep without damaging the playing surface. It can be used with solid tines and hollow or coring tines.

www.turfprideusa.com

TurfTime Equip.

Advantage Aerators have Revolution tines that can be interchanged with coring tines. They are available in working widths from 3 to 8 feet, with depths of over 7 inches.

www.turftimeeq.com

Wiedenmann North America

The TerraSpike GXi 8 HD can be fitted with a variety of solid and coring tines. A hand crank adjusts the depth and angle of entry. Multi-tine holders are available.

www.wiedenmannusa.com

Wood Bay

Wood Bay's dynaBLADE verticutting replacement blades are laser-cut from steel and have tungsten carbide tips to protect them from wear.

www.woodbayturftech.com


The July issue of SportsField Management will focus on Artificial Turf Products and Sports Field Structures.