Tractor mounted aeration equipment

Reesink Turfcare has announced it has secured the exclusive UK distribution rights for a specialist range of tractor mounted aeration equipment from the American-based company 1st Products.

Aeration, thatch removal and seeding are offered by the range of 1st Products tractor attachments which are now available.

Steven Haynes, sales manager for TYM, which Reesink also distributes said, “We’re introducing three core product lines back into the UK from 1st Products, having been previously imported by Mumby Machinery.”

First in the range is the AERA-Vator, a subsurface aerator whose osilating vibrating tine system loosens, rather than punches, the soil around and underneath each tine. According to the company this allows better air and water infiltration and eases soil compaction, it also doesn't leave cores or plugs behind, meaning less post-aerification clean up.

The big brother of the AERA-Vator is the AGRI-Vator. A larger machine suitable for relieving soil compaction on bigger areas such as race courses and polo fields, the AGRI-Vator brings the same oscillating hubs as found on the smaller AERA-Vator, but with larger tines to provide more depth and subsoil fracturing. The tines create holes which are six inches deep and their aggressiveness can be varied by changing the PTO RPM and groundspeed.

Reesink say the biggest advantage of the last item in the range – the VC Verti-Cutter – is the speed and depth which the machine can work to. Depth adjustments can be made in the field with no tools using a simple detent pin allowing the height to be adjusted in 5mm increments. 

Steven concludes by saying, “This range from 1st Products was chosen to give customers even more value from their tractor investment."

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