Groundsman manufacture 1.2m (48″) and 1.8 metres (60″) tractor mounting aerators with working depths down to 15cm (6″). The 1.2m swath model 8120CTM has a tractor requirement of 18-20HP. Groundsman’s high-speed elliptical plunge action sealed bearing mechanism with vertical and horizontal tine action minimises surface disruption. The full range of SC (spigot clamp) quick change tine holders and tines can be fitted.
Attachments include Turf Retainers and the amazing Flexblade Core Collector which gathers the cores as they are being produced.
As with all the machines in the Groundsman surface aerator range, the 8120CTM is simple and compact, the aeration mechanism is fast, silent and this 1.2m can aerate up to 2400 square metres per hour. The large diameter modular crankshaft has sealed bearings throughout for durability and low maintenance. The crank moves the tines vertically and horizontally to gain maximum depth with minimum surface disruption.
Groundsman’s elliptical plunge action aeration mechanism is modular and the 8120CTM uses two four arm modules each driven by a 5/8″ Oring sealed chain for maximum life and minimum maintenance.
The machine has been designed to confine the soil cores within the swath for collection with Groundsman’s patented Flexblade Core Collector attachment. Core and collect in one pass. This amazing attachment has a series of plates like shovels linked together to follow the grass surface contours gathering 60% of the soil cores before they land on the ground and the rest are scooped cleanly off the surface. The cores are tipped in a pile when the machine is raised on the apron. This implement can then draw the row of core pile into one collective pile leaving the surface ready for top dressing and keeping it in play.
The 8120CTM accepts the full range of Groundsman SC (spigot clamp) holders and a wide range of Groundsman tines.