Aerworx 10-30 Mounted Aerator
The patented paddle-type blades aerate the topsoil to a depth of 200mm (8in), increasing nitrogen mineralization and nutrient uptake. The percussive effect of the blades has an even deeper impact, fracturing the subsoil down to depths of 450mm (18in). These deep fissures mean the new root structure can now easily grow to a proper depth, maximizing drainage, drought resistance and nutrient availability, ultimately improving yield. Lightweight aerators do not have this effect.
By water-ballasting the main drum, there is no need to add extra weight and maximum blade penetration is guaranteed in all conditions, from hard-baked clays to the stoniest of soils.
This means aeration can be done at the optimum time to ensure a deep shattering effect, not just when the soil is soft enough, which can often result in smearing.
Arranged in a spiral pattern around the drum and facing the direction of travel, the blades’ angle of entry and exit has been carefully calculated to avoid surface disturbance.
The heavy drum ensures any stones are pressed below the surface, avoiding the need for a further pass from a flat-roller.
Made from tank-grade steel, the hardened blades are capable of working in all conditions from heavy clays to rocky brash. Even then, they have an exceptionally long life expectancy and, thanks to their angle of entry and exit, are self-sharpening.
While other lightweight aerators will solve surface issues, Aerworx machines look after the subsoil too.
Although surface cuts are the first step in the improvement process, deep shattering is the very important second step. Having the subsoil fractured or “mellowed”, the roots can make the most of moisture and nutrients at depth.
Critical to this is timing – deep shattering will only occur when the soil is dry but lightweight aerators won’t penetrate when the surface is hard.
Only a heavy-duty, heavyweight Aerworx machine is capable of doing the whole job.
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