Groundsman Industries
 

Tractor Mounted Aerator 12180TM

GROUNDSMAN manufacture 1.2 metre (48") and 1.8 metre (60") tractor mounting aerators with working depths down to 15cm (6"). The 1.8 mtr swath model 12180TM has a tractor requirement of 28-30HP.  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. See TINES & HOLDERS. Attachments include Turf Retainers and the amazing Flexblade Core Collector which gathers the cores as the are being produced.  Key features...
*DURABLE LOW MAINTENANCE MECHANISM *MINIMAL SURFACE DISRIPTION *FAST COVERAGE *QUICK CHANGE TINE HOLDERS *CORE COLLECTOR ATTACHMENT

As with all the machines in the GROUNDSMAN surface aerator range, the 12180TM is simple and compact , the aeration mechanism is fast, silent and this 1.8mtr can aerate up to 4500 sq.mtrs per hour. The large diameter modular crank shaft has sealed bearings throughout for durability and low maintenance. The crank moves the tines vertically and horizontally to gain maximum depth with minimum surface disruptiion. GROUNDSMAN'S elliptical plunge action aeration mechanism is modular and the 12180TM uses four three 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 aprun. 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. See ACCESSORIES.

The 12180TM accepts the full range of GROUNDSMAN SC (spigot clamp) holders and a wide range of GROUNDSMAN tines. See TINES & HOLDERS. Contact us or download our Tines & Holders Catalogue which lists the full range of, Solid, Needle, Hollow, Chisel, Star and Cluster tines available from stock to enable you to carry out a year round programme of aeration, thatch removal and over-seeding preparation with a minimum of hassle.

 

 

 



Technical Specifications

Swath 180cm (60")
Weight 605kg (1331lbs)
Width 198cm  (78")
Length 89cm (35")
Height 76cm (30")
Power 28 - 30HP Tractor
Drive PTO Shaft Comer Gearbox
Mechanism Sealed bearing crank driven elliptical plunge action   
   
   

 

Performace Chart

Tine holder set up - 12 Cluster Twin
Ground speed
mph

kph

0.92

1.48

2.77

4.44
Coverage
Sq.m/hr

Sq ft/hr

2711

29208

8134

87840
Quantity of holes
Per min

Per sq ft

70272

144

11712

8
Hole Pattern (width x lenth)
Millimeter

Inch

25 x 25

1 x 1

75 x 150

3 x 6

 



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Key Benefits
  • Compact modular design
  • Low maintenance sealed bearing throughout
  • Silent shock absorbing mechanism
  • Minimum surface disruption
  • Core collector attachment
  • Rapid coverage
  • Comprehensive range of tines
  • 24 month factory warranty