Groundsman Industries

Flexblade Core Collector Attachment for Groundsman Aerators

The Flexblade Soil / Core Collector is a patented implement developed by Groundsman Industries to simply and efficiently remove aeration soil from the green. The Flexblade Collector attachment is available for the Groundsman 8120CTM and 12180TM tractor mounting turf aerator machines for Coring and Collection in One Pass.  Saves many hours of manual work or an extra operation with heavy cumbersome equipment. The majority of cores enter the collector without touching the ground and the remainder are scooped cleanly from the surface with minimal hole blockage. The holes remain open for top-dressing, trampling and surface disruption is minimised and the greens are quicker back in play. 

The Groundsman Flexblade Collector is vailable for Groundsman Tractor Mounting Turf Aerator models 8120CTM and 12180TM. The Rear flap of the aerator is removed and the implement is attached to the machine by two drag links and two lift chains. The cores are dumped automatically when the machine is raised. The Flexblade is extremely efficient collecting 60% of the cores before they hit the ground, the remainder are scooping cleanly from the ground without smashing or smearing.  The cores are dumped automatically when the machine is raised leaving the cores in piles along one or more aprun. The Flexblade can then be used to gather the row of piles into one collective pile off the green ready for immediate top dressing and keeping them in play. This operation will not be hindered by the core piles getting wet or driven over, the flexblade will scoop them cleanly back off the surface. Can be used on fairways and football pitches as well as fine turf. The collector has the capacity to gather 50 yards of 16mm (5/8") cores at 75mm (3") centres and can operate at any forward speed.

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Key Benefits
  • Removes the soil entirely entirely from the surface of the green with minimal hole blockage.
  • Linked plate blades follow the surface contours for clean collection with minimal smearing even in soaking wet or powder dry conditions.
  • No wheel tracking or trampling on the vulnerable aerated surface minimising disruption.
  • Drastically reduces the man power requirements and the greens are quicker back in play..
  • For fine turf and longer grasses.. Greens: Approaches: Fairways: Football Pitches:
  • Simple compact design: Low maintenance: Low cost.