The Aerator: how it works
The perfect tool for high speed de-compaction. It lifts in-filled material, either rubber or sand based and leaves it ready for grooming.
Compacted synthetic turf fields are a thorn in the side of the field managers. They are very sensitive to compaction due to intensive usage and contamination. Compaction of the fiber/infill system will lead to compacted fields and the damping effect of the system will be lost. An additional disadvantage is that the grip of the sport shoes will be reduced, eventually this will cause injuries.
Often, compacted fields are processed with a brush or tines. However, this is just a quick fix, because you’re only de-compacting a few millimeters of the upper layer. Nevertheless, the core problem of the compacted field is at the bottom of the fiber.
De-compaction of the entire synthetic turf system can be done with the Aerator. We have equipped the Aerator with rollers that are geared with metal teeth/spikes; these spiked rollers are linked together with a drive chain. As a result of this spiked roller we are able to transfer a slight prying effect. Consequently, the compacted field will be opened and the technical characteristics from the bottom to the top are returned. The field will feel and look like brand new!
Furthermore, it can also occur that you want to remove the infill material from your field. When you de-compact your field first, you will get your job done a lot faster.
Where a regular beam with steel teeth can cause some type of wear by splitting the fiber tips, the possibility of wear with the Aerator is absent. Carbide teeth and synthetic turf fields might not sound like the best combination at first sight. Nevertheless, because of the slight prying effect (instead of the “scratches” across the field from the tines), the Aerator will not damage the fibers.