Description

The Farmtech GH Series Aervator involves perforating the soil with slots to relieve compaction and allow water, air and nutrients to penetrate down to the grassroots. New science has shown that aeration is vital to soil health. Aeration supports the living layer of your soil by creating channels for air and water to feed the aerobic bacteria that live below the surface of the soil. Through aeration air is allowed to penetrate the first 100 cm of the soil to support aerobic bacteria growth. Aerobic microbes need air to properly stabilize soil PH and convert organic matter to plant available nutrients. This microbial activity has been found to increase the soils water holding capacity.

Channel and cracks in the soil profile allow rain and irrigation to be easily absorbed by your soil where it’s needed instead of running off into the creek. Aeration breaks surface crust and creates deep channels and cracks that drastically increase your soils ability to absorb moisture. This process helps develop vigorous deep root systems helping your plants become more drought resistant. Deep rooted plants also have far greater uptake of minerals and trace elements, ultimately resulting in healthier livestock.

 


 

Additional Information

Part No Size Price
GH2004 2.0M POA
GH2404 2.4M POA
GH3004 3.0M POA
GH3504 3.0M POA
GH4004 4.0M POA
GH5004 5.0M POA

Product Features

The GH Series Aervator relieves soil compaction without damaging the grass you already have and prevents rain runoff on your paddocks, cropping, vineyards and orchards. The Aervator is multifunctional, it increases water and air penetration, boosting soil bacteria and root growth. Proudly manufactured in Australia, the GH series is the workhouse of the Aervator range.

The GH Series Aervator breaks surface crust and creates deep channels and cracks that drastically increase your soils ability to absorb moisture. This process helps develop vigorous deep root systems helping your plants become more drought resistant

The GH Series features large rotor bearings, a multi-gang system, and a dipped galvanised finish. Configure the machine to 3PL or trailing, a fixed or folding frame, and 2.0 to 12-meter working width. 

AERATE, RENOVATE & MAINTAIN – 00 NEUTRAL SETTING

  • The axle is straight
  • This is used when the soil structure is very friable.
  • The tines will usually penetrate their full depth.
  • This setting is usually used to maintain the soil structure, possibly once a year in a maintenance program.

AERATE & RENOVATE – 2.50 SETTING

  • The axle has 2.5 degrees of angle
  • This is ideal for your first use of the aervator.
  • If your ground is hard the tines may not penetrate very far, maybe only 25-50 mm.
  • Don’t worry, this is normal. Aeration is not a quick fix.

AERATE & RENOVATE – 50 SETTING

  • The axle has 5 degrees of angle
  • Use this setting for subsequent uses of the aervator.
  • With each pass you should change the direction of travel.
  • Across then diagonally is ideal.

CULTIVATE & RENOVATE – 7.50 SETTING

  • The axle has 7.5 degrees of angle
  • On this setting the aervator starts to get aggressive.
  • You may require additional weight or ‘ballast’ to acheive maximum depth.
  • This setting is best used after previous passes and will fracture any compaction layer.
  • If used on extremely hard ground the tines will probably not penetrate very far.

CULTIVATE – 100 SETTING

  • The axle has 10 degrees of angle
  • On this setting the aervator is very aggressive.
  • Again use weight.
  • This setting is best used after previous passes and will fracture any compaction layer.
  • If used on hard ground the tines will probably not penetrate very far.

Aeration requires multiple uses of the aervator to achieve results.
Depending on your soil structure, this could take 12-24 months.
The ideal time to use is autumn and spring depending on your rainfall.


Equipment Options

  • Trailing kits for all models
  • Hard facing tine option
  • Hydraulic folding wings
  • Removable concrete weights
  • Turf tines
  • Larger models available up to 12m

Supporting Documents

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