Description

The Farmtech Maxi 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
GH3004MAXI 3.0M POA
GH4004MAXI 4.0M POA
GH5004MAXI 5.0M POA

Product Features

The Maxi Series Aervator is ideal for pasture renovation or aeration. Proudly manufactured in Australia, the Maxi Series features a second row of gangs doubling the effect especially in areas of cultivation by increasing the shattering effect of the soil. This feature also reduces the need for a second pass when aerating. 

The Maxi Series standard features include heavy duty over spec steel frames made from quality Australian steel, hot dipped galvanised finish, two rows of gangs, tines that are spaced at 95mm, large rotor bearings, a multi gang system, as well as aeration and cultivation settings. 

The series also offers three different configurations. Choose between a 3PL or trailing, fixed or folding frame, or 2.0 to 5-metre 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

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