The Groundsman

June 2012

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the Groundsman June 2012 TECHNICAL UPDATE 43 It was 23 years ago when Richard Campey purchased his first PTO operated turf aerator – the Coremaster. Now the new Coremaster Xtreme is added to the product range and is still at the forefront of 'ground breaking' technology. There are two models; the Xtreme 8 for greens and tees and the Xtreme 12, powerful enough to aerate a full fairway, yet still precise enough to also be used on greens and tees. Utilising quickly-interchangeable cartridge heads, Allett's three-model C-Range is able to cut grass and carry out up to five additional turf maintenance functions - including aeration - across working widths of 510 mm, 610 mm and 864 mm. Four of the cartridge heads offered for the smaller C-20 and C-24 machines are designed for surface and root zone aeration as a primary or secondary function in the form of a turf slitter, a The Coremasters are fast and versatile utilising a quick change tine system to accommodate a variety of hollow, solid, and quadra tines at depths of 25 mm – 225 mm for solid tines and 25 mm – 200 mm for hollow. They will achieve an impressive 40,000 ft2 per hour with a coring swathe of 1,050 mm on the Xtreme 8 and 50,000 ft2 ft per hour at 1,560 mm coring swathe on the Xtreme 12. sorrel roller, powered verticutter and powered scarifier. Scarifier and verticutter cartridge heads can be specified also for the wider C-34. A major attraction of the C-Range is that the power unit can be specified with a single cartridge head to begin with, allowing customers to add other heads for mowing or for turf maintenance as the need arises and budget permits. NEED IMPROVED DRAINAGE ON YOUR TURF? Groundsman Industries offers four pedestrian-operated and two tractor- mounted aeration machines up to 1.8 m working widths. Alongside is a range of quick-change tines and holders for 30 mm – 75 mm hole spacing using solid, hollow, chisel, needle and cluster tines, plus hollow coring collection using the Flexblade Core Collector attachment. DRILL N FILL IS THE SOLUTION Drills to 310mm, extracts and backfi lls in one action Ends puddling after downpours Minimises winter closures Percolation ducts connect to deeper drainage layer Ecosolve Ltd, Armyn Cross, Malmesbury, Wilts SN16 9RJ Tel: 01666 861250 email: Call today for contract work, machine sales or advice 01666 861250

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