Innovation continues with the ground-breaking Deep Tine Aerator

Alicia Thompsonin Machinery & Mechanics

GKB Machines, the company behind sustainable, reliable and robust maintenance machinery for natural, synthetic and hybrid turf are providing the solution to ground compaction with the launch of the revolutionary GKB Deep Tine Aerator (DTA).

From the use of heavy-duty machinery to a footfall of thousands on sports pitches over time, many grounds staff do not comprehend how bad compaction really is and can be. Compaction is considered one of the major causes of poor sward density, root development and water logging. Designed to relieve compaction, the GKB DTA works on natural sports pitches to relieve the surface, compaction enabling water to travel through and for stronger roots to develop.

Consistently developing their product range through innovative research and expert engineering, Tom Shinkins, Operation Manager said, "We're really pleased to have this machine added to our range, it now enables us to offer golf clubs and sport pitches the full maintenance package." He continues, "it was the missing piece to our catalogue and now being able to offer customers the full range of reliable and robust machinery will allow us to truly stand out from the crowd."

With an adjustable 25-degree heave angle, the GKB DTA's tine holding system allows you to take control on removing compaction. From varying depths up to 16 inches. Featuring a 3-speed heavy duty gearbox, you can adjust the speed on the tines to create the required hole pattern in the turf, and with its unique tine mounting system, quick changeover for different size tines has never been easier. In addition, built on the understanding that 'the worker is king', GKB Machines ensure that the GKB DTA requires minimal maintenance as it's fitted with a heavy-duty sealed bearings on the crank shaft, ensuring focus is always on improving the ground and less on maintaining the machine.

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