Reesink's 1st for 1st Products

Rosie Duckworthin Machinery & Mechanics

New to the Reesink Turfcare portfolio is a specialist range of tractor mounted aeration equipment from the American-based company 1st Products.

The UA-60, complete with Aera-Vator shaft, is part of the new specialist aerator range from 1st Products added to Reesink Turfcare's portfolio.

Better ways to aerate and remove thatch to more efficient seeding, the versatile capsule range complement Reesink Turfcare's growing range of tractor mounted attachments.

Steven Haynes, sales manager for TYM, which Reesink also distributes, says: "We're introducing three core product lines back into the UK from 1st Products, having been previously imported by Mumby Machinery."

The AERA-Vator, a subsurface aerator whose unique osilating vibrating tine system loosens, rather than punches, the soil around and underneath each tine. Allowing better air and water infiltration and easing soil compaction, the AERA-Vator does the job without leaving cores or plugs behind and means less post-aerification clean up. The AERA-Vator is also able to aerate dry soil to reduce the expense of pre-irrigating; in fact, the harder the soil, the better the AERA-Vator performs. The AERA-Vator can also be equipped with a unique seeding box, allowing the customer to aerate and seed in one pass.

The AERA-Vator has the additional benefit of being designed with a universal frame system, so extra shafts can be added to expand its capabilities. The shafts, available in conjunction with the AERA-Vator through Reesink Turfcare, are the Multi-Tine, Multi-Slicer, Multi-Spike and the non-PTO Coring shaft.

The VC Verti-Cutter, The biggest advantage of this item is the speed and depth which the machine can work to. Depth adjustments can be made in the field with no tools using a simple detent pin allowing the height to be adjusted in 5mm increments. It has a unique swing-hitch allowing for enhanced manoeuvrability around obstacles without the need for the operator to lift the unit and the pivot points in the hitch (as with all frame and shaft assemblies) allowing the unit to turn and float over uneven terrain.

Concluding the range is the AGRI-Vator, the AERA-Vator's big brother. A larger machine ideal for relieving soil compaction on bigger areas such as race courses and polo fields, the AGRI-Vator brings the same oscillating hubs as found on the smaller AERA-Vator, but with larger tines to provide more depth and subsoil fracturing. The tines create holes which are six inches deep and their aggressiveness can be varied by changing the PTO RPM and groundspeed.

Steven concludes by saying: "This range from 1st Products enhances Reesink's product offering. They complement TYM tractors and give our customers even more choice on how to use their tractor.

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