New Tracker Tested Terrain Aeration's new Airforce Tracker terralift machine has been put to the test in two back gardens at opposite sides of the country.
Designed and built by M.D. David Green for treating small, difficult to access areas this new, improved model has performed deep, compressed air de-compaction treatment on a new garden at Newport, Gwent and a Suffolk garden which has been in existence for over 100 years. Working at two metre spacings on a staggered grid pattern Terrain's Steve Oates inserted compressed air, one metre down creating fractures and fissures in the un cultivated Gwent garden, (which had become compacted due to house builder's heavy machinery), before repeating the operation on a large lawn in Suffolk. In both cases, dried, milled seaweed was injected on the final air blast, which as well as having nutritional value will swell on contact with moisture, helping to keep the new air channels open.
In the thick wet soil of Newport, Gwent the drainage was substantially improved so that previous water logging drained away. In Suffolk where the soil is also of heavy clay, the treatment broke the compaction pan, which will encourage the grass to produce deeper root growth.
Lighter than it's predecessor by 150 kilos with a lower mast, lower air receivers and the weight placed in the centre of the tracks, the improved stability of the new Tracker allows the machine to be safely operated by one person instead of two.
For further information on Terrain Aeration's deep, compressed air de-compaction treatment, call the company on Te: 01449 673783 or visit their website at www.terrainaeration.co.uk