Terrain launch the 'Italian Job'
By Carol Dutton
Terrain Aeration launches "Airforce G", the company's latest hydraulic Terralift machine, specifically designed for deep, compressed air de-compaction treatment on golf courses on Stand Q40 at BTME 2004.
Sporting a new engine and compressor combination, manufactured by Pneumofore, the Turin based Italian light engineering specialists who have been producing air compressors and vacuum pumps since 1927, Airforce G retains the hydraulically driven JCB hammer and rams used in the Airforce prototype, and remains true to the original Terralift technology.
Terrain's MD David Green, who has designed and built the new machine, says that at two feet shorter, and approx 300Kg lighter, Airforce G is more compact and has greater manoeuvrability than its predecessor without loosing the one tonne of down force available to deliver the probe one metre down through compacted soil.
"Airforce G has lost 250Kg on the new engine and compressor alone," he explains, "and we've been able to reduce the wheelbase by half a metre, bringing the overall machine weight down to the one tonne target. It's also quieter due to the sound proof casing."
The original Airforce machine will continue to operate on large open areas such as football pitches, parks and racecourses.For further information on deep, compressed air de-compaction treatment, contact Terrain Aeration on Tel: 01449 673783, or visit the company's website at www.terrainaeration.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org