The 11th aerator in the Terra Spike range arrives in the UK this month after being launched in the US. Wiedenmann UK's new Terra Spike SL can tine down to 210 mm on fine turf making it more than twice the match for some shallow aerators.
The SL introduces a built-in tine return system and additional shock absorbing facility never seen before. The engineering development helps keep the SL's weight to just 470 kg even though the aerator is a handsome 1.4 m wide. Suited to compact tractors from 20 hp with 600 kg lift capacity, it has a very light footprint and will decompact greens and tees.
In keeping with other Terra Spikes, it features much of the patented class-leading technology synonymous with the Wiedenmann brand: VibraStop which prevents vibration travelling to the operator or the machine and tractor; QuickSet which enables tool free adjustment of both tine depth and heave with settings visible on a large scale; QuickChange which allows tine heads to be exchanged with only one screw and TwinDrive where the crankshaft is powered from two symmetrical sides and impact is absorbed by the special v-ribbed belt on either side.
Exceptionally quiet and smooth, fewer moving parts mean less wear, less maintenance and fewer greasing points.
The new machine will be on show at the STRI's Research Open Days on Sept 21 & 22 in Bingley and at Stand A080 at Saltex, NEC Birmingham Nov 2 & 3, 2016.