Productivity for aeration equipment is measured in two ways:
The Aercore™ models excel in both areas. All of these aerators can pull as many as 30 cores per square foot. The number of holes per square foot is a variable number based on the ground speed of the tractor. Most competitors try to quote high numbers of square feet per hour.
The Aercore™ 2000, 1500, and 1000 use the same belt-driven design, which provides a quiet, smooth operation that does not require lubrication. A matched pair of fiberglass-reinforced belts provides long life and requires minimal adjustments.
Even the occasional belt replacement is made easy by having all the belt drive components located on top of the machine, where they are easily accessible. All the drive components are easily located for daily checks and routine maintenance. The entire drive assembly utilizes sealed bearings, so there is no need for daily lubrication.
Four sizes of tine holders are available for the Aercore™ aerators; the choice is determined by the turf's needs:
|Attachment number||Attachment description||Required quantities|
|BTC10180||(2) 4x tine holders for tines with 3/4-in. (19-mm)mounting diameter||2||3||4|
|BTC10181||(2) 4x tine holders for tines with 7/8-in. (22.2-mm) mounting diameter||2||3||4|
|BTC10182||(2) 3x tine holders for tines with 7/8-in. (22.2-mm) mounting diameter||2||3||4|
|BTC10183||(2) mini tine holders||2||3||4|
|BTC10184||(2) needle tine holders||2||3||4|
|BTC10185||3x turf guard base kit||1||1||1|
|BTC10186||3x turf guard add kit for 1500, 2000||1||2|
|BTC10187||4x turf guard base kit||1||1||1|
|BTC10188||4x turf guard add kit for 1500, 2000||1||2|
|BTC10189||Needle/mini tine base kit||1||1||1|
|BTC10190||Needle/mini tine add kit for 1500||1||2|
*Part numbers in kit descriptions do not include hardware
Serviceability is a key issue on aeration equipment, and the Aercore 1000, 1500, and 2000 have the best service access in the industry. As the photo illustrates, with the cover lifted up, the drive assembly is readily accessed.
The entire tine ram assembly can be removed in a matter of minutes by removing a single cap screw on the top end and four bolts on the rear frame. Tines can easily be changed from the rear of the machine in minutes, as well.
Access to the tine holders is also achieved from the rear of the machine, making it very convenient to alter the hole spacing with a different set of tine holders. Belt changes can be easily accomplished because they are readily accessible.
The park stand design allows quick and easy removal of the park stands for aerification and easy attachment for storage. No tools are needed to remove and attach the improved park stands.
These park stands are standard equipment according to the follow serial number ranges and are retrofittable to prior machines:
The Aercore™ 1000, 1500, and 2000 have a large, 6-in. (15.2-cm) diameter roller, which provides better ground clearance and reduces the potential for turf scuffing in undulating areas.