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How AerWorx Aerators Work

Full Impact

 

The hard wearing blades aerate the topsoil to a depth of 175mm (7in), increasing nitrogen mineralization and nutrient uptake.

 

The percussive effect of the blades has an even deeper impact, fracturing the subsoil down to depths of 300mm (12in).

 

These deep fissures mean the new root structure can now easily grow to a good depth, maximising drainage, drought resistance and nutrient availability, ultimately 

improving yield or reducing fertiliser costs. Lightweight aerators do not have this effect.

Full Infiltration

 

Ranging in weight from 1150kg to 5000kg, AerWorx aerators offer by far the greatest weight per
metre of any machine on the  market. 

 

By water ballasting the main drum, all the weight is self-contained and directly above the blades, maximum blade penetration is maximised in all conditions, from hard- baked clays to the stoniest of soils.

 

This means aeration can be done at the optimum time to ensure a deep shattering effect, not when the soil is soft or wet which can often result in smearing.

Full Impact

 

The hard wearing blades aerate the topsoil to a depth of 175mm (7in), increasing nitrogen mineralization and nutrient uptake.

 

The percussive effect of the blades has an even deeper impact, fracturing the subsoil down to depths of 300mm (12in).

 

These deep fissures mean the new root structure can now easily grow to a good depth, maximising drainage, drought resistance and nutrient availability, ultimately 

improving yield or reducing fertiliser costs. Lightweight aerators do not have this effect.

Full Infiltration

 

Ranging in weight from 1150kg to 5000kg, AerWorx aerators offer by far the greatest weight per
metre of any machine on the  market. 

 

By water ballasting the main drum, all the weight is self-contained and directly above the blades, maximum blade penetration is maximised in all conditions, from hard- baked clays to the stoniest of soils.

 

This means aeration can be done at the optimum time to ensure a deep shattering effect, not when the soil is soft or wet which can often result in smearing.

How AerWorx Aerators Work

 

The AerWorx aerator’s blades will penetrate and shatter the “hard pan” without exposing the soil erosion.

 

It works in all soil types – from sandy to heavy clay to rocky – from flawless hayfields to rugged terrains.

 

Hillsides are able to capture rainwater – avoiding run-off. Chemical and natural fertilisers are absorbed and filtered through the soil and grass roots.

 

In its no-till application, hay fields can be worked while leaving them smooth. Grass roots remain down – not exposed to sunlight. Cows can remain in worked fields. Relieve soil compaction and root-bound sod. Stimulate grass roots to grow down, resulting in greener, thicker grasses. Receive nutrients by turning the ground into a sponge, absorbing all rain, fertiliser or natural waste applications. Avoid runoff in hilly terrain.

 

Save time and fuel – increase grass yield and stocking rates!

Full Impact

 

The hard wearing blades aerate the topsoil to a depth of 175mm (7in), increasing nitrogen mineralization and nutrient uptake.

 

The percussive effect of the blades has an even deeper impact, fracturing the subsoil down to depths of 300mm (12in).

 

These deep fissures mean the new root structure can now easily grow to a good depth, maximising drainage, drought resistance and nutrient availability, ultimately 

improving yield or reducing fertiliser costs. Lightweight aerators do not have this effect.

Full Infiltration

 

Ranging in weight from 1150kg to 5000kg, AerWorx aerators offer by far the greatest weight per
metre of any machine on the  market. 

 

By water ballasting the main drum, all the weight is self-contained and directly above the blades, maximum blade penetration is maximised in all conditions, from hard- baked clays to the stoniest of soils.

 

This means aeration can be done at the optimum time to ensure a deep shattering effect, not when the soil is soft or wet which can often result in smearing.

No Disturbance

 

Arranged in a spiral/chevron pattern around the drum and facing the direction of travel, the blades’ angle of entry and exit has been carefully calculated to avoid surface disturbance.

 

The heavy drum ensures any stones are pressed below the surface, avoiding the need for a further pass from a flat-roller.

 

High Work Rates

 

Running at speeds of between 10-16kph (6-10mph), a 3m version will cover over 3ha/hour (8acres/hour). In fact, the faster you run the machines the better the fracture of the soil. Striking dry or hard ground quickly will give a better release of kinetic energy within the soil and result in a bigger fracture.

 

Alternative Uses

 

In addition to its primary role as a pasture aerator, an AerWorx machine can also be used as a clodbuster in baked seedbeds and for brush clearance on scrub-land.

 

With an optional seeder fitted, the aerator can be employed for one-pass grassland rejuvenation or oilseed rape establishment.

Low Maintenance

 

Made from a boron-based steel, the hardened blades are capable of working in all conditions from heavy clays to rocky brash. even then, they have an exceptionally long life expectancy and, thanks to their angle of entry and exit, are self-sharpening.

 

Fracturing

 

While other lightweight aerators will poke holes in the surface, only a heavy-duty, heavyweight AerWorx machine is capable of doing the whole job.

 

AerWorx machines will fracture and break up surface compaction while looking after the subsoil too.

 

Although surface cuts are the first step in the improvement process, deep shattering is the very important second step. Having the subsoil fractured or “mellowed”, the roots can make the most of moisture and nutrients at depth.

 

Critical to this is timing – deep shattering will only occur when the soil is dry but lightweight aerators won’t penetrate when the surface is hard.

Evidence

 

Two permanent pastures cut the same day. the first picture is regrowth after 7 days as you would expect it.

The second photo was cut the same time as the first. the difference being it was aerated the previous autumn with one of our machines.

 

The grass is a good week ahead of the non-aerated pasture. the roots are deeper and the pasture has got away quicker.

The photo left is of a pasture ground that we aerated half of it straight after first cut silage. there is a visible line 7 days after aeration which shows better growth of grass than non-aerated.

 

 

 

The picture on the right shows compacted soil. Horizontal compaction lines in the soil make it hard for water, slurry and oxygen to penetrate to the roots, starving them of vital nutrients, resulting in poor grass growth.

The far right picture shows the same soil straight after aeration. The soil has lost its shape, is loose and friable. Vertical fractures are now visible and any water, slurry and oxygen can travel around the roots. This fracture can only be achieved when the ground is hard or dry and only our machines are heavy enough to penetrate the hard soil at speed.

This picture was taken from the same pasture, approximately 3 weeks after aeration. The root structure has improved and fresh root growth is searching deeper.