Billy Goat Industries will showcase its all-new, state-of-the-art, hydrostatic-drive, 30-inch, reciprocating aerator at GIE+EXPO 2014. The AE1300H boasts Variable Aeration Density (VAD), in-ground turning and patent-pending “FLEXTECH” arms.
Combining 30-inch-wide aeration and speeds up to 4.3 mph, the AE1300H completes quarter-acre aerations in as little as 15 minutes — that’s 59-percent faster than 26-inch drum units. And with its VAD, the unit creates 2-10 times more holes than drum models in a single pass, offering the ability to do patch repair and seed bed prep in just 1 pass.
The FLEXTECH arms provide flexible limb reciprocating action, driving plug depths up to 2 times that of drums, even in dry soil. Condition or type of soil is a non-issue, so aerations can be completed on schedule, without interruption, saving time and increasing productivity.
For ease of operation, in-ground steering offers excellent maneuverability — no lifting to make turns, so there’s no turf repair and no wear and tear on the operator when compared to drum aerators. Intuitive hydro-drive controls allow feathering the speed in both forward and reverse, affording maximized productivity and minimized operator fatigue.
With just 8 tines to service versus up to 42 tines on 26-inch drum units, downtime and cost are kept at a minimum. And for first-rate durability, the AE1300H is powered by a 390-cc Honda engine, Eaton motor, Hydro-Gear drive and pump, and only a pair of #50 chains.
The AE1300H offers one pass, one machine, one man crew, one time — no call backs: one-and-done aeration. See the AE1300H in action at http://www.billygoat.com/AssetGallery/CategoryModal/103.Along with Billy Goat’s acquired brand of Plugr aerators, the new AE1300H completes a comprehensive offering of reciprocating 18-, 25- and 30-inch widths. For more information, visit www.billygoat.com.