The combination of three Classen machines, the Aerator, Turf Rake and Overseeder is precisely what turf professionals need as the late spring grass growth puts on a spurt towards summer. Aeration is needed to improve the air exchange between the soil and the atmosphere, to help relieve compaction, reduce water run-off and puddling.
The Classen RA 21 Aerator offers a choice of solid or hollow tines so the groundsman can choose according to the work to be done. The core tines reciprocate at 450 revolutions per minute allowing the operator to cover 26,000 square feet in an hour. Self-propelled and quality engineered, the aerator is designed to punch cleaner holes in tough soil without additional weights.
Scarifying is of course important for removing moss and thatch that prevent rainwater getting to grass roots and to help promote growth of fresh, healthy sward. The Classen Turf Rake is much favoured by contractors and hire operators as a versatile and portable dethatcher with flail blades that adjust to five different heights and a folding handle for easy transportation.
On the Classen Turf Overseeders the front seed drop ensures follow-up soil coverage for better seed germination, offering an easy and convenient way to seed a new lawn, or overseed an existing lawn. Blade life is doubled by having a unique design with a cutting edge on both ends and the overseeder converts in minutes to a rake or vertical cutter. There’s a choice of standard or self-propelled models, both with handles that fold easily for storage and transportation.
Each of this trio of machines, which Schiller Grounds Care term the Classen Spring Turfcare Collection, comes with a two-year warranty and provide turf professionals, contractors and hire companies with a year-round grass maintenance system. Schiller Grounds Care UK 0800 840 0888 www.classen.uk.com