McConnel's celebrated Grassland Shakaerator series is a high-performance deep-conditioner with a proven track record for easing compaction, enhancing drainage and promoting crop and grass growth.
The latest evolution of an award-winning design which has been delivering exceptional results for more than 35 years, the Grassland Shakaerator is famous all over the world for its effective performance, low soil disturbance, and low power requirements.
Created for farmers and contractors, the Grassland Shakaerator excels in a wide variety of work environments from pastures and arable leas to orchards and sports grounds.
With a working width of 2.5 m, the machine promotes crop and grass growth and causes minimal surface disturbance.
The legs pass through the ground heaving and shattering the soil upwards, minimizing surface disturbance because the impact is felt in the soil below. This removes soil compaction and plough pans creating space for the roots to grow and moisture to percolate resulting in highly effective capillary aeration.
McConnel's unique vibration unit dramatically reduces draught by shattering the soil and easing the passage of the machines legs through the ground. This unique action ensures a lower tractor horsepower requirement compared to machines without vibration units, reducing fuel consumption and operating costs, and aiding traction.
The entire machine is moved up and down and side-to-side as it travels through the ground at a rate of 500-600 vibrations per minute delivering a vigorous shattering action that breaks up the soil, creates fissures and eases compaction.
The tractor is completely isolated from vibration because the energy is all absorbed within the soil, so users will never notice any shaking inside the cab.
|Working width (m)||2.5 m (8' 2 ")|
|HP requirement||75 HP|
|Attachment||3 Point Linkage|
|No. of legs||3 - 4|
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Built on the popular Grassland Shakaerator platform, the McConnel Fruitaerator has been designed to work the narrow lanes within orchards and vineyards where it eases compaction, aids drainage and promotes crop growth.
The Fruitaerator boasts McConnel's innovative vibration unit which dramatically reduces draught by shattering the soil and easing the passage of the machines legs through the ground, reducing fuel consumption and operating costs, and aiding traction.
The unique, forward position and angle of the point ensures the soil is heaved and shattered ahead of the shank reducing draught requirements by easing the passage of the legs through the ground and reducing the risk of horizontal compaction.
355mm discs cut through turf and surface residue for minimal surface disturbance.