Shannonbridge firm Bridgeway Engineering has developed a new high-performance aerator tine for its range of aerators.
In general, aerators have been used in grassland management to enhance grass growth through a certain level of decompaction while improving surface drainage of water or assisting slurry penetration to the grass roots.
Bridgeway Engineering has been working on the development of its new tine since 2009 and its new patented blade, the BWO9 C-A-T (Cut and Twist) has been designed and developed to improve on traditional equipment.
The uniquely designed wrap around, bolt-on tine penetrates and shakes the ground through a twisting effect as it enters and exits the ground, the company says.
The majority of compaction occurs in the first three inches of soil, particularly from animal traffic. The BW09 C-A-T blade is seven inches long so it provides an effective solution to the problem, the company claims.
The Co Offaly firm says that over the past three years its new tine has been developed with the help of some of the world's best-known stud farms and dairy producers, who are focusing on the challenge of producing maximum yields of top quality grass all year round.
The company also claims that it creates the ideal solution for getting slurry into the ground and it maintains that the machine is at least five times faster than the conventional straight tine in soaking into the ground.
For more information, contact Bridgeway Engineering on 090 9674996/086 811 9154 or visit www.bridgeway engineering.com.
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