AerWay shattertine aerators

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by DiyDave, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about Aerway Shattertine (or sporttine or finetine) aerators? I am thinking of buying one and wanted some input.
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,348

    Aerway soil shatterers are awesome. They do a very good job of relieving soil compaction, and there is very little surface disruption. They can play on it immediately after you're gone. No cores, no holes to catch a cleat in.
  3. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Upidstay (i love that name!) any experience using or owning one?
  4. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,348

    Glad you like the name. Yes, used one a fair amount. Like I said, it did a great job of relieving compaction, with minimal surface disruption. I have been told it is not as effective as pulling cores, but I like the fact that you can play on the field immediately after aerating. No plugs all over the place. And with trying to schedule aeration around field use, that is a huge benefit.
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Have you heard of there seems to be a bit of controversy about the aerway aerator- it has to do with how the blades are mounted,and what the year of production the aerator is.
  6. Dollar Spot

    Dollar Spot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    We used one on our fairways and it worked great. We use it to supplement core aerification. The local school uses one on all their sports fields. I never had a problem with it.
  7. kenh3497

    kenh3497 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    We had one at the school I worked at. We had the shatter tine and it worked ok. Our soil was/is so hard that I wished we had the sport tine to get a bit better penitration. I did add weight to the unit but we only had an Allis 5020 so we were limited to how much weight we could add. Over all, I was satified with the Aer Way.
  8. 1turfguy

    1turfguy LawnSite Member
    from ma
    Posts: 31

    have an it...takes time getting used to being able to turn and keep areating .. also great for b ball infields
  9. lawn and stump

    lawn and stump LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    I'm looking for a small aero-vator and tractor if anybody knows of one for sale.

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