What’s the deal with Aera-vation? Ask the Dirt Monkey!
The “Dirt Monkey” is Stanley Genadek. He and the Mrs. offer their well respected opinion on all things grounds care to independent contractors everywhere via The Dirt Monkey Channel on YouTube. In this video, Genadek discusses the key differences between core aera-vation vs. aeration and de-thatching. See what the grass in their yard looks like after Mrs. Dirt Monkey goes over it 15 TIMES with the Ventrac aera-vator. (Hint: the grass looks great).
Videos: Aerator. Aera-vator. Aera-vator overseeding.
Ventrac Core Aerator – Tines (core or slitter) are replaced individually or by quickly changing the mounting head. Each row of tines rotates individually making it easy to turn without added stress to the aerator or the soil. Suitcase weights are available for added down-pressure.
Ventrac Aera-vator – The aera-vator stirs and loosens the soil beneath the sod without destroying the turf. The aera-vator creates core holes without bringing core plugs to the surface. This leaves the turf ready for use immediately after treatment and there are never any messy core plugs to clean-up. The 60 inch wide aera-vator produces eight holes per square foot up to four inches in depth. The hole size is regulated by drive speed– the slower the drive speed, the larger the hole. Add the Seed Box attachment and you can aera-vate and overseed at the same time. This is perfect for repairing compacted sports turf like those spots in front of the soccer goals. The seed box holds 2.5 cubic feet of seed. Click each of the images below for more details for more details.
Images: 1. Ventrac 4500 series compact tractor with Aera-Vator and seed box attachments 2. Top of seed box attachment. 3. Close-up of Aera-Vator tine and resulting hole. 4. The Aera-Vator does not produce core plugs.