Landscape and Irrigation announced its selections for the award today. Products were judged by the Green Media editorial staff. This is the second year in a row Billy Goat product has been recognized with this award. The SC180H Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter received the "Twenty for 2014" award on October 6, 2014.
The AE1300H combines 30" wide aeration and speed up to 4.3 mph to complete quarter acre aerations in as little as 15 minutes - that's 59 percent faster than 26" drum units. And with its Variable Aeration Density (VAD™), the unit creates two to 10 times more holes than drum models in a single pass, offering the ability to do patch repair and seed bed prep in just one pass.
Patent Pending FLEXTECH™ arms provide flexible limb reciprocating action, driving plug depths up to two times that of drums, even in dry soil. Condition or type of soil is a non-issue, so aertions can be completed on schedule, without interruption, saving time and increasing productivity.
For ease of operation, in-ground steering offers unmatched maneuverability - no lifting to make turns so there's no turf repair and no wear and tear on the operator when compared to drum aerators. Intuitive hydro drive controls allow feathering the speed in both forward and reverse, affording maximized productivity and minimized operator fatigue.
With just 8 tines to service versus up to 42 tines on 26" drum units, downtime and cost is kept at a minimum. And for first-rate durability, the AE1300H is powered by a 390 cc Honda engine, Eaton Motor, Hydro-Gear drive and pump, and only two #50 chains for the ultimate in commercial reliability.
For best in class aeration, the AE1300H offers "one pass, one machine, one man crew, one time - no call backs: One & Done Aeration".