Posted February 29, 2016

Two New Aerator Models from Classen

Classen introduced its new PRO SA30 Stand-Aer model, a stand-on aerator, at The Rental Show last week, along with its new TA18 Steerable Compact Aerator. The stand-on unit is part of the company's new PRO line, for rental and professional landscapers. The compact steerable machine will fit the landscaper and DIY market, the company says.

classen stand-on PRO aeratorClassen designed the unit to protect wear parts and minimize downtime. A cover for the chains decreases dirt and debris buildup, and Classen’s unique automatic chain tensioner reduces the likelihood of chain slippage and popping. Together, the components virtually eliminate the hassle of chain maintenance, a common problem in the industry. The unit also features Classen’s Hydra-Cool system, which feeds a circuit of coolant to the unit’s transaxles to prevent the drive system from overheating.

It's powered by a 15-hp Kawasaki engine that provides transport speeds as fast as 7.4 mph, has zero-turn maneuverability and features a core depth stop that sets the maximum depth for the tines; a simple pin setting system lets users select a depth between 2- to 5-inches. Weighing 1,235 pounds, the machine can push tines into hard clay or compacted soil. It's narrow enough to fit through spaces less than 4-feet wide.

The operator platform features vibration absorbers, and operators can conveniently reach the controls at hand level. Operators can also flip up and lock the platform in place to convert the unit into a walk-behind aerator for working on a slope. And it's designed with easy-access to key points for maintenance and cleaning.

Steerable Compact TA18
classen ta 18 aerator“The TA18 is one of the most compact aerators in its class, making it easy to transport and to navigate around landscaping — all while increasing productivity,” said Bruno Quanquin, Classen vice president of sales and marketing.

At 27.2 inches wide, the 46-inch-long aerator easily fits into tight spaces and through narrow gates. The compact size works with the unit’s steerable tine bank to easily maneuver around trees, shrubs and hardscapes and makes end of the row turning easier. A foldable handle cuts the transport size in half, reducing the length to 37.7 inches long and height to about 2 feet tall.

With a Honda GX120 engine, the TA18 achieves speeds as fast as 4.2 mph. Featuring five tine wheels and tight tine placement helps the TA18 pull 15 percent more holes, which allows for faster results. Its evenly distributed weight helps provide ample coring ability in turf soils and provides stability on hills, slopes and inclines.

The aerator features two ergonomically shaped, removable weights placed at the front and top of the unit. Removing the weights makes the TA18 one of the lightest aerators on the market only 214 pounds– for easier lifting. Integrated lift handles and built in tie-downs ease lifting and secure the unit in transport.

Classen mounted the TA18’s drive sprocket in the center of the unit for easy-access, simplifying maintenance and cleaning. This significantly minimizes downtime at the rental center, which contributes to high utilization.

“We designed the TA18 with productivity and portability in mind,” Quanquin said. “It’s seriously simple to use and maneuver, which makes it an ideal piece of landscaping equipment for DIYers, homeowners and landscapers.”

You can find more information here: Classen