Posted November 4, 2014

Billy Goat Introduces Hydrostatic Drive Aerator

Billy Goat Industries offers a new hydrostatic drive, 30-inch reciprocating aerator, featuring Variable Aeration Density (VAD), In-Ground Turning and what the company calls Flextech arms, a patent-pending system.

Billy Goat Hydrostatic Drive AeratorCombined 30” wide aeration and speed up to 4.3 mph, the AE1300H completes quarter-acre aerations in as little as 15 minutes – that’s 59% faster than 26” drum units, the company says. . And with its 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.

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 aerations 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 durability the AE1300H is powered by a 390cc Honda engine, Eaton Motor, Hydro-Gear drive and pump, and only two #50 chains for the ultimate in commercial reliability.