Compacted synthetic turf pitches are a thorn in the side of the field managers. Synthetic turf pitches are very sensitive to compaction due to intensive usage and contamination. Compaction of the fiber/infill system will lead to compacted pitches and the damping effect of the system will be lost. An additional disadvantage is that the grip of the sport shoes will be reduced, eventually this will cause injuries.
Often, compacted pitches are processed with a brush or tines. However, this is just a quick fix, because you’re only decompacting a few millimeters of the upper layer. Nevertheless, the core problem of the compacted field is until the bottom of the fiber.
Decompaction of synthetic turf
Decompaction of the entire synthetic turf system can be done with the Aerator. We have equipped the Aerator with rollers that are geared with metal teeth/spikes, these spiked rollers are linked together with a drive chain. As a result of this spiked roller are able to transfer a slight prying effect. Consequently, the compacted pitch will be opened and the technical characteristics from the bottom to the top are returned. The pitch will feel like brand new!
Furthermore, it can also occur that you want to remove the infill material from your pitch. When you decompact your pitch first, you will get your job done a lot faster.
Our decompaction principle has been developed in 2000 together with Desso Sport Systems. Where a regular beam with steel teeth can cause some type of wear by splitting the fiber tips. The possibility of wear with the Aerator is absent. Carbide teeth and synthetic turf pitches might not sound like the best combination at first sight. Nevertheless, because of the slight prying effect (instead of the “scratches” across the pitch from the tines), the Aerator will not damage the fibers.
Because we are contractors as well as machine manufacturers we provide you a “full depth” decompaction machine, with which you can reach an operating speed of 10 km/h. Furthermore, you do not need to stop at the end of a pitch; the Aerator will go where you will go, without shifting the pitch. We can deliver the Aerator in three different types, for further information please regard the product sheets.