Dethatching is essential for the maintenance of the grass of a golf course, greens, fairways and starting areas. The accumulation of organic debris on the surface of the soil leads to felt formation, which prevents the grass from breathing, water to circulate freely, thus promoting cryptogamic diseases. The dethatching machine is the most effective tool to remove the accumulation of this layer on your golf courses.
The Rotadairon® ED 130 and 180 dethatching machines allow to perform four different operations on the greens, fairways and starting areas of the golf courses:
– Dethatching removes organic matter that slows down permeability and gas exchange and leads to cryptogamic diseases and grass tearing
– verticutting is the scarification of the soil, that is to say, to aerate and reduce the waste of grass cut on your grass and lawns then left on site
– spiking is the soil aeration by perforation. This operation strengthens the depth of rooting and increases the water penetration of your grass
– the rolling of the soil removes air pockets at the roots and allows a better rooting of the young seedlings. All these dethatching processes together will make your surfaces healthier and sublimated.
The Rotadairon® ED 130 TS dethatching machines performs 6 different operations: Dethatching, verticutting, Spiking (Scarification), rolling but also sweeping to remove the material that remains on the ground on your lawn and straighten the grass as well as collecting the felt in a 180-litre hydraulic discharge bin. No need to use a lawn mower to pick up waste from your golf course.
The exclusive system of knives fixing to the rotor allows a quick change (in 1h30!) and without any effort of the cutting tools. Each knife is placed independently on the rotor, so to vary their positioning and model. Rotadairon offers 3 types of knives depending on your operating conditions:
– Sharpened knives: made of stainless steel for a classic dethatching.
– Not sharpened knives: made of stainless steel for a more aggressive dethatching
– Carbide knives: made of alloy steel with carbide plate for a very aggressive dethatching
The Rotadairon® ED 130 and 180 dethatching machines are also particularly suitable for defecting greens, fairways and starting areas of golf courses.
For an even better result on your greens, choose for the Rotadairon® dethatching machine ED 130 TS version with pick-up bin! In a single pass it provides dethatching and the pickup, of a golf green. No need to use an air blower to blow the cutting residues, the ground is brushed and waste collected, even during morning operations.
Refilling involves planting a seedling in damaged adult grass. Whether you are a local authority or a private company, the Rotadairon refilling machines will help you sublimate your grass in all kinds of applications such as green spaces, sports fields, or golf courses.
Restoring grass means to fill the bare areas. Trampling or droughts can be reasons for thinning lawns, as it is often for green spaces (parks, gardens, etc.), sports fields and golf courses.
The Rotadairon® RG 140 and RG 200 refilling machine allow in-slot seeding. The knife rotor is used to create slots in which seeds are deposited by means of sockets.
The grooves are closed, naturally, by the soil elasticity and by the lawn itself but also by the compaction of the special pneumatic roller.
The Rotadairon® ROOG 150.60 is a new generation disc feeder.
This refilling allows to perform your over-seeding operations optimally. Each disc/injector produces a clean cut and precise seed lay down. This unique design enables us to offer you a compact machine with a limited weight allowing the use of a tractor with less lifting capacity.
The cutting of the groove is carried out by sharp discs, arranged on independent blocks that follow the profile of the ground. The injectors place the seeds precisely in the grooves. The precision seeding, from the stoloniferous agrostis to the classic English ray-grass blends, is obtained by the volumetric adjustment of the spline seeder via the thumbwheel clock dial. The rear roller then closes the grooves.
The amount of seeding is very precise thanks to a volumetric adjustment of all the cells that make up the rotor of the spline seed drill.
The mixer can be extracted without tools for easy cleaning of the tank.
The working depth and seed flow settings are visually marked (index and watch).
Before refilling it is advisable to de-thatch the grass in order to remove the organic matter (stems, leaves, superficial roots, etc.), aerate the soil and perform a shaved mowing with waste collection. This will allow the grass sown during the refilling to develop optimally for a healthy green grass!
Preparing the soil is an essential step in the development of golf courses, greens, fairways and starting areas. A soil strewn with stones is not a suitable primer for a good seed bed. The most effective tool to remedy this is the stone burier.
A stone burier allows different actions in a single pass. It is all these processes together that will lead the soil of the golf course to be properly oxygenated. Thus the seedbed will be in the optimum conditions to host the seeds and constitute the foundation of your crops and your grass.
A stone burier firstly prepares the ground milling. In addition, stones, grass clods and waste are buried. These have been retained by the selection grid and then buried. Then, only finely sieved soil remains on the surface of the ground. The spreading is regular and the ground will be levelled thanks to the final rolling.
These tools are valuable allies that adapt to the state of your soil even when it is particularly compact and hard, this is why they are excellent soil preparers. There are several different stone buriers for the construction of all parts of a golf course: green, fairways or starting areas. There are several models of stone buriers. You have to take into account the nature of the land and your purpose. The choice is also motivated by the power of the tractor used.
Rotadairon offers stone buriers for variable power loaders and tractors. Several criteria can guide your selection: the working width (from 750 mm to 3680 mm), the working depth (from 140 mm to 220 mm) and the power of your carrier. The roller chassis can be moved manually or hydraulically.
For Mini Loaders, Hydraulic Compact Loaders, choose equipment such as the Rotadairon® STH 36 and 42 stone burier. It is well suited for the sodding and golf courses.
For small and medium power tractors, the following equipment is recommended,
Rotadairon® stone burier RD 100-130-145 (for micro-tractors from 22 to 35 HP) and
Rotadairon® stone burier RD 150-180-200-250 (for 45 to 90 HP tractors).
For heavy-duty tractors, you can opt for the Rotadairon® stone burier RX 200 (for 90 to 200 HP tractors). This range of soil preparers is very suitable for big jobs, and especially for golf course builders.
Find out more about our entire product range for the creation and maintenance of green spaces!