At the Equip Exposition trade show, Z Turf Equipment introduced the new Z-Aerate 50 stand-on aerator, which has the ability to aerate up to four acres per hour while simultaneously applying granular material.
“Our customers had extremely positive feedback about the performance and durability of our Z-Aerate 40,” said Z Turf Equipment Product Manager Jonathan Guarneri. “For the Z-Aerate 50, we kept the great things customers loved but added more power and a 10-in. wider aeration width to maximize productivity on virtually any property.”
The 50-inch, 12-row tine head uses positive down pressure and a full-floating design to pull plugs with a consistent core depth of up to 3.5-inches. A precision depth adjustment system enables core depth to be adjusted in .25-inch increments. Plus, the split-reel design enables the Z-Aerate 50 to maneuver around trees, flowerbeds, and other landscape features with the tines in the ground.
The Z-Aerate 50 is powered by a twin-cylinder 25-hp Kohler Command Pro engine. The intuitive controls and zero-turn maneuverability offer increased efficiency, while the independent high-torque pumps and wheel motors deliver ground speeds of up to 10 mph forward and 5 mph reverse. An 8-gallon fuel cell provides increased runtime between fillups.
The Z-Aerate 50 is capable of performing two jobs at once with its integrated broadcast spreader and 150-pound capacity hopper. In addition, a wide range of accessories are available to further increase productivity and versatility. Operators can choose from a 30-gallon sprayer, 36-inch slicer seeder, 46-inch dethatch rake or a 40-inch spike-style aeration head.