Verti-Drain in action

Verti-Drain does holy work at Langebaan

Verti-Drain: During the aeration or hollow tining season all golfers will tell you how much they respect those machines that do the job, but still leave the fairways and greens playable.

Verti-Drain powered by a Kubota Tractor L5040
Verti-Drain powered by a Kubota Tractor L5040

Not inconveniencing our members is the Holy Grail in golf course management and our Redexim Verti-Drain 7212 machine is the answer to our prayers,” says Langebaan Country Estate’s (LCE) golf course superintendent Klaas van Eyssen. “It enables us to achieve deep and effective tine aeration without interrupting play.

Verti-Drain 7212
Verti-Drain 7212

The Verti-Drain 7212 incorporates all of the innovative technology of the second generation Verti-Drain line, making it the choice of championship courses throughout the world. Its unique adjustable parallelogram forced heave shatters compaction in any ground conditions, while its 3-speed gear box matches the tractor’s ground speed exactly to achieve the desired hole spacing.

Service has been excellent

LCE acquired the machine from Smith Power Equipment, the distributors in South Africa of Toro and other turf maintenance equipment. “Smith’s service has been excellent and I would recommend the Verti-Drain to anyone, especially those that may have areas with limited access and low horsepower situations,” says van Eyssen.

Kubota L5040 and Verti-Drain
Kubota L5040 and Verti-Drain

Features of the Redexim Verti-Drain 7212

Unique Adjustable Parallelogram Forced Heave – Shatters compaction in any ground conditions. Versatile with single-point adjustment for optimum results and hollow coring. 3-Speed Gearbox – Matches your tractor’s ground speed exactly to achieve desired hole spacing. Creep speed tractor gear not essential. Sealed Bearings NOT Bushings – Long maintenance-free life. Higher Working Speed – Greater working capacity. Useable Playing Surface – Aerate at any time without interruption to play. Simple Tine Design – Easy to change and cheap to replace. 250 mm Penetration – Relief of compaction, removing any hard pan at depth of up to 250 mm.65 mm Spacing between 12 mm Tines – High density of aeration.

For more information please contact Smith Power Equipment on 011 284 2000 / mail@smithpower.co.za