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 de-compacting a few millimeters of the upper layer. Nevertheless, the core problem of the compacted field is until the bottom of the fibre.

De-compaction of the entire synthetic turf system can be done with the GKB Aerator.

How it works...

GKB 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 maybe that you want to remove the infill material from your pitch. When you de-compact your pitch first, you will get the job done a lot faster.

Our de-compaction system was developed 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.

Models & Specifications

Type Working width Working depth Dimensions (LxWxH) Weight Power Req.
AR100 100 cm / 39" 0 - 3.5 cm / 0 - 1.5" 175 x 150 x 50 cm / 69 x 59 x 20" 200 kg / 445 lbs (excluding watertank) 10 - 15 hp
AR150 150 cm / 59" 0 - 3.5 cm / 0 - 1.5" 110 x 170 x 90 cm / 43 x 67 x 35" 450 kg / 995 lbs (excluding metal plates) 20 - 40 hp
AR200 200 cm / 79" 0 - 3.5 cm / 0 - 1.5" 110 x 220 x 90 cm / 43 x 87 x 35" 530 kg / 1170 lbs (excluding metal plates) 30 - 50 hp
GKB Aerator
GKB Aerator
GKB Aerator
GKB Aerator