An AerWay Soil Aerator was purchased with funding from the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts Innovative Demonstration Projects in partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Compacted soils effect soil health in a variety of ways including limiting normal water infiltration, and limiting plant root access to nutrients. The aerator will add pores to the soil and loosen compaction without damaging soil structure as often happens with tilling practices. With less compaction, farmers can see an increase in soil permeability and productivity without using fertilizers, therefore reducing polluted runoff into Great Bay.
Tractor Attachment: Pull Type
Weight : 2150lbs
Travel Width: 8ft
Cultivation Width: 7.5ft
Number of Tines: 48
Tractor Size Needed: 45 Horsepower
Rental Rate: $20 per day, plus $0.50 per acre
Broadcast Seeder Attachment
We also have a broadcast seeder that can be attached to the aerator, so that you can overseed your field while aerating. The soil disturbance from the aerator provides good seed-to-soil contact, while not damaging soil structure as much as conventional tillage. The broadcast seeder manual is online here: https://kascomfg.com/wp-content/uploads/GT-77-ATV-Owners-Manual.pdf
There is a smaller, 3-point hitch type aerator that is available to rent if your tractor is too small to use the one described on this page. The smaller aerator has to be transported on a trailer. Contact us for more details!