Grassland Sward Slitter

Introduction

Grassland Sward Slitter improves air interchange through the soil surface.

The Grassland Sward Slitter improves aeration of plant roots in the upper soil surface and stimulates grass and clover growth. Aeration of the sward root zone is critical for a healthy ley. Slitting allows oxygen interchange through the soil surface and also encourages evaporation of moisture in the surface layer of soil so that it dries out more quickly – this will promote earlier growth in the spring. 
Whilst slitting or spiking of grassland is not new, OPICO have taken a fresh look at the design of the Grassland Sward Slitter's blades and incorporated a chamfered trailing edge. This limits the turf damage when each knife comes out of the soil, so leaving a better finish.

Features of the Grassland Sward Slitter

  • Chamfered trailing blade edge
  • Heavy Duty Frame
  • Weight Carrying Rack
  • Protective Skid
  • Improved Aeration

Features

Blade edge

The points incorporate a chamfered trailing edge. This limits the turf damage when each 210mm knife comes out of the soil, so leaving a clean finish and minimising the disturbance of the grass. Each blade is clamped in from both sides ensuring a secure fixture preventing loss of bolts and blades.

grassland Slitter Blades

Heavy duty frame

All Sward Slitter’s come with heavy duty, robust frames for added durabilty and longevity. The frame also adds some extra weight that is needed in the dryer months ensuring the blades penetrate the ground fully, improving drainage and removing surface compaction.

Weight carrying rack

All machines come with a weight rack fitted as standard, optional weight are available for use in hard conditions. The concrete weights weight 98kg and the iron weights weight 122kg.

    

Protective skid

The protective skids under each bearing protect the axle by limiting the working depth of the machine, they also protects the bearings from ingress of soil. The angle of each axle can be altered to 5° to make the blades more aggressive and open a wider slit if required.

Improved aeration

The improved aeration promotes healthier soil, improved grass growth and encourages clover reproduction

Models

Rigid

2.5m and 3.0m models are available, the 2.5m model has 56 blades and the 3m has 72, both with four blades per rotor for maximum effectiveness.

Front mounted

2.5m and 3m models are available, the 2.5m model has 56 blades and the 3m has 72, both with four blades per rotor for maximum effectiveness.

Hydraulic folding

5m and 6m models are available, the 5m model has 112 blades and the 6m has 144, both with four blades per rotor for maximum effectiveness.

 

Technical Information

Sward Slitter - Rigid

Model No.

Working Width

Transport Width

Number of Blades

Weight

HP Req.

13901025

2.5m

2.5m

56

520 kg

45+

13901030

3.0m

3.0m

72

560 kg

50+

Sward Slitter - Front Mounted

Model No.

Working Width

Transport Width

Number of Blades

Weight

HP Req.

13901028

2.5m

2.5m

56

680 kg

45+

13901033

3.0m

3.0m

72

720 kg

50+

Sward Slitter - Hydraulic Folding

Model No.

Working Width

Transport Width

Number of Blades

Weight

HP Req.

13901050

5.0m

2.95m

122

1250 kg

90+

13901060

6.0m

2.95m

144

1400 kg

110+

Customer Testimonials

Customer testimonials
Robert Parrish, Hassendean Burn Farm, Hawick
"You’d think that we’d put nitrogen on the grass"
David Fleming, Gledswood Farm, Melrose, Roxburgh
"Sward Slitting aerates the top soil boosting grass growth"
 

Options & Accessories

Grassland Sward Slitter Options & Accessories

SWARD SLITTER OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Model No.

Description

13991332*

1x Concrete Weight = 98kg

13991334**

1x Iron Weight = 122kg (Only for folding slitters)

*3x Concrete Weights Max 2.5m, *4x Concrete Weight Max 3m

**2x Iron and 4x Concrete Weights Max 5m **2x Iron and 6x Concrete Weights Max 6m 

Pricing

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