MINNEAPOLIS — Turfco, a leading manufacturer of commercial turf care equipment, recently introduced its patent-pending TurnAer XT8 stand on aerator. The XT8 was developed to provide a solution to turf care professionals who want to increase aeration productivity while minimizing downtime.

“Aeration often needs to be done in a compressed period of time and the XT8 was created in response to the need to get the job done quickly,” says Scott Kinkead, executive vice president of Turfco. “We also designed it with our signature durability because downtime isn’t something lawn care professionals can afford during aeration season.”

The XT8 is designed to be nimble and fast. It can cover over 2 acres in an hour, with zero-turn agility and intuitive controls that allow operators to easily handle residential, commercial and sports turf. The XT8 also offers:

  • Aeration speed up to 7 mph
  • A 30-inch aerating width that can still fit through a 48” gate
  • Raised ground clearance to get over most curbs.

It increases productivity with Turfco’s patent-pending auto-depth control. Operators can set tine depth from 0-5 inches and the machine ensures that depth is kept consistent across a property, regardless of turf conditions. 

The unique design minimizes downtime by keeping chains outside of the aeration area, which prevents debris from getting in wheels and chains, as well as by using sealed, self-aligning bearings near the aeration area instead of debris collecting grease zerks. Easily accessible chain tensioners provide ease of maintenance for operators. It is equipped with a 22-horsepower engine from Briggs & Stratton with a cyclonic air cleaner.

Other features of the XT8 are:

  • Standing platform that reduces vibration and shock for reduced operator fatigue and increased comfort, and locks in the raised position for easy access to the tines.
  • A 3-year engine warranty for the Briggs & Stratton 22-horsepower engine.

The XT8 is on sale immediately through Turfco Direct, which ships orders directly to customers. For more information, to order or inquire about financing on the XT8, call 800-679-8201

About Turfco and Turfco Direct

Based in Minneapolis, Turfco Manufacturing has been a leader in turf industries since introducing the first mechanized topdresser in 1961 and continues as the first choice of professional turf managers worldwide. Turfco equipment is known across the sports, golf and landscape industries for its durability, intuitive operation and efficiency. Turfco Direct offers contractors one-on-one customer support, 24-hour online purchases for equipment and parts, and guaranteed next-day air orders. Orders received by 2 p.m. CST are shipped the same day. For more information, call 800-679-8201 or visit www.turfco.com.