A soil with a majority of fine and very fine sand particles will compact more easily and will require more frequent aeration than one that is more coarse. As a general rule aerate as often as your schedule will allow. The best time for aeration is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. Aeration works best when there is good soil moisture. The benefits are to improve the air and water exchange between soil and air, to make better usage of fertilizer, to reduce water runoff and puddling, to improve turf rooting and thatch breakdown and to loosen bare spots in prepping the soil for seeding. The procedure leads to reduced soil compaction, richer turf cushion, and better resilience and tolerance to usage and weather conditions. Different Types of Aerators are available for different Aeration practices.
From the innovative wheels within the coring path, to the large 48" (122cm) aeration swath, there's nothing ordinary about the ProCore® 648 aerator. Years of research, customer input, testing and attention to detail went into making the ProCore® 648 the most productive and efficient walking aerator on the market.
Toro Titan™ Tines
Toro engineers have designed the Titan Tines line to deliver exceptional hole quality as well as longevity and durability for the entire line. Innovative designs, like the Titan Split Tine, offers extra benefits such as splitting cores into smaller pieces so the remains disintegrate and virtually disappear into the turf canopy.
Deeper, High Quality Holes
RotaLink™ geometry allows the tines to enter and exit the ground cleanly leaving a high quality result.
Ease of Operation
A single switch on the handle controls the tine head and a handle bail engages forward and reverse. No shifting required. A fail safe system stops the machine and lifts the coring head if bail handle is released.
The ProCore 648 is more efficient with a 48 inch (121.9cm) aeration swath that is 50 - 100 percent wider than competitive units.
The ProCore 648 allows you to aerate more areas in one day with the 48 inch (121.9 cm) aerating swath and clean up is easier and less labor intensive resulting in less time.
Innovative Rear Wheel Placement
The wheels are located in front of the aeration head so they do not drive over the freshly aerated turf and run over the cores.
Series/Parallel 3-Wheel Drive
The patented 3-wheel series/parallel traction drive, combined with high-torque, low-speed wheel motors, prevents slippage for reliable traction and even hole spacing.
Smooth, Quiet, Powerful
To give the ProCore 648 its uncommonly smooth operation, the action of the tine arms are modeled after a six-cylinder car engine. The arms work in pairs to counterbalance the coring action. This precise configuration virtually eliminates hopping, rocking and unnecessary vibration.
TrueCore™ Ground Following
TrueCore™ sensing system automatically maintains tine depth on the fly to match the ground undulations providing consistent coring depth of up to 4" (10.2 cm).
Variable Hole Spacing
The ProCore 648 gives you more control with variable hole spacing ranging from 1.5 inches to 3 inches (3.8 cm to 7.6 cm) apart.
Up to 4 inches (102 mm)
48 inches (1.2 m)
23 hp (17.1 kW) Kohler® gas
0-3.5 mph (0-5.6 kph) (Forward) / 0.62 to 2.5 hp (1 to 1.9 kw) (Reverse)
45 inches (114.3 cm)
105 inches (266.7 cm)
2 year or 500 hour limited**
1590 lbs. (689 kg) (less fuel)
52 inches (132.1 cm)
Full, rear roller smoothes turf and eliminates tire tracks on cores or freshly aerated turf.
Directs cores into neat, narrow rows for easy collection and removal. Compatible with ProCore 648 and 864.
Customize your aerator with a choice of five tine holders.
Removes any soil accumulation from rear tires.
Up to two additional 60 lb. (28.6 kg) weights can be added to ensure maximum penetration in hard soil.
The compact and heavy duty SR Series are designed for use on a variety of turf areas including fairways, greens, tees, and athletic fields. The SR Series features a working width of up to 73" (1.85 m) and depth capabilities of up to 16" (41 cm).
Adjustable Soil Fracturing Capabilities
There are multiple positions available to adjust the soil fracturing movement of the tines. This allows you to adjust and control this motion to your desired application.
Coring and Solid Tines
There are many coring and solid tines available to cover a wide variety of cultivation practices.
Depth Control from the Operator's Seat
The distinctive frame construction incorporates perfectly aligned arcs following the movement of the crank arms and the movement of the main frame. This design allows the operator to change the tine depth without changing the angle of entry by using the hydraulic top link from the tractor while the machine is in operation. Because of this one-of-a-kind feature, you can apply the ideal tine position for every soil type and condition, without leaving your seat.
Easy Hook-Up and Operation
All of the deep-tine models utilize a standard 3-point hitch hook-up and are powered from the PTO.
These robust machines are capable of withstanding extreme aeration conditions. The heavy-duty design includes an oversized gearbox, heavy-duty bearings, crank arms and chains, allowing you to operate in the toughest conditions.
The crankshaft, tine arms and frame are perfectly aligned allowing for superior performance and long life. With its fast, efficient performance and innovative design, the deep-tine aerators are able to run smoothly at all depths, relieving pressure-packed soil with superior hole quality.
Superior Punching Power
The leverage of the aerator allows the weight to be placed directly over the point of impact, enabling lightweight units to do heavyweight jobs while reducing shock and wear and tear on the machines.
1" - 16" (2.5-41 cm)
54"- 73" (1.37m - 1.85m)
0.8-2.5 mph (1.3-4 km/h)
2.5-6" (6.4-15cm) spacing
1,800 lbs. (817 kg) - 4,000 lbs.(1,815 kg)
25,000-48,000 square feet per hour (2,325-4,460 square meters per hour)
Recommended Counter Weight
300 lbs. (135 kg)
Rear Smoothing Roller
The optional rear smoothing roller helps smooth out turf imperfections while performing solid tine aeration.