Groundsman Industries Ltd

- Model 345MD - Pedestrian Turf Aerator



The 345 range have earned the reputation over the past twenty years for rugged durability and low maintenance. There are two models in the GROUNDSMAN 345 range, 345MD (medium duty) and 345HD (heavy duty) The 345MD is recommended for use on structured fine turf and is the most popular choice for maintaining private Bowling Greens.

The 345 range use GROUNDSMAN'S elliptical plunge action mechanism for a clean surface finish and consistent depth.The 345MD has three pressed steel bolted construction crank arms in the aeration mechanism with rubber cone implement heads which are inexpensive and easy to maintain. The operating width is 45cm (18 inches) with an aeration depth adjustable to 13cm (5')  The forward speed is 45 m / min (49 yds) giving up to 1200 sq yds / hour coverage.

The shock absorbing aeration mechanism is driven with a large diameter crank and sealed for life bearings which means many years of trouble-free service with the minimum of maintenance. The front ground drive wheel are fixed in gear and the rear wheels are free for turning and maneouvring the machine, raising and lowering in and out of work is tread bar assisted. The operator handles are mounted to the chassis using three point shock absorbing mountings for low operator handle vibration levels (HAV). Set-up and operator controls are simple making the 345MD easy to use for inexperienced operators. The overall width is 80cm (32') so it can access pedestrian gateways/ doorways etc.

The 345MD can punch holes from 35mm to 75mm apart at 1200 square meters per hour (see technical specifications.) Quick-change Twin, Triple and Cluster Tine Holders can be fitted using Hollow, Solid, Slitting or Star Tines from Micro to Jumbo. The 345MD accepts the full range of DB (draw-bolt ) style tine holders for Solid, Needle, Hollow, Chisel, Star and Cluster Tines (see TINES & HOLDERS)  A Windrow attachment is available when Hollow Tining to row the cores for collection. A surface roller attachment can be fitted to smooth the surface when solid or needle tining, see ACCESSORIES.

  • Swath : 480mm (18')
  • Weight : 154kg (339lbs)
  • Width : 78cm (31')
  • Length : 148cm (58')
  • Height : 91cm (36')
  • Engine : 6.5 HP Honda GX 200
  • Drive : Single vee-belt & chain
  • Mechanism : Sealed bearing crank driven pressed steel tining arms with rubber cone draw-bolt implement heads
  • Tyres : 4 Pneumatic 13x500 x 6

  • Robust construction, low maintenance
  • Simple controls, easy to operate
  • Adjustable aeration up to 130mm (5 inches)
  • Comprehensive range of tines and holders
  • Fine turf and gardens
  • Aeration pattern 75mm (3') centres down to
  • 35mm (under 1 1/2')
  • Speed 38m/min (42yds)
  • Coverage 1026 sq m/Hr (1260 sq yds)
  • Pneumatic 13x400x6 Tyres
  • Honda GX200 6.5HP OHV Engine

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