This past fall our team gathered again at HQ in Rocky Mount, NC to prepare for the upcoming Virtual Trade Show season. We spent a few days together preparing new tools for both end users and our distribution and dealer networks to gain a deeper understanding and training into our solutions.
Heavy-duty linear decompactor
Why a ShockWave Xtreme?
Imants invented the ShockWave in the late seventies with the goal of providing some form of tillage while leaving the top surface undisturbed. The target market was mainly for fine turf on sports fields and golf courses. As a world leader in rotary spaders, Imants took step towards designing a machine like a rotary spader but with slicing knives instead of digging blades. After some intense development, a new machine was born. It was astonishing to see what impact this new design had on soil decompaction.
In the years that followed, heavier and more durable machines were developed with greater working depths. The design and performance of the ShockWave drew the attention of competitors but “is often imitated, never duplicated”! As the originators of the Rotary decompactor, Imants developed a central drive gearbox which is a main advantage on maintenance and durability of the ShockWave.
Imants sells machines all over the world and these machines are used in very harsh conditions such as heavily compacted soils. Heavily compacted soils benefit greatly from the use of the ShockWave. Since contractors tend to use larger tractors with more horsepower, a void was filled by designing a machine capable of handling higher horsepower. This development from Imants called the ShockWave Xtreme is a 9 foot wide unit with the capability of working with tractors up to 160 horsepower.
The Imants ShockWave Xtreme is a linear decompactor designed to both maintain proper soil porosity and bulk density during the growing season and revitalize heavy wear areas by relieving soil compaction, improving aeration, and removing surface water. At a working depth of 6” to 13”, the ShockWave Xtreme provides maximum surface decompaction with minimal surface disruption. The wide 9 foot working width and up to 1.9 mph operating speed makes the ShockWave Xtreme the ideal choice for sod farms, polo fields, park districts, contractors and anyone maintaining large turf areas.
- Reduces bulk density
- Minimal surface disruption
- Increases soil’s ability to move water
- Increases aeration
- Excellent for maintaining large turf areas
|ShockWave Xtreme 2.75|
|Working Depth||6″ – 13″|
|Weight (approx)||5,093 lbs|
|Number of Blades||30|
|Power Requirement||110 – 150 hp|
Tractor Requirement – 1000 pto. Creep gear or hydrostatic drive, 4-wheel drive recommended • Refer to individual tractor specifications for lifting capacity
Operation Speed – 0.3 – 2 mph
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In this episode, Sam Green, President of AQUA-AID Solutions chats with Felix Peters, Owner of Imants BV. Sam and Felix talk about the great history of these two companies working together to bring innovation in cultural solutions to the United States.
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