The Air2HP is a portable aerifier tool designed to ease compaction, increase drainage and aerify turf. The Air2HP may be used to to increase drainage, aerify and ease compaction on lawns, in flowerbeds, around tree roots, and in sand bunkers. The Air2HP is a cost-effective counterpart to the company’s aerification machine, the Air2G2.
“The Air2HP makes the benefits of aerification more portable, accessible and affordable to landscaping companies,” says Glen Black, president of GT AirInject, Inc, based in Jacksonville, Fla. “Based on the success of the Air2G2, we knew that we needed to provide our customers with a portable, handheld tool for aerification. The result is the Air2HP.”
The Air2HP is a handheld device that uses a single probe to inject air beneath the surface of the turf. It fractures compacted soil as far as 40-inches beneath the surface, allows root systems access to air and improves drainage. It can be used to aerate tight spaces such as flowerbeds and tree bases, as well as for spot treatments on turf and in sand bunkers. The Air2HP does not disrupt the surface of the turf, meaning that treated areas are ready for use immediately after aerification. The Air2HP requires an external air compressor, (135psi/1 hp/3 gal/2.4 scfm @ 90psi minimum) or may be used in conjunction with the Air2G2.
In addition to these immediate benefits, the Air2HP creates optimal conditions for deeper root growth and increased microbial activity by forcing gas exchange within the soil, according to the company.