The DR540 Groomer attaches to the rear of a Ventrac or small compact tractor with a simple category one three-point hitch. The Groomer features a leveling bar for carrying and distributing material to fill in low lying areas. A roller packs down the dirt to give the field consistent play and bounce, according to the company. The Groomer also includes a spike bar which opens up a wet field surface to accelerate the drying process.
“If there was a ball field equipment hall of fame, these two attachments would be the first pieces inducted,” says Aaron Graber, product development specialist. “They are that valuable when maintaining infields.”
Optional accessories for the Groomer include a brush kit for finishing a dry field; a drag kit with both steel and coco mat drags for finishing under varying conditions; suitcase weights to help pack the field and minimize surface ripples; and a Hydraulic Top Link, which provides the ability to adjust the groomer on the fly from the operator’s seat.
The DG550 Renovator is a high-efficiency attachment that fits on the front of a Ventrac tractor and includes three renovation blades for weed removal, cutting, and maintaining edge lines and leveling. Depth of the renovation blades are controlled with the power unit’s auxiliary hydraulic handle.
The scarifier tines break up the ground cut by the blades. The tines may also be used to add a surface mix or a drying agent to the field, according to the comapny. A leveling bar carries and distributes material to low areas for an even, consistent playing surface.