DJ Turfcare used SALTEX 2014 to launch new Plugger aerator

DJ TURFCARE used lOG SALTEX to launch the new Plugger PL415, a pedestrian aerator that incorporates the best of other Pluggers in the range.

The new Plugger PL415 aerator from DJ Turfcare, launched at SALTEX DSC_0412The robust 'unibody' is designed for ease of maintenance and the reciprocating tine action PL415 is able to work in tight spaces.

A choice of tines makes this an essential piece of kit for fine turf managers – and the narrow build makes this Plugger ideal for areas with small gateways.

There's a choice of a Briggs and Stratton Intek 5.5hp engine or a Honda GX 160 commercial grade OHV 5.5hp engine. The PL415 has folding handles for easy storage and transport.

"This is the ideal machine for those turf professionals looking to upgrade to a pedestrian aerator specially designed to include the best of all the 'Plugger models," says David Jenkins, managing director on DJ Turfcare.

Also at SALTEX was be the highly-rated BUSHRANGER EDGER (seen for the first time at the show three years ago). Aimed primarily at local authorities and those looking after large landscaped areas, the Bushranger Edger is ideal for producing razor sharp edges, especially up close to raised paving because of its drop-down wheel.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission finds the Bushranger can cope with the demanding conditions found in war cemeteries where immaculate conditions and neat edges are imperative.

Second-generation ATOM EDGERS, both professional and domestic – with new Mitsubishi engines – were also be on show. They are tougher, easier-to-use and have improved controls.

The Professional Edger Pro 580 is aimed at local authorities for kerb use and the Atom 450 Deluxe is designed for gardeners with large areas of lawn to edge.

Also on the stand for golf greenkeepers was be the proven ATOM BUNKER EDGER – now celebrating its eighth year as a leading product for the golf industry from the DJ Turfcare sporsturf range. It has a Mitsubishi two-stroke engine.


Viano's renowned MO BACTER was also on the stand together with other Viano organic products, including Recovery and Bio-Lime.

Sales of MO BACTER – which eliminates moss without raking – have risen dramatically since SALTEX last year.

Available in two bag sizes – 7.5kg (75 square metres) and 20kg (200 square metres) – MO BACTER is available from selected independent garden centres.

Since winning the Turf Pro Product of the Year in 2008, MO BACTER has featured on the BBC's Beechgrove Garden series in highly successful trials. It is now stocked by more than 60 garden centres in the UK.

"We are delighted at the tremendous success of this remarkable lawncare product," says David.