Kiser Edge® - Base Safe Arena Drag
The Kiser Edge is the 3-point tractor arena drag that started a revolution in the way horse arena drags prepare arena footing (dirt riding surface). Unlike all other three point arena drags the Kiser Edge incorporates patent pending "Base Safe" "Profile Blade Technology." This technology grooms every square inch of the footing material and safely cleans the base, under the surface, of dangerous compaction layers. On the surface it creates the ultimate finish & premium cushion.
Designed by the World's leading expert on horse arena footing, Bob Kiser, the Edge offers a radical change in arena footing maintenance. With its revolutionary "Profile Blade Technology" the Edge grooms every square inch of the footing material and safely cleans the base, under the surface, of dangerous compaction layers. For the first time, compact tractors operators with a 3 point hitch can achieve Kiser quality results at an affordable price.
The "push" blade pushes the arena footing ahead filling in hoof prints and low spots. This smoothes out the arena and leaves level ground for the stabilizing wheels to travel over; keeping the Edge from bouncing and leaving a wash board” effect behind. You will notice that the push blade is angled so that if it picks up too much material the footing simply flows over the top of the blade thus eliminating creating big holes in the arena by displacing too much material.
Stabilizing / Gauge Wheels:
The stabilizing wheels are the most critical part of the Edge design. Without substantial wheels a three point tool tends to dip” in and out of the footing making most three point tools dangerous to a base material and nearly impossible to effectively use. But the stabilizing wheels on the Edge allow the operator to set the depth of the profile blade and keep the depth consistent without going into the base. Once this tool is properly set the operator simply lowers the tool to the ground a drives the tractor with no hydraulic or 3 point adjustments necessary.
The profile blades” are at the heart of the Edge. Because of this unique concept the desire to loosen footing without creating ridges can finally be realized. Similar to a sod cutting blade the profile blades” cut parallel to the arena grade. So, instead of ripping” through footing with perpendicular teeth these profile blades” slice through the footing in quarter inch increments and loosen the footing as deep as seven inches. Now with every single pass of the tractor the Edge will be loosing 100% of the footing! This saves an enormous amount of time on the tractor because the driver no longer has to make two or three passes over the same footing with different patterns! The profile blade cleans the base of compaction and lifts the footing material to add cushion.
Floating Comb / Rake:
The final point of contact is the adjustable floating comb that allows for customizable pressure to be applied to the footing. This enables the Edge to achieve the desired finish no matter the consistency of the footing material. The floating comb (rake) additionally breaks up dirt clods and produces a beautiful signature finish. It is constructed of 3/4" wear resistant hardened steel and is replaceable in sections.
Manufactured Right Here:
You want the best quality materials, you want the highest quality workmanship, you want your attachments made in the United States of America--and so do we! That's why, since 1997, we've been manufacturing and selling equipment built to exceed your expectations, just like we should. This attention to detail creates products that are durable, reliable, and ready to do your toughest work--day after day.
Buy Factory-Direct - We Ship To Your Property:
ABI attachments are sold direct to the customer over the phone and internet and shipped via a common-carrier truck to your property! This factory-direct business model eliminates the middleman and dealer markups allowing ABI to provide better attachments for the money. Buying direct also ensures that you're not limited to a local dealers in-stock inventory, but instead you have access to every model, size, and configuration we offer and you can have it shipped to you in just a few days. We think this is a better way to do business, as it gives you more options and you get to work directly with the people who design and build attachments.
Quick Hitch Compatible:
This product is designed for use with a tractor that has a rear 3-point lift connection and is built to ASAE category 1 standards. Additionally, it is quick hitch compatible which makes connecting the implement to the tractor faster, easier, and safer. ABI recommends the use of a quick hitch system not only for its speed and ease of use, but also for its increased operator safety during the connection and disconnection process. This product is quick hitch compatible, the quick hitch system itself (and required adapter bushings) can be purchased separately from your local tractor dealer.
We build equipment with commercial-grade construction and superior craftsmanship, so you can rest assured it will last a very long time. And to back that up, we offer a 36-month limited warranty on this product. See warranty documentation for details.
For certain hard packed types of footing, that have a lot of clay or stone fines, it may be necessary to temporarily replace the Edge's leveling blade with the optional ripping teeth. These teeth will break up the hardest footing allowing the profile blades” to easily slice through the ground. Once the compacted footing is loose simply remove the ripping teeth and put back the leveling blade. If you regularly groom your arena you will not have to use the ripping teeth very often. Tipe are replaceable.
Rail / Wall Blade:
The rail blade attaches to the frame with a large pin. The shovel cuts into the built up material along arena walls and rails and pulls it away, saving the user time and effort.
"The Kiser Edge saved me thousands and thousands of dollars, our Arena was in such bad shape that we were going to have it all dug out and redone. But when we got the Kiser Edge, in one day I was able to ride on it and I had my arena in the best shape it's ever been in. I recommend it to anyone who thinks that there arena is done for. I am 65 years old and I have seen a lot of products who say they can do what the Kiser does but none of them even come close to its ability and the technology that the Kiser Edge has. It is easy for me to use and is so simple to manipulate it into doing what you need. I love it and I wouldn't ever think of buying a tool from any other company."
- Diana From Oregon
"The Kiser Edge is great. I have cutting horses and before I bought my Kiser I Had a horse get hurt because my base was uneven. The price of the Kiser Edge wasn't anything compared to my vet bills, but since I got the Kiser I haven't had one problem with my horses soundness and my arena looks great!" - Anthony From Minnesota
"What's amazing about the Kiser Edge is that it is the first piece of arena equipment that I have used that does not leave perpendicular lines in the arena from the digging that teeth can do. Instead, this slices through the arena making it flat and smooth like it really should be. I was a little skeptical at first when I saw the Kiser Edge, but it is amazing what it has done. In the first use I saw immediate results not only with smoother footing but a better base. True Kiser results for the compact tractor!" - Al From Arizona
"The Kiser Edge works Great for me and it's perfect for my arena." - Don From Ohio
"We love the Kiser Edge because there is just not another drag that works as well as it does. The amazing thing about Profile Blade Technology is it gets under the soil and grades 100 percent of my arena with just one pass. It lifts my footing up and gives it the perfect cushion." - Cheyenne From Maryland
"The Kiser Edge works great. It has never once failed me; it always does the job I want it to. I couldn't be happier."
- Martha Jo From Texas
"Ever since the arrival of the Kiser Edge everyone is extremely happy with the footing the groomer provides. I wanted to say thank you for all of your help. The 4-H truly appreciates it and ultimately the kids will as well. ABI has been great to work with and I wanted to make sure you all knew that." - Lisa From Pennsylvania
"I love my Kiser Edge. The only problem I have is that I don't have two of them. It works amazingly well and keeps my arena in perfect condition all the time. The thing I like about the Kiser Edge the most would have to be that its small, lightweight, and easy to use in tight areas. We barrel race and so we needed a tool that was tough enough to grade our arena but also sleek and slim enough to get around the barrels tightly. The profile blade is the best thing I have seen in the horse market yet. The way it slices from the bottom up and makes every inch of your arena 100 percent level is incredible and I couldn't be happier." - Anthony From New Mexico