ABI Force® - Zero-Turn Infield Groomer - Bunker Rake - ABI Sports Turf
ABI Force vs. Competition
The ABI Force is superior, in every way, to any competition on the market today. The table below will give you a clear understanding of the distinct differences between the ABI Force and the transplanted bunker rakes that have come from the golf course industry. By clicking on the plus and minus buttons below, you can learn more about each category.
 
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Bunker
Rakes
ABI Force
Feature
Grooming
Pristine Finish in wet and dry conditions
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Fine Finish Broom
Fine Finish Broom
Fine Finish Broom
Creates the perfect finish in both high and low moisture conditions.
Level and finish
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Rigid Drag Mat
Rigid Drag Mat
Rigid Drag Mat
All-purpose attachment to level, smooth, and finish.
Level and finish fine materials
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Coco Mat
Coco Mat
Coco Mat
Get wet fields ready for games.
Seamlessly smoothe playing surface conditioners
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Pro Finisher
Pro Finisher
Pro Finisher
Seamlessly Smooth & Finish Infield Conditioner
Reset surface and finish
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XD Flexible Mat
XD Flexible Mat
XD Flexible Mat
Quickly break down small clay clods and reset a surface.
Provide variable downward pressure for increased control
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Spring System
Spring System
Spring System
The patented hydraulic spring system gives the operator unparalleled, fine-tuned control of attachments for all varieties of finesse and aggressive field work.

Preparation
Engage surface consistantly with controllable variable depth
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VibraFlex Groomer
VibraFlex Groomer
VibraFlex Groomer
Patent-pending attachment that re-imagines infield grooming.
Provide variable downward pressure to address under surface hard spots
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Spring System
Spring System
Spring System
The patented hydraulic spring system gives the operator unparalleled, fine-tuned control of attachments for all varieties of finesse and aggressive field work.
Decompact up to 3" without the need to regrade
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Profile Blade
Profile Blade
Profile Blade
De-compact the surface without up-ending the surface profile.
Eliminate weeds and grass at the root level
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Limited
Profile Blade
Profile Blade
Profile Blade
De-compact the surface without up-ending the surface profile.

Renovation
Edge infield lips and warning tracks
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Lip Edger
Lip Edger
Lip Edger
The 18" disk can cut as shallow or deep as desired.
Grade and Level
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Limited
Mini Box Blade
Mini Box Blade
Mini Box Blade
Quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level.
Remove loosened debris
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Limited
Mini Box Blade
Mini Box Blade
Mini Box Blade
Quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level.
Move material into low areas
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Mini Box Blade
Mini Box Blade
Mini Box Blade
Quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level.
Decompact up to 3" without the need to regrade
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Profile Blade
Profile Blade
Profile Blade
De-compact the surface without up-ending the surface profile.
Provide variable downward pressure to address under surface hard spots
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Spring System
Spring System
Spring System
The patented hydraulic spring system gives the operator unparalleled, fine-tuned control of attachments for all varieties of finesse and aggressive field work.
Address extreme hard pan and vegetation
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Scarifier Rake
Multi-Function Rake
Scarifier Rake
For infield renovation and off-the-field work.
Provide variable pressure for increased control
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Spring System
Spring System
Spring System
The patented hydraulic spring system gives the operator unparalleled, fine-tuned control of attachments for all varieties of finesse and aggressive field work.

Laser Grading
Laser grade infields
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Laser
Laser System
Laser System
Patent-pending infield laser grader.
Provide variable downward pressure for use with laser
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Spring System
Spring System
Spring System
The patented hydraulic spring system gives the operator unparalleled, fine-tuned control of attachments for all varieties of finesse and aggressive field work.
Move material for use with laser
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Mini Box Blade
Mini Box Blade
Mini Box Blade
Quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level.

Turf Maintenance
Plug aerate turf
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40" Plug Aerator
Plug Aerator
Plug Aerator
Enables 80,000 sq. ft. per hour aerating output.
Seed
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Hydraulic Spreader
Hydraulic Seed Spreader
Hydraulic Spreader
Can hold 120 lbs. of material and has an adjustable spread pattern from 4 to 25 feet.
Fertilize
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Hydraulic Spreader
Hydraulic Fertilizer Spreader
Hydraulic Spreader
Can hold 120 lbs. of material and has an adjustable spread pattern from 4 to 25 feet.

Property Maintenance
Grade gravel and eliminate potholes
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Scarifier Rake
Multi-Function Rake
Scarifier Rake
For infield renovation and off-the-field work.



Top 10 Advantages of the ABI Force
Safety
1Safety
It's the obligation of all decision-makers, regarding the conditions of their infields, to properly invest in equipment that is going to produce the safest playing environment for their athletes. The ability of the ABI Force to properly prepare an infield is second to none in the industry. Only the ABI Force can properly eliminate under surface compaction, inconsistencies, and conditions that put the athlete at risk of injury.
Playability
2Playability
No one can enjoy the game if the game cannot be played. Team schedules, revenue generation, and fair play are at risk when your infield maintenance equipment cannot handle the power of Mother Nature. The versatility and control of the ABI Force gives facility managers and operators the tools they need to combat the conditions that make playing the game impossible.
ROI
3Return On Investment
The ABI Force generates significant returns versus other infield groomers. Operators using the Force can prepare infields significantly faster due to its zero-turn chassis and stand-up platform. In addition, with its multi-function design, the Force can handle gravel maintenance, aerating, fertilizing, seeding, edging and more. The Force's durable, industrial grade construction ensures years of dependable performance.

4DuraEdge Partnership
The partnership between ABI Sports Turf and DuraEdge has a significant impact on those who purchase an ABI Force. Unlike other infield grooming equipment companies, ABI has the world's leading expert who is on the front lines of infield design and maintenance working directly with our engineers to provide the very best infield equipment in the world. DuraEdge has installed two thirds of major league infields, as well as thousands of Division I, II and III colleges, high schools and parks and recreation complexes throughout the United States. The knowledge and expertise that DuraEdge and Grant McKnight bring to ABI Sports Turf is reflected in the design of our equipment. This knowledge and expertise is exclusive to ABI Sports Turf and our customers.
DuraEdge Partnership

5Efficiency
The need to get the work done right and in the most efficient manner is critical to a well-managed facility. The versatility and control that the ABI Force offers the facility manager and its operators will reduce the time needed for infield grooming, preparation, and renovation. With the Force's ability to prepare and finish in one pass, zero turn maneuverability and its multiple options for other maintenance needs, the ABI Force is in a class of its own.
6One Tool Does it All
Why spend thousands of dollars on outfield aerators, walk behind edgers and grading equipment to maintain your facilities when the ABI Force can do it all? With its multiple options and configurations there are very few jobs the ABI Force cannot handle. There is efficiency to be gained by using one tool with many functions versus many tools with one function.

Operator Comfort
7Operator Comfort
With traditional bunker-rake style infield groomers, physical fatigue comes standard. Always looking over your shoulder to see how the drop-and-drag attachments are affecting the infield quickly leads to operator fatigue and discomfort. With the ABI Force's attachments directly below the eyes of the operator, and with the ergonomic design of the stand-on platform, operators will experience more comfort, safety and better results.

Visibility
8Visibility
With the ABI Force's mid-mount attachments directly below the hydraulic controls it becomes an extension of the human body. Easy visibility for both attachment ground contact and forward direction makes the ABI Force the safest and most effective infield groomer on the market.

9Facility Image
They say a picture paints a thousand words. A perfectly maintained infield tells the athletes, coaches and spectators that you care about the Game. When games are played on a pristine and beautiful infield, everyone wants to come back. The ABI Force guarantees that your fields are not only beautiful and fun to play on, but provide a safe and fair environment.
Facility Image



10Fun
When work is fun, more work gets done. Make no mistake, operating the Force is FUN! For facilities that already own the Force, it is common for operators to fight over who gets to use the Force to maintain their infields. While this is the tenth advantage in our list, it is by no means the least important. Never under estimate the power of a happy employee.
Fun







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VibraFlex Infield DragVibraFlex Infield Drag

Prepare infields with control and precision

Our Vibraflex Infield Drag is a patent-pending attachment that re-imagines infield preparation. Evenly staggered U-pins transfer vibration and flex from front to back, dancing along the infield to shatter surface tension and prepare any engineered soil and surface conditioner. Two models provide the best solution for different infield compositions, uses, and levels of play. And, with the "fail proof" controls on the Force, there is never concern of the vibraflex going deeper than the infield needs, no matter the conditions.
VibraFlex Infield Drag
EdgerEdger

Cut clean grass edge lines with ease

Trying to remove overgrown vegetation from the lips and edges of the infield is one of the most difficult jobs when getting a field ready for play. The ABI Force offers one of the most innovative and effective edgers on the market today! Attached to the patented mid-mount spring action, and depending on the soils moisture content, the 18" disk can cut as shallow or deep as desired. This edger can make either a straight cut on the line or there is a 3" offset when using a string. In addition, on the front of the Force is a site gauge that offers a radius offset for 60-90' base paths. Now your infield lip can have that perfect and clean arc! Additionally, a specialized subsurface blade cuts parallel with the ground to cut creeping grass at the root.
Edger
Rigid Drag MatRigid Drag Mat

All-purpose attachment to level, smooth, and finish.

The Rigid Drag Mat with leveling bar is an all-purpose attachment to level, smooth, and finish. This drag mat is 6' wide and 1.5' long and is designed to float material from high areas into low areas WITHOUT following small contours of the ground. The innovative integrated leveling also serves as a nearly indestructible tow bar and allows the steel mesh to be replaced once worn.
Rigid Drag Mat
XD Flexible Drag MatXD Flexible Drag Mat

Quickly break down small clay clods and reset a surface.

The Extreme-Duty Flexible Mat is designed to quickly break down small clay clods and reset a surface that is infrequently maintained or after light renovation work. This mat is 6' wide by 3' long and is the most extreme duty drag mat on the market. The steel mesh is made of extremely thick rust resistant galvanized steel. The rods are an impressive 6 Gauge and the ends are welded to protect the edges from fraying as it hits bases, fencing and other obstacles. The drag bar is 1/8" thick angle iron to eliminate bending. This drag mat is also perfect for breaking up aeration cores.
XD Flexible Drag Mat
Coco Drag MatCoco Drag Mat

Adds a pristine finish & helps to dry wet infields

The Coco Mat works amazingly well in dry conditions to add a pristine finish to fine particle materials. Coco Mats are also used in wet conditions to help absorb moisture to get game ready faster.
Coco Drag Mat
Pro FinisherPro Finisher

Seamlessly Smooth & Finish Infield Conditioner

Provides a perfect finish for pro-level infield conditioners. This coated steel lattice evenly floats over the infield surface material to level and redistribute conditioner. Flared edges seamlessly feathers edges, leaving to trails even on sharp turns. The Pro Finisher is designed for use on well maintained and already level infields.
Pro Finisher
Fine Finish BroomFine Finish Broom

The perfect finish in high & low moisture conditions.

The Fine Finish Broom creates the perfect finish in both high and low moisture conditions on well-maintained surfaces. This broom is 7' wide and offers 3 rows of bristles. The mounting arms are adjustable to set the exact working angle desired and the broom has an ideal weight for the perfect amount of down pressure needed for beautiful performance. The 3 ideally spaced rows of easily replaceable bristles will help to float a small amount of material into low areas and finish the infield in a pristine "game ready" manner.
Fine Finish Broom

Patented Spring System

At the heart of the Force's innovation is its patented, mid-mount spring system that hydraulically provides downward force for real results with less horsepower. This system enables complete control over each of the mid-mount attachments. (see attachments) At ABI we know that when you drop and drag a mat or nail board behind a bunker rake, you are relinquishing control to the machine and we believe in giving the control back to you that allows you to use the knowledge and care you have for the game to make the infield safe and playable!
Downward Spring Action

Patented Spring System

At the heart of the Force's innovation is its patented, mid-mount spring system that hydraulically provides downward force for real results with less horsepower. This system enables complete control over each of the mid-mount attachments. (see attachments) At ABI we know that when you drop and drag a mat or nail board behind a bunker rake, you are relinquishing control to the machine and we believe in giving the control back to you that allows you to use the knowledge and care you have for the game to make the infield safe and playable!
Downward Spring Action
VibraFlex Infield DragVibraFlex Infield Drag

Prepare infields with control and precision

Our Vibraflex Infield Drag is a patent-pending attachment that re-imagines infield preparation. Evenly staggered U-pins transfer vibration and flex from front to back, dancing along the infield to shatter surface tension and prepare any engineered soil and surface conditioner. Two models provide the best solution for different infield compositions, uses, and levels of play. And, with the "fail proof" controls on the Force, there is never concern of the vibraflex going deeper than the infield needs, no matter the conditions.
VibraFlex Infield Drag
Profile BladeProfile Blade

De-compact the surface without up-ending its profile.

When your infields have hardened to the point that daily preparation is not enough, the patented ABI Profile Blades can be used to de-compact the surface without up-ending the surface profile! For light renovation work, the patented Profile Blade attachment yields unparalleled de-compaction results by slicing the complete profile of the infield material from 1/2" up to 3 inches under the infield surface. Occasionally de-compacting the infield surface encourages a quick-draining and consistent-playing ball field. Profile Blades can also cut weeds and grass at the root level to remove creeping grasses from infields and warning tracks and eliminate build-up along the outfield edge!
Profile Blade
Profile BladeProfile Blade

De-compact the surface without up-ending its profile.

When your infields have hardened to the point that daily preparation is not enough, the patented ABI Profile Blades can be used to de-compact the surface without up-ending the surface profile! For light renovation work, the patented Profile Blade attachment yields unparalleled de-compaction results by slicing the complete profile of the infield material from 1/2" up to 3 inches under the infield surface. Occasionally de-compacting the infield surface encourages a quick-draining and consistent-playing ball field. Profile Blades can also cut weeds and grass at the root level to remove creeping grasses from infields and warning tracks and eliminate build-up along the outfield edge!
Profile Blade
Mini-Box BladeMini-Box Blade

Level infields like never before

A game-changing addition to the innovative ABI FORCE, the Mini-Box Blade attachment gives the Force extra earth-moving muscle and unmatched versatility. The Mini-Box Blade easily mounts to the Force's unique mid-mount attachment system with drive-over capability and easy spin-on locks. With fingertip control of the powerful hydraulic & spring-loaded arms, users can quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level with finesse-all while moving forward and maintaining perfect visibility! Skip the handwork and quickly level and grade in the tightest areas or on surfaces where a light footprint is necessary. The mini box blade is available with either sifting teeth or a solid edge.
Mini-Box Blade
Mini-Box BladeMini-Box Blade

Level infields like never before

A game-changing addition to the innovative ABI FORCE, the Mini-Box Blade attachment gives the Force extra earth-moving muscle and unmatched versatility. The Mini-Box Blade easily mounts to the Force's unique mid-mount attachment system with drive-over capability and easy spin-on locks. With fingertip control of the powerful hydraulic & spring-loaded arms, users can quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level with finesse-all while moving forward and maintaining perfect visibility! Skip the handwork and quickly level and grade in the tightest areas or on surfaces where a light footprint is necessary. The mini box blade is available with either sifting teeth or a solid edge.
Mini-Box Blade
Mini-Box BladeMini-Box Blade

Level infields like never before

A game-changing addition to the innovative ABI FORCE, the Mini-Box Blade attachment gives the Force extra earth-moving muscle and unmatched versatility. The Mini-Box Blade easily mounts to the Force's unique mid-mount attachment system with drive-over capability and easy spin-on locks. With fingertip control of the powerful hydraulic & spring-loaded arms, users can quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level with finesse-all while moving forward and maintaining perfect visibility! Skip the handwork and quickly level and grade in the tightest areas or on surfaces where a light footprint is necessary. The mini box blade is available with either sifting teeth or a solid edge.
Mini-Box Blade
Multi-Function RakeMulti-Function Rake

Finish rough surfaces & collect debris

The Multi-function Rake is not typically used for daily grooming, but is invaluable during infield renovation and off-the-field work. Because the rake is mounted directly to the mid-mount hydraulic system, it may be pitched into a wide variety of positions to tackle a number of jobs. It pulverizes clumps of material during infield renovation work, can be pitched vertically to back blade material from high areas and fill into low areas, it can pull off loose vegetation and debris into piles, and it creates an ideal finish on gravel parking lots and for other heavy dirt work. The rake is constructed of 1/2" hardened steel for long life and is replaceable in 1' sections.
Multi-Function Rake
Multi-Function RakeMulti-Function Rake

Finish rough surfaces & collect debris

The Multi-function Rake is not typically used for daily grooming, but is invaluable during infield renovation and off-the-field work. Because the rake is mounted directly to the mid-mount hydraulic system, it may be pitched into a wide variety of positions to tackle a number of jobs. It pulverizes clumps of material during infield renovation work, can be pitched vertically to back blade material from high areas and fill into low areas, it can pull off loose vegetation and debris into piles, and it creates an ideal finish on gravel parking lots and for other heavy dirt work. The rake is constructed of 1/2" hardened steel for long life and is replaceable in 1' sections.
Multi-Function Rake
Profile BladeProfile Blade

De-compact the surface without up-ending its profile.

When your infields have hardened to the point that daily preparation is not enough, the patented ABI Profile Blades can be used to de-compact the surface without up-ending the surface profile! For light renovation work, the patented Profile Blade attachment yields unparalleled de-compaction results by slicing the complete profile of the infield material from 1/2" up to 3 inches under the infield surface. Occasionally de-compacting the infield surface encourages a quick-draining and consistent-playing ball field. Profile Blades can also cut weeds and grass at the root level to remove creeping grasses from infields and warning tracks and eliminate build-up along the outfield edge!
Profile Blade
Spring SystemPatented Spring System

Hydraulically provides downward force

At the heart of the Force's innovation is its patented, mid-mount spring system that hydraulically provides downward force for real results with less horsepower. This system enables complete control over each of the mid-mount attachments. (see attachments) At ABI we know that when you drop and drag a mat or nail board behind a bunker rake, you are relinquishing control to the machine and we believe in giving the control back to you that allows you to use the knowledge and care you have for the game to make the infield safe and playable!
Downward Spring Action
Ripping TeethRipping Teeth

Make easy work of extreme hardpan and vegetation

The Ripping Teeth make easy work of extreme hardpan and vegetation outside of the field. The rippers enable the ABI Force to be used to maintain gravel roads, parking lots, and even complete seedbed preparation jobs. These teeth temporarily replace the VibraFlex groomer or Profile Blades™ and are adjustable from 0 - 6". With bolt on tips are easy to replace when worn.
Ripping Teeth
Laser SystemLaser System

Patent-pending infield laser grader.

For facility managers that need laser graded infields and want to grade them in-house... the ABI Force is fully laser compatible and can be configured with a complete and patent-pending laser system. With a laser graded infield, you can perfectly control the shedding of rain from your fields and get more games in with a quicker turn times than ever before!
Laser System
Spring SystemPatented Spring System

Hydraulically provides downward force

At the heart of the Force's innovation is its patented, mid-mount spring system that hydraulically provides downward force for real results with less horsepower. This system enables complete control over each of the mid-mount attachments. (see attachments) At ABI we know that when you drop and drag a mat or nail board behind a bunker rake, you are relinquishing control to the machine and we believe in giving the control back to you that allows you to use the knowledge and care you have for the game to make the infield safe and playable!
Downward Spring Action

Patented Spring System

At the heart of the Force's innovation is its patented, mid-mount spring system that hydraulically provides downward force for real results with less horsepower. This system enables complete control over each of the mid-mount attachments. (see attachments) At ABI we know that when you drop and drag a mat or nail board behind a bunker rake, you are relinquishing control to the machine and we believe in giving the control back to you that allows you to use the knowledge and care you have for the game to make the infield safe and playable!
Downward Spring Action
Mini-Box BladeMini-Box Blade

Level infields like never before

A game-changing addition to the innovative ABI FORCE, the Mini-Box Blade attachment gives the Force extra earth-moving muscle and unmatched versatility. The Mini-Box Blade easily mounts to the Force's unique mid-mount attachment system with drive-over capability and easy spin-on locks. With fingertip control of the powerful hydraulic & spring-loaded arms, users can quickly and effectively carry material, remove loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level with finesse-all while moving forward and maintaining perfect visibility! Skip the handwork and quickly level and grade in the tightest areas or on surfaces where a light footprint is necessary. The mini box blade is available with either sifting teeth or a solid edge.
Mini-Box Blade
AeratorAerator

Enables 80,000 sq. ft. per hour aerating output.

The available 40" plug aerator, mounted to the mid-mount hydraulic lift system, enables 80,000 sq. ft. per hour aerating output. With hydraulic downward-pressure and 400 lbs. of weights, this machine outperforms many dedicated aerators while achieving core depths up to 3 - 1/2". A drag mat can be used in conjunction with the plug aerator to breakup cores on the same pass!
Aerator
Broadcast SpreaderBroadcast Spreader

Spread seed, fertilizer, & infield conditioner

The hydraulic seed & fertilizer spreader can hold 120 lbs. of material and has an adjustable spread pattern from 4 to 25 feet, adjustable flow, and side deflector. This commercial-grade and independently controlled hydraulic spreader is ideal for precisely broadcasting nearly any type of seed, fertilizer and even some infield surface conditioners. The spreader must be ordered at time of original purchase for factory installation.
Broadcast Spreader
Broadcast SpreaderBroadcast Spreader

Spread seed, fertilizer, & infield conditioner

The hydraulic seed & fertilizer spreader can hold 120 lbs. of material and has an adjustable spread pattern from 4 to 25 feet, adjustable flow, and side deflector. This commercial-grade and independently controlled hydraulic spreader is ideal for precisely broadcasting nearly any type of seed, fertilizer and even some infield surface conditioners. The spreader must be ordered at time of original purchase for factory installation.
Broadcast Spreader
Ripping TeethRipping Teeth

Make easy work of extreme hardpan and vegetation

The Ripping Teeth make easy work of extreme hardpan and vegetation outside of the field. The rippers enable the ABI Force to be used to maintain gravel roads, parking lots, and even complete seedbed preparation jobs. These teeth temporarily replace the VibraFlex groomer or Profile Blades™ and are adjustable from 0 - 6". With bolt on tips are easy to replace when worn.
Ripping Teeth
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