ABI Infield Grader

Infield Grader For Lawn & Zero-turn Mowers
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Infield Grader for the Mower

The ABI Infield Grader is a performance oriented, yet cost effective, infield maintenance groomer designed for use behind a riding mower or zero-turn with a rear hitch. With an ABI Infield Grader, every baseball and softball league can now afford safer and more playable infields.
Infield Grader Overview

You want the best quality materials, the highest quality workmanship, and 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. This attention to detail and commitment to U. S. manufacturing creates products that are durable, reliable, and ready to do your toughest work-day after day.

ABI’s attachments are sold direct to the customer and shipped via a common-carrier truck straight to your property! By working directly with our customers, our professional and knowledgeable Product Specialists can answer any questions you may have. We think this is a better way to do business, as it offers our customers direct access to the people who design and build our attachments.

Gravel Grader Line Drawing

Grader Box

48in

Loosening Depth

1.75in

Base Unit Weight

233lbs

Limited Warranty

3-Year

ABI Sports Turf is an infield maintenance equipment manufacturer known for innovative designs specifically crafted for infields. This innovation enables the ABI Infield Grader to reduce surface compaction, evenly grade low and high areas, and properly groom infields achieving the playable results teams need all with one tool.

ABI Infield Grader Features

The ABI Infield Grader’s innovative design is packed with features specifically crafted for baseball and softball infields.

Infield Grader Overview

The 3 Primary Design Goals:

1 Achieve lawn mower compatibility
2 Minimize hand labor
3 Create safer & more playable infields

When ABI’s engineers were challenged with finding a way to enable a lawn mower to get real infield grading work done, they knew that overcoming the natural traction limitations of mowers would be a struggle. But after much research and development, ABI invented patent-pending “Controlled Force” technology to answer this challenge.

Controlled Force
Controlled Force

On-The-Go Weight Control

In grading, the heavier the implement, the better the grading result. However, when the tow vehicle is a traction limited mower, too much weight will cause the operator to get stuck with spinning tires. So, instead of adding static dead weight via cinder blocks, a water tank, or other common methods, “Controlled Force” technology adds active “On-The-Go Weight Control”, which enables the operator to transfer weight from the tow vehicle to the Infield Grader as more or less weight is needed for the job!

Coiled Springs

No Slip Spring Technology

Utilized in combination with On-The-Go Weight Control, the No Slip Spring Technology may either be locked out for precision grading within an 1/8, or allowed to retract making general grading an easy process for league volunteers. This spring retraction allows the mid-mount attachments to slightly release under higher than average pressure so the mower does not lose traction. The operator may start a job with spring retraction enabled, then end the job with the springs locked for the final finish.

Mid-Mount Attachments
Grading Box

Mini-Box Grader

With wireless control of the electric actuator powered “Controlled Force Technology”, the operator can quickly and effectively use the mini-box to spread and level loosened material and collect loose debris & rocks with precision and ease. It can effectively reset the grade around home plate, sliding areas, along basepaths, and warning tracks.

Loosening Teeth

Loosening Teeth

The loosening teeth ensure the surface has been properly decompacted to level. The adjustable and replaceable teeth can loosen the infield skin from 0″ up to 1-3/4″ deep depending on the application and conditions. The operator may lock the depth in place and remove every other tooth as desired to accommodate material flow.

Reversible Blade Image

Reversible Blade Edge

The 1/2″ thick grading blade is shipping with a smooth edge for precision grading, however it may be flipped over to a serrated edge for more aggressive action. The smooth edge is best for infield mix leveling, whereas the serrated edge is best for gravel and other more coarse materials.

Rear-Mount Attachments
Finish Broom

6' Finish Broom

The available Fine Finish Broom is 6′ wide and offers 3 replaceable rows of bristles. The Fine Finish Broom creates a pristine finish in both high and low moisture conditions. The broom can also raise and lower with the grader box, there’s no need to manually lift it off the ground for transport.

XD Mat

6' XD Dragmat

The XD Flexible Steel Mesh Drag Mat is 6′ wide by 1.5′ long and is the most extreme duty drag mat on the market. It is ideal to finish and reset the surface to be ready for play after maintenance work. 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.

Ease Of Use
Portability

Portability

Travel time between fields is a breeze with the set of wheels & finish attachment carrier. The wireless actuator provides the ability to raise the tool out of play allowing for ground clearance to move from field to field. Roll up your mat and place it in the carrier or watch the broom raise off the ground as you raise the tool with the actuator.

Wireless Control

Wireless Actuator

The ABI Infield Grader comes standard with an electric actuator. The ABI actuator is commercial grade, has an 8″ stroke, and is weather sealed for longevity. Using the wireless electric actuator’s downward force on the springs and grading box, the hitch of the Infield Grader tops out against the mower using the weight of the operator and mower to put applied force to the loosening and grading action. The actuator can be connected to your mowers battery or to an onboard battery. (The onboard battery is not included)

Proudly manufacturered in the USA

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.

Limited Warranty For Farm, Ranch, and Commercial Tools

36-Month Warranty

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.

Tow Vehicle Req.
Vehicle Type Mower, Lawn Tractor, Zero-turn
Min. Power 14hp, 300cc
Max. Power 27hp, 550cc
Min. Vehicle Weight 350 lbs
Max. Vehicle Speed 5 m.p.h.
Weights & Dims
Base Unit Weight 283 lbs.
Shipping Weight 250 lbs.
Unit Dimensions 54"W x 70"L x 24"H
Shipping Dimensions 56"W x 56"D x 25"H
Working Width 48"
Construction
Hitch Type Tow Behind - Adjustable Pin Hitch
Tire Size 12" Diameter x 4" Width x 7" Rim
Tire Type Air Filled
Grading Box
Grading Width 48"
Cutting Edge Serrated or Solid (Replaceable)
Scarifiers
Type Rigid Shank - Replaceable
Scarifying Depth 0" to 1-3/4"
# of Scarifiers 15
Features
Electric Actuator Yes
Wireless Remote Yes
Controlled Force Yes
Coiled Spring Action Yes
Electrical
Actuator Wireless Remote Electric Actuator
Battery & Charger Not Included (Not required)
Direct Wire To Vehicle Yes (Only if no battery)
Recommended Battery UB12180 - 12V 18AH
Recommended Charger 12V Charger / Maintainer
Batteries/Chargers Buy Online
Warranty
Ball Diamond Use 36 Months
Commercial Use 12 Months
Attach Match Guarantee 30 Day
Assembly
Assembly Required Yes
Assembly Time 30 - 60 min
Options
XD Drag Mat Unit 72"W x 18"L x 1"H, 45 lbs.
XD Drag Mat (Installed) 72"W x 109"L x 24"H
Finish Broom (Unit) 72"W x 12"L x 8"H, 43 lbs.
Finish Broom (Installed) 72"W x 81"L x 24"H

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  1. Chris S

    This is a must have for transforming your infield into an outstanding surface. We have 6 fields that we play on and it has made a tremendous difference in smoothing all of them out. We also spend money on turface every year, replenishing what has compacted or washed away. After using this on the fields for the first time, it has pulled so much back up that it almost looks like we added more this year, but we haven’t. This tool has more than paid for itself and I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a smooth, level playing surface. As a bonus, it can be used as a gravel grader and I was able to transform our gravel road, removing pot holes and low spots within a few hours. I can’t speak to the longevity yet, but it appears to be well built and customer service has been outstanding.

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  2. Don Henderson

    Purchased the ABI infield grader this spring and I could not be more satisfied with the job it does on our infield. Very solid construction so I know it will last for years. I highly recommend this unit to anyone looking to improve their infield and make the field maintenance easier.

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