The Infield Rascal MVP is the professional-grade baseball and softball infield groomer that is a proven top performer both on and off the field. Unmatched in effectiveness and versatility, the Infield Rascal MVP, is designed for daily commercial use on both recreational and professional-level infield surfaces, plus it has the amazing ability to transform into a multipurpose ground-prep tool for seasonal renovation of the infield surface and off the field work. During seasonal renovation it can de-compact extremely hard infield surfaces & warning tracks, eliminate lip build-up along the turf edge, remove weed growth and creeping grasses at the root level, and even tackle gravel parking lot restoration and seedbed preparation jobs around the facility. No matter the level of play, condition of the field, infield surface material, or moisture available, the Infield Rascal® MVP has the technology to put your best game on the field. One tool does it all! This baseball & softball infield drag holds multiple patents and has additional patents pending.
For daily grooming, the Patent-pending VibraFlex attachment is a complete re-imagining of infield grooming. Evenly staggered U-pins transfer vibration & flex from front to back, dancing along the surface, shattering surface-tension to properly groom any infield. The VibraFlex groomer is available in two models for different infield soil formulations, facility type, and levels of play. The 1/8 inch, 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch pins are easy to replace or exchange and are mounted at an angle to create four staggered rows to best suit surface conditions. The standard model 3800 is for recreational fields with four staggered rows creating 3/4″ spacing with 1/4″ or 3/8″ U-shaped VibraFlex pins. The available model 5800 is for professional fields with four staggered rows creating 1/2″ spacing with 1/8″ or 1/4″ U-shaped VibraFlex pins.
Profile Blade™ Attachment
For seasonal renovation work, the patent-pending Profile Blade attachment yields unparalleled de-compaction results slicing the complete profile of the infield material from a 1/2 inch to 3 inches beneath the infield surface. This is accomplished without displacing the material, reducing the need to laser grade after this work is complete. Occasionally de-compacting the infield surface encourages a quick draining and consistent playing ball field. Profile Blades also have the ability to ‘cut’ weeds and grass at the root-level to remove creeping grasses from infields and warning tracks as well as remove “lip” build-up along the turf edge.
Off the field, the Ripper Teeth give this tool the teeth for tough dirt work, when swapped out with the VibraFlex or Profile Blade Attachments. Now the Rascal can rejuvenate a parking lot, eliminate potholes & washouts, or prepare soil for seeding. The ripper teeth are adjustable from 0″ – 7″ to get to the bottom of the most demanding jobs. The bolt on tips are replaceable for reduced maintenance cost.
Multi-Function Pivoting Rake
The multi-function rake, can be manually pitched via the top jack, to adjust it’s ground contact angle, enabling it to quickly finish renovation work by breaking up and smoothing out dirt clods, pulling loose material into low areas, pulling vegetation debris into piles, and much more. Off of the field, it excels in grading and finishing gravel parking lots and more! The rake is constructed of 1/2″ thick hardened-steel for long life and is replaceable in 1′ sections.
Quick-Swap Finishing Attachments - Rigid Drag Mat
The Infield Rascal’s Quick-Swap finishing attachments make it easier than ever to achieve just the right finish, no matter the infield surface condition and with no tools required. The standard finishing attachment is a custom designed 6′ wide Rigid Drag Mat with integrated leveling bar. This rigid drag mat is the all-purpose attachment that will float material to fill low areas and drag the surface ready for play. Because of it’s rigid design, this drag mat levels and smooths WITHOUT following small contours of the ground ensuring a level playing surface. The innovative integrated leveling bar floats materials from high areas into low areas, is a nearly indestructible tow bar, and allows the steel mesh to be replaced once worn. Other available finishing attachments include a fine finish broom, coco drag mat, and an extreme duty flexible drag mat.
Patented Wheel Lift System
The patented Wheel-Lift System provides precision control over the Infield Rascal and is operated either with a manual jack or the available electric actuator. This system raises and lowers the Rascal chassis for easy transport around the facility, but most importantly, it holds underbelly attachments at a consistent ground-penetration depth during operation. The available electric actuator enables on-the-fly control of the Rascal from the seat of the tow vehicle. The actuator is a huge time saver when used during renovation work or for multi-field facilities. The Rascal rides on large 16.5 inch tall by 8 inch wide tires to ensure consistent grooming results on the field and efficient transport off the field. The large wheels additionally stabilize the Infield Rascal from sinking into soft material or pitching side-to-side ensuring consistency of grooming depth, the width of the unit, especially when maneuvering tight turns. These are high quality wheels with replaceable hubs, spindles, and bearings for long service life.
At the core of the Infield Rascal® MVP is a welded main frame built upon 3″ x 3″ tube steel. The frame is fully welded, except at pivoting joints, for rugged and long lasting service life. This is truly a commercial grade piece of equipment built to take the abuse of hours of daily use.
Finishing Attachments Carrier
The Infield Rascal®’s Finishing Attachments Carrier holds the optional drag mats and broom off the ground for easy transport. These options include a Rigid Drag Mat, Coco Drag Mat, XD Drag Mat & Fine Finish Broom. This is especially handy in multi field complexes.
Ground Contact Adjustment
The turn-knuckle on the top of the Infield Rascal® is designed to enable adjustment over the angle in which the ground engaging components come in contact with the ground. This adjustment allows the operator to flatten out the VibraFlex™ groomer for proper operation or adjust the pitch of the profile blades or ripping teeth. This feature is also a very handy, no tools required, way to adjust for varying hitch heights when using multiple tow vehicles.
The model 5800 VibraFlex™ groomer functions just like the standard model 3800 but is designed for higher clay content (higher end) infield surfaces. This drag includes both an 1/8” and 1/4” thick set of u-shaped pins that are mounted at an angle to create four staggered rows with a 1/2” spacing. The 1/8” pins are specifically designed for the world’s most pristine playing surfaces. This VibraFlex™ Technology is simply the pinnacle choice for frequent infield surface maintenance.
The ABI Coco Drag Mat with Leveling Bar is 6′ wide and 2′ long and is ideal for adding a fine finish to an infield skin even in high moisture conditions. The innovative integrated leveling bar floats materials from high areas into low areas, is a nearly indestructible tow bar (for use behind a tow vehicle) and allows the coco matting to be replaced once worn.
The mini-scarifiers work in tandem with the separately sold mini-box blade. These replaceable mini-scarifiers loosen material to feed the mini-box during the infield grading process.
The Mini-Box Blade gives the Infield Rascal MVP extra earth-moving muscle and unmatched versatility. Paired with the optional electric actuator, the operator can quickly and effectively carry material, collect loosened debris & rocks, grade, and level with finesse! It can effectively reset the grade around home plate, sliding areas, along base paths, and warning tracks.
The Fine Finish Broom is 7′ wide and offers 3 rows of bristles. The mounting arms are adjustable to set the exact working angle desired, yet the broom will float independently from the Infield Rascal® frame. The broom has an ideal weight for the perfect amount of down pressure needed for beautiful performance. If the surface is already clod-free and level, then the Fine Finish Broom creates the best finish in both high and low moisture conditions. 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 “major-league” manner.
6' XD Flexible Steel Mesh Drag Mat (6' x 3')
The XD Flexible Steel Mesh Drag Mat is 6′ wide by 3′ long and is the most extreme duty drag mat on the market. It is ideal to finish and reset the surface ready for play after heavy 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. The drag bar is 1/8″ thick angle iron to eliminate bending. Ideal for all ball diamonds, trail maintenance, breaking-up aeration cores, leveling cleat prints in turf fields and more!
This industrial grade actuator is powerful, rugged and finely tuned for easy operation of the Rascal from the seat of the tow vehicle. It is most commonly used to lift the tool for transport, raise the tool for tight turns over areas you do not want to disturb, to cut-&-fill grade material, and to set the depth of the VibraFlex™ ripping teeth or profile blades. While grading is possible without additional options, we HIGHLY recommend this electric actuator to control the wheel-lift system from the seat of the tow vehicle. This option greatly enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of the Rascal for “cut-&-fill” grading and spreading applications. It includes all hardware and wireing needed to attach to a 12v battery and has a very convenient handlebar mounted controller. This controller enables easy operation while keeping both hands on the handlebars of the quad, ATV or UTV. An optional wireless remote controller is also available. A manual crank jack is standard.
Wireless Remote For Actuator
The wireless remote upgrade works with any ABI actuator purchased after June 1st 2013. Now you can control the Rascal’s wheel-lift-system from almost anywhere. Our wireless system has 2 key chain, all weather sealed, remote controllers for use with multiple tow vehicles or multiple operators at the same job site. This complete wireless kit offers easy plug-&-play installation.
3-Point Conversion Kit
ABI is proud to offer a 3-point option that converts the standard Infield Rascal MVP into the ultimate 3-point groomer tool for sub-compact and compact tractors. Now Infield Rascal MVP owners, that also own the 3-point option, may in under 1 minute, swap back and forth between a pull behind tool for ATVs or a 3-point tool for small tractors; with no tools required. This amazing versatility for one tool to work with both ATVs and 3-point tractors is ideal for facilities that prefer to use a different tow vehicle for varying jobs . Compatible with both category 0 and category 1 3-point hitch types.
At the core of the Infield Rascal MVP is commercial-grade construction and superior craftsmanship. This chassis is designed for daily use and is built tough enough to take on the demands of all sports turf facilities. And just to prove how much we believe in the quality of this tool, ABI backs it with a 36-month limited warranty. This warranty covers both consumer and commercial use and is the longest infield groomer warranty in the sports turf industry! See warranty documentation for details.
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.