One of the most important components of the Infield Rascal Pro is this pair of stabilizing and transport wheels. These tires are 16 and a half inches tall and 8 inches wide. These are real flotation tires and are a critical part of the patented wheel of system, which we will look at next. These tires serve four different functions for the Rascal Pro.
Secondly, these tires keep the Infield Rascal Pro from pitching side to side. When making tight turns on an infield with groomers that don’t have significant stabilizing wheels, the attachments can pitch side to side gouging your infield, leading a very inconsistent surface. But not with the Infield Rascal Pro. Our stabilizing wheels will keep the frame and its ground engaging attachments stable, giving you a very consistent infield material.
The third function of the stabilizing wheels is to allow the Infield Rascal to float on loose or wet material, which will keep it from sinking into the soft spots, which again would give you an inconsistent depth. When it comes to stabilizing tires, size does matter. The taller and the wider the tire is, the more stable a pull behind implement will be. Don’t be fooled by the little tires found on other infield groomers. They just don’t do the job.
The ABI stabilizing tires are real tires with replaceable hubs, spindles, and bearings for long service life. But the fourth and ultimate function of the tires is that they give you the operator control of all the ground engaging attachments that go with the infield Rascal Pro. It’s critical that you have control of your infield groomer. And why is this important? Because an attachment with no operator control will never produce consistent results. Never. Let me say that again. An operator who has no control over the ground engaging attachments can never get consistent results. The moisture in your ground changes day to day. The conditioner is moved around during games. How hard or soft and infield is changes from week to week with the weather and the volume of play. Your infield is never the same. And if you want an infield where the ball bounces true, athletes stay safe, and you’re most trafficked areas properly manage moisture, than you must have control of the infield groomer. And not be satisfied with an attachment that just flops around while you drive in circles. The tires on the Infield Rascal Pro allow you to control the amount of weight and pressure applied to your infield.