A Groomer Built to Adapt and Adjust to Your Synthetic Footing

We take a closer look at the features, components, and options for the ABI SportPro – Premier Equestrian Edition line of synthetic groomers. 

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Transcript

Hi, everyone. Matt here with ABI Attachments. Welcome back to the “ABI Dirt.” If you missed the “ABI Dirt” last time around, ya missed a doozy. Last time here on the “Dirt,” we announced to you first, before we announce to anyone else, that ABI Attachments has partnered with Premier Equestrian to launch a brand new line of synthetic arena grooming tools. We’re thrilled to offer this lineup to you, and today is the episode that we’re going to walk through the components, and the makeups of each of those models. We’re calling this new line of synthetic arena groomers the SportPro line. The SportPro line has three models, and a variety of configurations so that you can get exactly what you need, no matter what moisture content, or additive you’ve got in your synthetic arena. So, let’s take a look.

SportPro Synthetic Drag Components

So here we go, this is gonna be a lot of fun talking through each component, because there are a lot of components, there’s a lot of adjustability, so stick with me. We’re gonna have some fun. Here, I am right beside the M5 model of the SportPro line. We have made sure that each of these ground-engaged components have independent adjustability. You can see quite a few adjustments here, and we’ve given it those independent adjustability so that you can dial in for your specific arena, your specific footing, your specific additive, and get the exact depth, and surface tension that you want to your footing. Once you’ve got your components adjusted for everyday use, you can lock them in, that way you’ve got consistent results in your arena no matter who’s operating the tow vehicle. Now that takes care of your daily maintenance, but every now and then when you’re with arena footing that’s got those synthetic fibers, or synthetic additive in it, you need to have a comprehensive blending, you need to remix the footing, which is why we provide on each one of our ground-engage components the ability to move those components from a more passive, to a more active adjustment.

Twisted Rod Design For Minimal Trailing

Next up, these are the rollers you can choose to configure the model with either one or two rollers on your unit. And you’ll notice that our rollers have a twisted rod design, which maximizes and optimizes the packing, so you can control the density of your arena footing, and it minimizes trailing, so that you can have a nice, smooth and clean finish behind your drag. One of the key advantages of a twisted rod designed roller is that it has constant contact with the ground. That means you’re gonna have far less bounce while you’re grooming your arena. Now on the dual roller model, having a roller on the front and back gives you the added benefit of gauge security. What I mean by that, is having a roller on both front and back gives you a plane of operation, which for those of you who have either mats or fabric, or a a leveled base underneath your footing, it’s going to prevent your ground-engaged components from snagging anything you don’t want to be snagging.

Synthetic Vertical Agitation Component

So here in the heart of the SportPro model is the first of the two vertical agitation components. So you can see here on this M5, we’ve got the S-tines installed. You also have the option instead of S-tines to opt for scarifiers. Now, whether you pick the scarifiers or the S-tine is really dependent upon you, and your usage, and the density of your footing, as well as the type of additive you’ve got in your footing, and, how much moisture you like to have. If you’ve got limited water in your arena, or, if your particular type of synthetic additive requires more frequent mixing, then you’d wanna opt for the S-tines, because it allows more comprehensive blending of material. The S-tines are also ideally suited for those of you who like to self-amend, or self-install additional additives or materials. Remember, with that give of the S-tine, it creates kind of a roll of material, so it blends in new additives, new materials into your existing footing. Next up, you can see behind your primary, or your first vertical agitation component, you’ve got the coil tines here on the SportPro series. So when we opted for coil tines, we opted for two rows of staggered coil tines, and not just a single tine, we wanted to provide you maximum kinda stir-ability, to really make sure the fibers were getting all mixed in, so we opted for a a double-pronged tine. So two rows of double coil tines. And you can also see right here on my left, the adjustability to to change the angle of engagement on these coil tines from completely disengaged and passive, all the way up to a very vertical, very active state. In the passive state, in a more angled, kinda rear-facing approach to these coil tines, it’s ideal for stirring in the fiber to cover up hoof prints, kinda your basic grooming scenario. It also works great, because there’s so much tension on those coil tines to press large fibers back down into your footing, and in a more active state, those coil tines become much more vertical, there’s more attention, more forward motion in those tines, which means it works great to aerate, to mix, and also to help level that arena footing. 

Smoothing Bar For Synthetic Footing Material

Right behind the coil tines is the smoothing bar. The smoothing bar is adjustable in 1/4-inch increments, that way you can optimize the precision of your level. You can note that for our smoothing bar, we opted for a cylindrical tube. So having the the leveling bar made out of a cylindrical tube allows material to flow smoothly under the bar, giving you the the smoothing and the leveling properties that you’d be looking for, and needing from an arena drag, but also it allows material to flow over the top of the bar, so that you’re not building up an excess amount of footing, you’re not pulling footing where you don’t want it to go, and you’re not clogging up the flow of material. Now let’s talk about dimensions. Both the M3 and the M5 come in five foot and seven foot widths. What’s right for you depends upon your arena size, depends upon your tow vehicle, and depends about how wide your gate is. 

Rail Blade For Synthetic Arena Groomer

Now, speaking of the size of arena, you may have been recently reminded how big your arena is, when as you take a walk around your arena, even a small arena feels big, when you’re pulling the footing away from your sidewalls, which means you may need an arena groomer that has a rail blade. A rail blade option is available for both the M5 and M3. And, now speaking of the sidewalls, if you’re particularly concerned about the quality and look of your sidewalls, and you wanna make sure that your groomer never comes close, we have side wheels available for these units as well. 

Tractor Arena Drag With Swivel Hitch

Now, speaking of the size of arena, you may have been recently reminded how big your arena is, when as you take a walk around your arena, even a small arena feels big, when you’re pulling the footing away from your sidewalls, which means you may need an arena groomer that has a rail blade. A rail blade option is available for both the M5 and M3. And, now speaking of the sidewalls, if you’re particularly concerned about the quality and look of your sidewalls, and you wanna make sure that your groomer never comes close, we have side wheels available for these units as well.

Optional Ball Coupler Connection

The M3 synthetic arena groomer comes standard with a single point pin, or optional ball coupler connection. And it comes with a wheel transport system for easy connect and go experience, allowing you to lift all of your ground-engaged components softly. Arenas with high clay, or high fiber content should consider the scarifiers as their primary and frontmost vertical agitation component. In contrast to the S-tines, the scarifiers are rigid by design, allowing them to better help you to loosen hard, compacted materials. And if you’re thinking that, you know, you could probably use the S-tine sometimes, and scarifiers other time, that’s no problem at all. These components are actually easily interchangeable with a tool to swap out.

ATV Horse Arena Drag For Sand With Additives

For smaller tow vehicles, like smaller ATVs, zero-turn mowers, or utility golf carts that have a hitch, the SportPro M1 is a paired down version of the M3. There are fewer components, which means that tow vehicles with lower horsepower can still efficiently operate it inside of an arena. The M1 comes with the S-tines that you saw earlier, the same wheel transport system, so that you can efficiently get in and out of your arena without dragging rocks in or footing out, you still have your smoothing bar, and you still have that twisted rod roller on the back. 

That’s the overview of the SportPro line, everyone. Thanks for tuning in today. Remember, if you’ve got any questions about how this tool can be configured for you, your arena, your facility, give us a call. We’ve got an entire team of product specialists available to talk with you, or, you know, jump online, get some more information, and come right back to us. We look forward to hearing from you in the future.

For more information on these or other attachments visit us at abiattachments.com or call a Product Specialist at 877.788.7253

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