Shakaerator 4000 and 5000

McConnel's largest and most productive deep soil conditioners with working widths up to 5.0m, the Shakaerator 4000 and 5000 are ideal for improving drainage, relieving compaction, and delivering greater crop yields.


Built on the successful Shakaerator platform, and featuring the world-renowned vibration unit and low draught leg design, the 5000-series has established a reputation for easing compaction, solid fuel-efficiency, and promoting the perfect conditions for crop growth.

The machines are exceptionally robust with a redesigned steel frame, gas-strut breakaway legs and a fast and effective folding mechanism. McConnel also offers a trailed model for articulated tractors.

Key features

  • 4.0m and 5.0m working widths
  • Three-point linkage mounting
  • Fast, effective hydraulic folding mechanism
  • Unique Shakaerator vibration action
  • Innovative low-draught leg design
  • Reinforced mainframe
  • Wide choice of leg configurations and points
  • Choice of rollers
  • Replaceable Euroshin and longlife points
  • Gas-strut breakaway legs available
  • Choice of rollers including the new Hardox consolidator and the 800mm ridge roller
  • Self-contained vibration unit with no need for a PTO shaft


Enhanced soil protection

The machine’s low-draught leg design heaves and aerates without mixing topsoil and subsoil, protecting the fertile top layer and aiding crop growth.

Proven track record

Precision-engineered in the UK, the latest generation of McConnel Shakaerators are an evolution of an award-winning design that has proven effective for more than 35 years – delivering increased crop yields, protecting the soil and reducing compaction.


  • Fast and effective hydraulic folding
  • Extremely productive
  • Highly customisable design
  • Heavy-duty two-piece frame
  • Relieves soil compaction
  • Low-draught performance reduces fuel consumption
  • Proven deep-soil conditioning
  • Improves vertical drainage
  • Exceptional clod-breaking
  • Promotes crop growth
  • Low horsepower requirement
Model Shakaerator 4000
Shakaerator 5000
Main frame

Working width
4.0m (13'1")
5.0m (16'3")
Frame type - Hydraulic folding
2-piece folding
2-piece folding
Attachment - 3-pt linkage CAT III & IV
Working depth range
Max 500mm (20") Max 500mm (20")
Depth adjustment increments 25mm (1")
25mm (1")
Road lighting kit Standard Standard
Legs and Points    
Number of legs 7 or 9
9 or 11
Leg spacing 570mm or 470mm
570mm or 470mm
Leg length 750mm (30")
750mm (30")
Leg height adjustment increments 25mm (1") 25mm (1")
Gas-strut A/R protection Optional
Shear-pin protection Optional
Standard Euro point Optional Optional
Wide Delta point Optional Optional
Wear shin Standard Standard
Vibration unit    
Hydraulic drive Standard Standard
540 PTO drive N/A
1000 PTO drive N/A N/A
Rear packers    
600mm (24") Consolidator Optional
600mm (24") Ridge packer Optional
600mm (24") Shark-fin packer Optional Optional
600mm (24") Flat Roller N/A N/A
Rear scrapers Standard Standard
Leading disc Optional Optional
Machine weight* 3,900kg 4,400kg
Transport width 2.52m-2.83m (8'3" - 9'3")
2.52m-2.83m (8'3" - 9'3")
Transport height 2.1m (6'10") 2.1m (6'10")
Min Tractor hp 180hp 240hp

* Weight dependent on configuration