Built on the popular Grassland Shakaerator platform, the McConnel Fruitaerator has been designed to work the narrow lanes within orchards and vineyards where it eases compaction, aids drainage and promotes crop growth.


Customers can spec the machine to suit the task at hand choosing from three different working widths; flat and shark-tooth rollers; and two or three leg configurations.

The Fruitaerator also boasts McConnel's innovative vibration unit which dramatically reduces draught by shattering the soil and easing the passage of the machine’s legs through the ground, reducing fuel consumption and operating costs, and aiding traction.

Key features

  • 1.2m, 1.6m and 1.8m working widths
  • Fully adjustable pivoting spring-loaded 355mm (14") discs
  • Three-point linkage mounting
  • Optional rear packer depth adjustment
  • Unique Shakaerator vibration action
  • Choice of leg configurations
  • Adjustable wheel roller assembly
  • Low disturbance legs
  • Replaceable Euroshin and longlife points


Patented sabre-style legs

The unique, forward position and angle of the point ensures the soil is heaved and shattered ahead of the shank reducing draught requirements by easing the passage of the legs through the ground and reducing the risk of horizontal compaction.

Spring-loaded cutting discs

355mm (14") discs cut through turf and surface residue for minimal surface disturbance. 2 and 3 disc options are both available.


  • Relieves soil compaction
  • Proven deep-soil conditioning
  • Improves vertical drainage
  • Minimal turf and surface disturbance
  • Promotes grass and crop growth
  • Highly customisable
  • Easy to use
  • Suitable in a wide range of environments
  • Low horsepower requirement
Model Fruitaerator 1200
Fruitaerator 1600 Fruitaerator 1800
Main frame

Working width
1.2m (3' 11")
1.6m (5' 3") 1.8m (5' 11")
Frame type - Rigid
1-piece frame
1-piece frame 1-piece frame
Attachment - 3-pt linkage CAT II CAT II CAT II
Working depth range (24" leg)
Max 355mm (14") Max 355mm (14") Max 355mm (14")
Working depth range (30" leg) Max 400mm (16") Max 400mm (16") Max 400mm (16")
Depth adjustment increments 25mm (1")
25mm (1") 25mm (1")
Road lighting kit N/A N/A N/A
Legs and Points      
Number of legs 2 or 3
2 or 3
2 or 3
Leg length 600mm (24") or 750mm (30")
600mm (24") or 750mm (30") 600mm (24") or 750mm (30")
Leg height adjustment increments 25mm (1") 25mm (1") 25mm (1")
Gas-strut A/R protection Optional
Optional Optional
Shear-pin protection Optional Optional Optional
Standard Euro point Optional Optional Optional
Wide Delta point Optional Optional Optional
Wear shin Standard Standard Standard
Vibration unit      
Hydraulic drive Optional Optional Optional
540 PTO drive Optional
Optional Optional
1000 PTO drive Optional
Optional Optional
Rear packers      
600mm (24") Consolidator N/A
600mm (24") Ridge packer Optional
Optional Optional
600mm (24") Shark-fin packer Optional Optional Optional
600mm (24") Flat Roller Standard
Standard Standard
Rear scrapers Standard Standard Standard
Hydraulic rear roller
N/A Optional Optional
Machine weight* From 730kg From 725kg From 825kg
Transport width 1.35m (4' 5") 1.6m (5' 3") 1.8m (5' 11")
Transport height 1.6m (5'3") 1.6m (5'3") 1.6m (5'3")
Min Tractor hp TBC

*Weight dependent on configuration