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The AFT100 trencher is designed to create efficient land drainage preventing the soil from becoming saturated. This allows crops to flourish, obtaining the right level of moisture to encourage good root development and natural growth. At the same time the land remains accessible for machines at all times. It is the most economical way, long term to improve crop yields.Read more

AFT Trenchers moves to larger state of the art factory to sustain expansion plans

New AFT premises

AFT Trenchers Ltd has moved to a new high specification facility to allow production to match the current growth in machinery sales and any future additions to the product range.

Located a mere 100 yards from the original warehousing, the new premises, in Sudbury, Suffolk, stands on just under 2000m2 (21.500 square feet), allowing expansion to in-house production, with more fitting stations, spray and drying rooms, plasma cutting table,Read more

Historic Golf Course

Golf Course

The AFT Trenchers 45 and AFT Wizz Wheel are set to install a full drainage scheme in the 96-year-old greens at Worcestershire Golf Club, as well as playing a vital part in the installation of a new irrigation system.

It is the primary task of Steven Lloyd, who took over his current role as course manager in October last year, to address the issue of drainage and find a solutionRead more

Drainage System Delivers

AFT20 whizz wheel trencher

The AFT Wizz Wheel 75 was an integral part of the work carried out by White Horse Contractors to install a replacement drainage system into the new show jumping arena at Belsay Horse Trials.

he original drainage was installed nearly 150 years ago, and although the Victorian tile drain system is still in full working order it is 1m or more deep in places, and has no permeable aggregate backfill,Read more

Self Propelled Trencher – AFT

Land drainage

Landscapers will be delighted at the introduction of the AFTraction from AFT Trenchers. This new self-propelled trencher has been designed in response to a call for a simple to use, pedestrianised trencher for small-scale projects. The AFTraction is without doubt the ideal solution for installing trenches for short drainage and irrigation lines, cable laying and installing curb stones.Read more

New AFT Heavy Duty Hydraulic Wheel Trencher

HW60 drainage machine

The HW60 is a new hydraulic wheel trencher developed by AFT Trenchers Ltd based in Sudbury, Suffolk, UK who manufactures a wide variety of trenchers for civil engineering and cabling contractors.

This compact trencher is designed to be mounted onto skid steer loaders with a “high flow” option. Read more

The Drain Game

Drainage machines

Too often, pipe drainage systems are installed automatically, with not enough thought being given to the soil physics of water movement.

Soil is made of minerals originally derived from rock, and from organic matter from vegetation, water and air. Most of the soil is made of the mineral fraction derived from the parent material which is frequently located under the soil.

Most soils in the UK have formed on top of glacial or alluvial secondary deposits. This is frequently boulder clay derived from glacial erosion and deposition. However, the origination of all this material is from rock.Read more

AFT Wizz wheel Foxhill

AFT trencher at Foxhills


Sandslitting the greens at Foxhills Golf Club and Resort has solved drainage problems

FOXHILLS Golf Club and Resort at Ottershaw in Surrey called on Speedcut Contractors of Oxford to carry out drainage work on greens at the magnificent 440-acre course as part of continuing improvements to course conditions.Read more

Investment in AFT Trenchers pays Dividends

Investment in AFT Trenchers

Replacing his excavators with a purpose-built AFT Wizz Wheel 75 trencher has resulted in significant savings for Kent based contractors GM Jolliffe Ltd.

Managing Director Gary Jolliffe decided to invest in an AFT Wizz Wheel 75 after seeing one in operation by a fellow contractor and arranging a demonstration.Read more

AFT100 with new hose reel

Sandbander AFT Trenchers

The New AFT100 with reduced transport width for even safer road use

The latest AFT100 Trencher which is now fitted with a new Hydraulic Lift Pipe Reel ‘inboard’ to keep the whole unit within the width of the tractor, making road trave l much safer.Read more

Robin Hood Golf Course

Trencher in action

Drainage and sand banding combination keeps the greens in play at Robin Hood Golf course

Set amongst mature trees and lush fairways is claimed to be one of the toughest and most stimulating courses in the West Midlands. In fact the 17th and 18th holes of the Robin Hood Golf Club are accepted as amongst the most challenging finishing holes in the area.Read more

GME Drainage


Winter is here and wet weather is guaranteed. To keep sports pitches and golf courses playable drainage is essential. Mike Beardall examines the facts

DRAINAGE problems can best be avoided if grounds managers and greenkeepers understand the soil conditions they have and how they can diagnose and treat potential troubles with water.Read more

AFT1124 Aspley

AFT 1124 Aspley Golf Club

TORRENTIAL rain on the wettest part of Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands Golf Club was less of a problem after treatment with their new AFT Sandbander.

After the first pass on the problem part of the course improvement was instant – and continued despite up to an inch of rainfall during the following week.Read more

AFT1111 Henworth Golf Course

AFT at Heworth Golf Club

In 2012 the Heworth Golf Club celebrates its Centenary year. The course has matured into one of the most respected courses in the area and is always immaculately presented and boasts some of the best greens in the North East of England. This is down to the dedication and commitment of the greens staff led by Head Greenkeeper Colin Pringle.Read more

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