This made-in-USA tine features a coined edge, heat treat high-strength steel, and a variety of hole spacing and finish options.

Kondex introduces new aerator coring tine

Kondex is introducing a new commercial and residential aerator coring tine. Produced utilizing the latest in progressive tool manufacturing, this tine features a coined edge, heat treat high-strength steel, and a variety of hole spacing and finish options. This tine is proudly made in America, and made to last.  For additional information please visit or email

Kondex has been a leader in manufacturing professional, high-end aerator tines for golf courses and sport and athletic fields. Recently, we were asked – and delivered –  a high-quality economy tine for the landscaping and residential markets, for use on self-propelled, tow-behind, and walk-behind landscaping equipment and homeowner grade aerators.

Produced utilizing the latest in progressive tool manufacturing, our coring tine goes from raw material to formed tine in a single process. By reducing the number of processes and tools required for production, we’re able to maximize manufacturing efficiency and ensure absolute consistency and quality in each tine.

The tip of our new coring tine is coined in the tooling, not hand-ground. Coining also prevents curling – a deformed appearance common with competitive tines. Most importantly, by coining the tip, we create the best and most consistent point of first ground penetration in the market.

Kondex also took great care to optimize the flow of the plug. By more effectively moving the plug through the tip of the tine and out the side eject, less stress is placed on the overall tine. We also carefully selected the steel used to make the tine, inspecting each batch for specific metallurgical properties. The combination of closely controlled steel and a design that reduces overall stress makes Kondex’s coring tine highly resistant to wear and breakage.

The process of heat-treating metals for increased wear and breakage resistance is one of Kondex’s core competencies.  Each batch of coring tines is carefully inspected in our in-house metallurgy department to ensure that every customer gets properly heat-treated coring tines, every time.

Kondex’s coring tine comes standard with zinc plating to eliminate the risk of rust during transit and prolonged storage. Zinc also enhances the quality appearance of our coring tines.

Kondex inspects all incoming materials, tagging parts for traceability, final dimensional checks, and a cross section analysis of metallurgical grain structure to verify proper heat-treatment. We do all this to ensure the highest possible level of quality and performance – it’s how we do business.

Our experience tells us that each machine utilizes a slightly different fastening type, and we are happy to accommodate this with flexibility in mounting options such as hole location and size.

The new coring tine will be available in late April with or without mounting holes for maximum design flexibility!