Pedestrian Scarifiers

Auto Rotorake MK.5

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The SISIS Auto Rotorake Mk. 5 is a self-propelled heavy duty scarifier and de-thatcher for removal and control of thatch on fine and other quality turf. It is ideally suited to a range of applications from sports field maintenance to synthetic turf maintenance, lawns and amenities. It can be used as a bowling green scarifier and a cricket scarifier for maintaining artificial pitches, bowling greens, croquet lawns, tennis courts, cricket pitches, golf courses, lawns and gardens.

Scarification is important to encourage germination and the Auto Rotorake Mk. 5 will serve all your scarifying needs including removal of lawn thatch to provide top class lawn treatment.

Its contra-rotating reel has specially designed tipping blades for clean, consistent cut and maximum thatch removal to ensure excellent lawn care when the time comes to scarify.

  • Contra-rotating reels with specially designed tipped blades for a clean consistent performance
  • Quick change reels for thatch control and removal all year round and other essential maintenance tasks
  • User friendly operator presence controls designed for maximum operator safety
  • Micro depth adjustment control positioned on the handle for easy use
  • Incorporate independent drive to the wheels and reel for effortless performance
  • Slick tyres and full differential ensure ease of turning and minimal surface marking
  • Slick tyres and debris removal brush
  • Micro depth adjustment control
  • User friendly operator presence controls


Auto Rotorake MK.5

  • Specification


    Working width

    500mm (20")


    GX160 Honda Engine

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    1mm tungsten tipped verticutter reel

    1mm replaceable, wear resistant tungsten tipped blades (12mm spacing) can be used throughout the season. Can also be used for light scarifying.

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    1.6mm scarifying/thatch removal reel

    1.6mm replaceable, wear resistant tungsten tipped blades (20mm spacing). Ideal for pre & post playing season renovation work.

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    Thatch control reel

    Sharpened offset triangular blades (6mm spacing) used regularly throughout the playing season to control lateral growth and improve green speed.



    Sharpened triangular blades, (12mm spacing) used regularly throughout the playing season to control lateral growth and improve green speed.

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    Brush reel

    Used throughout the year for debris collection and clean up. Also used prior to mowing to stand grasses up and improve cut quality.

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    Multi Dense/Synthetic brush reel

    Used throughout the year for debris collection and clean up. Also used prior to mowing to stand grasses up and improve cut quality.

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    Rolaspike/Sarel roller

    Provides fast & effective surface aeration. Used during the playing season enables penetration of air, water and fertiliser.

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    Leading line-up of products from SISIS at SALTEX

    As one of the longest-standing exhibitors at SALTEX, SISIS is looking forward to attending the 77th edition of the show.

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    Cheltenham Ladies’ College invests in SISIS

    When the grounds team at Cheltenham Ladies’ College received investment for new equipment, Ross Spry, Head of Grounds and Gardens, decided that SISIS machinery was a good place to start.

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    The complete SISIS range on show at GroundsFest

    SISIS has announced that, for the first time ever at a trade event, it will be showcasing its entire range of products at GroundsFest, held at Stoneleigh Park on 20 and 21 September.

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    SISIS Auto Rotorake essential for Prees Cricket Club

    The SISIS Auto Rotorake MK5 is an ‘essential’ piece of equipment according to Duncan Austin, Head Groundsman at Prees Cricket and Recreation Club in Shropshire.

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    SISIS Auto Rotorake needs to be seen to be believed

    Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, has claimed that he is amazed at the amount of material the SISIS Auto Rotorake MK5 removes from the School’s cricket wickets.

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SISIS Contra – Rotation Principle

The Rotorake principle incorporates a series of blades rotating at high speed in the opposite direction to that of the conventional cylinder mower. The blades therefore cut upwards, continuously taking grass fibre away from the surface rather than pushing it into the surface of the turf. This also ensures that the machine is held to the ground and a regular working depth maintained.

Auto Rotorake MK.5


  • We didn’t even look at anything else. It has been a staple piece of equipment for crciket clubs and there is nothing on the market to challenge it, it my opinion.

    Vic Demain

    Head Groundsman - Durham County Cricket Club