We got the chance to setup and review the Botanicare Slide Bench, one of the latest additions to the commercial hydroponics industry. This bench offers a substantial increase in efficiency, flexibility, and profitability for commercial growers.
If you aren’t familiar with the Botanicare Slide Bench, it is a premium hydroponics bench that helps commercial growers get the most out of their floor space.
It completely eliminates the need for aisles in a commercial warehouse or grow room, maximizing the use of expensive, limited floor space.
To create an aisle, simply slide the bench out of your way and walk through. In our opinion, this alone makes it a must have for serious commercial facilities.
Review of the Botanicare Slide Bench System
Overall, the Botanicare Slide Bench is a great commercial system. There isn't really any other system we can compare it to, because there is nothing quite like it.
While the Active Aqua Rolling Bench is another great hydroponics bench, it wouldn't be fair to compare the two, as Botanicare is the first to introduce a complete, all-in-one system. Here are a few reasons we love the Botanicare Slide Bench:
Two System Options. A Myriad of Possibilities.
Both the traditional slide bench and new track benching styles were developed to offer unique advantages depending on your grow room requirements.
The genesis. Grow trays and platforms slide easily, fully loaded, over a self-aligning aluminum roller system. Sturdy, powder coated steel framing and legs provide substantial stability.
The evolution. Easy to assemble, purpose built components and powder coated steel carry the load. Smooth, unrestricted travel along custom stainless steel track, maximizes aisleway flexibility and increases plant space.
Benching Systems That Are Flexible For Commercial Growers
Flexible aisle widths with multiple lengths (7' to 60'), height (12", 20", or 30"), and width (4' or 5') configurations to maximize production. Two flood tray types (Original Flood and Gutter Trays), cross-platform compatible, for plant spacing flexibility and airflow improvement. Customizable layouts that adapt to optimize virtually any grow room.
Maximum Efficiency and Profitability Of Your Commercial Grow
The main reason we love this bench is because it allows you to squeeze out every last square foot of your grow room possible. The premise Botanicare operated on when designing this bench is simple: Less aisles means more plants, which means more profit!
Premium Build Materials With Intelligent Ergonomics
From the top down, this bench is built from high-quality materials and will stand the test of time. From the premium ABS grow trays, all the way to the strength of the frame itself. The Botanicare Slide Bench is a quality piece of equipment.
Purposeful component design and material choice. Powder-coated steel structure and supports engineered for strength and longevity.
The track and roller systems are made to move fully loaded trays with ease. No hand cranks are necessary.
Organized & Efficient With Smart Grower-Friendly Accessories
Intelligent Irrigation Line Locks, Header Locks, and Drain manifolds bring organization and efficiency to irrigation setups. Upgradable trellising mounts to manage the weight you’re about to pull.
Irrigation Line Locks and Header Locks lift supply and irrigation lines off tray surfaces for more efficient cleaning and organization.
A centralized drain manifold designed for gutter trays consolidates outlet drain lines.
Integrated Trellis Support System Within The Slide Bench
Another really cool part of the Botanicare Slide Bench is the trellis inserts, which allow you to easily train your plants with trellis netting across the bench. The supports are built into the bench and simultaneously work to hold your grow trays in place and prevent movement.
Botanicare now offers two trellis mount models for varied plant support types.
The original trellis mounts are designed for a fully caged system. You can also upgrade to the new TriLock trellis mounts, which are 3x stronger than original mounts and specifically designed for an upright-only method.
The Botanicare Slide Bench Drainage System
Whether you are using an ebb and flow system or a hydroponic drip system, you can fine tune your drainage system to allow for quick and automated draining of your runoff. Using the included Loctite sealant ensures your nutrient solution stays in the trays, and drains back into your reservoir leak-free.
How to set up the Botanicare Slide Bench
This bench can take some time to set up, as there are a lot of components. The longer your bench is, the longer it will take to assemble. Here is a quick video guide on setting up the Botanicare Slide Bench, but you can click here for a full in-depth text guide on installation.
If you are a commercial grower considering the Botanicare Slide Bench for your grow, reach out to us at 888-815-9763 and we can help you size it for your building.