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Old 08-04-2002, 06:53 PM
LAWNGODFATHER LAWNGODFATHER is offline
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JRCO Tine Rake Dethatcher's

Who' got hem?

How well do they work?

I am planning on using on a ZTR with a vac, for picking up after the renovator in bad lawns (if I ever get any), and as a stand alone service.
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Old 08-04-2002, 08:50 PM
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We have one ... got it last winter and used it for spring cleanups..

What a time saver = money maker !

Don't expect it to do as good of a job as a power rake.... it doesn't ... not really even close .
It was fine for our commercial accounts. I don't have the numbers in front of me at home here but I can look up some time sheets and tell you time saved vrs last year if you like.
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Old 08-04-2002, 08:56 PM
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mine does a good job- it's not a power rakebut for $300-400 it does a good job. Going over the lawn a couple of times doesn't take long and gets up alot of stuff.
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Old 08-04-2002, 10:07 PM
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Ive got one on my scag 48 inch walkbehind. I use the thatcher and a grass gobbler for the spring cleanups and it works extremely well. ill be getting an ultravac for my lazer soon, and i will probably switch it over and use it with the exmark. A ton of guys around here have them, and all are very satisfied too.
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Old 08-04-2002, 10:47 PM
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For a cheap rake the Sears front mounted tractor rake works

well, Its 40" long. I have a 2' x 50" B-line Elec strut and 2 U bolts

or muffler clamps used on 52 Lesco and Walker. $ !00. Ed
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Old 08-05-2002, 05:15 PM
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Yo LGF...

... got one for the front of my Ferris 61" WB early this Spring. Awesome with the Trac Vac system attached for Spring Clean-ups too besides straight dethatching.

Think it ran me about $450 with install.
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Old 08-05-2002, 05:39 PM
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What Rodfather Said. Real Money Maker. First Thing That Payed Itself Off The first Use.
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Old 08-05-2002, 11:03 PM
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LGF,

Wazzup - too lazy to do a search??

I don't own one yet, but a few of my competitors in the area that do have them - love 'em. They claim they save a lot of turf raking in the spring. I don't think they should be used like a thatcher/power rake for fall lawn renovations.

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Old 08-05-2002, 11:19 PM
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The sears rake is $ 109. for a 40" rake
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Old 08-06-2002, 01:55 AM
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I have one and have had very good results ... although you might have to make a few passes (3 criscross usually is good) it does dethatch well, it is great for use in the spring to help lift out anything emmbedded from over the winter, and I have great results when renovating .... just do 2 passes at a diamond ... it breaks up the cores and sets the seed .... no problem.
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