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Old 04-16-2003, 06:21 PM
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JRCO Dethatcher

I know many of you have these,Do all of you like them and are they worth th $500.00 cost? Do any of you have them on ferris z's IM LOOKING AT 1 BUT THATS A LITTLE MORE THAN I wanted to spend, or where can I get a better deal? Thanks Cory
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Old 04-16-2003, 07:20 PM
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Just bought one for my exmark and used it for the first time today. From what I saw it works well. I will get the full report tomorrow morning from the guys.
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:03 PM
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I picked up one last fall and I love it. The question that I will find out in a couple of years is...how has it lasted?
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:19 PM
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I use a sears front mounted T rake 38" $ 100. If you get Turf

its on page A21 April 03. Its currently on my Walker. Ed
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:32 PM
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Try this dethatcher

I have had a couple of JRCO dethatchers,they start with J for a reason because they are JUNK. Take my advice call Wabasso Products in Wabasso MN (507-342-5696) and tell him you want a dethatcher,this is a good product, alot more reasonable.Ask for Larry.
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Old 04-17-2003, 07:46 AM
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Got a 60" JRCO dethatcher mounted on the front of a 61" WB. Add the Trac Vac 470 and it's an awesome unit. Great for spring clean-ups and does a nice job of getting matted leaves out of the grass.

Paid for itself in the first season. I love it.
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Old 04-17-2003, 08:19 AM
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I bought a pull behind model and made a mount for my w/b, similar to a jrco set-up. mine works pretty good, works real good at getting pine needles up so I can suck them up with the vacumn.
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:13 AM
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JRCO Tine rake

Have used JRCO for 8 years (different units), the last 5 years have been commercial, I have a tine rake on the Z and another on my WB both are 42" models and the only problem I have had is the rate of finger breakage (but then I have them set a bit lower than recommended).. I would highly recommend this product, NOT as a dethatcher but as an invaluable cleanup tool and as a bonus if you can put down an awesome stripe job.
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:40 AM
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own jrco de thatcher, only problem, have broken front caster wheels. welded back on, the unit has 5 seasons on it. first weld was last year.
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:56 AM
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I also have broken mine, not the casters it was the support arms on mine......3 seasons old!!!
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