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Old 03-08-2005, 09:52 PM
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raking/dethatching with a power broom attatchment

iv'e seen guys do it.. but, does it work and is it worth it. i have manually raked my lawns for the past few years and i am getting sick of it. i purchased a stihl f.s 110 with a sweeper attatchment this past off season..

please tell me..

do any of you guys use these to dethatch or rake in the spring??????
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Old 03-08-2005, 10:30 PM
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No but I plan to add some gauge wheels to my 3pt tractor mounted sweepster to try it. I have heard it works quite well. I got a walkbehind detatcher and it takes too long on 1 acre jobs.

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Old 03-09-2005, 02:47 PM
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Look into the JRCO rake, and you will never look back. Instant moneymaker.
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Old 03-09-2005, 03:29 PM
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Look into the JRCO rake, and you will never look back. Instant moneymaker.
I hope to add a JRCO Dethatcher to my W/B by next month. I know it will pay for itself.
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Old 03-26-2005, 12:01 AM
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iv'e seen guys do it.. but, does it work and is it worth it. i have manually raked my lawns for the past few years and i am getting sick of it. i purchased a stihl f.s 110 with a sweeper attatchment this past off season..

please tell me..

do any of you guys use these to dethatch or rake in the spring??????
I think you should use a standard dethatcher (like Billygoat) then Turf-vac the property! This is the best way for a "true" dethatching! The sweeper attachment is for babies. Be a man and go big! You should look for a local company to partner up with for that if monies tight!

You seem like a guy that would buy a "Husky"

Have I pissed you off yet! Have a good day!
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:52 AM
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Look into the JRCO rake, and you will never look back. Instant moneymaker.
Ditto. I bought one a few years back and it has been awsome. Saves alot of time. Most of my lawns don't need a power dethatching (so far).
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A hand held is OK for small closed in areas. I use a 40" MB power brush for the open areas, sticks, achorns, dead grass, and sand along the road. Gets it all,one pass.

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