This past weekend I did what really amounts to the first dethatching jobs I have done in years. Rented the machine, and performed the service for three clients. I was amazed at the amount of thatch the unit was able to unearth, and I had forgotten just how much there was. I had planned on going over it all with my mower, which I figured was plenty powerful to bag it all. (48" Scag Hydro) I had the bagger on, but the performance was really bad. Not much of the thatch was making it into the catcher. I lowered and raised the cutting deck, went slower, went faster, and nothing helped. I ended up using the side discharge to kind of sweep some of the thatch into long rows, but I ended up doing mostly raking Not too fun. Anyways, there has to be a better way to do this??????? Anybody have any ideas for me????