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Brands of dethatchers

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Gr8WhiteNorth, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    I'm looking for a pull-type detatcher that is built a little heavier than the box store versions.

    Any ideas on where to find something like that?
     
  2. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,114

    Look at JRCO. They make a nice rake. If possible get and use a front mount so you can pick up the thatch with your deck as you go. Saves you a third pass over the lawn.
     
  3. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 463

    Good concept. I am also looking for something to rake over fresh seed bed that i could pull behind a quad (large areas 1 acre +)
     
  4. mtmower

    mtmower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,114

    Agri-fab makes some equipment. I'm not quite as impressed with the quality of their products but they may have some options.
     
  5. Fawcett

    Fawcett LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    I like my Walker Dethatcher, its made me some good money last fall and this spring. I also looked at the JRCO units and liked them a lot-they were just a bit more $$

    I really like having the Dethatcher in front of the deck, it makes things much easier
     
  6. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 408

    I bought TurfEx and they have a package called Flex Hitch. They sell a package called Thatch, Groom �N� Sweep package. You get a front mount (48" for my 60" ExMark), a hitch that moves up and down and sideways, dethatcher, broom (48") that fits the flex hitch, and they sell a spreader and sprayer that will fit the front of your zero turn mower. The spreader and sprayer is not include in their Thatch, Groom �N� Sweep package.

    I like the dethatcher a lot, but usually I talk my customers into aeration since it breaks up the thatch, loosen up the soil, and promotes new grass growth.

    But I am looking to see how much the sprayer and spreader would cost...just not sure yet?

    Here's their website: http://www.turfexproducts.com/

    Hope this might help some.
     

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