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Considering adding thatching to my list of services

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mowerdude777, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    Well I do not own a dethatcher yet but I see them pretty cheep on craigslist. And have thought about getting one, the reason I have not is underground wires, pipes etc, is that worth worrying about or not. I have a rer tractor that i could just put an attachment on, but I would rather get a wb thatcher what should I do should i stay clear or invest in one
     
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    I actually believe you are talking about DEthatching.

    I have a jrco front mount dethatcher that I use on my bob-cat. It doesn't get as much thatch out of the lawn as a power rake does (probably about 1/3 the amount). I dethatch my customers' lawns every spring, so using the jrco one works well. It is one of my more profitable services.
     
  3. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    how much would you charge for a .25 acre yard( that is the size of most of my accounts
     
  4. dvog

    dvog LawnSite Member
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    hmmm...i am a little worried if your concerned about hitting a pipe with a thatch machine.how far do you think your going into the ground while thatching?
     
  5. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    Ok I am more worried about wires especially for dog fences
     
  6. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    BUMP BUMP bump
     

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