Dethatching:Spring tine vs. Flail?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by G.M.Landscaping, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looking to buy a used one. I own a mantis with the spring tine attachment. It works very good for small areas, but it gives you a workout pulling it backwards on larger lawns. On bigger properties I've always rented the flail blade type of dethatcher so I know how they work.

    So how does the walk behind spring tine thatcher compare to the blades? I can find them preety cheap on craigs list.

    Are they comparable at all. Never used a walkbehind spring tine.
     
  2. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
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    Aerate, aerate, aerate.
     
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ummm, Thank you Dr. nO help. I already own a aerator.

    Some lawns do need thatched, and I'm not turning down money.
     
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not to change the subject have you looked at a JRCO dethatcher attachmet for your mower? And a couple of posters here built thier own version.
     
  5. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have my eye one a spring time machine myself.

    I think for cool season turf it might be the OK deal, that that is a guess. I was hoping someone would offer some advise.
     

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