Excellent Lawn Rehab Machine

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by turfquip, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 860

    Is my 1988 vintage Kees Slicer/Dethatcher. There are a few of these older units still out there and I would encourage you drought rehab'bers to consider using one of these PRIOR to hydroseeding or seeding and strawing. Look at what this machine does in one pass (moving backwards)
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    Here is a pic of the reel assembly with fresh blades:

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    Any questions on how this thing works?
     
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Why is it any de-thatchers I have used worked better being pulled backwards??
     
  3. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 860

    Using a slicer or seeder backwards is referred to 'upmilling'.

    It does a better job cause your covering the area slower than if the machine is going forwards. It wants to propel itself forward so its a lot slower when you have to pull it.

    This machine is being used in the slicer mode, and the reel I showed in the photo is the slicer reel.

    Dethatching is nearly a thing of the past around here :)
     

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