JRCO dethatcher on Z with grass gobbler

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thinking of adding dethatching as a spring service this season.
    I want to buy a 48" JRCO unit with the mount bar.
    My question is, is it feasible to use with a Grass Gobbler? Or would you be dumping the bin so much it becomes inefficient? Do you really need the power bagger instead?

    I really don't want to get into the scenario where I am jumping off my Z every round I make to dump the bin.
    That is a complete waste of time and labor.

    DA
     
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bump it up!
     
  3. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have the 48" rake on my walker and we use a two pass technique--raking, mowing, bagging with the walker and then over again with the bobcat walkbehind and accelerator. If you were just catching with a grass gobbler or accelerator you would be dumping all the time. Frankly the rake, the weight kit, and a bagger on a Z is waaaaayyyy too heavy for lawns in the spring.
     

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