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JRCO Dethatcher

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawn jockey, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. lawn jockey

    lawn jockey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 110

    I know many of you have these,Do all of you like them and are they worth th $500.00 cost? Do any of you have them on ferris z's IM LOOKING AT 1 BUT THATS A LITTLE MORE THAN I wanted to spend, or where can I get a better deal? Thanks Cory
  2. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    Just bought one for my exmark and used it for the first time today. From what I saw it works well. I will get the full report tomorrow morning from the guys.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I picked up one last fall and I love it. The question that I will find out in a couple of years is...how has it lasted?
  4. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    I use a sears front mounted T rake 38" $ 100. If you get Turf

    its on page A21 April 03. Its currently on my Walker. Ed
  5. Troy Landry

    Troy Landry LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I have had a couple of JRCO dethatchers,they start with J for a reason because they are JUNK. Take my advice call Wabasso Products in Wabasso MN (507-342-5696) and tell him you want a dethatcher,this is a good product, alot more reasonable.Ask for Larry.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Got a 60" JRCO dethatcher mounted on the front of a 61" WB. Add the Trac Vac 470 and it's an awesome unit. Great for spring clean-ups and does a nice job of getting matted leaves out of the grass.

    Paid for itself in the first season. I love it.
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I bought a pull behind model and made a mount for my w/b, similar to a jrco set-up. mine works pretty good, works real good at getting pine needles up so I can suck them up with the vacumn.
  8. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 714

    Have used JRCO for 8 years (different units), the last 5 years have been commercial, I have a tine rake on the Z and another on my WB both are 42" models and the only problem I have had is the rate of finger breakage (but then I have them set a bit lower than recommended).. I would highly recommend this product, NOT as a dethatcher but as an invaluable cleanup tool and as a bonus if you can put down an awesome stripe job.
  9. fox

    fox LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 57

    own jrco de thatcher, only problem, have broken front caster wheels. welded back on, the unit has 5 seasons on it. first weld was last year.
  10. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    I also have broken mine, not the casters it was the support arms on mine......3 seasons old!!!

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