1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

JRCO Tine Rake Dethatcher's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNGODFATHER, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Who' got hem?

    How well do they work?

    I am planning on using on a ZTR with a vac, for picking up after the renovator in bad lawns (if I ever get any), and as a stand alone service.
     
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,579

    We have one ... got it last winter and used it for spring cleanups..

    What a time saver = money maker !

    Don't expect it to do as good of a job as a power rake.... it doesn't ... not really even close .
    It was fine for our commercial accounts. I don't have the numbers in front of me at home here but I can look up some time sheets and tell you time saved vrs last year if you like.
     
  3. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,781

    mine does a good job- it's not a power rakebut for $300-400 it does a good job. Going over the lawn a couple of times doesn't take long and gets up alot of stuff.
     
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    Ive got one on my scag 48 inch walkbehind. I use the thatcher and a grass gobbler for the spring cleanups and it works extremely well. ill be getting an ultravac for my lazer soon, and i will probably switch it over and use it with the exmark. A ton of guys around here have them, and all are very satisfied too.
     
  5. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    For a cheap rake the Sears front mounted tractor rake works

    well, Its 40" long. I have a 2' x 50" B-line Elec strut and 2 U bolts

    or muffler clamps used on 52 Lesco and Walker. $ !00. Ed
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Yo LGF...

    ... got one for the front of my Ferris 61" WB early this Spring. Awesome with the Trac Vac system attached for Spring Clean-ups too besides straight dethatching.

    Think it ran me about $450 with install.
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    What Rodfather Said. Real Money Maker. First Thing That Payed Itself Off The first Use.
     
  8. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    LGF,

    Wazzup - too lazy to do a search??

    I don't own one yet, but a few of my competitors in the area that do have them - love 'em. They claim they save a lot of turf raking in the spring. I don't think they should be used like a thatcher/power rake for fall lawn renovations.

    Bob
     
  9. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    The sears rake is $ 109. for a 40" rake
     
  10. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    I have one and have had very good results ... although you might have to make a few passes (3 criscross usually is good) it does dethatch well, it is great for use in the spring to help lift out anything emmbedded from over the winter, and I have great results when renovating .... just do 2 passes at a diamond ... it breaks up the cores and sets the seed .... no problem.
     

Share This Page