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raking/dethatching with a power broom attatchment

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by scott in the soo, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. scott in the soo

    scott in the soo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    iv'e seen guys do it.. but, does it work and is it worth it. i have manually raked my lawns for the past few years and i am getting sick of it. i purchased a stihl f.s 110 with a sweeper attatchment this past off season..

    please tell me..

    do any of you guys use these to dethatch or rake in the spring??????
  2. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    No but I plan to add some gauge wheels to my 3pt tractor mounted sweepster to try it. I have heard it works quite well. I got a walkbehind detatcher and it takes too long on 1 acre jobs.

    I too want to know more. :)
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Look into the JRCO rake, and you will never look back. Instant moneymaker.
  4. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    I hope to add a JRCO Dethatcher to my W/B by next month. I know it will pay for itself.
  5. cenlo

    cenlo LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 322

    I think you should use a standard dethatcher (like Billygoat) then Turf-vac the property! :) This is the best way for a "true" dethatching! The sweeper attachment is for babies. :cry: Be a man and go big! You should look for a local company to partner up with for that if monies tight! payup

    You seem like a guy that would buy a "Husky" :D

    Have I pissed you off yet! :realmad: Have a good day! :rolleyes:
  6. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    Ditto. I bought one a few years back and it has been awsome. Saves alot of time. Most of my lawns don't need a power dethatching (so far).
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    A hand held is OK for small closed in areas. I use a 40" MB power brush for the open areas, sticks, achorns, dead grass, and sand along the road. Gets it all,one pass.


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