Tine Rake de-thatcher: JRCO not the only one

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by haybaler, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    I'm kinda ticked off. I wanted to put a de-thatcher on my new kubota zg23, but JRCO said that u would have to modify the mount bar for it to fit and they don't recomend it. Protera makes one but my dealer said it was $1300 bucks!! so I ended up with a 46" JRCO on my zth5223. Now I shouldn't really complain it's a nice setup, but I emailed Protera and found out there 48" rake for the zg23 is only $419. I guess I should have double checked in the first place, but I thought my dealer new what he was talking about. anyway anyone have one of these Protera rakes? they look just like the JRCO. I'll most likely end up with one next year for the kubota.
     
  2. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    Try your local sears. I use the 40" rake for the front of a garden tractor. I made a mounting bar which is held on with 2 U bolts. cost $ 110. Currently
    using it on my Walker. Ed
     
  3. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 532

    i made made own dethatcher(60'') for about $100 in all the parts. I can post a pics if your interested in doing one yourself.
     
  4. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd love to see the pictures. I want to make one myself and could use ideas. Thanks in advance.
     
  5. gmcplowtruck

    gmcplowtruck LawnSite Member
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    how did you mount it to walker i m interested
     
  6. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    I use a piece of Uni-strut. A few inches wider than the caster arms are wide.

    the rake comes with a mounting bracket. I fastened it to the uni-strut.

    I use 2 1/2 or 3" U bolts to fasten Uni-strut to frame. the rake has 2 hair pins

    that fasten it to the mounting brachet. I use a cam-lock strap to raise and lower rake. one end on the rake, the other to the deck holder between the levers. When I turn I grab the strap pull up the rake. My rake floats, the walker does not. The rake head is similiar. I used this on my 52 Lesco before the walker. Ed
     
  7. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    Yea I would like some pics. Want to put one on my exmark Laser
     
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Pics PLEASE
     
  9. downtown

    downtown LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Are you sure you're spelling the name of the company correctly. I googled "protera" and came up with nothing other than this thread??? I'd be interested in knowing IF there is an alternative to JRCO.

    Thanks
     
  10. F Y P M

    F Y P M LawnSite Member
    Posts: 135

    It's actually Protero they have a web sight Proteroinc.com
     

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