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21" blue bird vs jrco dethatcher for a 52"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by zmowingmaster, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. zmowingmaster

    zmowingmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    which one do you guys prefer
    also blue bird vs jrco aerator
  2. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,529

    Jrco. Much faster and does plenty by making a few passes.
  3. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,632

    jrco. vac as you go with the mower. I have not heard great things about the jrco aerator.
  4. zmowingmaster

    zmowingmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    thank you.
    when I look at other landscapers doing dethatching or aerating,I always see them with the small walk behind machine.But alot of people on this website seem to love the Jrco system.
    are the detahtching and aeration quality better with them.
  5. rollman

    rollman LawnSite Member
    from Bear DE
    Messages: 74

    Not to hijack the thread , does anyone have the TracVac De-thatcher setup ?
  6. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Jrco on all but lawns that have never been thatched. For my regular accounts or ones that have been done in the past few years, I go with my jrco tine rake. In 2 or 3 passes it gets everything out. On lawns that have never been done, I usually end up using a power rake. I have found the power rake to be faster and it does a better job in these cases. If anything was over 1 acre I wouldnt go near it with a power rake though.

    As far as aerators, I would go with a walkbehind model that has a drum in the front. I have found these to be the easiest to use. Ryan and turfco are the ones I have used but classen also makes a few with drums. I havent heard the greatest things about the jrco aerator.

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