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Best Dethatcher

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ACut AboveLandscapin, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. ACut AboveLandscapin

    ACut AboveLandscapin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I was wondering what the best dethatcher is. I hear the Billy Goat is really good. I would like to hear some opinions from people who have used different Dethatchers such as Lesco, luebird, Ryan and any others.
  2. padude2004

    padude2004 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    how well does the one from jrco work. this one attaches to the front of the mower. any feedback from that one???thanks
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

  4. Zach76

    Zach76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Has anyone ever tried the dethatcher blades you can put on a 22"lawnmower? It looks like a spring on each end of the blade with wires that stick down into the grass. I realize its kind of a homeowner gimmick, but I don't do many dethatching jobs, and it would be cheaper than renting a dedicated machine.
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

  6. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Jrco rake = pimp for spring clean-ups no need to really dethatch after using it. Used our rake for 3 spring seasons with tremendous results. Less thatch to take away.
  7. msloop77

    msloop77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Hey Grassfearsme,

    How fast are you going and how many passes do you have to do, in order to get a majority of the dead grass up in the spring with the jrco dethatcher. thanks, mark
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    You can move however fast your mower will go. I inly go overv the lawn once, each time you repeat, you pull just as much stuff out. With a 60", you can cover alot of ground, fast.
  9. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    Would this work? Take a flat piece of steel the size of your mower blade and along it's length run 1/4", or less, by 2" bolts through it. Balance it good and use this instead of your regular blade to pull up thatch. Break a bolt and all you'd have to do is to put another one in...
  10. Justcutslawnserv

    Justcutslawnserv LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 21

    When I first started my lawn co. we where called A Cut Above The Rest. We later found out when we went to register the name that someone in Camden county has the name A Cut Above. Just thought you would like to know.

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