Blue Bird Power Rake?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by SER, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. SER

    SER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Hi all. Does anyone have any information on the Blue Bird Power Rake de- thatcher. I need to know if they are good machines, and if I should get one with a bag or without. The one I was looking at is a Blue Bird with a bag. It has a Honda engine on it. Has anyone had any experience with these machines? Any help you could give would be appreciated.
  2. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    I have a bluebird with a bag, briggs powered - very nice unit.
    From the experience my company has had with this machine you should be okay.
    Check to make sure the up-date kit has ben installed, something to do with the belt tensioning guide relocated.
    I deal with only warm season grasses, stuff so tough no one wants to mess with - and the Bluebird is alright with it!
    The bag is definately the way to go.
  3. Pro-lawns

    Pro-lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    i Have a briggs & straton with out the bag
    i just love it it works good and for clean up helper goes
    behind me with the billy goat lawn vac
    it does not take long to do a yard payup
  4. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    I have used the Blue bird, I liked them, did a good job, and they were nice and light. I have a billy goat rake on order right now just because thats what my dealer sells.

    I would still reccomone the Blue Bird. I have never triedthe bagger style though.

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