Dethaching with a walker dethacher

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by greentech2007, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. greentech2007

    greentech2007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I asked the ? about dethaching thought i should specify more. Thinking about buying a walker spring tooth dethacher what are the advantages , disadvantages or are they more for clean up and not really true dethaching. Help me out.
  2. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    They have a blade with a bunch of holes and they sell this thick line trimmer string you feed through the holes like a horseshoe. There are probably enough holes for about 5 of these horseshoes or 10 line trimmer strands on each end of the blades. We get a pretty good de-thatch with only 2 of these horseshoes.

    If you were to fill all the holes you would'nt have anything left. We are talking Bermuda grass in my case. I can't imagine what a spring would do ;) not good I don't think.
  3. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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