Not finding enough good threads on this one. Those of you that dethatch, in a nutshell, what price or range are you charging per K. Also are you flagging sprinkler head or is it not that necessary?
i say use hourly only as a last resort. i've come to find that hourly is good if you can't figure a price, it will protect you. but, it can burn you once you get more efficient. personally i charge by the 1000 sq ft section. i'm not sure, but i think it's $45 per k
what if you have to rent the dethatcher, i realize it is not the customers fault i do not own one but what do you charge. i have two or three i have to do either this weekend or next, i will try to do them all in the same day.
green, i used to rent one. it sucked. it may cost you $75 for the day. actually, what i used to do is pick up the machine, thatch all the lawns(don't clean up, just run the machine) return the machine as quick as possible to save money. sometimes it would only cost $50. then go back and clean up. get a thatcher. i bought a used one for $300, runs and works beautiful.