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Does any manufacturer make...

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    A self-propelled dethatcher that also has a catcher for the debris as well? From what I've found it seems like one or the other.
     
  2. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    OOOK is that a no?
     
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    classen i think, and i have one for sale its not self propelled but i will give you a DEAL on it. its been used about ten times looks brand new come get it.
     
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bluebird used too... I never rented one personally, but I heard from several people that did that they were a total waste of time. If they weren't clogged up you were having to empty the bag every pass of two.
     
  5. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    BrianDennis1470, Check your private messages.
     
  6. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well that's not too promising then............
    Thanks for the reply though. I know Bluebird made/makes a model (PR22) that has a collection bag, but as far as I know I dont think they had a self propelled model with a bag too. I could be wrong. I'm still not sure what would be the bigger advantage. I can either push the things around like I always have, which is a lot of work while emptying the bag every pass or so. Or I can have one that is self propelled but I still have to clean up the debris after. In years past I have just used a mower with a bag to clean up the thatch debris after. Really even if I have to empty the bag on the power rake often, it's still the same amount of debris that would have to be picked up anyway so I figured why not just do it in one step. At the same time I can see how they probably clog up before the bag is very full as there's not the air flow like with a mower and also it might be really hard to push it with a bag full of debris.

    I really wish someone made one with both features. I'm sure someday it will happen. Probably right after I buy one with only one of the features. :cry:
     
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Toro made a sit down one with fingers:cool2: Look at there golf stuff.
     
  8. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks John I'll take a look.
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    I dont know if they make it anymore.They are out there used.
     
  10. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, I just checked their website and it looks like they currently only have the tow behind models. I'll have to keep my eye out for one of the used sit-on style ones you are talking about.
    Thanks
     

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