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Fastest way to get the thatch off the lawn after dethaching

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Daner, May 25, 2006.

  1. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    Now this is the way i have normally done this...was to fire up the bad azz 72" side discarge and go forward and reverse thus blowing it into one row
    WAHT HAVE YOU USED instead of the hand rake??
    Take note the lot that i,m thinking of is 5.5 acres:dancing:
  2. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Messages: 507

  3. sgrprincees

    sgrprincees LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I use a bagger, but I wish my 20hp 48" Toro had a little more power when I'm sucking up a bunch of thatch.
  4. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 458

    Front mount de-thatcher on tractor/ZTR with bagger. De-thatch and clean up all in one pass.
  5. TriplePLandscaping

    TriplePLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166


    next season picking up a jrco 60" detatcher and got my grass catcher, should work pretty nice, all in one pass.
  6. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    Joel i think U have the best method... 2nd maybe the bp blower and 3rd is the way i do it...lol thanks for your input gang...any one else?? feel free:usflag: :canadaflag: :weightlifter:
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    For the real heavy thatch - like what comes up with a real thatch job (not the JRCO rake), a push blower is the way to go. It can push large piles to tarp up.
  8. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    We use a ZTR with a trac vac on it. Works perfect. Will never rake or blow again
  9. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    My high speed lawn sweeper...:headphones: :cool2: :weightlifter: :clapping: :dancing: :drinkup:
  10. P & L Turf

    P & L Turf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I get one guy on the de-thatcher with about a 15 minute head start and then I come through with my Lazer with the UltraVac and suck it all up. The small jobs we'll just fire up the blowers and clean it up with them.

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