Front mount dethatcher for ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J-Dubb, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. J-Dubb

    J-Dubb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    What are your experiences with these? My yard has a thick layer of straw that I'd like to remove. Big yard, about three acres, I'd hate to hand rake it.
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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  3. DND Outdoor

    DND Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I have a front mounted de-thatcher for my ztr, it works well but like anything it has it's limits. There's no way I am hand raking 3 acres, that is a job for equipment bigger than a ztr w/ a de-thatcher but if thats all I had I would sure use it.
  4. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    walker with spring tines
  5. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    How about a Billy goat push blower???? That would work just fine :)
  6. DND Outdoor

    DND Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Unfortunately, a Billygoat won't touch straw that is matted and wound into the turf. The JRCO rake would be THEE way to go for something like this.
  8. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    jrco tine rake.
  9. J-Dubb

    J-Dubb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    DND outdoor,
    SWEEEEEEEEEEEET! That would be handy.....what would it cost?
  10. n1wlc

    n1wlc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    The JRCO cost is $ 450.00 here in the northeast.

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