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Honda FG100 - Mini-Tillers

kdlklm

LawnSite Member
Location
Canada
I own a Honda FG100 - Mini-Tillers. I love it for doing tilling in tight areas. My question is has anyone used the lawn dethatcher attachment, and what do you think of it.
 
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kdlklm

LawnSite Member
Location
Canada
I don't think it would compare to the speed of a commercial machine. But it does have a pretty good rotation speed.
 

jojo_m

LawnSite Member
Location
S.E. Mass
I just got one of those attachments and used it last week on my 10,000 sqft. lawn. I was pleasantly suprised at the job it did. Its more of a power rake than a typical de-thatcher which is what I was looking for because the lawn was is in good shape. The thing pulls you along at good pace. You will have to lean back to prevent it from going to fast. I got a pile of thatch, pine needles, pine cones - etc about half the size of a mini-van - this from a very healthy looking decent lawn.
 
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kdlklm

LawnSite Member
Location
Canada
how long did it takes you to do your 10,000 square foot lawn. I am just wondering because my lawn is about 100,000 square feet.
 

jojo_m

LawnSite Member
Location
S.E. Mass
It took me a couple of hours to detatch and a couple more to rake it up. You could go over the thatch with a mower or vac but I decided to rake due to pine cones and moss. For 100,000 sqft. I might consider a rental. The Honda foot print is only 15".
 

jojo_m

LawnSite Member
Location
S.E. Mass
I also should add that it did a very decent job of power raking and if you want to spend the time it will pick up alot of debris. I would not use something like this commercially but for one yard its a nice little attachment in the arsenal.
 


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