I have one for our Dixie Choppers. I like it a lot and it does a good job. I can raise and lower mine with a lever from the seat. Make sure to get some extra tines, because you will break some for sure.
hey eric...i haven't been back here for a long time...(formaly slagerlawncare) i was so busy this summer and only checked in once in a while...
yea..if you aint' breaking tines ...your not doing it right.
I sure have read alot about lawn care guys getting away from thatching...i can't see how it hurts in cool weather.
The JRCO rake, in my opinion, is an EXCELLENT investment! I put mine (a 60")on the front of a Gravely 300, which works well because of the hydraulic lift. For nasty Spring cleanups, that have alot of leaves matted into the turf, they're the ultimate. Up here in Michigan we also have a few accounts with those nasty Willow trees. These are Spring specials because they don't even drop sometimes until December or later. If you've ever cleaned up that mess, you know what a hassle it can be with all those leaves, sticks and "whips" out of the trees. Not with the JRCO rake. I just plow them up and push them onto a tarp. Also, once all the leaves (of any type) are fluffed to the surface, they dry a little bit, and can easily be wind rowed or mulched to your desired liking. Also, about the extra tines, mine came with a complete set of extras when I purchased it.