JRCO thine de-thatcher

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mike33087, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. mike33087

    mike33087 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    Who runs them and do you like them? also whats one for a 36" Scag go for?
  2. mike33087

    mike33087 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    "tine dethatcher"
  3. ManorD24

    ManorD24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I use one. Works good for the spring cleanups. I run it on the front of my 36 stander. Pulls up a good amount of thatch and de-mats the lawn pretty good. Have some issues getting the brackets set up in the spring to make the unit level. I go over the whole lawn w/ it w/ the blades engaged and catcher on. It really picks up alot. Then we just go over the lawn and blow it out to get all the little twigs and stuff. Maybe a final cut if it looks like it needs it. If your going to do a heavy thatch and lawn renovation i wouldnt use it but for light thatches and cleanups it works great. Say them in a catalog i got today. They run like $400 - 450 i think. I've had mine for atleast 5 years now. Just get extra tines cause you'll break and bend some.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    It pays to use it twice, the second time being at a 90 degree to your first pass.
  5. mole

    mole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    I use one on my 48inch zII. have peco bagger works great in the spring. Plus you can plow branches in a bunch for easy pick up. love it can get a dethatch price and a cut price at the same time.
  6. LandscaperPro

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  7. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Hey Rodfather, do use use it in combination with a bagging mower? If so, how fast does it fill up? Or, do you bag it with one and thatch with another.

  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Sure do...use it while the Trac Vac 470 does the vacuuming. They are the ones with the Rubbermaid 44 gallon container that mounts on the front and with a 6 hp Briggs on the side to help get the material up and into the container.
  9. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    My scag has the rear soft bagger. I forget how many cubic feet it holds...I want to guess something like 30. How often do you find yourself emptying it...on say a 0.5 to 0.75 acre yard???
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    30 cubic feet !!! My big clamshells on my Z's are only 11. I think you are thinking 30 gallons, not cubic feet. As for how long it will take to fill up, it can varies greatly by the amount of debris on the lawn.

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