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JRCO Tine Rake Dethatcher's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNGODFATHER, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. Who' got hem?

    How well do they work?

    I am planning on using on a ZTR with a vac, for picking up after the renovator in bad lawns (if I ever get any), and as a stand alone service.
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    We have one ... got it last winter and used it for spring cleanups..

    What a time saver = money maker !

    Don't expect it to do as good of a job as a power rake.... it doesn't ... not really even close .
    It was fine for our commercial accounts. I don't have the numbers in front of me at home here but I can look up some time sheets and tell you time saved vrs last year if you like.
  3. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    mine does a good job- it's not a power rakebut for $300-400 it does a good job. Going over the lawn a couple of times doesn't take long and gets up alot of stuff.
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    Ive got one on my scag 48 inch walkbehind. I use the thatcher and a grass gobbler for the spring cleanups and it works extremely well. ill be getting an ultravac for my lazer soon, and i will probably switch it over and use it with the exmark. A ton of guys around here have them, and all are very satisfied too.
  5. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    For a cheap rake the Sears front mounted tractor rake works

    well, Its 40" long. I have a 2' x 50" B-line Elec strut and 2 U bolts

    or muffler clamps used on 52 Lesco and Walker. $ !00. Ed
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Yo LGF...

    ... got one for the front of my Ferris 61" WB early this Spring. Awesome with the Trac Vac system attached for Spring Clean-ups too besides straight dethatching.

    Think it ran me about $450 with install.
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    What Rodfather Said. Real Money Maker. First Thing That Payed Itself Off The first Use.
  8. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899


    Wazzup - too lazy to do a search??

    I don't own one yet, but a few of my competitors in the area that do have them - love 'em. They claim they save a lot of turf raking in the spring. I don't think they should be used like a thatcher/power rake for fall lawn renovations.

  9. edward hedrick

    edward hedrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    The sears rake is $ 109. for a 40" rake
  10. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    I have one and have had very good results ... although you might have to make a few passes (3 criscross usually is good) it does dethatch well, it is great for use in the spring to help lift out anything emmbedded from over the winter, and I have great results when renovating .... just do 2 passes at a diamond ... it breaks up the cores and sets the seed .... no problem.

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