1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about fertilization strategies for success with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum.

    Dismiss Notice


Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenStar, Jul 15, 2001.

  1. GreenStar

    GreenStar Banned
    Messages: 114

    has any one used front nount jrco aerators or dethatchers?
    what about4 mower front blowers?
    i'm buyin a 52" toro z any one got insight good or bad.what's the fastest speed while still getting a quality cut?

    Be the star on your block!
    GreenStar Commercial Groundskeeping
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    i have the jrco front mount de thatcher for my 48 in scag belt drive. the thing works awesome. i definately recommend it. if i remember right ERICelm has the dethatcher on his chopper. he can probably answer your speed question better because mines on a walk behind.
  3. GreenStar

    GreenStar Banned
    Messages: 114

    i have an old 32"metro that sits around
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    mdb landscaping
    I think he was asking about the speed of a Toro Z and still get a good cut, not how fast he can dethatch. The speed any mower will mow at and get a good cut depends a lot on blade sharpness and blade tip speed.

    Yes I do have one I use on my Choppers, a 60" Jrco that works good. If you get one, make sure you buy extra tines since you will break some for sure if you have it down so it works good. ;)
  5. TotalLawn

    TotalLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I have the 62" toro z. As long as the grass isn't TOO tall or thick I can go full speed and get a nice cut. On my 14 day accounts I have to go a little slower, (not to bad though). So far I have had good luck with mine. Very pleased with my purchase.
  6. Shawn Burns

    Shawn Burns LawnSite Member
    from N.C.
    Messages: 181

    i had a toro 252 23 horse kolher 52 inch deck. i coulden't get it to cut like i wanted, it would leave sprigs standing, but not in any pattern. after a year of headaches we finally found that toro had put a pully that was 1/8 inch too wide on the left rear pully. a new pulley fixed the problem, finally! i still sold it, i had already bought a new hustler z and found i liked it alot better. that was the only problem i ever had with the toro though, i think you will like it... it's a good machine.
  7. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    I have the front mount dethatcher, aerator, and spreader from JRCO and I'm happy with all the products. I would recommend them to anyone. I use them on a 60" Lazer and they work fine. The only thing I don't care for are the clamps that secure the universal mounting bar. They are a little cheesey, they could come up with something a little tougher.
  8. crew

    crew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    I have the jrco aerator and it works well. I did break one of the bolts that hold the "hook" assembly on a buried rock this spring, but otherwise very productive.
    I agree on the mounting bracket. However I have managed to use this for a few other things most notably a lesco spreader that sells for half the price of the jrco model or any other i could find.
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I can vouch for the dethatcher, is works awesome. I mainly only use it in the spring, for cleanups, though. Not really for dethatching, but for combing the grass out and brinnging up matted leaves. It's a ral time saver. You can have a whole yard "raked" in minutes. You can then either use your mower or a blower to gather the material. Most of the time, we can just cut, and it's gone. I also have the blower buggy. This works real well as well, and WHAT a TIME saver! Not to mention the labor of pushing and lugging that blower back and forth. I run the rake on my Gravely Promaster, and the blower on my Lazer. Works well.
  10. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    We have the JRCO dethatcher on our GD Chariot and can also say that it is a great piece of equipment. I would def. recommend it.

Share This Page