Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by philmacrakken, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. philmacrakken

    philmacrakken LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I just bought a Jrco dethatcher used from a friend. He didn't have any paperwork with it at all. I'm sure there must be a correct height to adjust the tines for optimum effect, but I don't know what that is. Can anyone help??
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    I set them 1/4 to 1/2" off the ground (park on flat blacktop or cement) depending on how deep I want to dig.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    good idea, but I have found it changes from job to job
  4. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    I have mine within a quarter inch of the ground. I find it is a happy medium for all lawns.
  5. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    When you using it just make sure it's not flexing way back to far the its damaging the turf. Sometimes you'll go over low areas or high areas where the tines will rake or not touch.
  6. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Somewhat off topic, but do the JRCO spring-tine rake dethatchers work fairly well?

    I realize they're not going to remove the amount of thatch that a power rake will, but at the same time some customers just want a light dethatching without beating up the turf too badly.

    I'm considering purchasing one for my WB for next season.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    yes they do and if you combine them with a collection system like we do on our WB's, your customers will really appreciate the way you leave their lawn after you are finished
  8. mow & snow

    mow & snow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    I have a Jrco rake and bag on my 36" and 52" wb and they work great!
  9. jrc lawncare

    jrc lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Love mine, we ours on a turf tracers.
  10. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    Thanks rod, I've made my mind up now. Prob will get 2 of them, one for each Turf Tracer.

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