walker dethatcher

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clay duncan, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. clay duncan

    clay duncan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    does anyone have any first hand experience with the spring tine dethatcher for the walker mower. how well does it work and is it worth the money? ......clay
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I think they are basically the same as a JRCO dethatcher (same tine rake design), and so long as it is I'd say it would work well. It's NOT a true "dethatcher" though. Dosn't really do the same job, but it's still efficient at bringing up dead grass and exposing the actual thatch layer and soil to some sun and air.
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Yes, the Walker tine thacher works very good, easy on-off, very simple, well worth the money.
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    It's more of a rake than anything
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    I have many years of first hand experience and what everyone above said is true. I will add that dollar for dollar that attachment has made me significant amounts of revenue. I would lose 1/5 of my yearly income if I didn't have one. I also have a JRCO which I mount on a WB and it does a nice job but the Walkers is better in my experience.
    Lawn is about appearance to the customer, you should make the lawn look good and they are happy. As stated, if it is a TRUE thatch problem a major renovation is necessary and you have to be the expert to determine that but if you are looking for appearance then the Walker rake will not disappiont you. Good Luck.

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