what does everyone think of front mounted dethatchers??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ojpent, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. ojpent

    ojpent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    I sent my mowing contracts and added to my list of services dethatching to see if anyone would sign on to have this done, and I was wondering if anyone uses JRCO front mounted dethatcher unit? Is there another company that makes theses units or is it just JRCO? I would appreciate any help thanks!!:)
  2. Dean of Green

    Dean of Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I have been happy with my dethatcher attachment. I bought it last year.......did one yard(bought it because I had a customer request dethatching). I have Walker and bought the front dethatcher attachment that Walker sells(only costs around $200). I have done about 6 yards this year. It works great.
  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    Heres some pictures of the foot pedal I put on my Walker dethatcher. The pics are kind of crappy because they were scanned and are from 2001 before digital was invented in Canada. It works really good. You don't need a lot of foot pressure to lift it and the trip is the same. No hands needed. I will take some new pics this weekend so everyone can see better.
  4. ojpent

    ojpent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    thanks for the info I have a new 2007 ferris IS 1500Z, so it ahould out okay thanks for the input guys
  5. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I wouldn't be without my JRCO dethatcher.

    I've been running them since about 2000, even on the fronts of walkbehinds.

    Life saver when you're doing a spring cleanup on a property that wasn't done the previous fall, with leaves stuck to the turf.

    Just go along, with the dethatcher just skimming the surface, loosening the leaves and wha-la, everything is just as clean as a whistle.
  6. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    We have a JARCO also and it works very good. I think you would be happy with one.:)
  7. walkermowers

    walkermowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    i have found that on the original handle that comes on the walker dethatcher, if you just rest your foot on the tip of the handle it makes it dig in alot better kinda like what you installed on your. good thinking on your part. we dethatch every fescue yard we areate every fall and it makes a huge difference.
  8. RandyS

    RandyS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    We have a JRCO dethatcher and a dump from the seat vac on our Ferris zero turn. A real time saver and money maker.

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