Robust 10 Amp motor delivers comparable power to gas powered dethatcher without the hassle
14" dethatching path gets your work done faster
3-position tine depth adjustment provides greater control by removing matted layers to promote continued lawn health
Stainless steel tines stay sharp longer for reliable performance, also includes full set of replacement tines for a total of 36 tines.
Ergonomic, padded grip and adjustable handle for user comfort
3-position tine depth adjustment provides greater control by removing matted layers to promote continued healthy lawn growth
Cord lock holds extension cord securely in place
Ergonomic, padded grip and bale switch for added comfort and control
Includes full set of replacement tines
Stainless steel tines stay sharp longer for reliable performance
Lawn & Patio
4 Years Parts and Labor
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After realizing that dense thatch was likely the cause of my stunted grass' health, I decided to buy this machine. I leave the clippings on my grass, which likely caused TOO MUCH thatch. At first you'll think that $150 is too much money to spend, but if you are spending $400 a year on TruGreen or even $200 on DIY fertilizers, and you aren't dealing with the thatch, eventually your grass' health will plateau.
If you have ever tried to rake out the thatch with a metal rake, you know that it is a back-breaking affair (if you are doing it right). Heck, you'd have to pay a college kid for 10+ hours to de-thatch the yard area that I just cleared in well under an hour. Multiply this cost times the # of uses you'll get out of it over the years (including friends/family yards if you're a nice guy), and it's a no-brainer. It really does a fine job of removing the thatch, and not tearing up your existing grass either (it does pull up "some" but not enough to worry about). It feels...
Edit/Update: Wow it has been 5 years already that I have owned this. I use it twice a year - once in late summer/early fall, and next in spring. I use it with every other row of tines removed (as shown in my photos). I only go over my Floratam lawn in one direction per dethatching. I found that if you pull the machine backwards while the tines are spinning and in contact with the ground, you will eventually break the tines. It is so much easier to pull in back as you would a mower as you make turns, etc., but the tines don't like that. I made an effort to avoid that altoghether, and have not experienced one broken tines since.
The amount of back breaking raking this has saved me from is unbelievable. It is still fun to operate - it just pulls itself along while plucking up lots of dead crap.
I haven't been able to keep up on all questions asked, and see others have stepped in to answer. One question was how long did it take my lawn to recover. In the...
This thing worked great. Yada, yada, yada. Even on the highest setting it took a ton of gunk out of my lawn.
Only complaint is the darn safety switch button. Before squeezing the handle to turn the thing on, you have to push a big button awkwardly placed near the side of the handle. And you don't want to leave it running in one spot, so you always let go of the grab bar at the end of a swipe, shutting it off. Between fumbling with the cord and maneuvering the machine, the button was too much to take. So I zip-tied it down. Take that, lawyers!
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