I need to de-thatch my lawn and have never owned a Thatcher before so I decided to purchase the John Deere/Brinly “Thatcherator”. The reason I chose the Tow-Behind verses the front mount Thatcher is so I can use it on any tractor I would like verses having a Thatcher that is tractor specific as a front mount would be.
If anyone has used one of these before and have any suggestions on use or weights I could use that would be great. I purchased and installed the 8” extensions for both sides making the 40” wide Thatcherator into a 56” wide Thatcher respectively.
One design feature I’m not too comfortable with is the lift lever. Seems more awkward to work then the other John Deere/Brinly Tow-Behind attachments.
I do like the fact that John Deere specs metal wheels verses the plastic ones Brinly and others put on theirs.
Edited by KBear, September 09, 2014 - 08:11 PM.