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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2017 - 06:02 PM

Found a thatcher for sale on CL. Got it for $25. Needs prettied, but looks solid. May have to put different wheels on it. Even has a tag with a part #. Not sure of the brand, though. The tag was about to fall off so I brought it inside.

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Posted December 13, 2017 - 06:13 PM

Looks just like the one I picked up over the summer, except it was 25 bucks cheaper with a free sign. I plan on using it this spring when the kids feel like driving there panzers around yard
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Posted December 13, 2017 - 06:35 PM

Looks just like the one I picked up over the summer, except it was 25 bucks cheaper with a free sign. I plan on using it this spring when the kids feel like driving there panzers around yard

First one of these I have seen down here. Feel lucky to have gotten it. Where's pics of yours?


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Posted December 13, 2017 - 07:17 PM

Looks just like the one I picked up over the summer, except it was 25 bucks cheaper with a free sign. I plan on using it this spring when the kids feel like driving there panzers around yard

Same here  Picked one up this summer along side of road for free

Almost the same but the wheels are different on mine

Can raise and lower while on tractor 

It's a AgriFab like this one 

Mines in the snow right now behind a wood pile

 

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Posted December 13, 2017 - 08:06 PM

I've found a parts manual for it. Looking for the owners manual. I uploaded it.


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Posted December 13, 2017 - 08:12 PM

I picked one up this summer. Same tines, same hitch, same body pan, different wheel mounting. Sears name on it. I experimented with it some and found no way to adjust the wheels so I removed them and pulled it around the yard supported only by the tines. It brought up some thatch and seemed to improve grass growth in some areas. The thatcher is light enough to ride over the ground well on my place. I was a little concerned about damaging it at first but it doesn't seem to have enough weight to to bend the tines. To me it seems that having the wheels adjustable would make it possible to add weight and make it more aggressive. If there is someone on here who actualy knows how to best use these things I would be interested. Could be making it more aggressive would be the wrong approach and it would be better to just make more passes. Don        


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Posted December 13, 2017 - 08:17 PM

I picked one up this summer. Same tines, same hitch, same body pan, different wheel mounting. Sears name on it. I experimented with it some and found no way to adjust the wheels so I removed them and pulled it around the yard supported only by the tines. It brought up some thatch and seemed to improve grass growth in some areas. The thatcher is light enough to ride over the ground well on my place. I was a little concerned about damaging it at first but it doesn't seem to have enough weight to to bend the tines. To me it seems that having the wheels adjustable would make it possible to add weight and make it more aggressive. If there is someone on here who actualy knows how to best use these things I would be interested. Could be making it more aggressive would be the wrong approach and it would be better to just make more passes. Don        

On this one, you remove a pin on each side and the wheel swing back. This sets it on the ground. It's good to see the teeth are still available.

 

It's a 1995 model.


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Posted December 13, 2017 - 09:24 PM

With the one I got when you raise the wheels they are off the ground

You can add weight to this one and be more aggressive with thatching, the wheels will now be touching the ground so you don't gouge the grass

With the wheels lowered the tines are off the ground for traveling


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Posted December 14, 2017 - 08:53 AM

I bought one a few years ago from Menards. I did not like the wheel setup so I changed the hitch so that it works with the sleeve hitch so now I can raise & lower with the tractor lift. By adjusting the sleeve hitch I can adjust the down pressure on it.

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Posted December 14, 2017 - 09:02 AM

I bought one a few years ago from Menards. I did not like the wheel setup so I changed the hitch so that it works with the sleeve hitch so now I can raise & lower with the tractor lift. By adjusting the sleeve hitch I can adjust the down pressure on it.

Charlie

Sounds good. Got a pic of it? Might be a good implement for Murray, except it's a manual lift (similar to the older Sears 3-points).



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Posted December 14, 2017 - 09:13 AM

I thought I had some but could not find them. In a few days I will try to get some.

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Posted December 14, 2017 - 09:21 AM

I thought I had some but could not find them. In a few days I will try to get some.

Charlie

Thanks. It is an option!



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Posted December 14, 2017 - 07:12 PM

Found the manual and IPL for the one I got

Just added the manuals as well


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Posted December 14, 2017 - 09:33 PM

I got one from Menards this summer and converted it to a front mount on my JD 212. I rigged it up so that when I raise and lower my mower deck the thatcher also raises and lowers.


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Posted December 15, 2017 - 12:40 PM

I looked through my stash of wheels and found some with the same plastic hub, just different tread. The ones on it were split at the bolts and wouldn't hardly turn. Also got the wheel to 'fold back' so it can be used as is.


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