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Power Rake / De-Thatcher

Manufacturer: Billy Goat
Product Code: PR550H

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The PR power rake weighs more than other units, helping to maintain better contact with the thatch layer and avoids surging and stalling. Because the rotation is down sweep, the flails propel the Power Rake forward, negating the additional weight.
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  Eye Protection Required  Ear Protection Required  Foot Protection Required  Respiratory Protection Required
Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if I need to power rake?
Take a core sample of grass and soil from your lawn. Measure the organic material sitting on the surface of the soil. If it measures more than a inch, you should power rake.

What is thatch?
Thatch is a layer of living and dead organic matter that occurs between the green matter and the soil surface. Excessive thatch (over 1/2 inch thick) creates a favorable environment for pests and disease and an unfavorable growing environment for grass roots.

When should I power rake?
For cool season grasses, power raking should be done in early fall or spring. Because a power rake does damage some healthy grass, at least 30 days of growing season should be available following power raking.

Should I power rake or aerate?
Power rakes and lawn aerators are not substitutes for each other though lawns do experience some common benefits. A power rake removes excess organic debris from the lawn. Lawn aerators are meant to reduce soil compaction and improve grass root development.

How do I get the best results from the power rake?
Soil should be moist. If the soil is too wet the grass could pull away. Best results are achieved when working in two directions. Adjust the depth of the flails under the power rake so that they make contact with thatch. The flails should not make contact with the soil. Collect thatch immediately.

What is thatch?
Thatch is a layer of living and dead organic matter that occurs between the green matter and the soil surface. Excessive thatch (over 1/2 inch thick) creates a favorable environment for pests and disease and an unfavorable growing environment for grass roots.

Description
Thatch is the brown, fibrous layer on top of the soil. Thatch is a natural part of a healthy lawn. Despite this, more than half-inch can be a problem, reducing aeration and water infiltration. For best results, dethatch your lawn about every 1 or 2 years, in March or April or in the early fall.

Regular dethatching forces buds to grow near the base of the grass stems, preventing the grass plants from being dead underneath and only green on top. Thatching frees new grass shoots to grow in thick and lush.
Reviews
Jill - Jun 6, 2011
Convenient. Reasonably Priced. professional. prompt. courteous. friendly. helpful.
William A. - Jun 30, 2012
Experienced YardRents for the first time today... ... All I can say is AWESOME. I love how they deliver and pickup the equipment for no additional charge. Will use them again!
Peggy B. - Mar 9, 2013
Thank you, Dan, for helping me with the thatching today. My lawn will thank you later. It willlook amazing by the end of March. I will get my exercise tomorrow picking up all the grass and moss. My mower started right up when i tried it again. I had flooded it when I tried repeatedly to start it. I think I'll just rake it up by hand and build some muscle. I will definitely call you again and hope to send some business your way.
Christopher V. - Mar 13, 2013
The best service in the Portland area! My lawn is revitalized in 2 hours, would have taken me two days to do it by hand.
Rick B. - May 6, 2013
Rented the Lawn Aeration & De-Thatching Package - dropped of equipment and showed me how to use it. Loren looked at his watch and mentioned he had some extra time between his next drop-off and could help if I was OK with it! We rocked through the front and back yard and loaded the equipment back up and credited my account for the hours we didn't need - amazing company and people. I would recommend this to anyone - Rick
Operator Manuals
De-Thatcher (Power Rake) Owners Manual
Videos
Specifications

Horsepower: 5.5hp
Weight: 153 lbs.
Length: Length 45.5 inches
Width: 26.5 inches
Height: 42.5 inches
Productivity: 13,200 sq. ft. per hour @ 1.5 MPH
Rake Width & Depth: Rake Width 20 Inches Rake Depth 0.5 inch to -1 inch
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