Need an easy way to dethatch lawns without having to buy another stand-alone piece of equipment? Jrco’s dethatcher attachments use your mower to push its tines along the ground, lifting packed down organic material off of the soil surface to improve water and oxygen absorption, increase root penetration and reduce the chance of pest infestations. Its clever design reduces turf impact and can be flipped upright to reduce space when being loaded on a trailer.
A Tool for the Entire Season
Since these attachments mount to your mower, you can lift thatch and dispose of it in one step: light buildup can be mulched, while heavy buildup can be bagged. They can also be used for several tasks outside of spring and fall dethatching: in the spring, the tines can be used to lift up matted down leaves covering the soil. In the summer, the dethatcher can be used to aerate surface soil to keep compaction in check while helping the root system absorb moisture. When it’s time to overseed, the tines can rake the seeds into the soil, and then when the season ends, it can clean up the turf after the final mow.
Jrco makes two versions of their dethatcher: the 470 Series, which uses their mounting system, and the 460 Series, which mounts directly to the front of garden tractors.
470 Series Dethatcher
This aerator is built around a powder coated 12 gauge steel deck. It carries Jrco’s exclusive double looped spring tines. These tines twist back and forth as they move over the soil to remove thatch more effectively than single spring tines. A stabilizer tube runs through the lower loops to maintain tine spacing and allows the deck to be left down during turns. Even when using a ZTR, the tines won’t get stuck or damage the turf. The sides of the deck are supported with two casters with 8-inch wheels that use either semi-pneumatic or foam-filled tires.
The lift handle is positioned to be within reach of the operator, letting you tilt the deck up when traveling over pavement. A ratcheting mechanism gently lowers the deck when you’re ready to aerate again. Remove one Clevis pin, and the deck can be raised to a 90-degree angle, saving space when you load your mower onto a trailer. In this position, it adds just 14 inches to the mower’s overall length.
The deck of this aerator is 36 inches long and is available in three widths: 36 inches with 27 tines, 46 inches with 35 tines, and a 60 inches with 47 tines. There’s also a heavy-duty version of the 60-inch rake.
This aerator uses Jrco’s mount bar, so if you already have one installed to use one of their other products, it can be reused for this attachment. Don’t have one? Jrco makes mounting kits for dozens of riding, standing and wide walk-behind mowers from manufacturers ranging from Ariens to Zipper.
460 Series Garden Tractor Dethatcher
Jrco doesn’t make mount bars for garden tractors, but they do make versions of this dethatcher that attach directly to these models:
Model 463 – Kubota BX series, Simplicity Sovereign & Legacy
Model 464 – Toro 5xi
Model 466 – Cub Cadet 2000 Series
Model 467 – Cub Cadet 3000 Series
These dethatchers have all the features of the 470 Series, although there’s no heavy duty version.
Get the Most from Your Jrco Attachments by Visiting Shank’s Lawn Equipment
Want to add a Jrco dethatcher to your mower? Need to have your Jrco equipment serviced? Talk to the experts at Shank’s Lawn Equipment. We’re not just a Jrco dealer, we’re a full-service outdoor equipment shop, so we have experience with almost every mower that is compatible with their attachments. We’re located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. To get here from I-80, take Exit 10 to Marion and drive one mile east on Rt. 11.
Not in the area? We ship parts and accessories for Jrco attachments across the U.S. and Canada. To order, visit our site, www.shankslawn.com.