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Have Been looking for an implement to rake/Dethatch my grass. Stumbled across the CMP 3pt dethatcher. It looks decent and is fairly inexpensive. Have also been looking at Everything attachments pine straw rake. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these. Would primarily like to clean up the lawn from pine cones, needles , twigs and leaves etc. Leaning toward the Everything Attachments rake.

Everything Attaxhments 60" Pine Straw Rake - $421.00
CMP 60" Dethatcher - $299.99
 

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I have the pine straw rake. I like the performance and the design. Tines are individually replaceable and EA sells them. Note that this rake is not quick hitch compatible.

Last fall I dethatched my natural grass areas. Looked nice when it was done; had a good-sized pile of loose stuff that it pulled out. I tried it on my Kentucky bluegrass; probably a little too aggressive for fine turf.
 

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Firemark,

I have the 3pt CMP Dethatcher 60" if you want to try it out.
 

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I have the EA 60" Pine Straw rake. Use it for leaf and general yard clean-up.
Worked particularly well for cleaning up around black walnut trees.
Very well made and the folks at EA are great to deal with
 

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I'm considering the purchase of a Pine Straw Rake to prepare the surface to over-seed my lawn (tall fescue grass). Does it have enough down-force to expose the dirt at the end of the tines or does it just sort of float along and loosen the duff?
 

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For what it’s worth, I just got the titan 5’ pine needle rake. Mounted right up to my imatch (after appropriate bushings). Ground is still wet by me so it did scrape in a bit but I would suspect it won’t do much to the grass when the ground is dry. I did a quick pass in my yard when I got it and it really does get needles and small twigs up well. Construction is what you would expect from titan but overall decent and functional. They also sell replacement tines. I paid $288 to my door.
 

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I have a pull around pine straw rake that I pull with my X590.
I tie down 2 - 42 pound suitcase weights for down pressure otherwise it just rolls over stuff.
With the added weights it scrapes down pretty good.
 

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Ive not used one, and it might not matter too much, but that CMP dethatcher has straight tines. Generally, tines on a dethatcher are angled in the direction of travel to lift the thatch out of the lawn. It seemed to work ok in their video, but I wonder if it would work better with the tines angled forward.
The ones on the EA rake are angled forward. I actually have that on my wish list to use for sticks, nuts, etc. Might not work for the nuts, but it should for sticks.
Ive only used 4 different dethatchers, one small Deere, and one large, and two others, likely Agrifab (no name on them, but they look like the generic Agrifab style), so I cant say definitively that the forward angled tines are the way to go, but the ones Ive used certainly do bring up a LOT of stuff.
 

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I bought a 60" Field Tuff rake last year. It was cheap, but it's been very durable...my only complaint is that it won't fit an iMatch, which made it unacceptably inconvenient to mount. My solution actually makes it a much more convenient implement, however, by welding in a 2" square tube to slip into the 2" receiver I usually have on that iMatch.

I can't really recommend the Field Tuff since it doesn't fit an iMatch, but I would suggest that you look at the pine straw rake from Titan Attachments. It's quite a bit cheaper, especially since shipping is free. Pine Straw Needle Rake 5 ft for Cat 1, 3 Point It's $269.99 and free shipping, compared to the $540 that EA wants for their implement....same number of tines in 60 inches.



 
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