My dad bought one like in your first picture. He was trying to recover an old field and turn it into more of a yard.
Are there any tire pressure tricks (example: running the inboard wheel at a lower pressure so it has a larger footprint for the rake to pull against) to make it work better?I was just adjusting air pressures in the tires...
I can't compare it to a 'normal' dethatcher because I've never used one. For what it's worth, mine will not be up for sale any time soon! :laugh: I haven't been able to use mine a whole lot because my ground is still a bit soft (I still have a few snow piles left) but what I have done has worked very well. It doesn't do quite as good a job as I could by hand, but I have too much lawn and not enough time to rake 4 acres of grass. There is no way I could pick up a rake and clear a 55" path at 2 miles an hour! Having all the debris windrowed for pickup is a huge bonus.does it do a fair job dethatching?