Power raking, also known as dethatching, is the process of removing dead thatch from the surface of an existing
lawn. Dead grass builds up and chokes off the good grass and creates a breeding ground for insects and disease. Dethatchers
use flail reels and are not designed for breaking up dirt clumps in preparation for new lawns. Dethatching is generally the first
thing done in spring before other lawn care operations are performed but can be done at any time of the year. For a better
understanding of dethatching, and what it does for your lawn click here to
view our lawn care tutorial sheet, then use your browser's Back button to return to this page. For those of you who are familiar
with dethatching, please read on.
Our Bluebird and Billy Goat power rakes are professional models that use a dethatching flail reel, which is designed to just tickle
the surface of the soil without penetrating the root structure and ripping up the good grass. It will take you about the same time
as it does to mow your lawn in order to do this job. The power rakes are powered by a 5 HP Honda engine and
will dethatch a 20" wide path in one pass. A folding handle assists in making the unit more compact for transport. They are
too large for most car trunks but easily fit in pickup trucks, vans, SUVs, or small trailers.
Dethatching Width 20"
5 HP Industrial Engine
Overall width 28”
Weight 129 lbs.