I'm curious to see what other models they made. Post a picture when you make it there to check!Yes, it is exactly like a mini hay rake. It is designed for both raking and for dethatching. Now that I've looked closer at Allen's photos, I believe we have one of their other models. I'll have to stop by the farm and see which one we have.
I like that design, mine doesn't have the option to set it up as V rake like that.
@dfriskI built my own dethatcher, Cat 0 3-pt mounted for my 982. I forget if it's one or two 40 inch pieces of 1 inch pipe with Farm & Fleet hay rake teeth attached every 6 inches or so, The idea was I could pull thatch out of the grass as I mowed.
I used to pull my home-made lawn vacuum over the yard every fall, pick up the fallen leaves, even picked up grass clippings a time or two when the grass almost got away from me. I stopped using it because without the nutrients from the clippings going back in the ground I had to fertilize every year. With my zero turn I can mow in just over half the time it took with my 982. 50C deck on 982, 54 inch deck on zero turn, but the instant turns with the zero turn is the time saver! Plus the new fabricated Cub Cadet deck mows better than ANY Cub Cadet deck put under a garden tractor. This 54 inch deck throws clippings TWO SWATHS away! My old CC decks barely get them one swath away. Plus the zero turn deck does a nice job of stripping the lawn, if that's important to you.
InterestingThose mini rakes around here are crazy expensive! Like $750 +.
I use a small set of chain harrows for my lawn in spring time. Works well for me. Grandfather always harrowed his pasture fields each spring to freshen them up and worked well, so figured why not do it for lawn!
I tried parents dethatcher one year (Agri fabr model), I found even with weights on it if travel too fast it would want to dance around a lot.
I'd have to find a picture of it.... Hmmmm....what did I do with those!Interesting
Mind posting a pic or two of what you use?