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Rental Works/Grand Rental Station of Arlington, VA

Rental Works/Grand Rental Station of Arlington, VA

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Dethacher/Power Rake

Dethacher/Power Rake

  • Manufacturer: Billy Goat
  • Model Number: PR550

20" Power Rake, for thatch removal before overseeding.

Rental Rates
  • Half Day
  • Day
  • Week

A dethatcher, (also called a power rake) removes thatch.  Thatch is a layer of semi-decomposed grass and organic material that accumulates above the soil faster than it can be absorbed. Thatch build-up is a normal occurrence and is not necessarily harmful to the lawn; until it gets too thick. Poor mulching mower performance can be a big contributor to thatch build-up.  Excess thatch forms a barrier between soil and the water, nutrients, and air required for a healthy lawn, and it may serve as a perfect breeding ground for damaging lawn diseases. 

If thatch is more than ½ thick, you should consider dethatching. The easiest way to test this is to take a garden trowel, dig a small hole, and measure the organic material at the top of the soil. It should not exceed ½”. You can also use a hollow metal pipe to remove a core of soil, and measure that way.  However you do it, it’s best to check several areas of your lawn since build-up can be irregular.


• 20" Power Rake
• 5.5 HP B&S Intek OHV Engine
• Heavy duty construction with infinate depth control
• Foldable handles
• Steel guards to protect bearings and pulleys
• Heavy duty wheels
• Can be converted into a Overseeder with a conversion kit
• 160 lbs