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How to Choose Vertak Scarifier Rake

2016-08-19

Quite often marketed as power scarifiers, garden scarifiers, electric scarifiers or electric lawn vertak scarifier rake . Electric scarifiers many have just wire tines and are lawn raking machines at best. They are good value and if you have a mossy lawn between 100 and 250 ㎡, then these are a great investment.

However, if your lawn is much over 300m2 and needs scarifying, then the only way of making the work less arduous is to use a petrol scarifier. If you’re caring for a fine or ornamental lawn, only a good quality sharp petrol scarifier will be able to cut through the thatch cleanly without excessive damage.

Petrol powered scarifiers start at few hundred to several thousand pounds for professional pedestrian machines. Chances are that if your need is no more than twice a year, then hiring a machine for a day or so will be your best bet. Most hire companies have them but do check for the overall condition of the scarifier before rent.

Nonetheless, if you decide to buy, then the following will help you decide what to look for. Interchangeable cassettes being the number one priority if you have both a moss and thatch problem. Of course, if you have an electric lawn raker or can put a raking cassette into the mower, then all you need is a machine with scarifying blades.

There are many many manufacturers and many different prices, so just get the best you can afford.

Recently, some manufacturers produce scarifying cassettes for their cylinder mowers. These are excellent for light raking or de-mossing the lawn and are a good way of getting additional use from your mower. They are no substitute for a scarifier if de-thatching the lawn is your goal, but it does mean a simpler and perhaps cheaper choice if a scarifier is also required.

The simple spring-bok or spring tine rake is perfectly adequate for moss removal and raking small lawns. However, if you want to make hand scarifying and raking a lot easier, then a rolling lawn scarifier is perfect.

In a word, there are so many choices of scarifiers and rakes available in the market, you just need to figure out your need in advance, and then find the most suitable one for your job. So you can finally do a perfect job.