Sooooo blowing snow for 4mos. straight is fun and all, but I am dying to get out and play with my machine in warm weather. I am determining what I would like to have for lawn maintanance come spring; poly dump cart, plug aerator, spreader, and dethatcher.
I have been looking at the Brinly products and they look pretty nice. They are priced right and seem to have good reviews. However, their dethatcher is a tow-behind unit. I would really like to have a front-mount unit like Simplicity offers:
I'm not sure where to get one other than Simplicity. I do know that they work very well as I had one on my Conquest and was very pleased with the function and performance. Easy on and off. The only thing you have to leave on the tractor (2 bolts) is the lift guide arm.
I used it with a tow behind sweeper as well as the turbo-bagger.
I've looked at a couple of the new tow behind thatchers (not the one Sears sells) and it doesn't look very difficult to adapt to for a front mount. Just swap the hitch around, cut off some length, put a couple holes in it to mount to the front, and put a swivel on it. Might be a cheaper option.