You could Practically till a Garden(That had been tilled in the Past with a tiller) with the old EZ Rake not that they were ever meant for that. Your Lawn was a Mess after you got thru with a EZ Rake But all the dead Grass was out of it :thThumbsUIt's not home made. EZ Rake made these thatchers as well as vac systems to fit LG tractors. They could also be had with a gear reduction 3 hp engine for use on 140 or 300 series (or other brands) The frame adapter is from EZ Rake as well as the belt drive system (the guard looks like the jd blowers but also came from EZ rake. Different adapters fit different brands of tractors. They also had a tow behind version, and a smaller walk behind version.
This one was painted yellow by someone along the line. EZ sent them out in white.
I'll say this- when it comes to removing thatch- the ez rake made a mockery of what passes for a thatcher these days.