Model # TA-40JD

Internet #100609657

John Deere 40 in. Tow-Behind Thatcherator

John Deere

40 in. Tow-Behind Thatcherator

$23043 /each

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Product Overview

Innovation at It's finest by locking down the spring tines into the aggressive mode, you gently aerate the very top layer of your lawn's soil, while lifting out thatch all at the same time. Use to help prepare bare spots for seeding. A great 2 in 1 time saver from Brinly.

  • Assembled dimension: 40 in. W x 41 in. D x 39 in. H
  • 2 rows (20) of independently flexing dual tine tips for maximum thatch pick-up
  • Wheels are offset behind tray to minimize overall width and facilitate leveling
  • Tines are secured by safety wires; tray designed to allow for added weight
  • 40 in. working width

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Customer Questions & Answers

is the dethatching height adjustable for the john deere thatcherator (ta-40jd)

online pics show an adjustable arm that has 3 positions - assume one is travel position and the other two positions for light vs heavy dethatching? Spec says "NO" to adjustable height. Am confused - which is it?
Asked by: Anonymous
Just as you thought. Travel, regular thatching, deep thatching roughing the soil for over seeding lawn
Answered by: gnova
Date published: 2015-09-20

What is the ground height of dethatcher hitch? I have a X300R JD lawn tractor.

What is the ground height of dethatcher hitch? I have a X300R JD lawn tractor.
Asked by: John
The brackets are adjustable so it will fit your X300.
Answered by: JohnDeereOwl
Date published: 2017-03-27

Does Home Depot offer assembly?

Asked by: Ridge
I believe that most stores offer this service at a price. Call your local HD store and talk to someone at the customer service desk.
Answered by: Onebuck
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can I use this attachment (the John Deere 40 in. Tow-Behind Thatcherator) with my John Deere Z225 42 inch EZTrac riding mower?

Can I use this attachment (the John Deere 40 in. Tow-Behind Thatcherator) with my John Deere Z225 42 inch EZTrac riding mower?
Asked by: Anonymous
I'm not familiar with the John Deere Z225. I would think that the width of the deck as well as the height of the tractor hitch would be factors to consider. Since the Z225 has a 42 inch deck, operational clearance appears to be OK.
Answered by: Onebuck
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

40 in. Tow-Behind Thatcherator is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I did not give this product a 5 star rating due to the difficulty putting the unit together, the ... I did not give this product a 5 star rating due to the difficulty putting the unit together, the instructions need to be written better and the pictures that accompany them need to be clearer. The unit works great, but there were a few choice words when putting it together.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works good for raking pine needles and other debris. It... Works good for raking pine needles and other debris. It would be nice to have it a little wider and it is a bit cumbersome when removing the collected debris but in the long run it works great! Very happy with the product and my John Deere garden tractor x570.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than raking This product actually does the work as advertised. I had some thick thatch and had to stop on clear the tines a couple of times. I would recommend this to anyone that has a tractor. Set aside at least 3 hours to put the Thatcherator together because the directions are not very clear when it come to what bolts you need to use.
Date published: 2009-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from "Some Assembly Required" Very disappointed to open the box and try to get this put together. Directions had horrible instructions supported by nearly unintelligible photos accompanying them (tried to use photos to make up for lacking written instructions). Once cobbled together (requiring some nifty dexterity), the wheel fell off initially into a one acre project requiring a long walking inspection to recover the missing lock washer and nut. Guys, revisit the lock washer/nut idea and find something better, the wheels either lock up or fall off. Finally, the thatcherator was attached to the back of a JDeere mower/tractor. The directions for installation were for some other piece of equipment (important in measuring thatching height). Other than that, it performed (1x) as expected.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made in the USA! Why Home Depot isn't capitalizing on this best selling feature of this unit is beyond me. The quality of construction is great, and the nuts and bolts are even SAE (NOT metric). Most of which are 1/2" or 7/16". If you are used to instructions with a picture for each individual step, they may have you scratching your head. While the pictures are not the best, the written directions are VERY thorough. Thanks to Home Depot, you can view the instructions (see the "More Info" tab) prior to purchasing to determine if this is something you could handle. Once assembled this unit requires some minor adjustments since all lawn tractors are not made equally. These adjustments are very straightforward but will require some observations on your part. For example, if the tines are not reaching the ground you'll have to lower the tray and vice versa. I did have an issue with a missing piece of hardware. I called JD and spoke with someone who spoke english right away! The part was FedEx'd to me very quickly and I was de-thatching my lawn within a couple days. I had yet another issue with a hole not being drilled in the correct location. The hole for the lift lock pin in the lift handle was drilled too high. When I pulled the lift handle to the side to raise/lower the unit, the lift lock pin caught the top of the hole in the lift lock plate, preventing me from raising or lowering the unit. Drilling a new hole in the lift handle slightly lower than the original solved this issue. Once assembled this unit worked great! I was amazed at how much thatch had accumulated in my lawn. If it weren't for the missing part and having to drill a new hole in the lift handle, I'd have given this unit 5 stars.
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thatcherator We bought this to help keep our horse pasture clear of weed take over so we could get grass to grow plus breaking up and spreading of horse manure to help as fertilizer. It is working like a charm and we haven't even had to add weight. The only draw back was the instruction could be better.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid product that works well It is now almost effortless to de-thatch my acre of lawn. Assembly took 1 1/4 hrs but then I went back & re-adjusted the depth so say one & a half hrs total. Some of the assembly pictures do not clearly show the details that they should, but, if you have experience with such assemblies, you will do fine. If you are inexperienced or do not have the right tools, the assembly of this product will frustrate you (that is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars).
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LA100 series tractor difficulty A great dethatcher, it saved me hours of hard work. But... I use a john deere LA115 tractor, and the hitch is too low. This causes it to angle downward, so that only the front tines actually touch the ground properly, and the back ones barely touch. I've tried various methods to get this thing level, but haven't succeeded yet. It does well , even with only the first row of tines making contact with the ground, however it could be better on a tractor with a hitch point 7 - 9 inches off the ground.
Date published: 2013-05-07
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