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48 in. Tow-Behind Dethatcher

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  • Steel tray & triple-coil strength tines for max durability
  • Wide 48” working width perfect for dethatching large yards
  • Inline wheels to minimize footprint width & facilitate leveling
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Product Details

Brinly provides lawn care products that are easy to use and improve your lawn. Over time, your lawn will accumulate a layer of "thatch" old grass clippings, dead leaves and other organic lawn debris that becomes matted between the surface of the lawn and the top layer of soil. If left unchecked, it becomes a barrier that prevents the absorption of air, water and nutrients by the root system. This patented Brinly dethatcher extracts thatch and clippings, depositing them onto the surface of the lawn where they can be easily bagged or re-mulched.
  • Maximum Thatch Removal: For larger mowers and lawns, a 48" working width and 2 rows of 12 independently flexing spring steel tines comb through a lawn, lifting thatch up and out of the lawn where it can be mowed or mulched to promote a healthier root system.
  • Ideal for Large Yards: Wide 48" working width is perfect for larger mowers or bigger greenspaces - covering more ground for quicker results.
  • Long-Lasting Construction: All steel construction, tines are made of durable spring steel; in the unlikely event of a breakage, a safety rod is included to catch the tine and prevent contact with mower blades. No flat rubber-tread transport wheels for durability.
  • Transport Wheels: 8" never-flat transport wheels are located behind and in-line with the tray to minimize footprint width and facilitate leveling.
  • Spring Steel Tines: 24 long-lasting, triple-coil strength 3/16″ diameter spring steel tines stay flexible and guarantee performance.
  • Universal Hook-Up: A single, heavy-duty universal hitch pin is included to easily attach the Dethatcher to any rider or tractor and most any ZTR or ATV.
  • Simple Assembly: Includes easy pictorial assembly manual. Assembly video also available on Brinly's YouTube channel
  • Made in the USA: Trusted Since 1839, Brinly-Hardy Company has been dedicated to providing quality, durable, and innovative Lawn & Garden Products built in the USA
  • Product Support: Replacement parts orders can be ordered online at Brinly's website or by calling our toll-free number 877-728-8224. The Brinly Customer Service team is available to assist with questions or concerns.
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  • California residents
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Will this pull up and damage Zoysia runner roots from spreading
by|Sep 1, 2022
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A:  I think it would since you can set the depth. I also use cinder block weights when I need it to go deep.

by|Sep 3, 2022

    A:  Hello Vince, and thanks for the question. Yes, you can thatch Zoysia but with some caution. You will want to set the DT-480BH dethatcher to where it is just grabbing the thatch. You do not want it to get down to the point of scarifying. One area of concern is if you are in an area of early frost or cooler temperatures, the recovery time may take longer. So timing will need to be a consideration. If you have any questions, please reach out to customer service at 877.728.8224. I hope this helped.

    by|Sep 2, 2022

      A:  If you're using it in thin areas maybe. On healthy bermuda it will fluff it a bit in growing season. A mow and a drink and it's normal in a week. Mostly I use it when bermuda is dormant after I scalp and bag, then apply early spring pre-emergent. Don't try to dig too deep and two concrete blocks are more than enough weight.

      by|Sep 2, 2022
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        Q:How difficult is the assembly?
        by|Apr 28, 2022
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        A:  Hello ROC123 and thank you for the question. The DT-48BH will not be that difficult to assemble. I have attached the link to a video for assembly. https://brinly.com/product/dt-48bh_48-in-tow-behind-dethatcher/

        by|Jul 21, 2022
          5 found this answer helpful

          A:  Assembly instructions are not the best, but it's not rocket science. Dethatcher works well on a dormant, short lawn. 2 cement blocks are too heavy, I used just one. It gets right down to the dirt. You'll have to pick up the mess after.

          by|Jul 21, 2022
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            A:  It's not difficult at all. Easily follow directions. Use 2 cinder blocks for weight on back while using.

            by|Jul 21, 2022
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              A:  I am mechanically inclined, so it was simple for me.

              by|Sep 3, 2022
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                Q:Is it recommended to add weight to the dethatching tray
                by|Mar 21, 2022
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                A:  Yes, in the form of sandbags or cinder blocks.  Otherwise, the dethatcher will simply bounce along the ground and will not remove thatch.

                by|Jul 21, 2022
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                  A:  Hello JPK1 and thank you for the question. You may put weight on the dethatcher. For best performance the tines should just be hitting in the soil and springing back to release the thatch from the yard. Please reach out to the customer service team with any other concerns. You can call us at 877-728-8224, email us at customerservice@brinly.com, or live chat with us on www.brinly.com. We look forward to helping you

                  by|Jul 21, 2022
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                    A:  Yes, we place a row of cement blocks on the back. It works great!

                    by|Jul 21, 2022
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                      A:  I did.  Keeps it from bouncing over the clumps and bumps

                      by|Jul 21, 2022
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                        A:  Yes. I use one standard concrete block. I tried two at first but that is too much weight. Make sure to adjust your tine depth properly.

                        by|Jul 21, 2022
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                          A:  Yes you add weight based on how hard you want to thatch. And to keep it from bouncing around.

                          by|Jul 21, 2022
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                            Q:How do you raise and lower the tines? On the 48 inch dethatcher.
                            by|Feb 20, 2022
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                            A:  By loosening the bolt for each wheel arm

                            by|Jul 21, 2022
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                              A:  The tine height can be adjusted both via the drawbar and the wheels. The correct 'permanent' adjustment is made when you attach it to your rider (to accommodate different hitch points) and is recommended to be 1/2" above pavement so that when you pull into the grass it is at the correct dethatching height. Hope that helps. Here is a link to the manual for more details...https://brinly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ilnfacxoecouuhgtbooq.pdf You may reach us at customerservice@brinly.com, live chat @ Brinly.com, or call Customer service at 877-728-8224. Thank you

                              by|Jul 21, 2022
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                                A:  The height on the tines are adjusted when it is assembled. They are spring loaded and not really retractable. If you pull them across a concrete surface like your driveway, the spring action will drag them against the surface. This does not seem to damage them nor has not been a problem for me.

                                by|Jul 21, 2022
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                                  Works great and great value
                                  I recently purchased this for use with my Gravely ZT HD mower. Assembly was fairly straightforward (I ended up being short 1 washer) and the instructions for adjusting the height worked perfectly. I dethatched my yard and it worked quite well. Other reviewers suggested doing two passes in different directions and I found this worked well. Overall I am very pleased.
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                                  The best thatcher ever!
                                  I bought this to dethatch my 2+ acres of grass, which has never been dethatched before. Two dethatching runs, each followed by a lawn sweeper collected the attached volume of thatch (see attached picture). A pleasure to assemble and use!
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                                  Used on an acre, it worked perfectly!
                                  I recently bought a home on an acre, and bought this after seeing all the reviews. Assembly was super easy. No cinder blocks, hooked right up to my Cub Cadet ZT no prob! Used this for several hours on a Friday night and the results were great. Ripped tons of thatch out, left lawn intact. Perfect combo.
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                                  On behalf of everyone on the Brinly team, thank you for your review! We appreciate you sharing your experience, and are happy to hear you are pleased with your new dethatcher.
                                  For warranty, service parts or for help at any time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224 or at customerservice@brinly.com Brinly
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                                    Live in the country with 2 acres it work very very well the pile of dead grass is 30 feet diamete...
                                    Live in the country with 2 acres it work very very well the pile of dead grass is 30 feet diameter 3 1/2 feet tall
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                                    A great dethatcher for the price.
                                    I received the dethatcher ahead of schedule and well packed. Prior to assembling, I painted all the parts to match my John Deere green tractor. A slight sanding and a can of spray paint and my wife didn't believe that it didn't come from the factory that way. Assembly was easy and took about a half hour. I did the 10,000 square foot lawn, 2 passes in about 1-1/2 hours. To clean up the thatch left by the process, I mowed in a circle leaving a windrow in the center, that I put in a trash can and dumped in the woods. The rope in the photo I attached to the 3 point hitch on my tractor so I could lift it to make backing up easier. I think this was a great price/value purchase.
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                                    18 found this review helpful
                                    perfect for raking gravel driveway
                                    I use this for raking and smoothing the gravel in my driveway instead of a dethatch rake in which it was intended. When finished my driveway is smoothe and level and looks freshly hand raked. I think Brinley is missing the boat by not mentioning this feature.
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                                    Solid Construction but moderate design
                                    Solid steel but the design does does not allow the placement of weights easily that would minimize the bounce and sway
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                                    Works great, heavy built would buy again
                                    Quick & easy to put together. Much better than what you would buy at a box store.
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