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48 in. Tow-Behind Dethatcher for Lawn Tractors and Zero-Turn Mowers

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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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About This Product

The best time for dethatching is right before your lawn's most vigorous growth cycle-late spring from warm-season grasses and early fall for cool-season grasses. Not sure if you need to dethatch? The best way to test your lawn is to use a hand spade to remove a 2-3 inch thick plug from your lawn. If you see more than ½ inch of spongy, brown material between the blades and the topsoil, it's time to dethatch! Brinly's 48" Tow-Behind Dethatcher was designed for dethatching large lawns efficiently. Two rows of flexible tine tips comb the lawn, extracting thatch and depositing it on the surface where it can be mulched by the mower blades or removed using a sweeper or lawn vacuum. The drawbar's adjustable mounting positions adapt to accommodate all tractor hitch heights. Unique to the DT-48BH is an inline wheel design, which levels the tray so that it follows the contours of the lawn without adding to the overall width of the attachment.

Highlights

  • 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 and 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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Product Information

Internet # 100609651

Model # DT-48BH

Specifications

Dimensions: H 12 in, W 48 in, D 38 in

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)38 inAssembled Height (in.)12 in
Assembled Width (in.)48 inClearing Width (in.)48 in
Working Width (in.)48

Details

Application TypeLawn CareAssembly RequiredYes
FeaturesDual Tine Tips, Residential, Zero-Turn CapableFits BrandsFits all riding lawn and garden tractors, and ZTR mowers
Fits BrandsUniversalFits ModelsAll models with rear hitch plate
IncludedHitch PinMaterialSteel
Number of rows2Number of tine tips24
Product Weight (lb.)43 lbRefurbishedNo
Returnable90-DayRiding Mower FeaturesTool-free adjustments, Zero-Turn Capable

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty2 Year

Questions & Answers

26Questions
caret
Q:Does this take little sticks well?
by|May 17, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  Tai000, Thank you for your inquiry. The DT-480BH is a dethatcher that is used to pull dead grass (thatch) up from the ground. It sounds as if you are wanting to uses this kind of as a rake? If that is the case, this will not work in that manner, and I do not believe this would meet your expectation to work that way. If you have any questions, please reach out to customer service at 877.728.8224

by|Jun 2, 2023
    1 found this answer helpful
    caret
    Q:Does this fit a cub cadet 50? zero turn mower?
    by|May 11, 2023
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    A:  Gordon, Thank you for the question. The DT-48BH will work with any lawn mower, garden tractor, or ZTR with a hitch height of 7-14”. If you have any questions, please call customer service at 877.728.8224.

    by|May 14, 2023
      caret
      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|Oct 5, 2022
          1 found this answer helpful

          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
            caret
            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:  It's not difficult at all. Easily follow directions. Use 2 cinder blocks for weight on back while using.

              by|Jun 2, 2023
                6 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
                  5 found this answer helpful

                  A:  I am mechanically inclined, so it was simple for me.

                  by|Sep 3, 2022
                    6 found this answer helpful
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                    Customer Reviews

                    4.5 out of 5
                    • 4.5 out of 266 reviews
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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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                    Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceSep 21, 2020
                    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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                      7 found this review helpful
                      Arrived with missing tire
                      Product arrived with one tire missing, and the manufacturer did not respond to attempts to contact. Home Depot wont send replacement parts so had to return the whole thing.
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                      Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceFeb 12, 2024
                      farmfarm. Thank you for your review. We make every effort to exceed your expectations, and getting you a replacement wheel is no exception. We would like to hear from you to understand better what happened with your shortage. Please contact customer service at 877.728.8224 Brinly
                        Works like a dream!
                        I have used this multiple times and never had a break down. This equipment holds up to extensive use. I have over an acre to thatch and it hasn't let me down. I recommend this company for all your yard implements versus the other company that rhymes with angry mad! I have multiple pieces from these guys, they all still work well with minimal maintenance!
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                          Solid tool
                          I use this on my zero turn mower. Excellent quality and really does the job. I like to start out the season with no thatch left over from last year and this rake definitely does the job!! Will be using this for years to come
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                            It took a good many adjustments to get the dethatcher where it would actually 'flip' the thatch out. I followed the instructions for initial tine adjustment but I had to continually lower the tines about four times before it worked properly. Otherwise a solid dethatcher.
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                            Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceOct 27, 2023
                            Dear Elrod, thank you for taking the time to share a review on your new 48 in. Tow-Behind Dethatcher. We are very glad to hear that you are happy with the quality of your new dethatcher. For warranty information, parts or service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224 or at customerservice@brinly.com. You may also want to check out www.Brinly.com, our YouTube channel, or connect with us on Facebook for helpful resources and videos. Thank you again for your feedback! Brinly
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