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Model #TA-40JD

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40 in. Tow-Behind Thatcherator

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  • Designed to aerate the top layer of lawn's soil
  • Inline wheels to minimize footprint width & facilitate leveling
  • Features 2 rows of removable dual tine tips for easy maintenance
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Product Details

The TA-40JD, more commonly known as the Thatcherator, is built with an 11 gauge steel weight tray for adding up to 100 lbs. of additional weight. Innovation at its 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. In transport mode, the rib-tread wheels allow for crossing paved areas without damaging the tines or scratching the pavement. Tines come pre-assembled to the tray to decrease assembly time and are secured via safety wires to prevent damage to mower blades in the unlikely event of a breakage.
  • Comb thatch, dead roots, and other lawn debris to the surface so water, air, and nutrients reach the active root system
  • 40" working width and 2 rows of 10 independently flexing spring steel tines provide max thatch removal; tines come preassembled to tray for fast set-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
  • 3 operating modes (Dethatch, Scarify, & Transport) deliver the right height for any job; use scarifying mode for more intensive dethatching or before reseeding
  • Use transport mode to cross drives, walkways, and rooted areas; Easily engage the diamond tread wheels via the transport lever
  • Tines come pre-assembled to the tray to reduce assembly time and are secured via safety wires to prevent damage to mower blades in the event of a breakage
  • Universal Fit; fits any lawn omwer, garden tractor, or ZTR with a rear hitch
  • Made in the USA
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  • California residents

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Questions & Answers

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Q:Will this work on my John Deere d110 lawn tractor?
by|Sep 2, 2022
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A:  Hello apapa and thanks for the question. This thatcherator will work on any tractor with a hitch plate. The d110 comes standard with a hitch plate. If you have any questions, please call customer service at 877.728.82240

by|Oct 2, 2022
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    Q:will it hook to my john deere s110 riding mower as equipted
    by|Jul 15, 2022
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    A:  Thanks for the question JoCool50. This equipment requires a hitch plate. The John Deere S110 comes equipped with a hitch plate.

    by|Aug 2, 2022
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      Q:Will this work on a d140 tractor mower
      by|Jun 30, 2022
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      A:  Hello Bill and yes the TA-40JD will work on your D140. The TA-40JD will attach with the clevis and hitch pin to your hitch plate on the back of the D140. I hope this will help you and enjoy the project!

      by|Aug 22, 2022
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        Q:Can I get the dethatcher prassembled?
        by|May 10, 2022
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        A:  Hello James, yes you may get a Ta-40JD preassembled. You can get one preassembled at a John Deere dealership or order online at Home Depot. For the Home Depot select to buy online and pick up in-store. You will need to discuss with them the procedure to get this accomplished. Thank you and good luck with your project.

        by|Aug 2, 2022
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          Customer Reviews

          4.4 out of 5
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          40 inch Thatcher
          Works great for dethatching my 4 acres. My only complaint is the position handle wants to jump to the lowest setting. I used a spring clamp to solve.
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          Do not hesitate to buy!
          Worth every penny. Top notch quality, steel is thick, paint is heavy and durable, Comes with a retained hitch pin and cotter pin so you don’t lose them (I didn’t attach it as I have the JD magnetic pin on the way), the wheels are actually no-flat rubber with a metal hub, not plastic push mower wheels like it may look, and like what competitors look to have. Quite a bit of weight by itself, which is something I didn’t expect. some real quality here. Not sure about some people on these reviews. I read a lot of the reviews and it seems like a ton of people said this is the hardest thing they have ever put together, and it took them the better part of 1.5-2hrs, and that the instructions were impossible... I saw no problem at all, had it assembled in less than 1/2 hour, it was a breeze... I think some people need to go back to 2nd grade and relearn how to follow instructions. Anyway; this is a must buy if in the market for a dethatcher, especially if your mower is a Deere!
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          Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceJun 22, 2020
          From everyone here at the Brinly team, I just want to thank you for the positive review on your new Thatcherator!
          If you ever need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, or by emailing customerservice@brinly.com. You can also find additional helpful resources on our website, www.Brinly.com. Brinly
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            Very well made. I needed to make a slight adjustment to the pin in the handle so it better engage...
            Very well made. I needed to make a slight adjustment to the pin in the handle so it better engages the raising and lowering plate, but overall very happy with the product.
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            The product worked well on our yard even without weights. Others have commented on the assembly i...
            The product worked well on our yard even without weights. Others have commented on the assembly instructions. I found them to be the worst I've ever had to follow. And the photos were of little help; they looked like silhouettes. The pictures in the French-language instructions were much better and would have been much more useful, had I seen them in time. I was also confused on what to tighten when, and how much. We used the mower and bagger afterward to clean the thatch.
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              7 found this review helpful
              JD Thatcher is great
              This product is extremely well built and definitely worth the price of just over $200. I use it with about 50lbs of weight (2 concrete blocks - see photos) and it works great. It took me 1 hour and 56 minutes to assemble and another 15 to 20 minutes to make the tine height adjustments. I have attached photos in the "transport" mode and the "thatching" mode. The only criticism I have are the less that clear assembly instructions. I recommend you measure the bolts and read the instructions carefully as you assemble it. DO NOT go solely by the pictures, because they often have the left and right mixed up. As someone else has pointed out the written instructions are very accurate. The pictures are often the wrong image. All in all Home Depot and John Deere have hit another home run.
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              22 found this review helpful
              jd thatcherator
              good price / fast shipping
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              This works great for raking pine needles....
              This works great for raking pine needles.
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              Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceOct 26, 2022
              Thank you very much for the positive review! We take great pride in the quality and durability of our products and are always appreciative when a customer shares their experience with us.

              If you ever need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8 am-5 pm to assist you. You can also find helpful resources on our website, www.Brinly.com. Thank you again for choosing Brinly! Brinly
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              This is a well built, quality product. It cost about...
              This is a well built, quality product. It cost about $100 more than other brands that you may find at the big box stores, but I think it is well worth it. It did a fine job of detaching my 3/4 acre yard, and I didn’t need the extra cinder blocks that it is capable of carrying.
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              The unit works well. The assembly instructions, black and white pics...
              The unit works well. The assembly instructions, black and white pics were difficult to see and not very easy to understand. Looked like black and white Xerox copies. Expected more from John Deere. Also a printed copy of the bolts (actual size) would have been helpful.
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              Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceOct 13, 2022
              Thank you so much for your feedback, William. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with our team. Brinly
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