Internet #100609657

Model # TA-40JD

0759936151095

John Deere

40 in. Tow-Behind Thatcherator

$ 242 87

Overview

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. A great 2 in 1 time saver from Brinly.
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Product Overview

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. 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: TA-40JD
Internet #: 100609657

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. 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
41 in
Assembled Height (in.)
39 in
Assembled Width (in.)
40 in
Working Width (in.)
40

Details

Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
Dual Tine Tips
Fits Brands
Compatible with Multiple Brands
Fits Models
All models with rear hitch plate
Included
Wheels
Material
Steel
Number of rows
2
Number of tine tips
20
Product Weight (lb.)
55lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
41 in
Assembled Height (in.)
39 in
Assembled Width (in.)
40 in
Working Width (in.)
40

Details

Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Yes
Features
Dual Tine Tips
Fits Brands
Compatible with Multiple Brands
Fits Models
All models with rear hitch plate
Included
Wheels
Material
Steel
Number of rows
2
Number of tine tips
20
Product Weight (lb.)
55lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
90-Day
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
2 year

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: hooked-on-jd
Just as you thought. Travel, regular thatching, deep thatching roughing the soil for over seeding lawn
Answered by: gnova
Date published: 2018-03-01

Is it compatible with a three point hitch or the JD imatch quick hitch? I have a JD 1025 tractor

Asked by: Mike
Mike- Thank you for your question. Unfortunately I do not think this will be the best fit for your tractor. This Thatcherator attached to garden tractors with a hitch plate that will accept a hitch pin.
Answered by: BrinlyCustomerService
Date published: 2018-05-02

Do you need to remove the whole bagging system to use dethatcher or just the bags

Asked by: Joe
It depends on the Tractor and how the bagging system is attached. I have a John Deere 318 Tractor and the bagging system attaches to the tractor at the same point as the Thatcherator. It is a very simple operation to remove the two bags and the bagging frame assembly. (It is held in place be single clevis pin.)
Answered by: Namslias
Date published: 2018-05-01

Can this be used with non-John Deere tractors?

Asked by: Melissa
Yes
Answered by: Hugh
Date published: 2019-06-05
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Customer Reviews

40 in. Tow-Behind Thatcherator is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As a number of other reviewers have noted, some of the photos in the assembly manual are complete... As a number of other reviewers have noted, some of the photos in the assembly manual are completely wrong. One of the best photos is the completely assembled colored photo of the unit where it is listed for purchase. I did have difficulty getting the control arm to shift from transport position to the dethatch position. I solved this by inserting 1 or 2 extra washers on the left side between the wheel assembly frame and the tow bar end attachment point. After you adjust the weight tray position so that the tines clear the ground properly in the "travel" position, make sure that the weight tray bolts are really tight. If not, they will loosen under operational load. When operating in heavily thatched areas, stop if necessary to clear thatch from the tines. It also may be necessary to make a second pass at 90 degrees to the original pass in heavily thatched areas. The unit is very rugged and did a good job on our large lawn with one cement block in the weight tray.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thatcherator works great. We had a huge moss issue this year with my lawn. This tool does ex... This thatcherator works great. We had a huge moss issue this year with my lawn. This tool does exactly as described. We were able to turn the soil for reseeding as needed and remove the moss. We did add patio blocks for weight. If Dethatching only I don't think the weights would be needed. I was going to purchase a less expensive model but you get what you pay for. Definitely worth the extra money. Inventory your box upon receipt for parts. We had a bracket missing but company response was quick and missing part arrived in a few days.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok expect more from a John Deer equipment, poor instruction, only about 60 percent effective... Just ok expect more from a John Deer equipment, poor instruction, only about 60 percent effective, would not purchase again took two hours to assemble and adjust and I am a graduate engineer.
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy assembly, works very well Easy assembly, works very well
Date published: 2019-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Damaged Packaging-Parts Missing Good Assistance from HD I ordered a John Deere dethatcher because of good perceived overall quality. The unit was packaged poorly at the factory and arrived with parts missing because the box bottom was inadequately taped. I called John Deere direct to ask for the missing part, they refused to send it and said to contact Home Depot for assistance. The Home Depot Internet reps responded quickly and offered a replacement unit. Only 1 key item was missing and I asked just for that part, not an entire unit. The HD rep e-mailed Brinley (the supplier) and the next AM the Brinley rep called and offered to Fed-X the missing part. It would have been a lot easier if the unit was boxed at the factory properly but all involved (Home Depot and Brinley employees) did a commendable job to insure my satisfaction with the resolution. It was reassuring having good commitment for customer support. Thank you for caring about your customers.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, completes the job as described I purchased this thatcher as an attachment for my new John Deere D170 tractor. It has two settings plus a travel/tansport setting that raises the tines off of the ground. It works well to lift thatch prior to reseeding or newly seeding a lawn. It sure beats raking in much less time. Assembly instructions could be more clear, having better descriptions and pictures would have been helpful. Set aside two hours to assemble. I discovered the thatcher was missing two carriage bolts from the packages of hardware that was included. John Deere conveniently placed a note in the box that clearly states if any parts are missing, the consumer is to call John Deere customer service at the toll-free number provided instead of calling the dealer or place of purchase. I called John Deere and reported the missing parts. They gladly shipped me the missing bolts at no charge. Other than that, the product works great. If your tractor has a bagger attachment, you will have to go over the area you thatched to pick up the loose thatch that is left lying all over the ground.
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-04-28
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
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