Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Overall Dimensions:||40 x 41 x 41|
|Swath Width:||40 in.|
|Color and Styling:|
|Fits Brands/Models:||Universal- works with all brands of riding lawn mowers|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||31|
|Vehicle Type:||Tractors only|
|Materials & Finishes:|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Tire/Wheel Size:||7 x 1-3/4 in.|
Ratings & Reviews
Promote a Healthy Lawn with the Craftsman Dethatcher 40 in.
The Craftsman 40 in dethatcher rear mount does a gentle job of bringing matted layers of thatch and large clippings to your lawn's surface to supply water, air and nutrients – this provides a great way of reaching grass roots to promote a lush, green, healthy lawn. The dethatcher boasts a universal design, and it specifically fits all Sears and competitive rear-engine riders, lawn, yard and garden tractors with a rear hitch pin. Constructed of heavy-gauge steel, the dethatcher delivers long-lasting durability and dependable service.
The Craftsman dethatcher 40 in boasts Craftsman-exclusive, pre-assembled tines (attached to weight tray) for quick, convenient use without extra setup. Enjoy automatic raking action – the dethatcher has 10 double-tooth spring tines that efficiently remove thatch effortlessly. A hitch adjustment range from 8 in. to 14 in. from the ground to the hitch offers quick, versatile hookups to your lawn, yard or garden tractor. Single-lever design lets you raise and lower the dethatcher easily without standing or leaving the comforts of your seat.
- Weighing only 31 lbs. with a 40 in. x 41 in. x 41 in. overall dimensions, the Craftsman 40 in Dethatcher Rear Mount is extremely maneuverable, portable and storable
- Universal design works with all brands of riding lawn mowers
- Fits tractors with rear hitch pins only
- Weight tray with built-in holes
- Tough, heavy-gauge steel construction for a lifetime of durability
- Automatic raking action
- 10 double-tooth spring tines preassembled to weight tray for quick, easy use
Added on October 21, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
This thing worked great. I have one acre and it handled it great. The handle to raise and lower is easy and handy. I used my blower to clean up the thatch. There was a ton. I used 4 small landscaping bricks for weight and it had just rained 3/4 of an inch 2 days before. I would not think it would work well if it were super dry. To store it i think you can remove 1 bolt to take the lever off and then hang it on the wall. Not too bad because otherwise it is big and bulky. Yes it is a little difficult to assemble but it only took me an hour. The instructions are terrible but I mostly just looked at the pictures on the box.
Bought on sale for $62. Does exactly as I expected. Needed to add weight to really draw out hidden thatch from the lawn. My first pass over the lawn (test run to make sure it was level) without weight was ok; second pass (once I knew it was ready) with a pair of 8x8x16 cinder blocks atop the tool really brought this thing to life. Assembly really wasn't difficult at all. 35 minutes or so and it was ready to go. Definitely worth the money...
Cherry Hill, NJ
So I ready reviews on this, works good but a pain to assemble, some said takes 2 hours... yeah yeah, I thought, I am pretty handy at assembling just about any put-together items with tools, etc., so when I bought this on sale at Sears for about $65, and brought it home, opened the box in my garage and saw the number of pieces, I figured, 30 - 45 min tops .... WRONG... the print is small, hard to see the schematics with location of brackets and when it was all done, 2 hours later I was dethatching my lawn with this and yes, it works quite well, no regrets except I would have paid more $ to have it fully assembled. This was my first attachment that I have purchased for my new lawn tractor, and I am glad I bought it, but again... WHAT A PAIN to assemble...
I can't believe how much thatch (and other stuff) this pulled out of my lawn - I think the grass actually sighed in relief because it could finally breathe again. You will want to stock up on lawn waste bags and have a very big fan rake ready - unless you buy the sweeper attachment too.
It was a little time consuming and I needed to have an extra set of hands to help. I think the manufacturer could have easily put some of the brackets on before shipping it to me.
The Dethatcher does what it is supposed to do, is easy to mount and remove from the tractor, is relatively easy to operate once on the tractor, and it pulls dead grass from the lawn. It isn't as effective as I'd hoped it would be, and probably requires multiple passes over the lawn to really clean out the old grass. But it is much better than leaving the grass as is after the winter, and it isn't very complicated. I also have to admit that the amount of old grass it removes is surprising, since it doesn't leave noticeable tracks behind it.