excellent An excellent little machine that does the job well. Forget the collector bag it's useless. Would be better with a clutch on the drive so you can disengage the drive when turning.
It was out of stock when I ordered but once in stock delivered next day - excellent service. All-in-all a very effective machine & great service from MowDirect .
- Does the Job
Does the Job The machine is easy to use and doesn't require too much effort to push it. The collection box is a total waste of time and really needs to be at least four times larger. I ended up using the machine for a reasonable area and then raking up the moss etc.
The height settings are quite high and really I have only used the lowest two settings. All in all, it is a good machine for the price.
Delighted Much better than tine based products and makes the tow-behind-ride-on type seem like a waste of time (have owned one of those for some years). Didn't bother with the collector which is too small for my scale of problem and used the ride-on collector afterwards; might use the leaf-blower next time.
Had originally planned to hire a bladed scarifier but realised that this will pay for itself over a very short time. Don't often write reviews but happy to oblige MowDirect for not charging extra to deliver to the far north.
- Great Performance
Great Performance I have always hired a scarifier in the past, but thought it was time I had my own. Having bought this model, I thought it felt a bit light in weight, compared to the hired model I used to use, but my worries were soon dispelled by the great job this machine does.
It made very easy work of getting the moss and thatch out of my lawn and was a dream to use. I didn't fit the collection bag because the moss was so thick the bag would have filled in seconds, I just raked up the moss and thatch from the lawn and wheelbarrowed it away. We have quite a large lawn area and I can now look forward to having a great moss free lawn, and don't have to pay any more hire charges, or manhandle a heavy machine about. Also, my new scarifier seems very economical on fuel, it hardly used much petrol, considering how much work it did.
- Highly Effective Simple Machine
Highly Effective Simple Machine Well-made, easily assembled, readily started piece of kit which enabled me to scarify a large area of lawn in one day, that took almost four weeks to do with a spring rake last year.
It generated a huge quantity of moss and thatch which was then easily picked up by the grass collector on my mower - the collection bag supplied with the scarifier is simply far too small to be any use in coping with the volume of material produced so it’s better to operate the machine without it.
The scarifier is manually propelled but moves forward without any great effort having to be applied, and the engine driving the blades is surprisingly quiet and quite frugal in fuel consumption.
All-in-all a very effective piece of kit and great value for money.
- Does What it Says
Does What it Says Good machine. Does what it says on the tin. I was surprised how aggressive it was. However, the amount of rubbish it took out of the lawn was amazing. The use of the collection box was very small as the amount it took out filled it in about 10 feet. Ended up raking it up even after the third run over.
- Excellent Machine, Great Price
Excellent Machine, Great Price I had an expensive scarifier attachment for my Countax mower that just didn’t do the job. Sold it online and bought this instead with change to spare.
This machine knocks socks off the Countax and is a doddle to use. I still need the garden tractor to sweep up the mountains of thatch it produces. Can’t think that you’ll get any better result from a much more expensive model.
Excellent Prompt delivery. Excellent product at a good price. Easy to assemble and use.
- Wicket Scarifier
Wicket Scarifier We bought this scarifier for our cricket club three years ago, as we are on a budget it was priced to suit our requirements.
This year we made some modifications to it i.e. Removed the cut off handle and replaced it with a on/off switch*, now in its third year it does everything we need to keep our cricket square in tip top order, in fact this season we won the league and have played host to other clubs hiring the pitch, very satisfied customer.
--- *Editor's Note: Thank you. While we appreciate this review and are delighted this machine is such a success, MowDirect cannot recommend modifications such as this for safety reasons ---
- Brilliant Scarifier!
Brilliant Scarifier! My partner describes this scarifier as the best he has ever owned - does a superb job, but like previous reviews better without the bag - just rake afterwards.