Recommend. Easy to assemble and started the second pull. Used on a lawn the size of 1 and 1/2 tennis courts.
The lawn had never been scarified before and produced 4 x ton bags of cuttings. Can already see the benefits in the look and quality of the turf after the first cut.
Highly recommend for the money.
- Good quick delivery
Good quick delivery The product appears to be good and works OK. It did have a throttle problem on second use but it was just a screw that was not tight that clamps the cable on the engine so easy to fix.
I’m happy at the moment with it.
- Great Product! Fast Delivery
Great Product! Fast Delivery I have only used it once but amazed how much moss and dead material it has removed! Looking forward to see the improvement to my lawn in a couple of weeks. Generally very pleased with the product, it is good value for money and was delivered quickly.
The nuts and bolts used to attach the handle to the scarifier keep coming loose as they are not vibration proof nuts. I bought 4 vibration proof nuts (with the plastic inserts) which fixed the problem.
- Great Value
Great Value My Electric scarifier gave up the ghost last Autumn, mainly because we moved house and have far more lawn to look after. The cable on the electric was limiting so I had to purchase a petrol Scarifier. This bit of Kit had great reviews and I can only echo what previous people have stated.
It's well built, simple to operate, easy-ish to put together and easy to choose correct height with the one lever. Small collection box which is a waste of time on our size land but i scarified a large garden in less than an hour then picked the grass/moss up with my lawnmower.
It gets right down into the soil with very strong blades and opens the soil up. All in all very good value for money. Time will tell how long it lasts.
- An Essential Piece of Kit for Our Lawns!
An Essential Piece of Kit for Our Lawns! As with other reviewers, when you start off with thick moss on the lawns, the collecting basket is totally inadequate for the purpose. However, with regular use, this should come into its own.
A few problems getting it going but the helpline has been excellent and we hope to get a lot of use out of this from now on.
- Serious Piece of Equipment
Serious Piece of Equipment Cannot fault machine other than a minor point. It could do with an extra high setting to make it easier to traverse rough ground en route to the job. Other than that, even at its minimum setting, it did some serious work on my grass (I can’t call it a lawn yet).
I have to agree with the others who commented on the size of the grass bin. I managed 4 yards before it was full.
Delivered on time although carrier sent out a notification at 4.06 pm for its delivery time telling me it would be delivered that morning - a day early!!
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.