Move tractor with front mounted dethatcher onto a
level surface, such as a drive or garage floor,
Lower dethatcher from transport position to rest on
Loosen carriage bolts through mounting arms and
angle brackets. (Refer to figure 3 on page 5.)
Adjust tine shield until spring tines come in contact
with level surface, keeping front and back tines at
same height. Tighten mounting arm carriage bolts on
top of dethatcher shield to lock adjustment. See figure
If you need more adjustment, try moving the axle
bushing up o[ down between the mounting arms. Be
sure to retighten the bolts securing the bushing. See
To replace a spring tine:
a. Insert a screw driver or punch into hole and pry
locking tab out from center loop of spring tine.
b. Remove old spring tine from pocket.
c. Slide a new spring tine into pocket. Insert a screw
driver or punch into hole and bend down locking
tab until it wedges inside center loop of spring tine.
See figure 19.