Mow the lawn ½" shorter than normal.
Allow the lawn to dry. Wet conditions can cause
extensive damage to healthy grass.
Check for stones or fixed objects in the lawn.
Set the depth lever in working position.
To engage the clutch in heavy thatch, bear down
on the handle and raise the front wheels slightly.
Hold the clutch engaged against the handle and
carefully lower the machine into the turf.
Do a small test area at a slow walking pace.
If the engine speed drops excessively, the depth
setting is too deep. If the machine pulls forward
and bucks roughly, the depth setting is too deep.
Remove all extracted thatch from the grass and
compost/dispose of properly.
other methods for improving your lawn may
include aeration and fertilization.
Clear the lawn of any debris.
Clearly mark rocks and other fixed objects.
Be especially sure to check for hidden
electrical cables or similar in the surface of the
Hold clutch bail against handle