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Using Titan Scarifier

Hello again, I have the amazing little Titan (one of the best garden tools ever purchased!) and have used it the last few years on the garden although have never really used the rake attachment...The prongs seems so short to be of any real use.  Does anyone use the rake bit on the machine after scarification or do you still use the garden fork to aerate of is the rake bit on the machine for something entirely different?  Many thanks again.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356
    I've used both bits ... the longer pronged bit which gets all the moss and thatch out of the lawn ... and the bladed bit that cuts into the ground ... I use the latter after getting the thatch etc out ... it cuts into the surface and allows autumn rain to penetrate and one year I found it useful that it'd broken up the surface and helped the grass seed I scattered to 'get a grip' when germinating.  :)
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  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
    Many thanks Dove, so the rake bit first then the blade?  Do I need to mow to collect after each one or do you just do the whole lot and then use the mower to pick up and then aerate?  
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356
    I find that all the moss and thatch gets gathered in the 'collecting box' thingy ... but by Jove it needs emptying jolly often!

    I don't use the mower at all for this.  
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  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
    Ok thanks again Dove, its a great little machine isn't it compared to doing it by hand! Its just like hoovering the lawn!  The amount of debris that comes out is incredible.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356
    Copperdog said:
    Ok thanks again Dove, its a great little machine isn't it compared to doing it by hand! Its just like hoovering the lawn!  The amount of debris that comes out is incredible.
    Isn't it just ... worth its weight in gold even if you only use it once or twice a year  :D
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  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
    Just a quick one on the scarifying. Do you think it is better to do it when the ground is moist like today after all the rain fall or wait until the end of the week once its drier?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,356
    Don't know how wet it is with you @Copperdog ... but it's quite soggy here ... I'd not do it if a handful of soil stays in one piece when you squeeze it.  
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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,418
    Will you please stop singing the praises of the Titan scarifier.  Everybody who has one seems to love it and it has great reviews.  Unfortunately it no longer seems to be available. :'(
  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
    Oh No! I only saw it on Screwfix this morning for £69.99 - think we paid £99.99 around 5 years ago.  Assumed it was still available but it does say NOT available! 😱
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    The Qualcast YT6702 looks to be identical apart from colour..


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