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    Last spring I purchased a custom made dethatcher for my 36" Lesco. Now I have a 54" Lesco and need another dethatcher...so I decided to buy a welder and make my own.

    Last winter...wait we didn't really have a winter in Minnesota. So I'm thinking that this year I would fabricate a bunch of dethatchers and try to sell them on craigslist, etc.

    What do you all think?

    Advice, good or bad I'll take it. Thanks everyone.

  • #2
    I think that would be pretty cool!

    Good way to make a few extra dollars! Go for it!

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    • #3
      Thanks man...yeah I was hoping to make enough to put a nice down payment for a new mower...or whatever.

      Thanks dude.

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      • #4
        so what would be your cost to make them time and supplies

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        • #5
          I'll hopefully have that answer this week. I'm trying to find a source to purchase bulk in steel...so as of yet I don't have an answer.

          As far as labor, I think the first couple I make could take 2-3 hours. But after that I'll develop a system and pump them out pretty quick. But this all remains to be seen.

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          • #6
            Do you have any experiance welding? Because the welds are going to need to be done very well for something like this to hold up.

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            • #7
              Do you have any experiance welding? Because the welds are going to need to be done very well for something like this to hold up.
              Great point...yes I have some experience welding. Mainly in stick welding, which I've heard is far more difficult than wire feed welding. I plan on building a couple for my mowers and testing them out before I try to sell one for someone else.

              I am not planning on mass producing dethatchers in an effort to put jrco out of business...it's more of a side project/hobby during the winter.

              Thanks guys keep the thoughts coming.

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              • #8
                I learned to weld in high school shop on a stick welder first, I picked that up really quick. Then we had to learn on a wire welder, I had a very hard time with one of those. Now I have two wire welders and use them alot. A buddy of mine has a stick welder like I learned to weld on at his shop, I cant't weld for crap with a stick welder anymore. I wan't to get a tig welder now so I can learn to weld stainless and aluminum.

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                • #9
                  I want one for my Toro....I will be your test DUMMY...holla soldier...
                  08 F250 Ext Cab/04 Chevy 3500
                  05 F350/04 F350 Diesel/12 Ram 4500 Dump
                  4 -60 Toro Zmaster/Lesco 48
                  3 -8'2" Boss V-Plows
                  1- Hiniker 9'6" V-Plow
                  20' Enclosed trailer
                  18' Skid & 16' Open Trailer
                  2012 - S185 Bobcat


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                  • #10
                    No problem Ring!

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                    • #11
                      we need some prototype pics

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                      • #12
                        is this kind of like what your making tread

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                        • #13
                          we need some prototype pics
                          Good call...I'll take pics of my dethatcher on my 36" tomorrow.

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