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Toro Recycler and Dethatch Blade

Posted by deadlawnmn MN (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 18, 09 at 14:41

I have a Toro Recycler lawnmower, model: 20016. It is a 6.5 HP Tecumseh 22 inch mower. I have been stumped for the past week trying to find a universal dethatch blade/rake that will fit this machine. I'm your basic idiot when it comes to anything mechanical, so bear with me if I am asking a really dumb question. The mower's screw and blade assembly don't seem to accommodate any dethatch blade I've looked at thus far. The mower's native blade is curved to fit the assembly, but all the universal blades I've tried are flat and won't fit at all. Also, the mower's main screw is far too thick to fit any of the universal blade's washers that seem to be packed with them. I've seen the blade adapter kits, but I don't see how they would help. The blade I've found says it should work with most mowers and Toro is listed as one on the front. Any ideas or help would be appreciated.


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RE: Toro Recycler and Dethatch Blade

  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 18, 09 at 18:28

They are cheap but mower mounted dethatcher blades do a mediocre job and are hard on the mower. They make the engine labor and kick up a lot of dust. Why not rent a power rake for the afternoon?

RE: Toro Recycler and Dethatch Blade

I'm not interested in renting because I don't have a truck and I've had 3 back surgeries, so no lifting heavy lawn equipment for me. So I'm either in for hiring it out or trying to find a dethatch blade for my mower. I also noticed that sears has an electric dethatcher machine that gets good reviews, but looks like you still have to rake everything up manually.

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