I've owned this dethatcher for a few years now. It is well-made and does it's job at a great price point. It did not take me long to assemble at all. It really digs down and brings up all those matted down grass clippings. I use it in addition to my bagger so I can collect the clippings that aren't stuck in the tines. I looked at several models at big box retailers and decided that this was the best value, especially when it is on sale. I am very happy with the performance of this product. This and the Craftsman plug aerator I bought get regular use year after year on my acre lot as well as my friend's yards.
The hitch assy pictured is not the one that comes with the product. It is also NOT adjustable. Just take a look at the owner's manual. Their description states it is adjustable for hitches between 8" & 14". My hitch is 9" high and is too HIGH for this to properly connect to it. As I said, their hitch is NOT adjustable. When I connected it to my 9" hitch-plate, it would work OK as long as I only went straight. When cornering, the dethatcher binds at the hitch & tips up on one side. To allow it to take a corner, I had to fabricate an adapter to lower my hitch-plate by 1 and 1/2 inches. After doing that, it performed OK. And yes, I did follow the assembly instructions and yes, I do know what I'm doing. In case you were wondering.
Works very well for the price I would recommend it . Quality is very sturdy. Somewhat difficult to put together seems directions cover more then one model,about 30-45 mins .
I love it. It saves so much time bagging instead of taking.
I bought this dethatcher on line and picked it up at the store. I put it together in about an hour with no difficulty. I used it on my lawn and it does a good job but I had to put extra weight on the carriage. Without the extra weight it wasn't getting deep enough. It sure beats using a hand rake.