Dethatching blade

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Do you sell a dethatching blade for this mower? I love the mower but was disappointed today when my universal dethatching blade would not fit on this mower. I do not see one for sale but based on other posts I've read your customers clearly want more blade options.....
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We have changed your question to an idea so we can keep track of it for the future. Thank you for the suggestion. We have forwarded this request to our product development team for consideration. At this time we do not sell specialty blades in addition to the blade type that is installed on your mower. 
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So where are you at in developing a thatching blade for the EGO?
Is it happening? Otherwise people will likely make /modify aftermarket blades to fit. That may not be the best solution but consumers will only wait so long.
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I'm not aware of any electric lawn mowers that have dethatching capability.
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If I'm not mistaken, isn't the torque requirement for dethatching much greater? I thought it was more like a power rake or tiller? Might work better on the 21" mower, but if it doesn't work really well then it probably isn't worth trying to produce or sell such an attachment.

With the way the 20" mower can overload under hot/humid/wet conditions when cutting very tall or very thick grass, I am fairly certain the resistance of dethatching would be just as bad.
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Paul, we are sorry to hear that you are disappointed.  While we do take all suggestions into consideration, not everything makes it to production (if at all or within a short time period).  We wish you the best regardless and hope that you are able to still find use in your EGO mower.
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This mower does not have the torque or power to use a de thatching blade.
I thought it might. I bought a universal unit tried to see what I would have to do to get it to fit. Decided it was too heavy,would fit poorly and was worried about the balance. So I bought a new blade and inserted the large orange nylon power rake .170" tines into the holes I drilled into the blade replicating the Power Rake de thatcher. I felt the perfect fitting blade plus the flexible nylon tines would be a good solution. However I found that even on a high setting the mower struggled and the red light (overload)would come on frequently. Telling me that it can't handle even light de thatching. Too bad, I was hoping it would be possible. 
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@fhamre, sorry it didn't work after all that effort you put into what sounds like it should have been a great modification!

I am dying to know how either of the 21" models would perform with that blade. I just scalped my Bermuda lawn (or as low as new 1.5" min allowed) and didn't see an overload light once. The variable power response is very impressive to see and leaves me wondering if there's anything this 1000w motor can't handle!
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Ironic.......right from their Web site - "Ego Power+ Power Beyond Belief". What a load of bunk. Power beyond belief but insufficient to handle a dethatcher.
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The 20" was the best battery-powered mower ever, and the 21" is even better, beating out over 90% of all gas mowers. I'd say both are stunningly impressive, and definitely power beyond belief!

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I love my 20" but if the 21" has more power and the ability to de thatch I might pout a bit.
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Yes Champion, I completely agree with you. "Power Beyond Belief" BUT sadly with one caveat - power insufficient to dethatch a lawn thus necessitating the use of another mower or wrecking my back raking. Neither a very satisfactory solution.
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3rd option. Call a company to dethatch.

The ones around here are pretty inexpensive. Assuming you're not house poor (given you bought a fairly expensive lawnmower by most standards, and probably don't have too large a lawn if you bought a walk behind), you should be able to swing offloading it onto the pros (while saving your back).
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Another option, given how seldom you need to dethatch your lawn, is to just rent a dethatcher for a couple of hours.
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Ok. Well here is a similar senario. I want to tow a yacht with a prius. Well too bad. Its not designed to do that. A well designed product that is designed specifically for one purpose generally will do that task well AND efficiently. Get my point?
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Really good analogy. To cut grass and mulch well the motor needs to spin fast without much load. To dethatch, the motor has a huge load, but doesn't need to spin as fast.

Like comparing top speed to maximum towing capacity in a car.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Dethatching blade strongly recommended.

This is not a new idea but I really want to emphasize the importance of having dethatching blade for the EGO mower. Although this is really an expensive machine, I still bought this machine because of all the neat features. To the EGO team: You can definitely make this machine even more attractive if you can include accessories like the dethatching blade specifically for this mower. Please seriously consider this improvement.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Power Rake/dethatcher.

You guys should make a power rake / Dethatcher

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