Eliet 401 Scarifier

What sets the Eliet apart from other scarifiers is its blades. Eliet clearly recognises that during work, the blades must grip, rake up and raise the layer of thatch and moss in the lawn.

The point of the blade is crucial in providing a neat job. But it is the point of the blade that is in danger of damage and wear as it collides with stones and penetrates the soil. The answer? Self-sharpening blades.
We are using a reel of double-cut, 1.5mm thick blades. The top edge of each blade is strengthened but the back edge wears to maintain the shape of the blade.
When the blades have lost some of their size, they should retain the sharp edge and all that is needed is to adjust the wheels to bring the reel closer to the ground. This provides 100 hours of use from one set of blades. It sounds great in theory.
With the examination over, it’s on with the work. The machine is easy to start and operate. A collector is available. The 401 cuts and lifts out a lot of debris and because it is not tearing at the thatch, the lawn is left looking good after one pass with a vacuum.
“It’s a neat and compact machine, strongly built, and it’s a joy to use,” declares our tester. “With fold-down handles making it simple to transport, this model is suitable for semi-professional use by small contractors and garden maintenance teams.”
The Eliet scarifier is also available in a commercial size with a working width of 50cm and a choice of Honda or Briggs & Stratton 5.5hp engine.

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