We fuel up the machine. Starting is simple — “pull and go”. Operation is as simple as starting. There is just one lever, which engages the drive to the reel. Clouds of thatch are brought to the surface. Now we know why no collector is supplied with this machine — it would be full in seconds.
“This is so simple and easy to use, yet it does the job,” says our tester. “You can quickly adjust it to scarify as little or as much as you want. When it’s set deep, it really cuts the thatch out of the sward.”
Weighing 44kg and with folding handles, the D45C can be picked up by the user and transported in the boot of a car.
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