Verticut

The Verticutter cartridge is a popular cartridge in the Allett range.

Thin and closely spaced blades effectively lift lateral growth and remove moss which helps encourage tillering and new growth.  The blades of the Verticut cartridge help pick up flat lying grasses that your cylinder would otherwise miss.

Verticutting can be carried out on a more frequent basis, and is the perfect way to keep on top of your thatch level in between your yearly scarification. A small amount of thatch can be healthy for your lawn, but anything over half an inch needs to be removed as it prevents the healthy growth process. Generally the verticut cartridge removes twice as much material as the scarifier cartridge.

 

The aims of verticutting-

  • To prune the grasses to improve tillering and stolon formation. This increases turf density
  • To control thatch. The verticut cartridge blades are designed to be used above the thatch layer to remove dead and dying grass plants that will ultimately contribute to the thatch layer.
  • To produce an upright grass prior to mowing to give a cleaner more consistent cut.
  • As a method of controlling weeds and weed grasses without using harmful chemicals
  • Verticutting will also help remove annual meadow grass seed heads and promote finer grasses, such as bent and fescue.

We have a homeowner range of cylinder mowers that take interchangeable cartridges- the verticut cartridge being one of them. This cartridge can replace the cutting cylinder in less than a couple of minutes.

You can use the cartridge every two weeks or so from April to September to keep on top of thatch and lateral lying grasses.

Start with the cartridge on setting four and gradually lower- the cartridge should not be penetrating the soil as it will damage your blades. You want the blades to be touching the thatch layer and above. You will be amazed at how much this cartridge gets out of your lawn

 

Find a video on the Verticut cartridge HERE

Vertical mowing- thin and closely spaced blades lift lateral growth and removes moss.

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Kensington14K17K 20K
TypePetrol engine cylinder mowerPetrol engine cylinder mowerPetrol engine cylinder mower
Cutting width35cm (14")43cm (17")51cm (20")
Cutting systemCylinderCylinderCylinder
Number of bladesSix-blade 'Quick Cartridge' cylinderSix-blade 'Quick Cartridge' cylinderSix-blade 'Quick Cartridge' cylinder
Quick cartridges (Qc) availableAerator, Lawn Brush, Dethatcher, Scarifier, Verticutter and 10 bladed cylinder Aerator, Lawn Brush, Dethatcher, Scarifier, Verticutter and 10 bladed cylinder Aerator, Lawn Brush, Dethatcher, Scarifier, Verticutter and 10 bladed cylinder
Engine98cc Kawasaki easy start unleaded petrol engine. 1.6 litre fuel tank (FJ100-D)

98cc Kawasaki easy start unleaded petrol engine. 1.6 litre fuel tank (FJ100-D)
98cc Kawasaki easy start unleaded petrol engine. 1.6 litre fuel tank (FJ100-D)
Self propelledEngine power engaged via handle bale-bar to rear rollerEngine power engaged via handle bale-bar to rear rollerEngine power engaged via handle bale-bar to rear roller
Method of startingRecoilRecoilRecoil
Cuts per metre (yard)Standard six-bladed Qc 79 (73), optional 10- bladed Qc 131 (119)Standard six-bladed Qc 79 (73), optional 10- bladed Qc 131 (119)Standard six-bladed Qc 79 (73), optional 10- bladed Qc 131 (119)
Height of cut6m-32mm (1/4 to 1 1/4)
S=6.5mm
1=13mm
2=19mm
3=26mm
4=32mm
1 click= 0.75mm
6m-32mm (1/4 to 1 1/4)
S=6.5mm
1=13mm
2=19mm
3=26mm
4=32mm
1 click= 0.75mm
6m-32mm (1/4 to 1 1/4)
S=6.5mm
1=13mm
2=19mm
3=26mm
4=32mm
1 click= 0.75mm
Height of cut adjustmentVariable micro-set adjuster.
6mm-32mm
Variable micro-set adjuster. 6mm-32mmVariable micro-set adjuster. 6mm-32mm
HandlebarsThree height positions plus folding. Twin split bale bar for cylinder and/or roller driveThree height positions plus folding. Twin split bale bar for cylinder and/or roller driveThree height positions plus folding. Twin split bale bar for cylinder and/or roller drive
Rear rollerSteel. Rolled edgesDouble section roller with geared differentialDouble section roller with geared differential
Front roller Steel with bearingsSteel with bearingsSteel with bearings
Grass rakeRake behind front roller to stand grass upright before mowing. Depth adjustable.Rake behind front roller to stand grass upright before mowing. Depth adjustable.Rake behind front roller to stand grass upright before mowing. Depth adjustable.
GrassboxImpact resistant. Polypropylene. 52 litresImpact resistant. Polypropylene. 62 litresImpact resistant. Polypropylene. 70 litres
Overall width51cm (20") 60cm (23")68cm (27")
Weight including grassbox45kg (99lb)51kg (112lb)54kg (119lb)
Operator noise level96dB(A)96dB(A)96dB(A)
WarrantyTwo-year parts and labourTwo-year parts and labourTwo-year parts and labour
Kensington14K17K 20K
TypePetrol engine cylinder mowerPetrol engine cylinder mowerPetrol engine cylinder mower
Cutting width35cm (14")43cm (17")51cm (20")
Cutting systemCylinderCylinderCylinder
Number of bladesSix-blade 'Quick Cartridge' cylinderSix-blade 'Quick Cartridge' cylinderSix-blade 'Quick Cartridge' cylinder
Quick cartridges (Qc) availableAerator, Lawn Brush, Dethatcher, Scarifier, Verticutter and 10 bladed cylinder Aerator, Lawn Brush, Dethatcher, Scarifier, Verticutter and 10 bladed cylinder Aerator, Lawn Brush, Dethatcher, Scarifier, Verticutter and 10 bladed cylinder
Engine98cc Kawasaki easy start unleaded petrol engine. 1.6 litre fuel tank (FJ100-D)

98cc Kawasaki easy start unleaded petrol engine. 1.6 litre fuel tank (FJ100-D)
98cc Kawasaki easy start unleaded petrol engine. 1.6 litre fuel tank (FJ100-D)
Self propelledEngine power engaged via handle bale-bar to rear rollerEngine power engaged via handle bale-bar to rear rollerEngine power engaged via handle bale-bar to rear roller
Method of startingRecoilRecoilRecoil
Cuts per metre (yard)Standard six-bladed Qc 79 (73), optional 10- bladed Qc 131 (119)Standard six-bladed Qc 79 (73), optional 10- bladed Qc 131 (119)Standard six-bladed Qc 79 (73), optional 10- bladed Qc 131 (119)
Height of cut6m-32mm (1/4 to 1 1/4)
S=6.5mm
1=13mm
2=19mm
3=26mm
4=32mm
1 click= 0.75mm
6m-32mm (1/4 to 1 1/4)
S=6.5mm
1=13mm
2=19mm
3=26mm
4=32mm
1 click= 0.75mm
6m-32mm (1/4 to 1 1/4)
S=6.5mm
1=13mm
2=19mm
3=26mm
4=32mm
1 click= 0.75mm
Height of cut adjustmentVariable micro-set adjuster.
6mm-32mm
Variable micro-set adjuster. 6mm-32mmVariable micro-set adjuster. 6mm-32mm
HandlebarsThree height positions plus folding. Twin split bale bar for cylinder and/or roller driveThree height positions plus folding. Twin split bale bar for cylinder and/or roller driveThree height positions plus folding. Twin split bale bar for cylinder and/or roller drive
Rear rollerSteel. Rolled edgesDouble section roller with geared differentialDouble section roller with geared differential
Front roller Steel with bearingsSteel with bearingsSteel with bearings
Grass rakeRake behind front roller to stand grass upright before mowing. Depth adjustable.Rake behind front roller to stand grass upright before mowing. Depth adjustable.Rake behind front roller to stand grass upright before mowing. Depth adjustable.
GrassboxImpact resistant. Polypropylene. 52 litresImpact resistant. Polypropylene. 62 litresImpact resistant. Polypropylene. 70 litres
Overall width51cm (20") 60cm (23")68cm (27")
Weight including grassbox45kg (99lb)51kg (112lb)54kg (119lb)
Operator noise level96dB(A)96dB(A)96dB(A)
WarrantyTwo-year parts and labourTwo-year parts and labourTwo-year parts and labour