The Eliet E450 lawn scarifier has a 45cm working width. Powered by the renowned and reliable 6hp Honda GC190 engine, the Eliet E450 is a semi-professional machine ideally suited to medium-sized gardens. With its robust design and armed with set of patented Permanently Sharp Blades™, this scarifier can be proud of its longevity. As with every Eliet lawn scarifier, the 450 has an unrivalled dethatching efficiency so you can scarify your lawn to professional standards. Lightweight and easily manoeuvrable, you can reach every square inch of your lawn and, thanks to the infinitely variable height adjuster, you can select height adjustment with great precision. The versatile Eliet E450 can also be used to verticut the lawn, making it possible to over seed thus regenerating the lawn completely. In many of its typical applications, such as rental, this is a machine that will be frequently tested to its limits. The scarifier’s durability is guaranteed by its rugged construction. The blades are mounted in a thick steel housing to protect both the operator and bystanders from any flying stone chippings. Operator comfort means that work can be carried out with the minimum of effort. Large wheels, light aluminium rims and flexible natural rubber tyres ensure that this machine glides effortlessly over the lawn. Each wheel is equipped with two large ball bearings. These heavy duty wheels are designed to withstand the dusty conditions in which these machines often have to operate. The wide tyres also reduce the tendency to form ruts in wet lawns. Even though most professional gardeners wear appropriate clothing and shoes, Eliet leaves nothing to chance when it comes to safety. The wide rubber flap at the rear of the scarifier provides protection against all the dust, sand, grit or even stones that the blades throw out from the earth. The flap is attached by a chain and obediently follows every movement of the handle. In addition, the rubber protection flap can be heightened or lowered according to the thickness of the moss to be removed. THE TECHNOLOGY Fixed Blades The Eliet 450 is fitted with 16 blades which are securely fixed to the drum knife. The heavy duty blades are 3mm thick, which means they can take a knock or two. Each blade has two sharp cutting edges. The blades are spaced 2cm from each other. You can tackle virtually any lawn with these robust blades. Permanently Sharp Blades™ for a splendid lawn Every Eliet dethatching machine is equipped as standard with Permanently Sharp Blades™. As a result of this blade concept developed for Eliet, the blades are specially treated so that they retain their sharp cutting edge during their working life. As these blades always remain sharp, you can wear them fully down without sacrificing efficiency. Eliet blades are guaranteed to have a minimum working life of 100 hours. You can only perform dethatching work properly when you use Permanently Sharp Blades™ from Eliet, and not when using other blades. A good surface treatment has nothing at all to do with depth. The main objective is to ensure that all of the moss and weeds are perfectly raked up to the surface so that they can then quickly be gathered or sucked up. This is the only way to ensure that your lawn surface is in peak condition. In a dense and airy lawn, the grass roots are less susceptible to drying out. Eliet dethatching machines are therefore the best dethatching machines for your lawn. The importance of sharp blades During the dethatching work, the blades must grip, rake up and raise the layer of thatch and moss underneath your lawn. In this respect, the edge of the blade plays a crucial role. Many blades become blunt after being used for a few hours, and consequently lose their capacity to grip. This results in the operator easily being inclined to adjust the machine so that it operates deeper. However, this has a destructive effect. Blunt blades can no longer cut, but instead dig up a lot of earth and soil. The grass roots are also subjected to irreversible damage and the machine is more susceptible to wear.