The Eliet E501 professional petrol lawn scarifier is a robust dethatching machine for life! The needs of the professional user are taken into account in every last detail of this machine. A keen eye will not fail to notice the powerful engine, the welded heavy gauge sheet steel chassis, the continuously variable self-locking height adjustment, shock resistant rubber protection flap, epoxy coating and the large wheels with twin ball bearings. The 50cm operating width of the Eliet E501 is powered by a world-renowned 6.5hp Honda GX200 engine. Its robust construction makes it virtually indestructible. The Eliet E501 is equipped with a set of 18 fixed Permanently Sharp Blades™ which are mounted under the chassis to ensure you are consistently performing with maximum efficiency. Additional protective covers on the dust-proof bearings of the blade shaft reduce the abrasive effects of sand and soil to an absolute minimum. There is no need to worry about a bearing failing before its time, making the Eliet E501 extremely reliable so it will always be operational when you need it for your work. Special attention has been given to all elements that cause operator fatigue. The floating handle is an example of how optimal working comfort can be assured. It closely follows any bumps in the route and thereby neutralises pressure on the arms. THE TECHNOLOGY Fixed Blades The Eliet E501 Honda GX200 scarifier is fitted with 18 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.