View Full Version : Rockhounds ect.

02-16-2000, 12:06 PM
Ther are about 6 different attachment that are like the rockhound. We use the FFC Preperator, What do you use and why?

02-16-2000, 07:18 PM
Paul what kind of machine do you use the Preperator on? Do you like it or would you buy something else if you had to do it over?

02-17-2000, 12:50 AM
We use New Hollands older models 555 and 783's. No I wouldn't trade my preperator, just looking for another one. And asking what others use and why.<p>----------<br>paul<br>

02-17-2000, 03:22 PM
Paul as you probably read in my post on the commercial lawn care forum, we use a Harley Rake for a multitude of tasks. If you haven't tried on, at least demo a unit. I sometimes wish we had two. <p>By the way, I read in Time that the Chicago City Planner is planting and planning to plant all kinds of trees, and install greenscapes around town. I hope you are getting some of the action.<p>----------<br>Phil Grande - Soundview Landscape Supply - http://members.aol.com/slsnursery<br>Ivy League Landscaping - http://members.aol.com/scagrider

02-24-2000, 02:00 PM
I use a harley as well, and have been pretty happy with it. I haven't ever used a preparator, so I don't know if the following would affect them - I was grading a yard and had the drum going too deep. It locked up then blew a seal. I was hoping it could do the whole grading job, short of a final hand raking (which is what the dealer told me it could do), but it looks like it can't. Still need to scarify.

02-24-2000, 04:56 PM
the FFC preperator will do ok for mass grading but a tractor is faster, the preperator will reduce or elminate the need to hand rake plus pick up the stones. <p>----------<br>paul<br>

02-24-2000, 07:16 PM
Another great product is made by landpride. It is much like the harley but with a few differences. I use a 6 ft model behind a smaller kubota tractor and have had great results.