View Full Version : rockhound vs. harley rake

Field General
05-03-2004, 08:21 AM
If you could only own one piece of equipment for use in turning a rough grade, into a proper seed bed for a new lawn, what would you choose. I have used a rock hound, a soil perpetrator(which was a hound with a rotating brush to smooth the soil as a last step), and a 60" tiller. Each had their own advantages. I would like to hear your opinions....remember you can only own one to use on every grade.

D Felix
05-03-2004, 09:14 AM
Why limit yourself?

If I had to choose just one to buy initially, it would be a pulverizer for the 3 point.

The next purchase would then be either a box blade or a landscape rake with a blade attachment.


05-03-2004, 11:56 AM
I use the Harley Rake. It's fast and does an excellent job.


05-04-2004, 02:30 AM
Harley rake hands down.

05-04-2004, 11:42 PM
I have used most known powered implements while building golf courses and high end residential homes - without a doubt, I would choose a harley power box rake.

05-12-2004, 04:20 PM
The only problem I see is that Harley box rake is going to cost $6K, the pulverizer is $1K, the tiller is $2.5K and the standard rake is $750.00.

No doubt the Harley is awesome, but you better have plenty of jobs to pay that puppy off.

My .02............

05-12-2004, 09:50 PM
i just rented a harley rake today for our skidsteer and all i can say is WOW.. the thing is awesome for prep work....

05-16-2004, 08:35 PM
I like the Preparator by FFC. Much heavier duty than rock hound and can pick up rocks rather than windrow them like a Harley.

05-17-2004, 11:27 PM
i'll take the rockhound.......have used both on the same lawn install though.

05-18-2004, 12:10 AM
Comb. of the rockhound and the harley works well. Cant beat the final product of a Harley.