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Old 05-18-2012, 10:42 AM
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How long to pwer rake 1/4 acre?

I have a potential customer who wants me to regrade her back yard b/c it's so lumpy. We considered more dirt and finish grading but power rake behind my tractor seems to be the cheapest and easiet to boot. How long would it take? Cost to rent it is $150 a day.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:28 AM
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You have to be talking about a harley rake not a power rake. A power rake is self sustained on its own wheels and own 5-6 hp engine meant for removing thatch. Regrading is seriously differant and can't be done with a power rake. 1/4 acre with a harley rake won't take really long at all, maybe 30-45 minutes. When done you may have to go around with a landscaping rake and then put out fresh seed and fert.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:05 PM
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yep, you are correct. I called it a power rake b/c that's what it was called in the Land Pride catalog. thanks for letting me know the most common name.

Rental fee is $150. What do ya think....$300? I need a minimum on tractor work don't you think?
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:42 PM
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no knowledge of grading but if you are renting for 150 then $450 plus. Any less doesn't seem like it'll be worth it
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