Ground prep

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by EarthWorks, Apr 15, 2000.

  1. EarthWorks

    EarthWorks LawnSite Member
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    I am in the market for a good ground prep attachment for a skid-steer. I have a case 1840 and 1845. I would like to use the attachment on both. I am doing hydro-seeding and wish to be able to prep the ground. I have looked at pamphlets for the harley power rake and etc. No one in my area knows much about them. All they told me is that they could get one. Does anyone have experience with any brand? Any advice? Can I expect these machines to prep ground that allready has grass and weeds on it?
     
  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
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    The harley is a good attachment for the skid steer. But depending on the area you might need a tractor with a tiller or rake to help level it faster, it will take out the grass and weeds but so will a tiller and that will pull them under deeper giving you a better bed.<br>Don't think that on attachment will do it all we have many and are still tring out more.<p>----------<br>paul<br>
     
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    I second that. I've got a Harley, and it's great, but it can't do it all. I tried to use it as a sort of scarifier, and went too deep with the drum and ended up spraying hydraulic fluid all over the place. I'm going to be buying a scarifier this year.
     
  4. steven Bousquet

    steven Bousquet LawnSite Member
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    just got a Finn groundhog, its a combo tiller leveler,rake. let you know how well it works. using on tuesday
     
  5. EarthWorks

    EarthWorks LawnSite Member
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    What did you guys pay for the attachments?
     
  6. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you are looking for a scarifier, look into the landpride power rake. It has the option for a hydraulic drop scarifier that mounts in front of the power box. Workd nice. The land pride is a nice unit. When you don't need the scarifiers, you just raise them up and just use the power rake then. Like it better than the harley personally. <p>steveair
     
  7. EarthWorks

    EarthWorks LawnSite Member
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    Can anyone give me some prices that they have paid. I have been quoted 6-7k for the harley and 8500 for the finn ground hog. Is the Finn that much better. I am in the market and will have to order one since none of the dealers stock any. Come on ....Tell me what you know.
     
  8. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
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    Ok best I can do is a FFc preperator cost $5600<br>Land Pride 6' rake for tractor cost $4200<br>looked at the web page for Finn used one there for $5500 <p>----------<br>paul<br>
     
  9. steven Bousquet

    steven Bousquet LawnSite Member
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    i will be using the finn ground hog today, let you know the results. paid 7g for unit and hydro hook-up.
     
  10. CLM1

    CLM1 LawnSite Member
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    O.K. Steve, what's the verdict on the Finn? What did you think?
     

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