Harley box rake or bobcat landscape rake

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by CNYScapes, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Which do yo guys think is better for putting in new lawns. I have a bobcat 751 and I am looking into buying an attatchment for it. I would like to be able to put in lawns for a builder around here. Thanks!:waving:
     
  2. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do 50 lawns a year or so. HARLEY RAKE Paid for itself many times over and still in great shape! Just look at other installers, they got em for a reason! Now get a hay blower or hydroseeder asap.Been using hay blower for years, a timesaver must. Rake $6500, hay blower $3700 or so.Both last for years. Lots of money in lawn installs @ 10 cents sq ft. I took the long road,my advice = short cut to success.
     
  3. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Jammer, at 10 cents per sf, say most track houses are 6-8 thousand sf, can you ballpark how many man hrs these jobs will take. Im just trying to justify a $10k investment which will probably cost me $350 per month for 3 years. Our season is only late april to early november here.
     
  4. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    $10,000 to make a $100,000 Glad i took the chance. Me and 2 guys can do 10,000 sq in a morning, go do another 10,000 job and make it home for dinner! NO GUTS NO GLORY:D
     
  5. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds like a money maker! I guess I will look into getting one for next spring. Thanks:blob1: :blob4: :blob3:
     
  6. bad_chad48

    bad_chad48 LawnSite Member
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    Have you ever used the one that attaches to a tractor before? If so how well did it work for you compared to the one on your bobcat?
     
  7. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use a Kubota 3130 hst With loader, Harley T6, Goosen 3 pt bale chopper or a new Finn hydroseeder. Never used a Bobcat. Same difference.
     
  8. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
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    Definitly get a harley, They are awesome we can do 35 k + sqft in a day 8-4 but that is just hand raking some prep time has to be considered in to that.
     

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