Harley Rake

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Summett, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Summett

    Summett LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    I was thinking of using a Harley Rake to work up about 1 1/2 acres of area that was excavated/compacted for a newly built home. There is one area that was a pond of sorts that always had standing water/cat tails, etc. It has since been drained, but wondering if the Harley rake would work in this area, or should a more traditional tined drag rake be used.
  2. jrlandscaping781

    jrlandscaping781 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    The harley rake is an excellent tool. I'm learning how to use mine and what it's limitations are. It will not chop up or bury weeds like a plow or disc does. You might want to mow the weeds/cattails down as low as possible and then go to it. Can you post a pic of the area? Also before and after pics would be great as well!
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Harley rakes are best for fluffing up the soil for seed prep and wind rowing stones.

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