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How much HP for 6ft Harley/Landpride Power Rake

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by Airwave, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Airwave

    Airwave LawnSite Member
    from Ireland
    Posts: 97

    Can you please tell me how much HP I will need to run a 6ft Power Rake. I have ltd budget but still want to make sure I have something suitable to run the rake. Thanks.
  2. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Just a guess, but I would say 40 HP minimum. You might want to google harley rake and see if glenmac has a site with brochures that would have the specifications.
  3. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    The website says 30-40 HP which I think is a very broad range. 35-40 HP is more what I would think.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i have a land pride rake and the book says 30 hp at the pto and the unit weighs about 1000 lbs for the 6 ft i run it at half thortle most times so 25 hp at the pto may be ok
  5. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 270

    I have a Kubota 3130 (31hp gross) and it runs a 6 ft rake just fine. Though I'm sure a few more ponies wouldn't hurt.
  6. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    I've run a few of them and would say you don't want less than 35 hp. not just for hp but for weight and stability. 40-48 is the perfect size landscape tractor for just about any job.
  7. Airwave

    Airwave LawnSite Member
    from Ireland
    Posts: 97

    Thanks all for your responses you just confirmed my thoughts in that more HP is better. I just got a call from a fellow landscape gardener who bought a Harley rake last month and he was telling me that he was not too impressed with it. Not saying it doesnt work it does but he used a blec 1.8m stonerake which he said does as good a job if not better. This is a concern to me which I am glad that someone in the area in Ireland has had knowledge of both. We do have a lot of stone to take of sites here and does not look the same over in US (although I am not generalising as US is a big country) Just looking at the vids from Harley and they do not seem to have a lot of stone at all. I thought I had my mind made up with posts on here and reading that I was set on a Harley/Landpride now I am just not to sure think I may start with a Blec rake as I already have the walk behind model which works great maybe over time I will see more benefit in the Harley.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    well i could spin u around and put u in a field here and u would think your in Ireland just as many stone walls lol
  9. Airwave

    Airwave LawnSite Member
    from Ireland
    Posts: 97

    No but seriously I do no think our conditions are quite a bit different and that the blec would be better at getting stone out of the ground. and yes plenty of stone walls here although mainly hedging nowadays.
  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    The old standard rule is 5 pto hp, for each foot of implement.

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