landplane for skidsteer?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by YellowDogSVC, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    Anyone use a landplane for grading or leveling a crushed base driveway or knocking down wood chips or smoothing out dirt piles?

    I've heard the landplane can be very handy. I use a bucket or roadrunner grader but the roadrunner is tough to haul when I also need my roller (too wide).
     
  2. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have a landplane for the Polaris and it does work good but I kind of forget about it so I don't use it too much.

    I saw you(or read your comments) on the Roadrunner website YellowDog when I was looking the other day.
     
  3. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    The roadrunner is great. I mostly use it on my own ranch. I have a couple of miles of roads that criss cross the ranch so I use it here but it barely fits on my flatbed necessitating a 2nd trip to bring out my roller. For the money (about 2k) it did a better job than my 7k bobcat grader did.

    that success story makes me look like I murdered the English language. Someone didn't do the translation very well!
     
  4. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
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    Everyone around here makes their own, back in the building boom the local high school shop class was making them for $. There is a attachment company that makes one with a Rezloh edge on the front and a sacraficer(sp) that flips down with the auxiliary. Great tool to have especially since there so cheap to make.
     
  5. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    I Have one. My guys and I love it. Works great for just about everything we do wth it. Awesome on slopes.

    J.
     
  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    Any more feedback on a landplane? I was thinking about getting one to help grade caliche/dirt and gravel roads. My roadrunner necessitates a 2nd trip hauling due to its size and I'm finding that I spin my tires a lot more with it (tearing up my rubber). I have been told by the Bobcat salesman that the landplane is one cool attachment. No moving parts to break and it makes roads smooth and fills potholes quickly.

    J. Peterson, what do you use yours for?
     
  7. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Use it for just about everything I do. I have 2 of them now, one for each MTL. (One Deere, and a beat up old easy grader) The guys like the Easy grader alot more, because its alot more forgiving (Not as sharp, so it won't bite and dig in as much as my new Deere unit.)

    Uses for us. Striping sod, finish grading yards, rough grading, reaching in to grade under decks and over hangs, grading gravel drives, grading sub-base under concrete, laser grading sub grade, and the list is just endless.

    Both landplanes go where ever the machine goes along with its 2 buckets.

    I would love to set them up with tilt tatches. But I would need to get 2, and I can't afford that right now.

    J.
     
  8. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you ever seen this attachment Yellowdog? I'm not sure if it would work as well as a landplane because I've never used one. They are very overpriced(rake) in my opinion but you could make one easily if you can weld. I can send you all the pics you would need. I'm sure old snow plow frames are rare in Texas but that would be a great start if you could find one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdaaE3-0BZs&feature=youtube_gdata

    ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsAOB7rxbfo
     
  9. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd like to add the guy who made these sold it to Edge attachments. In the search for the links one sold on Iron Planet for $1600 and it looked almost new.
     
  10. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    That thing doesn't even come close to what a landplane can do.

    Nice try Talus!! lol

    J.
     

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