landplanes

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by wmtom, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. wmtom

    wmtom LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I was wondering does a landplane do that much of a better job than a bucket to justify the expense. I do a good bit of grading for new home construction and with landscapers. I am going to demo one in the next couple of weeks. Would like to hear some comments from people who has used them.

    Thanks
    Mike Thomas
     
  2. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,426

    That's what we call a leveling bar. It depends on what you really are looking to do. If what you are after is to smooth a rough grade that has already been cut, that is a good tool, that you can train your guys pretty quickly, and not screw up the grade by inadvertantly hitting a tilt or float lever or something simliar. Don't look for it to do much more than that.

    A box scaper or 6-1 blade on an MTL will do the same thing your landplane will, and, have the ability to make contours the plane won't.
     

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