Laser-Grader

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by cliplawn, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. cliplawn

    cliplawn LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone have any information on the a laser-grader? Price, quality, etc.
     
  2. cliplawn

    cliplawn LawnSite Member
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    bump ttt anyone with any info?
     
  3. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    Which lazer grader system are you looking at?
     
  4. cliplawn

    cliplawn LawnSite Member
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    its a mini grader it was featured in TURF magazine with the mini machines. I searched the web and found some interesting info on it but nothing on price or hp.
     
  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    They caught my eye. I would like you could set something like that up with a skid loader or a tractor and box blade.

    The teeth could be used to scarifiing (sp?) and a loader could bring in dirt to low areas or use the blade smooth area. A mounting for a laser reciever and slope indicator on the blade might be a better option.

    I am thinking it is a factory direct item I am not positive.
     
  6. cliplawn

    cliplawn LawnSite Member
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    Yeah I emailed the manufactorer but they never replied. I guess they dont want to sell them very bad.
     
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Years ago Allis Chalmers made a small grader. Was cute that was about it. Mever ran one. I operatied and old Cat 12 and a 140. I am by no mean a great grader operator.

    Personally for landscape work a box blade and skid loader do wonders. And you get get a lot more use out it rather than the laser grader IMO.
     
  8. muddstopper

    muddstopper LawnSite Silver Member
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    A stationary mounted rotor lazer level with a stick mounted on the dozer blade is all I use. I mark the stick at the correct height and then keep the lazer light on that mark. I do a lot of just eyeballing until I get the grade close and finish it up with the lazer and stick method. a lot cheaper than $59000.
     
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, and you can get a lot more use out of the dozer and laser light too.
     
  10. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
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    hey mudd,
    i am still using an old sight level. are you able to see the laser light that easy to hold it on a mark? seems like that would work great and could be easily adapted to a bucket or backhoe arm as well if so. i am hoping santa will be bringing me a laser this christmas. it is the only thing on my list.
    take care
     

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