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Tiller vs power rake on mini skid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by alexschultz1, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    So I can buy a tiller for almost 2k less than a Harley rake. For prepping and grading a lawn couldn't I just use a tiller and leveler instead of a rake?
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    The Harley rake removes all of the crap in neat piles and tills and grades in one step.
     
  3. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    Yeah but is that really worth $2000?
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,749

    Only you can answer that. How much work do you have for it? What's it worth to haul around 1 attachment instead of two? What's it worth to finish in an hour instead of a half day?
     
  5. JimMac

    JimMac LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    I own a tiller and a rockaway..the rockaway is a cost alternative to the rockhound. It works the same way, with mining teeth on a roller that loosens the earth 2 inches and throws most of the rocks into your bucket. I use the tiller to loosen 6 inches, then switch to the rockaway. The outer edge also smoothes to a finish. Its a great combo. I paid 5g for the rockaway, sure beats 10g for the rockhound. I paid about 4g for the tiller (Altec). This combo kicks ass.
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