Whats the best piece of equip. for tilling large areas 1"-3"?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lamblawnscaping, Mar 9, 2002.

  1. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    What is good for tilling up lawns that need to be renovated. I don't want to till very deeply. I just want something that will loosen up the first 1"-3" so I can rake out bumps and seed. I need something that will be manuverable enough to get into tight areas, but can cover some ground at the same time.
     
  2. Aerate it many times. Make many passes.

    Roto tiller is you best bet, but time consuming.
     
  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Get a used garden disc cheap, i got this one for $35 at a flea market type sale, actually at a tractor show (antique tractors). Make sure the discs are dished correctly like mine, make a weight rake if it don't have one, pile on 75# and pull it around 4 mph (any faster and it usually will kinda hop around) and just go crisscross different directions. May not work the same in all types of grass. Definately cut the grass down to 2" or shorter first if possible. that makes it easier for it to cut. This may not be quite as effecient as an aerator, but cheaper for sure! My racks, are just cheap 3/8" threaded rod bolted on the frame and i stack gym weights on it. You will see short stub ones, but after this pic i put on some about 1.5' each on each end.
    Eric

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  4. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Get a used garden disc cheap, i got this one for $35 at a flea market type sale, actually at a tractor show (antique tractors). Make sure the discs are dished correctly like mine, make a weight rake if it don't have one, pile on 75# and pull it around 4 mph (any faster and it usually will kinda hop around) and just go crisscross different directions. May not work the same in all types of grass. Definately cut the grass down to 2" or shorter first if possible. that makes it easier for it to cut. This may not be quite as effecient as an aerator, but cheaper for sure! My racks, are just cheap 3/8" threaded rod bolted on the frame and i stack gym weights on it. You will see short stub ones, but after this pic i put on some about 1.5' each on each end.
    Eric

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  5. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    Try this site http://www.glenmac.com/ they make the harley rake for mini skid steers and other size equipment.
     

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