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Commercial grade leaf rakes

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Keegan, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 611

    Do they exist? I've bought two already from my local hardware store and the handles brake in no time.
  2. DavidNJ

    DavidNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    Aluminum or fiberglass handles break?
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,159

    You're just a raking machine. I found some with heavy steel tines and a wooden handle about an inch and a quarter in diameter. Bought it at TSC 4 years ago. Only drawback is weight.
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  4. memphis.landscape

    memphis.landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I have always used the cheap ones from home depot. They cost $7 and will last for most if not all of the season. Regardless of cost workers will find some way to eventually break stuff.
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  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    we like the ergo lightwieght steel handles, and buy the cheap large fan plastic ones and replace the heads with the new one mounted on the steel handles.

    i have not been able to find the handles for some time, the newer ones are different and not as good as the ones we have. i will have to look further into it for you all
  6. rocklandls

    rocklandls LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I buy the Craftsman 30" rakes from Sears.. If they break, just go back and get a new one for free.
  7. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I use the Rugg 22" Poly Steel Fan rake with a 48" hardwood handle. Its the cheapest and lightest rake that I have found that will stand up well to lots of use.

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