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Equipment for Leveling Yard

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by joallen001, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. joallen001

    joallen001 LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 247

    I have a customer who wants her yard leveled and seeded. My question is what type of equipment do you recommend for leveling the yard. The soil is mainly clay and has quite a few rocks in it. Definately gonna need some lime on it. I can rent a bobcat with the rake on front for $200 a day. Would this be the best thing to use or should I just use a tractor with a boxblade and scoop on it? Any suggestions are appreciated?
     
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    No personal expirience with one, but I've hear a ton of people say how great harley rakes are. Maybe something to look into.
     
  3. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    well if ya got clay you will need to bring in some topsoil for a good seed base. i dont know the present conditions of lawn but if i was doing it i would cover clay with about a 3 inch topsoil base an spread with either skidloader or tractor .harleyrake is a great feature but i would not mix the clay with the topsoil an if ya use the harley rake it will be very hard to keep that from happening. after i have done my grade work seed well, straw, an roll.minimum 3 grand for this type of job!! see ya george
     
  4. just Cuts

    just Cuts LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 130

    Kubota with harley power box rake on back.
     
  5. joallen001

    joallen001 LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 247

    this customer is definately not gonna pay 3k for it
     
  6. just Cuts

    just Cuts LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 130

    around here you can rent kubota with the harley rake and trailer for 400.00 a day,a few ton of soil say 75.00,seed 150.00 ,add labor no where near 3,000.
     
  7. joallen001

    joallen001 LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 247

    the yard is right at an acre, how long should I expect it to take with a skidsteer and the rake on front
     
  8. just Cuts

    just Cuts LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 130

    With a harley power box and tractor I'd say 4 hours.With a skid steer it's going to take longer because every time you turn your going to make ruts.
     
  9. joallen001

    joallen001 LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 247

    Do you think that rake on the bobcat will mount up to a tractor also
     
  10. just Cuts

    just Cuts LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 130

    you can get a harley power box rake on a bobcat.you will just have to rake out the ruts from turning.The trailer I was referring to before was to haul tractor.
     

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