• CA Lessons: Landscaping To Reduce Wildfire Risk
    While there are no ways to fireproof a property, there are strategies to design and maintain landscapes for reduced vulnerability. Click here to learn more.

Ground prep

EarthWorks

LawnSite Member
Location
Arkansas
I am in the market for a good ground prep attachment for a skid-steer. I have a case 1840 and 1845. I would like to use the attachment on both. I am doing hydro-seeding and wish to be able to prep the ground. I have looked at pamphlets for the harley power rake and etc. No one in my area knows much about them. All they told me is that they could get one. Does anyone have experience with any brand? Any advice? Can I expect these machines to prep ground that allready has grass and weeds on it?
 

paul

Lawnsite Addict
Location
Chicago,Ill.
The harley is a good attachment for the skid steer. But depending on the area you might need a tractor with a tiller or rake to help level it faster, it will take out the grass and weeds but so will a tiller and that will pull them under deeper giving you a better bed.<br>Don't think that on attachment will do it all we have many and are still tring out more.<p>----------<br>paul<br>
 

Stonehenge

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Midwest
I second that. I've got a Harley, and it's great, but it can't do it all. I tried to use it as a sort of scarifier, and went too deep with the drum and ended up spraying hydraulic fluid all over the place. I'm going to be buying a scarifier this year.
 

steveair

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
morristown, nj
If you are looking for a scarifier, look into the landpride power rake. It has the option for a hydraulic drop scarifier that mounts in front of the power box. Workd nice. The land pride is a nice unit. When you don't need the scarifiers, you just raise them up and just use the power rake then. Like it better than the harley personally. <p>steveair
 
OP
E

EarthWorks

LawnSite Member
Location
Arkansas
Can anyone give me some prices that they have paid. I have been quoted 6-7k for the harley and 8500 for the finn ground hog. Is the Finn that much better. I am in the market and will have to order one since none of the dealers stock any. Come on ....Tell me what you know.
 

paul

Lawnsite Addict
Location
Chicago,Ill.
Ok best I can do is a FFc preperator cost $5600<br>Land Pride 6' rake for tractor cost $4200<br>looked at the web page for Finn used one there for $5500 <p>----------<br>paul<br>
 
Top