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harley rake for compacts

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by strickdad, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    anybody have a harley rake on the back of a compact tractor? if so how does it do?
  2. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    i personaly have not used onebut did research it about a year ago for doing work on the farm. it is a great tool, is great for doing soil prep, one of the downsides was its price and in most cases its not worth purchasing unless u do a large amount fo soil prep, also generally only good on larger properties do to the over all length of the implement plus the tractor. if you have a few large properties that need this consider renting one.
  3. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Harley rakes on my kubotas make me a very nice profit!!! @ 10 .cents a sq. If you do lawn installs it will pay itself off quick. The new carbide tooth one roller is what we use. Get a Harley brand for sure. 30 hp min for 6 foot rake. ( 3,4 hundred lawns exp.)
  4. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    sts i wish i could rent one, around here you cant rent anything for a tractor. im also considering just buying a 5 foot rototiller and a 5 foot pulverizer to hopefully achieve simllar results. what do you think?
  5. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Nothing = the harley rake for soil ,rock ,woodchips,gravel, or any thing else you need to level. For lawn installs in a variety of conditions: unscreened,screened,dry, wet,and rocky, nothin=the HARLEY RAKE. Take it from exp. Save your money. Hope this helps, Happy thanxgivin.
  6. greenngrow

    greenngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    Hey Strickdad,

    Like the rest save your money and get the power rake.
    I purchased one this past fall. I was able to install a 36,000 sq ft yard in 9 hours. This include leveling, seeding, and strawing. After all expenses I cleared $1100.00 on this one install. I have installed several yards before I got the machine. I would not do another install without my Harley. I the past two years I have installed over 60 properties. I have learned from experience.

    I have a TC33 D and I got the 6 foot power rake. I use take the box blade and the tiller to the job site. Now I leave them at the shop.

    I to debated about the purchase, but it was one of the best I have ever made.

    PS I told my wife that I would like to have a Harley before the end of the year. She thought I was talking about a TWO WHEELER!!!!

    I can't say enough good things about the Harley.
  7. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    if u can see urself doing many instals then go for it, if its one or two i wouldnt get one, it is a great piece of equipment.
  8. Cheese burger

    Cheese burger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I've got the 6 ft. I use it with my Kubota 4310. I was wondering if anybody has any experience with the smaller one behind a compact tractor. I have a Kubota B21 I think the pto hp is 16 has anyone used one at this hp level?

  9. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    Yep, got the T-5 model behind a M-F 1233. I have rear, remote, hydraulics, and for installs, verticutting or renovations, the T-5 works well. However, the pivot point for the cylinder that controls the axis on the roller is a weak link.
    I have spoken to Harley about this and their warranty guy is still MIA. Heart attack or something.
    Call me at 830-693-0598, and I will tell you what I know.
  10. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    i found a used one on the net, he is asking 3700.00 lt looks good in the pic. but you know how that is. its only about a hundred miles away so it might be worth looking into. btw hows the price?

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