Harley vs Rockhound

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by 1145JohnDeere, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. 1145JohnDeere

    1145JohnDeere LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 21

    Can someone tell me the benefits/drawbacks of a Harley Rock Rake vs a Rockhound? I am interested in buying a skid sterr unit and wonder how much it will help me on lawn grading jobs.
  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    With a Harley you can break up old sod, move dirt faster and bring a job site to grade faster, Rock hound you have the ability to load trucks with your rake* plus it picks up the rocks.

    *as long as you have a big enough skid steer.
  3. Matt

    Matt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    The harley will do preperation of the soil such as loosening, grading and rake off stones. The only thing a rockhound will do is remove the rocks from the ground after it has been rototilled and leveled(it will level a little, but not like a harley). I think the best job done cencerning proper preperation would be to grade the property first, rototill as deep as possible them go over it with a rockhound. Sounds like a lot but probably the best for health of plants.
  4. EarthTech Landscapes

    EarthTech Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    I have two rockhounds they work great. i use them for lawn prep. works great for loading trucks to.
  5. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,488

    We had two Harleys for years. Then got a rockhound. Now we have no Harleys and 5 rockhounds.

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