How long to pwer rake 1/4 acre?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by KYMan, May 18, 2012.

  1. KYMan

    KYMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I have a potential customer who wants me to regrade her back yard b/c it's so lumpy. We considered more dirt and finish grading but power rake behind my tractor seems to be the cheapest and easiet to boot. How long would it take? Cost to rent it is $150 a day.
  2. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 958

    You have to be talking about a harley rake not a power rake. A power rake is self sustained on its own wheels and own 5-6 hp engine meant for removing thatch. Regrading is seriously differant and can't be done with a power rake. 1/4 acre with a harley rake won't take really long at all, maybe 30-45 minutes. When done you may have to go around with a landscaping rake and then put out fresh seed and fert.
  3. KYMan

    KYMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    yep, you are correct. I called it a power rake b/c that's what it was called in the Land Pride catalog. thanks for letting me know the most common name.

    Rental fee is $150. What do ya think....$300? I need a minimum on tractor work don't you think?
  4. charmill26

    charmill26 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    no knowledge of grading but if you are renting for 150 then $450 plus. Any less doesn't seem like it'll be worth it

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