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rockhound vs. harley rake

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Field General, May 3, 2004.

  1. Field General

    Field General LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    If you could only own one piece of equipment for use in turning a rough grade, into a proper seed bed for a new lawn, what would you choose. I have used a rock hound, a soil perpetrator(which was a hound with a rotating brush to smooth the soil as a last step), and a 60" tiller. Each had their own advantages. I would like to hear your opinions....remember you can only own one to use on every grade.
     
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Why limit yourself?

    If I had to choose just one to buy initially, it would be a pulverizer for the 3 point.

    The next purchase would then be either a box blade or a landscape rake with a blade attachment.


    Dan
     
  3. lx665

    lx665 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I use the Harley Rake. It's fast and does an excellent job.

    John
     
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Harley rake hands down.
     
  5. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    I have used most known powered implements while building golf courses and high end residential homes - without a doubt, I would choose a harley power box rake.
     
  6. ltlbull

    ltlbull LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    The only problem I see is that Harley box rake is going to cost $6K, the pulverizer is $1K, the tiller is $2.5K and the standard rake is $750.00.


    No doubt the Harley is awesome, but you better have plenty of jobs to pay that puppy off.

    My .02............
     
  7. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    i just rented a harley rake today for our skidsteer and all i can say is WOW.. the thing is awesome for prep work....
     
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,142

    I like the Preparator by FFC. Much heavier duty than rock hound and can pick up rocks rather than windrow them like a Harley.
     
  9. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,369

  10. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    Comb. of the rockhound and the harley works well. Cant beat the final product of a Harley.
     

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