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soil conditioner info

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by WellsLandscaping, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. WellsLandscaping

    WellsLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Has anyone ever used a soil conditioner or "Harley Rake"? Any feedback about results would be appreciated.
  2. cddva

    cddva LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    My experience with a Harley Rake is this; it works exactly as advertised. It rakes, fine grades and pulverizes and leaves a perfect seedbed for new lawns all with one attachment and much faster and simpler than using other attachments. I've used the tractor 3 point hitch model and the hydraulic skid steer model and they both get the job done.
  3. Summit L & D

    Summit L & D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    Both are fantastic! Demo both and you'll figure out which one you need more.
  4. SellingIron

    SellingIron LawnSite Senior Member
    from FTE
    Messages: 661

    Soil Conditioners work great in Fl. Use to rip up dead sod or smooth out rutts in the dirt...
    84" with angle left to right from the thumb switch...
  5. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Do a search there is a ton of posts on them.
  6. Nelson M Martin

    Nelson M Martin LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 210

    Not to hijack this thread...i am curiuos if anyone on here is familiar with the hydraulic valve on a harley rake for skid mount?
    They have one to anlge the rake left and right...12 volt operated
    i have seen one small used harley rake and thot the valve might be useful in some other applications for skid steer mount attachments (ie. snow blower hood turner etc.)
  7. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 906

    Love harley rakes, best tool I've stumbled onto in the last few years.Easy to run but takes a while to really realize how much you can do.
  8. ConstSvcs

    ConstSvcs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

  9. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,840

    Excellent attachment. There is a company up here in Wisconsin by the name of Nortec that makes a slightly lower cost soil conditioner that works very well too.

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