I like a box blade for finish grade. This requires a skilled operator and years of practice to do correctly.
Lazier guided grading equipment is a little out of the price range of most landscapers. However Lazier Levels come in all price ranges. I have a lazier Level with Lazier Detector. I find it pays for it self very quickly in time saving. Mine can be operated by one man and has a 2,000 ft range.
i like the dingo with a harley, its a little small when we get the 3/4 acre and larger lots but when were in 6' from house to property line subdivisions there is no subsitute for a small compact machine