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Whats the best machine for grading?


LawnSite Fanatic
S W Florida

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.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Hawkeye country
Box blade is a cheaper way to go though it does take a practiced touch. Harley rake does an awesome job, but is pricey.


LawnSite Silver Member
Cocoa Florida
I don't own one of these. Never used one. But at GIE, I saw guys who had never seen it, but were proficient with a skid steer doing really acceptable work within 20 minutes. And it was quick.

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LawnSite Fanatic
Flint, Michigan
It is just incredible how far this equipment has come in the last 20 years. These machines are just awesome...especially the laser guided.