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 09-05-2005, 12:02 Post: 115948
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 blade or rake

what is the best attachment for the money. i want to level dirt and a stone driveway. also remove stones that ended up on my lawn from plowing in the winter time.

also does anybody know what the woods rake goes for?






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 09-05-2005, 21:09 Post: 115960
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A rake is not the best way to remove stones from lawn---unless they are big stones that won't slide between the rake tines. It will tear up the lawn regardless. What I use is a hand-held, power rake (made by Echo or Shindiawa) It looks like a grass trimmer/weed eater but instead of a spinning head it has a revolving slow-turning drum of sorts fitted with horizontal rubber slats that act as squeegees. I use mine commercially for leaf pickup in the fall, some snow removal from sidewalks, and removing gravel from grass like you want to do, and moving muddy water to a drain. They're not cheap but very useful. It works on the principle of rolling the stone off the grass. And it leaves the grass still intact and unharmed.

As far leveling stone I use a "box scraper"---I can move about a 1/4 yard of material at a time to fill in low spots. I use it commercially for final grades and for maintaining an association's 1-mile-long gravel road. (Technically I use it smooth the gravel after I run a soil pulverizer/power box rake/Harley Rake over it first about 4-6 in. deep. You'll need 4-wheel-drive though for best results since loose gravel is like walking on marbles---hard to get traction. And driving backward with a typical box scraper will give you a nice finished look. Get a hydraulic top link and you can do all sorts of great looking work with a box scraper or most any implement for that matter since you can change the angle of attack on-the-fly without jumping off and adjusting it manually. Hope that helps!






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 09-06-2005, 08:09 Post: 115970
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I would not run the rake over you grass. It will do an OK job on the drive if the gravel is loose. If it is packed down you may want a blade or box blade.

Be sure to get the gauge wheels for the rake unless your land is very level.






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 09-06-2005, 09:23 Post: 115973
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 blade or rake

I have a Land Pride 1584 landscaping rake. It is VERY heavy duty built and weighs nearly 400 lbs. It worked very well for raking my formor long gravel drive way. They also work well on dirt drives and smoothing out a dirt landscape. They do not do well on lawns. Best to pick up the rocks with the FEL and move them.

In my opinion, for the money spent, a box blade is the implement of choice as it will allow you to grade AND pull large piles of dirt to spread. Most come with the adjustable rippers that are great for loosening the soil or material you are working with to move or spread out. They do a pretty fair job of what a landscaping rake can do in most cases but just not as good at it.






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 09-06-2005, 09:51 Post: 115979
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Stihl for one, makes a weed whacker like machine that has a paddle about 18"-24" wide for removing stone that got on the grass. I see State highway departments using them at times.






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 09-06-2005, 09:58 Post: 115982
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 blade or rake

We use a broom, static or revolving type, for removing stones and thatch from turf. It works very well, and if used properly is actually good for the turf.

A static brush is not very expensive and will do all sorts of other things. They are available for either FEL, forks, or 3pth mounting.

You can do a big area in real short order that way.

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