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 04-01-2007, 15:21 Post: 140917
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I was wondering if anyone has used the DR Road Grader to maintain logd drive or country road? It looks awfully light duty to me.But they offer a 6 Month Money back waranty including Shipping both ways. Any one have any input? Ron






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 04-01-2007, 21:21 Post: 140927
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Ronald65; I hope I'm not stepping on the toes of anyone who has one, but I think I would put the return agreement in a safe deposit box, I think you are going to need it. Frank.






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 04-01-2007, 22:03 Post: 140931
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We've sold machines like that and they do do a good job. I'd look at some of the heavier driveway maintainers that are buiit just for times sake.






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 04-02-2007, 05:17 Post: 140932
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Sorry Art, I probably jumped a bit too quickly. but just watching the ad on TV, that thing doesn't look heavy enough to do hardly anything. Even my wife will tell you that I've been wrong before. Frank.






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 04-02-2007, 11:26 Post: 140941
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I think it depends on your soil and driveway material. the commercial shows it grading loose, wet gravel.

I doubt seriously that the DR grader would do much on my crushed rock/hard-pan drive, other than skate over the surface.






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 04-02-2007, 11:29 Post: 140942
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Art, What I need is to reclaim shoulders and get to bottom of potholes and ripples or washboard. I have 8 ft heavy blade also home made pull behind grader but if I can cut the shoulder,(after a rain) I get a mountain of grass clumpsin the center of the road. DR sent a CD and the testamonials sure sound encouraging.I've thought abou HCL V shaped reclaimer or topps Disk reclaimer, but they are over $3,000. Ron






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 04-02-2007, 15:26 Post: 140951
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Frank, don't worry I think there machine would be great behind an ATV and he has a 40 horsepower Kubota so you did well!!!!

I have found box scrapers will work some but the best tool we bought years ago and we are down to our last one but, it's not for sale! It does to good on our own drives! It is built like what they use at tractor pulls with a 8" tall v facing the front about 4 foot wide and another adjustable V coming from the rear wings to the front. This is how we run it as we can also set it to wing one way or to the rear to bring it out to one side. The front takes the knobs off and there are teeth like on a box scraper we can let down to realy rip up the drive. The best part of it is you can run this machine at twenty miles any hour if you want and it stays down flat even on a paved road with out jumping up and down.

Sorry to say they cost about 3,000 several(8 maybe) years ago but they are a good tool and would allow you to use your vertical links for the sholders.






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 04-02-2007, 17:05 Post: 140952
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don't know about the road grader, but I have a 8 yr old field and brush mower with finishing deck, I was hesitant cause I was skeptical about their claim of what it would do, I have used the fire out of it, and had basically no problems, but stuff caused by my hard use of machine, and I can still get parts from them...

currently thinking of one of their chippers for my 3 pt on my kubota, however it's h/p is rated a little lower than they recommend, but I got a feeling if I shelled out the bucks it would hold up just like the mower.






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 04-04-2007, 17:13 Post: 141026
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Art, The machine you describe sounds like one made by K&C Machine Co. Are the rear blades adjustable? You could put them at a forward position to make a reverse V for Spreading and one fwd ,one angled back for moving to one side or the other? I tried to call the number on the brochure, but its no longer in service.Anyone else know about them? Ron






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 04-04-2007, 20:05 Post: 141032
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I maintain a 1 mile section of private road of crushed limestone. I bought a road grader to do it and was sadly disappointed. The oldtimers put the road in and were grinning from ear to ear when they saw me coming. But...

I ended up buying a 6' power box rake---which is the cat's meow! It will chop up anything in it's way while at the same time fluff up the material and grind through the hard spots that occur around a pot hole. Aftyer the whole roadway is fluffed up I then pull a 6' box scraper over it to level and redistribute it where needed.

The same oldtimers said that after the road was done with the power rake and box scraper, the road had NEVER been so smooth (he'd watch the car's taillights at night go down the road and looked like it was on glass it was so smooth)

The power rake is like a high-speed rototiller with carbide tips on an 8" rotating drum versus a tiller which has slow moving tines. (cost about $4500 used, about $7000 new) Wear ear protection though! It's loud with all that grinding going on!






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