Most Versatile Rake Attachment Around
If a customer is in charge of a landscaping project from start to finish, a power rake attachment can help increase productivity and profitability. Power rakes combine four attachments into one, allowing the operator to grade, level, rake, remove debris and prepare bare ground for seed or sod. Power rakes can also be used to dethatch and remove old lawns and weeds for lawn renovations.
Power rake attachments are equipped with rollers that have a specially shaped carbide tooth design and pattern that releases the optimal amount of moisture from the soil, creating the perfect seedbed. Its rugged barrier adjusts so the operator can choose the amount of material left in the seedbed depending on the soil moisture conditions — allowing for faster drying in wet and muddy conditions. The barrier’s flexibility makes it possible for material such as roots and large tree limbs to pass through the attachment without compromising or stressing the attachment. The combination of this barrier and the attachment’s end plates lets the operator control, deflect and direct materials similar to how a plow moves snow. Dual, independently self-adjusting gauge wheels contour to the ground and provide added flexibility for an even cut on drainage grades and small slopes.
Power rakes are versatile enough that they can accomplish the following tasks and more, all without ever switching between attachments:
- Condition wet, weedy soil
- Mill material for dense backfill
- Smooth out infields at ballparks
- Renovate existing turf
- Remove rocks, tree limbs, weeds and other debris
- Prepare bare ground for sod or seed
- Make drainage grades
- Maintain dirt and gravel roads
- Dethatch tired lawns
For added convenience, many power rakes have the ability to work with a power seeder to sow seed in the ground as it is being prepared. For example, Harley offers its Power Seeder and Power Box Rake attachments as complementary landscaping tools for tractors. The Harley Power Seeder attaches behind the Power Box Rake to accurately distribute seed onto the prepared soil.
Providing your customers with the right rake attachment can be the difference between a landscaping nightmare and a dream come true for them. Whether your customers are solely responsible for the clearing of a site or have the task of seeing a landscaping project through to its completion, carrying the right rake attachments in your rental fleet can increase your customers’ productivity, making you their dealer of choice — ultimately increasing your profit.