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    I have the GS15 LP landscape grader, which I use to keep my 440 yard lane way in good shape. The crown grows green stuff. Spraying is not the best solution, grading is.

    I can't get the hang of it! When I pull it along, it bunches up that green stuff mixed with stone and piles up inside the grader, it doesn't spill over nicely behind as it should. I'm always left with a mound of material inside the attachment. I've set it many way: front blade down, back flush with the frame; and vice versa, and now they are both flush with the frame. My toplink is hydraulic, and the 3pt has an inching valve. No matter what I do, the stuff piles up and does not clear the blades or the frame.

    Any advice?
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    Default Re: Proud of Land Pride?

    Don't know, this might be worth reading: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/a...g-scraper.html
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    Default Re: Proud of Land Pride?

    Quote Originally Posted by Machold View Post
    I have the GS15 LP landscape grader, which I use to keep my 440 yard lane way in good shape. The crown grows green stuff. Spraying is not the best solution, grading is.

    I can't get the hang of it! When I pull it along, it bunches up that green stuff mixed with stone and piles up inside the grader, it doesn't spill over nicely behind as it should. I'm always left with a mound of material inside the attachment. I've set it many way: front blade down, back flush with the frame; and vice versa, and now they are both flush with the frame. My toplink is hydraulic, and the 3pt has an inching valve. No matter what I do, the stuff piles up and does not clear the blades or the frame.

    Any advice?
    Sounds to me like you have a box blade. I think for finishing, a simple blade is easier.

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    Default Re: Proud of Land Pride?

    Quote Originally Posted by 300UGUY View Post
    Sounds to me like you have a box blade. I think for finishing, a simple blade is easier.
    No, this is what he has: GS15 Series Grading Scrapers | Land Pride
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    I had the same problem with my GS15 but I read somewhere here that high speed helps. The next time I changed at the 500 foot drive, many passes, 7+ mph most of the time, tweaking with my Top 'n Tilt, and it turned out excellent. I can't remember what happened with the green from the center, if it all got pulverized by the churning action at speed or something else, but I didn't end up with a pile of weeds. I also remember moisture content being important, not too dry or too wet.
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    I'm not sure the green stuff will fall over the top of the blade. Smaller loose stones will but I think the larger stuff and soil clump up. Since you really don't want that in your driveway I just use to the fel to remove it after it gets too big to pull. Now I just don't let vegetation grow in the road.
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    My grader is not a LandPride and it collects sod also. Not fair to blame LandPride. They are designed to run in gravel.
    Sod can be a PITA if there is alot of it. Most roads I work on I just cut a little sod along the edge and I can keep going and it works its way thru. If there is alot of sod and it stops up the gravel flow there are two different ways that I handle it depending on the type of road and/or the quality of finish required. One is, as crazyal said, remove the sod from the road. The other, if I can't afford to loose the gravel trapped in the roots, takes some more work. (have you ever removed the dirt from sod by hand ? A lot of work.) When the grader clogs, I lift it and move forward beyond the pile. Then drop the grader and back into the pile roughly spreading it out over a short section I just graded. Then I skip forward past the junk drop the blade and continue grading normally until it clogs again. When I get to the end of the road I turn around and come back on the same track in the opposite direction. Each pass gets better and easier. I continue until the sod is dirt free and floats on top of the gravel as it pases over the blades. In the end I will be left with a nicely graded road who's surface is strewn with light feathery sod minus the dirt which will dry up and disappear in a week or so but the road initially looks like crap with all the debris on top of it.
    I have never tried the high speed method. It sounds easier so you might want to try that first.
    Once you get the sod out grade more often so it isn't a problem. The beauty of the land plane grader is you can do that since it is so easy to use.
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    Default Re: Proud of Land Pride?

    I always round up the vegetation first, let it dry out and then it is not such a problem

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    rachet rake on the front, drop,float go..
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    Default Re: Proud of Land Pride?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gould View Post
    My grader is not a LandPride and it collects sod also. Not fair to blame LandPride. They are designed to run in gravel.
    Sod can be a PITA if there is alot of it. Most roads I work on I just cut a little sod along the edge and I can keep going and it works its way thru. If there is alot of sod and it stops up the gravel flow there are two different ways that I handle it depending on the type of road and/or the quality of finish required. One is, as crazyal said, remove the sod from the road. The other, if I can't afford to loose the gravel trapped in the roots, takes some more work. (have you ever removed the dirt from sod by hand ? A lot of work.) When the grader clogs, I lift it and move forward beyond the pile. Then drop the grader and back into the pile roughly spreading it out over a short section I just graded. Then I skip forward past the junk drop the blade and continue grading normally until it clogs again. When I get to the end of the road I turn around and come back on the same track in the opposite direction. Each pass gets better and easier. I continue until the sod is dirt free and floats on top of the gravel as it pases over the blades. In the end I will be left with a nicely graded road who's surface is strewn with light feathery sod minus the dirt which will dry up and disappear in a week or so but the road initially looks like crap with all the debris on top of it.
    I have never tried the high speed method. It sounds easier so you might want to try that first.
    Once you get the sod out grade more often so it isn't a problem. The beauty of the land plane grader is you can do that since it is so easy to use.

    That's what I do ^^^^^

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