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    Default Landscape Rake Howse vs TSC Countyline

    considering a purchase of a 5' Landscape Rake . Any opinions for Howse vs TSC Countyline For a B7800 kubota.
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    Seen several people complaining the main beam pretzels up pretty quick on the County Line TSC ones. Not the right engineering for the twisting & side loads put on em by running the implement at an angle.

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    Default Re: Landscape Rake Howse vs TSC Countyline

    They are both low end implements and will work fine depending on how hard you work them. sometimes you get what you pay for.
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    Default Re: Landscape Rake Howse vs TSC Countyline

    In my experience Everything Attachments is making the best quality landscape rake at this time. They are in North Carolina, in the Piedmont, not far from you.

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    I rate my ETA manufactured rake a Middle 'A'

    I rate optional, imported ETA Landscape Rake gauge wheels a 'C'.
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    Default Re: Landscape Rake Howse vs TSC Countyline

    If you have hydraulic T&T (mostly tilt) gauge wheels are unnecessary...
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    If prices comepatible I would get the Howes and a 6 footer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by /pine View Post
    If you have hydraulic T&T (mostly tilt) gauge wheels are unnecessary...
    No agreement here. The gauge wheels do the work so you dont have to constantly try to adjust with TNT.


    I have the TSC rake, which twisted like a pretzel. Not a good deal for me. Buy quality.

    Ill sell mine for $275
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    Default Re: Landscape Rake Howse vs TSC Countyline

    For lighter duty work king kutter.heavy jobs and commercial work landpride or woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRP View Post
    No agreement here. The gauge wheels do the work so you dont have to constantly try to adjust with TNT.


    I have the TSC rake, which twisted like a pretzel. Not a good deal for me. Buy quality.

    Ill sell mine for $275
    In my experience...the 3ph will float to the highest point of resistance...meaning (with gauge wheels) several passes were required to get the low side wheel to finally touch when the grade was pitched...where by adjusting the the low side lift arm (via hydraulic cyl.) immediately sets the rake to the desired pitch...

    One other thing (using wheels) if there was protruding ridge of gravel on the high side of a pitched (not crowned) lane...the wheels (i.e., the one on the high side) were nothing but a detriment to getting a job done...

    However, I do see where if a rake came with a weight (like 200#'s) that could be slid from end of a rake to the other (to the low side) the wheels would work satisfactory...but IMO hydraulic T&T is the ticket...making adjustments to attachments on the fly is why I invested in T&T...IMO, being able to "constantly" make adjustments (on the fly) is part of the advantage/fun of being able to complete a grading/grooming job with many fewer passes...

    To change gears...I have a Woods rake and it is great...IMO, with a little seat time with a good rake (and T&T) it is one of the easiest implements to master and will have you turning out projects looking like a pro...
    ...my rake being 60" gave me some issues with windrows of gravel being left behind at one or the other ends of the rake on a lot of passes...I solved this issue by making box end plates...
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    Default Re: Landscape Rake Howse vs TSC Countyline

    Howse has several grades of implements. Their higher grades are pretty good in my experience. Haven't seen their low grade stuff, but I'd expect it to be cheaply made, commensurate with the price.

    The TSC stuff is all very light duty.

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