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    Default Landscape Rakes

    What's a land scape rake for? I grew up on a wheat farm and never saw one used or even owned by neighbors for that matter.


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    ddl
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    Default Re: Landscape Rakes

    The landscape rake has several uses, one is to prepare the gound around a new housing site by raking out of the ground all the pieces of boards and such that was left behind just under the surface. Another use is to raks rock out of an area to be planted with something. Still another is to be used as a blade in grading a road, which means you need gauge wheels to control depth. I use my to rake the yard of leaves and down tree branches, I have raked my drive way but without gauge wheels it does not as well as my drag.

    Dan L


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    Default Re: Landscape Rakes

    I have a very steep, very long circular driveway, and I use my landscape rake every few weeks to remove all the ruts and pot holes after rainstorms. I used it to remove debris in my garden before tilling. I use it to remove rocks from my pastures and paddock, and to pull out large weeds before I go over sections with my finishing mower. I have also used it to pull leaves and debris off of lawn areas. I find it one of those implements that you wonder how you lived without it once you have one.

    Rich


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    Default Re: Landscape Rakes

    I find they also work very well at raking up the left over hay and bedding in a wintering yard in the spring. Makes it alot quicker and easier to pick it up with a loader and compost it or put it in a manure spreader.


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    ddl
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    Default Re: Landscape Rakes

    Do you have guage wheels? I have a rake and am learning how to use it and it appears guage wheels would help alot, what is your opinion? Are they worth the money.

    Dan l


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    Default Re: Landscape Rakes

    I don't have wheels on my landscape rake. I've been told that they give you more control, but I've never had any problems without them, and since I never had them I don't miss them.

    Rich


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    Default Re: Landscape Rakes

    I have wheels on my KingKutter six-footer. Love them when I'm raking on the level or with it angled slightly to one side or the other. Unfortunately, since my wheels are attached to the very end of the rake, if I angle it more than one notch and hug the edge of a ditch, ledge, etc, the outboard wheel either spins uselessly in the air or rides up on top of an obstruction throwing the entire rake off kilter. If you're shopping for a rake with wheels, get one that attaches inboard a bit.

    Pete

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