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Wfrobinette said:
Any reason why I shouldn't use this for 5k of yard vs a drag mat. I'm tired of have those use 1 or twice tools around the garage.

I figure once I get this lawn leveled it will be touch up work long term. I
Tough call. I think you could go either way.
 

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MMoore said:
are these thing heavy to pull? a Canadian supplier of these types of leveling devices offers it in steel and aluminum. I would think that the steel is not only more durable but the heavier weight would help do the leveling while you just push it around.

I do expect the one im referring to is more of a baseball infield leveling rake as opposed to a lawn leveling rake because it uses round bars and not angle metal... but the question remains.
Hey mmoore, mind sharing with me who the Canadian supplier is? Thx.
 

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kds said:
How does something like this work with dirt instead of sand? And with grass taller than bermuda?
What kind of "dirt" are we talking about here? If it's fine enough it shouldn't have much of an issue with it but if it has hard clumps that won't break apart easily then you might have some issues.

I can't see how the height of grass would have too much effect on it except for the fact that you won't be able to see how level you are getting everything.
 

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Mightyquinn said:
kds said:
How does something like this work with dirt instead of sand? And with grass taller than bermuda?
What kind of "dirt" are we talking about here? If it's fine enough it shouldn't have much of an issue with it but if it has hard clumps that won't break apart easily then you might have some issues.

I can't see how the height of grass would have too much effect on it except for the fact that you won't be able to see how level you are getting everything.
Top soil mixed with compost, so it's not too clumpy as long as it's not wet.
 

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I don't see any issues with that mix with the Leveling Rake.
 

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My 36" rake came in today but was damaged. The packaging for the handle broke, leaving it exposed and it looks like the handle was almost smashed and broken in half:



Also, I was disappointed at the quality of the finish of the actual rake. It's almost like the finishing coat was missed in the production process. I have seen others with a nice green painted finish-to me for the cost of the product and what I received was a little disappointing:





I do plan to get in touch with R&R tomorrow to discuss these issues. Has anyone dealt with returns with them before? I was hoping to be able to do a leveling project this weekend and wondering if they can send me a replacement rather quickly.
 

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Yeah, that just isn't right, especially with the head not even being painted. I would call them and see what they can do, I have talked with them in past and they were pretty helpful and nice.
 

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@Ware , did you leave the sand like it was in the picture below, and the grass grew OK through it? I don't see any tips of grass showing in some of those areas, so I would have thought that was "too much" sand on top of the existing grass, but maybe not?

 

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Ware , did you leave the sand like it was in the picture below, and the grass grew OK through it? I don't see any tips of grass showing in some of those areas, so I would have thought that was "too much" sand on top of the existing grass, but maybe not?

Definitely not too much sand for bermuda. :thumbsup:
 

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Spoke to R&R toady- apparently, they were having an issue with the paint chipping off and will be selling the finished metal rake moving forward (not a big deal to me I guess).

Also- no issues with them sending me a replacement handle.
 

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Ware said:
Clover13 said:
Ware , did you leave the sand like it was in the picture below, and the grass grew OK through it? I don't see any tips of grass showing in some of those areas, so I would have thought that was "too much" sand on top of the existing grass, but maybe not?

Definitely not too much sand for bermuda. :thumbsup:
Ah hah! OK, I don't think I can be that aggressive.
 

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I was going to order the 36" Level rake from R&R but had a change of heart and bought the 5'x3' drag mat from Amazon. I have 3 cu yds of sand to spread and the rake seemed like it would still be a chore. I may order one later on for smaller areas.
 
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