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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2017 - 06:20 AM

A lawn business in area had an ad on facebook. Showed him using a wide head on a weed eater that raked all stones from grass back to drive. Was fast and stones deep! I tried to save vidio, but didn't get it. Was a wide paddle like thing, not sure if bought or made. Sure was neat!

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Posted April 06, 2017 - 06:34 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=Kef5zLtC-4g


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Posted April 06, 2017 - 06:40 AM

Looks like hard work to me!


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Posted April 06, 2017 - 06:53 AM

I wonder what the thing weighs. 



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Posted April 06, 2017 - 07:13 AM

That looks tiring. This is what we use.
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Posted April 06, 2017 - 07:17 AM

Also works in reverse.  Just turn the machine upside down.

[and let the rocks hit you]  :(   Although it looks easier to operate this way.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=v5ugHW5ncNk


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Posted April 06, 2017 - 09:02 AM

Stihl PowerSweep is $300 and change just for the head. Head weighs 11.2lbs with the paddles installed.


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Posted April 06, 2017 - 09:57 AM

Neat idea, I have some rocks on my grass, wonder if i could rent one?  Don't want to buy one.

 

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Posted April 06, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Yesterday I did the same thing with the garden rake.... yes, it will take another three days to get finished, but it is quiet, and I don't need shin guards, safety glasses and a breathing mask like that young fellow should be using. Guess I'm Olde school, lol.
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Posted April 06, 2017 - 02:47 PM

That looks tiring. This is what we use.
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Me too...in the 60" variety, with a cozy seat and 2 cupholders  :smilewink:

 

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Posted April 06, 2017 - 03:09 PM

Thats for folks that use a blade to do snow removal. Of course it would be good for blackwalnuts,acorns and gumballs as well.


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Posted April 06, 2017 - 04:12 PM

I used one of them things 10 years ago and they are tiring to use but do a decent quick job.



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Posted April 06, 2017 - 05:24 PM

Yep! You guys got it!  Video I saw looked quicker like in the second one here, but  he was pushing them forward not backwards like here. I have a big front brush on my Snapper King, have done some stones this year, but have to be real careful with that, can remove more grass and dirt than planned and not too good in a dip/ditch, which is where most of my rock is.  Level it is not too bad.


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Posted April 06, 2017 - 06:32 PM

How do those stones get out into the grass?  I have a gravel driveway and none in the grass.  People doing donuts?


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Posted April 06, 2017 - 07:46 PM

How do those stones get out into the grass?  I have a gravel driveway and none in the grass.  People doing donuts?

Probably chucked there by a snow plow.


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