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post #1 of 8 Old 04-19-2019, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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I helped my FIL put one of these together today and then he graded both mine and his driveway.

I'll tell you it works exactly the way it looks on video. Incredible tool he used it in the gravel and in the in his field that he just worked up just for grins. for anyone with a long driveway to maintain I would think this would be an awesome thing to have.

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I helped my FIL put one of these together today and then he graded both mine and his driveway.

I'll tell you it works exactly the way it looks on video. Incredible tool he used it in the gravel and in the in his field that he just worked up just for grins. for anyone with a long driveway to maintain I would think this would be an awesome thing to have.

https://www.drpower.com/power-equipm...UaAtJCEALw_wcB
I like it but the price is rough. Can you compare it to what a GT with box blade can do?

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Re: DR Power Grader

I have looked at them also and many others just can not justify the mulo.
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I just researched these as I found a used old style one right down the street. It turned out the old one I looked at had the very common problem of the linear actuator failing. The new onse have been redesigned, but for $1000 I wonder how long that cable design is going to last. I'm seriously considering this, but it's $1700:

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And thought 750.00 was to much years ago. The actuator was never a selling point, cable operated would be even less of one. Last spring I could have bought a Cat hydraulic motor grader for a grand more than the 1700. Just had no place to store a machine of that size.
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I helped my FIL put one of these together today and then he graded both mine and his driveway.

I'll tell you it works exactly the way it looks on video. Incredible tool he used it in the gravel and in the in his field that he just worked up just for grins. for anyone with a long driveway to maintain I would think this would be an awesome thing to have.

https://www.drpower.com/power-equipm...UaAtJCEALw_wcB
I like it but the price is rough. Can you compare it to what a GT with box blade can do?
I have used a box blade behind a CUT but not a GT. With a box blade there is a lot of operator involvement in knowledge in my opinion.

with this thing my father-in-law, who I don't believe has ever operated a box blade, look like a pro landscape professional within minutes; not a lot of operator skills required.

I do think you could adapt a box blade to work similar to this though. Add wheels and a leading toothbar.
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I have used a box blade behind a CUT but not a GT. With a box blade there is a lot of operator involvement in knowledge in my opinion.

with this thing my father-in-law, who I don't believe has ever operated a box blade, look like a pro landscape professional within minutes; not a lot of operator skills required.

I do think you could adapt a box blade to work similar to this though. Add wheels and a leading toothbar.
It is very cool to hear that this attachment works as advertised. Kind of makes me wish I had bought one when it was on sale last month. I still worry about longevity. Like a lot of things, I don't think the DR name is what it used to be.


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Neighbor had his out earlier in the week. It doesn't work will in wet rock but did move some rock a little. He said it brakes up hard packed rock better when dry. Guess that maybe determined later when the rain stops.
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