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DR Power Grader, by DR Power Equipment, at the Garden Products database

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  1 Review  
5 stars jlamiddleton3 On June 23, 2010, jlamiddleton3 from Jasper, AR wrote:

About a year ago I purchased the DR 48" power grader hoping to do SOMETHING with my driveway. WE live in the rocky Ozark Mountains of Arkansas; our driveway winds up a steep hill nearly a half mile from the highway to our house, and the natural ground is chert/flint rock, limestone, and sandstone held together with rock hard red dirt and clay. Nothing but a full size road grader can make a dent in it. For years the county did a courtesy grading for us once a year but that has stopped. Then I had loads of crushed white limestone spread along the road, but even that washed and rutted. Enter the Dr power grader. I pull it behind my lawn tractor, (whcih has snow chains on the back wheels for extra traction) and the grader does a magnificent job. It fills in the low spots, knocks down the high spots, and spreads the gravel evenly. Over the year, the gravel has gradually been borken and pulverized into smaller and smaller pieces and no matter what, the power grader works like a charm. Sometimes big old pieces of hard chert or limstone work their way to the surface and the power grader just rips them out of the ground and keeps going--and I mean HARD rock. A little jolt, and bang, the rock is out. As of this writing, I have yet to break a single one of the scarifying teeth, which is pretty unbelieveable, when you consider how extremely HARD the natural ground under the gravel is. When people come up the drive after I have graded, they almost always comment on how smooth and manicured it looks and ask how I do it...
If I didn't have the power grader I would be at the mercy of the county or I would have to pay someone to grade and smooth it with heavy equipment, at $50-$75 an hour.
The ONLY drawback so far is that because of the steepness of our drive, I can only pull the grader in the down position going DOWNHILL. At the bottom of the drive, I raise the grader, pull it back up to the top, and make another run downhill. It takes a few more minutes to do, but that's a small inconvenience in comparison to the great job it does. Also, it is vitually maintenance free--other than a small problem with my remote controller, which I fixed, there has been no problem with the machine.
Suffice it to say, I LOVE my power grader......

Sincerely, Jeff L Middleton, Jasper, Arkansas in the heart of the Ozark Mountains...

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