Has anyone used (or seen used) a TR3 I have a 1025r and about 1/2 acre of lawn I need to completely re-do with new high quality turf (Zoysia i think). I can't use a tiller (too many deeper rocks) and just need to fluff up and level about the top three inches (of the previous soil that was brought in).
I also have over 500 yards of rolling gravel driveway that needs a fair amount of regular maintenance.
I was going to purchase a soil pulverizer to do the lawn (can't rent anything here, and no way to buy used, and no way to really sell after use either). So for a small one 48" it would be about a $1500 one time expense. But doing by hand (too old for that) is out of the question these days. And hiring out would probably be almost as much and probably not as good as job as I would do with my tractor and pulverizer.
I saw the TR3 - but don't have the price yet. I read that is a shock. It looks as if it would do a good quick job on the driveway I currently maintain with back dragging with the tractor bucket and a small DR Grader. And it looks as if I could get away with using it to prep the lawn. Maybe not the best implement, but with some time - might work out well enough.
So I wondered if the TR3 would do a good enough job prepping for the lawn, and it looks as if it would make quick nice work on the driveway. As to the price (no idea yet what a price to Hawaii is) - instead of throwing away the $1500 on a one-time pulverizer use, would make it easier to swallow.
Has anyone actually used one of these for soil prep? I don't have clay - just fairly firm "dirt" that I will be adding a liberal amount of top dressing to. And does it work as well and as quickly as it looks on the promos when doing a driveway?