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    Behlen vs frontier Landscape rake

    Hello,
    New to owning acreage and was hoping for some feedback on rakes. Frontier 6 rake is 270lbs and $700 vs the Behlen at 242lbs and $500. Heavier seams better but is it worth the price difference. Feedback from anyone who has owned either would be much appreciated. Thanks

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    I moved this to the correct forum...
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    If I understand correctly, the Frontier landscape rake is made by Woods. I have a 60" Woods I'm very happy with.

    As far as the weight, that may depend on what you're doing. I've had times when I'd like to have a bit more weight on mine. Mainly when I'm trying to rake when there's rocks just under the dirt. I could add weight fairly easily, but for now I'm just adjusting the angle on the rake so the tines dig a bit better.

    Living in a wooded area, I've been raking fire lines, leaves, and ground debris. In those situations, the weight is just fine and doesn't dig too deep.

    I had a Land Pride 72" before it and it did a heckuva job. The tines rounded more and dug a bit better, but it wasn't as good in the woods. A bit of a trade-off. The main reason I got rid of it was it was too wide for the confines between the trees I was working in. The 60" works better.

    Something to keep in mind is the components, particularly where the tines are bolted in. Some of the angle iron rakes have been known to twist the angle iron if it gets caught on something.
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    Which specific models of each brand are you comparing? Frontier makes several different 6' landscape rakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Which specific models of each brand are you comparing? Frontier makes several different 6' landscape rakes.
    jgayman is correct and not all are made the same.

    You need to looked at how the tines are mounted on a Land scape rake. Some of the designs lend themselves to bending and early failure. The rakes that simply use a piece of angle iron as the mounting point are the ones I stayed away from, they do not seem as well built. The tartar one I have has a clamping style with thicker pieces of metal. Usually the lighter an implement is made the cheaper it is. If you search on here this a post about a frontier rake that bent up on the first or second use. It had a pretty flimsy (in my mind) build to it.

    You can get Tartar brand equipment from Southern States among other vendors. They also make implements for TSC and other companies. The Behlen I was looking at on line appears to be a Tartar type design, not sure if they make them for Behlen or not and I am not sure if it is the one you are considering.
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    If you're going to be doing some landscape work with it, such as final grading, you'll want something with guide wheels or at least the ability to add them at a later date.

    I scored a 5' Landpride last spring for $300, which was a bargain. It didn't have the guide wheels, but I knew they could be added. The rake was the cheap part. I went with the wide, pneumatic, guide wheels and also added the flip down plow blade----at $970.00 additional. It was a bunch, but I'd rather pay extra for quality than throw money away on junk.
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    I seldom promote any brand as everyone of them has faults and failures to think they do not is foolish. With that said I recently bought a 60" Titan with wheels cost $600 with Pa. tax and though I have yet to use it due to the season I will say it is well made and weight is plenty heavy enough, if you need a rake over 325# you need another tool than a rake. I have done landscaping for 40+ years and pulled every rake made at one time or another and this Titan LRAKE 5' is as good as any also ALOT better than the usual TSC brands Tarter,etc. of which I have tried a few that did not hold up on rocks.
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    Rakes on a SCUT

    Quote Originally Posted by 503dirt View Post
    Hello,
    New to owning acreage and was hoping for some feedback on rakes. Frontier 6 rake is 270lbs and $700 vs the Behlen at 242lbs and $500. Heavier seams better but is it worth the price difference. Feedback from anyone who has owned either would be much appreciated. Thanks
    If you are running a SCUT, you may want to consider the lift height.

    I picked up a used Woods LR72. It is a well built, heavy duty unit. It works well with my 1025R and is iMatch compatible. But, one problem - because the SCUT has a limited cat 1, it can't lift the rake very high. At full lift, it sometimes digs in when I go through a slight dip in the yard. I can shorten the top link to get a little more lift, but the bottom line is that with the limited cat 1, it won't raise very high.

    If you are using a 1 series, I would suggest considering your terrain and how well a particular unit meets your lift height requirements. Occasionally digging a divot in the yard might be annoying. Unintentionally catching roots on the trail when you have the rake in the raised position could become downright aggravating. Raising the rake to back over a pile of brush or rubble, then dropping it to move forward may not always work.

    In my case, the rake works well despite the cat 1 lift height limitation, because I will be using it mainly to back drag and smooth over low spots after I fill them in. I also picked up a pair of Titan wheels that might help in some situations.

    I'm not sure if rake is raised to max height in the attached pics, but if not, it's pretty close.

    Having said all that, if you have a full cat 1, then this is probably much less of a problem. (You can add your equipment list to your signature block to give us a better idea of what you are working with.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Which specific models of each brand are you comparing? Frontier makes several different 6' landscape rakes.
    Behlen model #80110630YEL Frontier model #LR5072

    Im pulling with a 49hp Deere. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 503dirt View Post
    Behlen model #80110630YEL Frontier model #LR5072

    Im pulling with a 49hp Deere. Thanks
    While the boom is slightly different on each, the tine cross bar looks very similar.

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    I couldn't find any horsepower rating for the Behlen but the Frontier LR5072 is only rated for 38HP max. I have a LR5060 that I use on my 30HP 2720 and I am very happy with it.

    I see Behlen does make a wheel kit. JD does not offer a wheel kit for the LR5-series but the Tartar wheels fit just fit and are very heavy duty. I have a set on mine. They cost MUCH less than a wheel kit from JD. The Tartar currently costs $200 from Rural King.

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    For your tractor you may want to consider the Frontier LR2172. It is rated for up to 55HP. Actually, I don't think Frontier makes a landscape rake rated for more than 55HP. Unlike the LR5000-series, JD does offer a gauge wheel kit for the LR2100-series, although it costs $487.

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