What's the general consensus about their products? He really tries to explain his thoughts/reasons for designing his products the way he does and how proud he is to offer them to consumers/customers at the prices he does. They do truly "LOOK" like they are worth the money for people that will be rough on equipment in general or maybe I should say use the equipment for xtreme duty applications. I'm an engineer by schooling lol but haven't used my degree since graduating so my thoughts on the products' designs could be totally wrong. That's why I am asking here though before purchasing.
My two purchases that I'm going to make within the next few weeks are going to be a Landscape/Root/York Rake and a Box Blade.
My thoughts on the two items are somewhat conflicting since I only have 5 acres and a LCUT tractor (JD 3033r and will never go above a JD3046r or similar sized tractor). I can see using a rake extremely hard at times so wouldn't want a cheap one that would break or bend tines so paying a tad more for an Everything Attachments xtreme duty rake might pay off in the long run since it wouldn't need very many tines over its lifetime "IF" the Italian tines are truly that much better than what other cheaper rakes use. Their product demonstration video was pretty straight forward and put the rake through some scenarios I could see myself doing. So I guess the question is whether or not $700-$900 for the rake and $375 for Gauge Wheels is overpaying for a product that could or could not be better than a cheaper option? I've never used one and could see how cheaper tines could fail compared to what the video demonstrated but then again since I don't have any experience with a rake the cheaper ones may could hold up to the abuse I plan on dishing out on it?
A box blade is something I've used before but that was on a much larger tractor so can't really compare that to a 66"-72" box blade for 30-70hp tractors. I think most box blades would hold up just fine with a lightweight LCUT tractor and as long as replacement ripper teeth and cutting edges are available then most any product should work out just fine?
Am I thinking correctly or should I not concern myself over such small things and just buy whatever I like the best? I'm not one to waste money but I'm not one to buy cheap products in general either.
I was just going to buy from a local JD dealer but they literally have zero stock of either product even though they have several stores in my region. I was just going to support local companies and try to get the products as soon as possible but that isn't an option. I am going to have to order it so now every manufacturer is an option. I was even going to just purchase a box blade from a local Tractor Supply so could just pick it up after learning that the JD dealer couldn't help and none of the local Tractor Supply stores and similar stores have stock either. I was honestly amazed how nobody seemed to keep these items in stock in the 66"-72" range but many places I contacted said they were still waiting on their first order of the season to come in. Ok ramble over. Any thoughts/opinions/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!