Yard Tuff Landscape Drag - 66in.W, Model# ATV-LD
Just what I needed
This item is easy to assemble and did exactly what I bought it for. Leveled out my driveway is about 2 hours. Used both 1 cinder block and then 2 back to 1 only because I was using an 8hp mower with pretty steep hill involved. Paid for itself in this one use!!
March 10, 2014
Landscape Drag Rake
Easy to assemble, reasonably priced and attaches to your ATV with no difficuly. I used it to grade my 1/2 mile long driveway. For the most part,it worked well requiring a reasonable number of passes to improve the condition of the driveway. The only problem that I encountered was trying to keep additional weight on the rake. Initially I used cement blocks but they were easily disloged from the rake. Eventually, I used a milk crate filled with stone and secured to the rake with bungee cords. This worked better but still leaves a bit to be desired.
February 7, 2014
I bought this thing to drag behind my ATV. I placed 3 blocks on for additional weight and it still didn't grab dirt. I have a 1/4 all dirt driveway, sandy mix so it's soft. I used this thing for about 1.5 hours and it literally snapped in half at the bolt site where the front piece comes together. I never broke 5 MPH and soft dirt shouldn't break something like this. I would never recommend this to anybody.
January 4, 2014
a better way to grade the driveway
This product fulfills its promise, and certainly is a lot easier to fix ruts in my gravel driveway than my old method: a garden tractor with snow plow. Assembly was easy and the unit maintained its shape through dragging it around for an estimated 2 miles, with 3 cinder blocks. The extra weight facilitated moving the gravel uphill, from where the storm had washed it. I anticipated the need to tie down the blocks based on other reviews. So far, this wasn't necessary, but should be easily done if your terrain requires it.
September 29, 2013
It Depends on the type of road
I tried this on a rock road and it failed. I used it on a dirt road and it worked fine. Know your road before you buy this product.
September 17, 2013
I'm very happy with this purchase. assembles easily and does a great job. my gravel road looks great after only 5 to 7 passes. without a tractor this Is a suitable and affordable alternative. hooked up to my gator and made for easy work. as others have said, I wish there was a better way to secure the blocks.
July 1, 2013
I use to have a Farmall Super C with a grader blade to do the 1/4 mile dirt/sand road that leads into our vacation house. Using the tractor took forever, the fumes from the exhaust could not have been healthy and even after moving the blade from the back to the center and to the front, it never got the job done the way I was hoping. I sold that set up and have been looking for another solution for a while now..... I read the reviews, watched a video and decided that for the price it looked and sounded like a good option. Well it is! What the other reviewers said was true, it does a great job, but like anything it has some draw backs that just go with the territory. The blocks do not come with any type of tie downs and do bounce around and off the unit if not really tied down. I just used a couple of ratchet type straps which seem to fix the issue. I did loctite the bolts and have not had a problem with the nuts working loose yet. If you are dragging and have leaves, large rocks or branches on the road you will need to clear them as they build up in the unit. Once the junk is gone, you are in a position to really get the job done fast. I drag it behind my ATV and the hook up is just a simple push pin which can't be any easier. I have to recommend the unit to anyone looking for an easy to operate basic road maintenance setup.
June 12, 2013
Well worth the money
I've purchased several implements for my small John Deere tractor for use around the property, and for the price, this landscape drag is near perfect.
Reasonably heavy-duty metal construction, easy assembly, and most importantly great performance make this 4 stars.
The only reason to keep 1 star off is the lack of any attachment mechanism for the concrete blocks. Several times I'd look behind me to see one block had hopped off the track and was making a furrow in my otherwise smooth grading. Yes, heavy duty bungee cords or straps can do the job, but I'd like to see something integrated into the design for that 5th star.
Overall, highly recommended.
October 15, 2012
Not worth your money, or your time
We purchased this drag to level our 250 ft gravel driveway. On arrival the box was badly damaged, but contents were intact. I would suggest better packing. We were excited, however, to receive the drag given the size of our driveway. The product went together easily enough and took only 20 minutes. The problem we have encountered is that the bars which hold the cinder blocks in place are spaced too far apart and that they bounce around and fall off. Wish there was some way of clamping cinder blocks down. Another issue is that there is no way to lift the drag for a return sweep (you end up dragging in the wrong direction). I have to say that we are disappointed since we have not been able to use the drag as intended and have subsequently had to hand rake and fill in potholes manually.
October 15, 2012
Good product for the price
Easy to assemble without instructions. Tried it behind an ATV and found ATV to be too fast/powerful for effective dragging. Changed over to lawn tractor and got excellent results with just two patio blocks on the 'rack'. Concrete/cinder blocks would probably have done better, but didn't have any handy.
Overall, good deal, good price, works well.
October 11, 2012