DR Power Grader

DR Power Grader

48" Driveway Grader (12 Teeth)

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DR Power Grader

48" Driveway Grader (12 Teeth)

Our narrower model Power Grader uses 12 carbide-tipped teeth to loosen and redistribute compacted materials on your unpaved roads. Remote control regulates depth. Tow behind your ATV or compact tractor. Far easier to use and more effective than a box scraper.

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Overview

Smooth out a rough driveway – the easy way!

For most homeowners, our original 48"-wide model is ideal. With 12 carbide-tipped scarifying teeth, the DR Power Grader loosens hard-packed dirt and gravel to remove bumps and washboard and fill in potholes. The rear leveling blade then spreads the loosened material evenly. An actuator, operated by remote control from the driver's seat on the towing vehicle, allows you to regulate how deeply the grading teeth penetrate. The result is a smooth driveway that's easier to drive on and easier on your car or truck.

Recommended towing vehicles: Lawn/garden tractor with minimum of 14HP and/or 400 lbs.; utility tractor; ATV

Note: Remote control may ship separately

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The DR Power Grader isn't ONLY for Driveways!


Power Grader - Ball Fields

Maintain ball fields

The optional Drag Screen breaks up clumps of dirt and leaves the infield smooth and even.

 
Power Grader - Parking Areas

Repair parking areas

Fill in potholes, replace washed out gravel after rainstorms, eliminate ruts and washboard.

 

Power Grader - Horse Arenas

Prepare horse arenas

Smooth out footings to ensure the safety of your horses.

 
Power Grader - Seed

Seed a flat, even lawn

Before you seed your new lawn, grade the area with your DR to ensure a flat, smooth lawn.

 
Features
Power actuator on a DR driveway grader
Power Actuator

This powerful actuator raises and lowers the scarifying teeth to match the grading conditions. There's no need for hydraulics or a 3-point hitch. A wireless remote Up / Down Controller allows for push-button operation, from the seat of your towing vehicle.


Leveling blade on a DR driveway grader
Leveling Blade

The heavy steel leveling blade remains at a uniform height during the grading process and distributes loosened material evenly over the graded surface.


Carbide-tipped scarifying teeth on a DR driveway grader
Carbide-Tipped Scarifying Teeth

The scarifying teeth cut into the road surface, to loosen materials for redistribution. We graded over 100 miles of compacted, rock-hard limestone roads with no visible wear on the carbide-tipped teeth. This same material is used on well drilling bits and excavating equipment. It will last for an extremely long time.


Universal dual hitch on a DR driveway grader
Easy Hitch

Every Power Grader comes with both a pin-hitch and a ball hitch connector (shown). 


Curved side rails on a DR driveway grader
Curved Side Rails

A patent-pending design, the unique shape of the side rails allows the leveling blade to remain at a uniform height even when raising and lowering the scarifying teeth.


Wireless remote control on a DR driveway grader
Wireless Remote Control

This controller transmits a radio signal to a receiver on the actuator, enabling you to adjust the height of the scarifying teeth with the touch of a button. There's no connecting cable. The controller is so light (just 1 oz.), you can wear it on a lanyard (included) around your neck for easy accessibility.

Specs

Dimensions

Length 105"
Width 48"
Weight 179 lbs
Shipping Dimensions 47"L x 52"W x 16"H
Shipping Weight 254 lbs.

Grading

Teeth Carbide-Tipped Steel, 12
Lowest Teeth Level 9/16" below ground
Highest Teeth Level 4.5" above ground
Actuator Linear 4" Stroke
Leveling Blade Solid 3/8" thick steel
Side Rails Solid 3/8" thick steel

Material

Frame Steel

Motor

Battery 12-volt; 17 amp

Towing

Towable Yes
Recommended Towing Vehicle Min 14 HP or 400 lbs; Lawn Tractor; Garden Tracotr; Utility Tractor; ATV; UTV

Warranty

Machine Warranty 2 years residential; 90 days commercial
Engine Warranty 2 years residential; 90 days commercial

Wheels Tires

Number of Tires 4
Dimensions 8" diameter
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Posted by: DEAN Tuggle from AURORA, IN on 07/27/2016
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Was somewhat skeptical, but it does an amazing job. Drive was full of grass and in about 2 hours, it looked like a new driveway. I would recommend this to anyone who has a gravel road or drive. AI am sending before and after pics to DR Co.
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Want it to work!
Posted by: Eric B. from Richmond, IN on 07/05/2016
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This machine does a fine job grading my half mile gravel drive, but it is inoperable eighty percent of the time. The electronics are evidently made for failure because the technicians know exactly how to talk you through the parts that have failed time and time again. On several occasions I have had to wait on an order to arrive from China before they will ship me a new part. I currently have been waiting since early spring for a part. Hopefully the design of the new hand cranked model will alleviate the frustration that I have felt for future customers.
Response from DR SupportThank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all feedback. I am sorry to hear that you've been experiencing these problems. I have given your feedback to our engineering department, who will look into this. I do see your part on order, covered under your warranty. As soon as it is in stock, we will have it on its way to you. Feel free to contact us at 1(800)687-6575 we would be happy to help in any way we can.
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Exceeds Expectations... Great Investment
Posted by: Raul W. from Crosby, TX on 06/14/2016
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I purchased the DR Power Grader 48” EZ Dial hoping it would save me time and money on maintaining my ½ mile long, relatively flat crushed concrete private road. It has definitely proven it will do both. It’s not uncommon that I spend $1,000 - $2,000 in a given year for new material plus another $500 for equipment rental and/or labor for someone to spread the material and grade the road. I pulled the DR Power Grader with my 42” Craftsman LTS-1500 (500 lbs. with 17.5HP engine). The road was in pretty bad shape so it took me 6 passes to get the road smoothed out, but it did it (12’ wide private road @ ½ mile length… 6 passes x 3 trips per pass = 9 miles of scarifying / grading). The first 4 passes were in the scarifying position and all of the way down with 70 lbs. added to the grader. The first pass didn’t appear to do much, but each subsequent pass yielded significant improvement. The last 2 passes were in the grading position with the 70 lbs. still on the grader. The LTS-1500 has a manual transmission so I was able to easily maintain ~2 mph during all 6 passes. The instruction manual says a maximum of 5 mph when scarifying and/or grading, and this may be possible with small loose material on the last couple of passes, but from my experience slower is better in regards to results and preventing bouncing and damage to the grader or shear pin. I did the entire 6 passes with the same shear pin (never broke and looked fine even after I was finished). I’m expecting future road maintenance to require less passes now that the road has been smoothed out and assuming I re-grade before it gets as bad as it was this time (primarily weather dependent). The grader of course now has some scratches and rub marks (rub marks from the weights wiggling during operation), but it held up even better than I expected. All 12 scarifying teeth look great as does the grading blade. Instead of spending $1,500 - 2,500 this year alone, I spent $800 and about a day of my time, and since I own it, I’ll have it when it’s time to re-grade. This is a well designed and constructed piece of equipment. Well worth the cost! I recommend this to anyone with a lengthy composite driveway / road. Very impressed!
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Posted by: Richard A/ Schaefer from Caneadea, NY on 05/24/2016
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Assembly was quite easy I charged Battery as stated, I used the grader yesterday WHAT A GREAT PRODUCT I highly recommend this grader my driveway was a mess, I still need some fill but boy does it look great now. the price could be a little cheaper but if this item lasts a lifetime it will be well worth it, Thank You. RAS
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Phenomenal Piece of Equipment
Posted by: Jeffrey L. from Marshfield, MA on 04/12/2016
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I was pretty skeptical the DR Power Grader was going to be able to tackle my 800 ft long driveway. We have been adding crusher run consisting of crushed blue stone and stone dust pretty much every other year for the last 10 years. The potholes after each winter and rainy season finally forced me to look for an alternative to just filling them. After probably 4 or 5 hours of going over the driveway with the DR Power Grader, it looks like I spent thousands having it professionally re-done. I am so happy I bought the power version vs. the crank because there were times that my lawn tractor just couldn't pull hard enough to break through an area. Raising up the grader a bit helps you get through it so you can take a few more passes. Awesome piece of equipment and very well made.
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dr grader
Posted by: BETTY K. from KOOTENAI, ID on 03/24/2016
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this grader has worked great. The gravel is spread out and covers the bare spots in our drive and parking area. Saves on buying gravel that amounts to $1500.00 in savings
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Mr
Posted by: Robert F. from DAYTON, TN on 01/28/2016
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The grader works just fine. HOWEVER, the first day using it, one of the caster wheels broke off, at the pivot point. I was sent a replacement. So far, so good.
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Dr. Power Grader
Posted by: David A. from SYLVA, NC on 01/18/2016
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Worked beyond my expectations on my mountain driveway.
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Posted by: WILLIAM C. from MORRIS, IL on 01/08/2016
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I was skeptical at first because of how light weight it is. That fear was put to bed quickly after a couple passes down my gravel drive. I used a 4wd atv Honda four trax 300 that worked flawlessly. The grader worked so well I drove over to the community shared drive to do more. It was fun and worked better than my expectations. I would highly recommend it. Very easy to use!!
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Well done DR
Posted by: Robert Mitton from Mayne island, BC on 11/24/2015
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I used the grader to revitalize my driveway which is on a steep slope and about 800 feet long. The surface is recycled ground asphalt. It did a great job after a rain. Easy to assemble and easy to use. I would suggest that there be some cover for the wiring and the battery. A definite positive. I'll send photos if you wish. Bob Mitton
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A useful tool
Posted by: Robert Z. from Friendship, ME on 10/28/2015
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Assembly went fairly smoothly, taking me about an hour and a half single handedly. Bolt holes in a couple of instances didn't quite match up. We have a quarter mile long driveway with a couple of wide turnaround areas, all surfaced with stone dust. Initially tried pulling the grader with a John Deere D140 garden tractor but it lacked sufficient power or traction. We switched to a larger 2000 series John Deere tractor which worked fine. I don't recommend this implement unless one has an adequately sized tractor or 4-wheeler. With the right towing machine the grader did a generally fine job leveling and smoothing the driveway surface. We were particularly pleased with its ability to remove the weeds growing on the driveway surface and to fill washout ruts. Surface stones over 3" in diameter tend to get hung up between the tines and usually need to be removed by hand. Except for the plastic basket which cracked shortly after being loaded wit a couple of stone weights, the grader is very well constructed and should last a long time. Overall we're pleased with our purchase and, with the caveats listed above, would enthusiastically recommend it to others with needs similar to ours.
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Power Grader
Posted by: Dennis E. from NEWCASTLE, OK on 10/24/2015
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This thing works amazingly well for its size and weight. Leveled stone drive with just a few passes as well as removing some dips in the lawn area.
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my driveway
Posted by: James Neely from NATCHEZ, MS on 10/08/2015
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Worked very well as advertised
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Does a good job, with some caveats
Posted by: Mike from MOSIER, OR on 10/03/2015
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i have had my power grader for 4 weeks. my gravel driveway is about 1000 feet long, and is connected to a non-maintained county road that is also about 1000 feet long. My driveway is fairly new with a good thickness of 1-inch minus rock. The power grader does an excellent job of taking out ruts, washboard, other irregularities. On the county road there are embedded rocks up to 4 inches. The grader does not work well on this stretch of road because it will catch on those large rocks and either pull them out, or break the shear pin. I can take out some of the washboard on the county road. So, if you have a road with say 1/5" rock and smaller, it will work well. i would not recommend it for roads with larger cobble. regarding the construction: it is fairly well built but is clearly for homeowners, not commercial. as others have said, the electrical components are very HomeDepot quality, not commercial grade. But if maintained and not abused, i believe it will be sufficient. The weight tray broke the first day with a 25 pound rock in it. it is plastic. Actually weight is not needed; the design is such that it grades well without weight. I may build a steel frame for weight if i feel the need. I give it 5 stars for performance on a well built homeowner road. 3 stars for fit and finish. overall, 4 stars.
Response from DR SupportWe appreciate your thoughtful feedback on the DR Power Grader. Thank you for your business and for choosing DR. If you have any questions or concerns, we are always happy to help.
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Posted by: Patrick S. from Wichita Falls, TX on 09/29/2015
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This is best product I have ever used to regrade my driveway 30 minutes to assemble / charge the battery and hooked it up to my zero turn cub cadet and put it to the test. It worked so good I was amazed, smooth 300'X25' driveway in about 15 minutes. The drag screen attachment used with this DR Power Grader gave me a perfectly smooth, clean look. I was also impressed with the online finance application and instant approval with easy affordable payments with added credit limit from Sycronybank. P/S added credit limit will make it simple to purchase more products from the DR. Great products / Great prices I'm happy as a pig in mud??
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Great product
Posted by: Freddie N. from Bronwood, GA on 09/11/2015
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This product works really well for our needs. Satisfied for sure!
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COO
Posted by: ROGER M. from CUMMING, GA on 08/27/2015
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I have used the product once since I received. I used it for my horse arena and on my drive which is gravel. It did a great job and I look forward to using it more in the future.
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Posted by: Kenneth B. from EASTMAN, WI on 08/02/2015
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I am very happy with the DR Grader that I purchased. I am impressed with the job that it does on my driveway.
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48" Power Grader
Posted by: BarefootFarm from Rural, MO on 07/27/2015
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The driveway is 400 feet of gravel on a slope that washes out deep ruts after every hard rain. Recently the rains have become so frequent that I couldn't see spending another summer with a shovel and rake, and finally broke down and bought the grader. Putting it together took about 30 minutes, and I thought that I had made a mistake in purchasing it because it doesn't look like it could do much work with the deep ruts and washouts. After 2 hours of slowly pulling it up and down the road with the John Deere D170, the road is flat and looks like new. I touch it up every 2 weeks or so, usually takes about 30 minutes, and skipped the yearly $800 gravel delivery! Truly an amazing tool, and worth the money.
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Maintenance technician
Posted by: David R. from Franklinville, NC on 07/13/2015
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I love the DR power grader, it done the job that it was plan for. I recently bought this place that had been empty for a couple years and no one had touch the driveway. This driveway is less than a mile long and has an uphill slope. Through the years with all the rain it wash out and made a Lot of ruts in it. The DR power grader made it with no problems look so much better. I made 4 complete passes with it. I'm going to keep this product and let anybody else know that they to get one.
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RC dirt track
Posted by: James K. from Berthoud, CO on 06/23/2015
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We are using the grader to maintain our Remote control dirt track and it is working great.
Response from DR SupportThanks for your feedback! We love pictures! Appreciate your business!
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cautiously hopeful
Posted by: ROBERT T. from CHILMARK, MA on 06/19/2015
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The cordless remote control did not work when setting up the grader, so that had to be replaced which you did quickly. The battery and connections seem very flimsy for a piece of equipment that will be taking a real pounding. I haven't used it yet because I just received the part replacement, but will give it the benefit of the doubt. I am cautiously hopeful that it will do the job.
Response from DR SupportThank you for providing feedback for your DR® Power Grader We apologize that the initial use of your machine didn’t go as it should have and glad we could get the defective part to you quickly. Please be sure to let us know how the Power Grader works for you. It is a very unique piece of equipment and will clean up your driveway and or road to look like it was professionally graded and won’t require that you bring in more gravel in order to achieve that effect. Thanks for your patience and for choosing DR® Power – please stay in touch. It’s good to have you as our customer!
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owner
Posted by: WILLIAM T. from MOSHEIM, TN on 06/18/2015
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The grader performed just as I needed it to, I would say a four Wheeler of some sort would work better. I'm pulling it with a 25hp Cub lawn tractor and my driveway has an incline so I can only pull in one direction because I loose traction after a few passes. The battery did fail the very first day after 24hr charge, I believe its the ruff ride it has to endure during the initial ground breaking. DR did respond quickly when I called in and shipped a replacement battery within three days. So far so good with the replacement battery. I use the grader on my driveway, between my vineyard rows, and a large open clay area. I'm very pleased. Thanks for making a very useful tool. Bill Thornton, Mosheim, TN
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great peice of equiptment
Posted by: meta p. from MONTELLO, WI on 06/17/2015
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I own a campground of 100 sites and all gravel roads. This DR grader has saved me so much money and has already paid for itself compared to what I usually have paid a company. And the DR did a great job.
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Still checking out the machine
Posted by: Dan Petersen from Cortez,, CO on 06/11/2015
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The equipment looks well made and I am hoping for the best. The problem has been a broken faulty wheel in the first hour of use and after replacing the wheel, the battery stopped working. Both wheel and battery are shipped second day air which pleases us and we are still waiting to see how it performs when the kinks are worked out.
Response from DR SupportThank you for providing feedback on your new DR® Power Grader. We apologize for the issues you’ve experienced to date. Please stay in touch and let us know if the replacement items that have been sent to you; remedy the situation. Your satisfaction is important to us and we know that the Power Grader is a terrific and unique product that will save you money over time. Thank you for your business and for choosing DR® Power.
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Better than the log I was using
Posted by: Maripat E. from Norman, OK on 06/09/2015
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I was really optimistic about my purchase, having recently experienced a record rainfall on a 200 yard gravel driveway. I was prepared to replace the center connection pin or a couple broken teeth, but instead a wheel broke of its caster after my first use. Now I'm back to shuffling dirt and gravel with a wheel barrel. Not sure what caused it as the grader was in tow back to the garage after a three hour workout. The wheel and its frame are fine, but the caster just snapped from the spidle with only a 50lb load. DR has a great reputation, and this product was working great. Looks like the caster platform needs a more robust design. Here's my advice - order a couple more wheel caster replacements instead of the teeth. Otherwise the driveway is half graded and I need a new caster.
Response from DR SupportThank you for providing feedback for your DR® Power Grader We apologize for the castor wheel not holding up as it should have. In looking at your customer file we see that the replacement has shipped and by now you’ve likely received it. Please don’t hesitate to call us should you have any other questions or concerns. Our Tech Support Staff are eager to be of service. Thanks for your patience and for choosing DR® Power. It’s good to have you as our customer!
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B+ results and customer service, C- quality/durability
Posted by: Tim H. from EAST LYME, CT on 06/01/2015
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I received the DR Grader a few weeks ago and while the grader works great and advertised, since receiving, I have had the battery replaced and today on my first pass after getting the grader working, one of the caster wheels broke off at the bearing. Customer service has been GREAT in honoring the warranty and have promptly addressed any issues. I do however wonder how durable this machine will be for the long run. Grading baseball fields, dirt or sand....great. I think anything with much rock or significant pack is going to have the DR grader side-lined for more time than it's operable. Again..great results, but a few modifications would do wonders. 1) wheels shouldn't break off (stronger wheels or actual (air) tires on axles 2) entire system is dependent upon electronics. No ability to lift the grader manually. Battery dies, ram cylinder breaks.....drag the grader in the full down position back through your nicely graded driveway for 1/2 mile and likely damage it further. Contemplating whether to get the extended warranty or return the unit under warranty. See how the next few hours of operation go (once I get my wheel).
Response from DR SupportThank you for your feedback on the DR® Power Grader. We are sorry that you’ve been having difficulty with this machine and certainly want for you to be satisfied with your purchase. Someone from our Tech Support Department is going to give you a call so that we can discuss your concerns and provide you with solid solutions for the issues you’ve mentioned. Thank you for choosing DR® Power and we will be in touch soon.
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Skidder Trail
Posted by: JOSEPH D. from DOSWELL, VA on 05/24/2015
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That little grader ACTUALLY WORKS!!! For the 245lbs it weights, It works like a 1000lbs Machine. I live 400ft off a 1200ft private gravel road that had not been maintained for about 10 years. That little machine already has 65% of the road repaired! The road had everything on it from pea stone, No.5 aggregate to what is known as cobblers stone. The road had multiple 15ft by 30ft by 6inch deep washout potholes and ruts. I've spent about 2 hours and what used to look like a Skidder Trail is now looking like a Gravel Road.
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Time will tell
Posted by: Wayne C. from PEARL, MS on 05/22/2015
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I've been able to use this DR Power Grader twice. Every time I use it, something breaks. The battery had to be replaced the first time it was used. The unit was stuck in the down position. Second, one of the swivel casters broke off. Customer service has been great and quick to respond. I did get the 3yr extended warranty with my purchase of the 48" Power Grader. Overall, the unit does what it's designed to do, when it's not broken. I believe that I will be happy with this Power Grader in the long run. I have found that adding weight to the weight tray helps. I just load the tray with all of the big rocks that the grader digs up. It takes several passes on hard compacted material but with the weight added and pass after pass, the material does break up and level out just fine. I was hesitant to spend so much money on a piece of equipment that might not do what it's advertised to do but this unit seems to be just what they say. My only worry is that I will spend as much time replacing parts as I do using the unit to repair my private road. Time will tell.
Response from DR SupportThank you for providing feedback on the DR® 48” Power Grader. We certainly apologize for the difficulties you’ve had to date. Someone from our Tech Support Department will be calling you in the next day or so to ensure that you’re in a good place and enjoying the use of the Power Grader. It’s a unique piece of equipment that can over time; actually save you money. No more having to have gravel brought in to fill pot holes. The Power Grader can and will bring materials back up to the surface, will smooth it all out and make an old driveway like new. Please know that your satisfaction is important to us and we thank you for choosing DR® Power. We’ll be in touch soon!
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This Tool is off the Chain Great!!!
Posted by: WILLIAM KORDISH from TIMBERLAKE, NC on 05/20/2015
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I purchased the DR Power Grader last month. I fully charged the battery with the enclosed charger over night. The next day, after a brief assembly of about ten minutes, I was ready to try it out. I hooked up to my 28 hp riding mower, and got started. I had a tank trail of potholes and hard gravel ruts. I have a 150 yard driveway. I worked it in 50 yard sections, 6 passes. It was level and it took 30 minutes per section.! If you want to save a fortune in gravel cost, GET THIS TOOL. Here gravel is costing me $300.00 per load that covers 40 yards thinly poured. For me, this tool will pay for itself in 6 months. Best grand I ever invested... Hands down! William Kordish
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DR POWER GRADER
Posted by: Linda B. from ESCONDIDO, CA on 05/19/2015
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So far I love this grader,its done more than I new it could do. Plus I'm learning how to grade my arena.
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48" Power Grade
Posted by: WALTER N. from TIVERTON, RI on 05/18/2015
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So far so good. My driveway was hard packed with a lot of stones. Once I scarified the surface and got the stones out the driveway started looking pretty good. I have ordered a load of gravel and will spread it using the grader. I expect the results to be pretty good.
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great
Posted by: Ignacio C. from Riverside, CA on 05/18/2015
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It does exactly what I needed for it to do
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Red power grader
Posted by: Michael C. from WINDSOR, CO on 05/14/2015
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Easy to set up , working well on light gravel and we will put the real test to it in 30 days. Was also a easy pickup at the trucking point and they did a great job putting it in the truck.
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Posted by: Robert S. from Cedar Grove, NC on 05/13/2015
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So far I am happy with this equipment. Have used it twice on the driveway and it does the job. Thanks!
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long lane
Posted by: jerry p. from buckley, IL on 05/12/2015
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have a 1/2 mile lane works better than anything I have tried,my 18hp alis lawn tractor almost too small but a little more time it does it
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Dealing with a regularly washed out driveway.
Posted by: Robert Rook. from Fackler, AL on 05/12/2015
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Having lived here for just over a year now, we realise that a gravel driveway on a sloping drive is a recipe for disaster when it rains. Huge channels are produced as the rain finds it's way to the road. The solutions? 1) Pay someone to come and resurrect it each time OR 2) Buy a power grader, spend less than an hour getting used to it and refinish it oneself. Trust me option 2 is a winner. Oh one point, different tires for the lawn tractor, Turf Savers have zero grip for driving UP slopes. This item is a 'Must Have'.
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Great product
Posted by: Brandon S. from MYRTLE, MS on 05/11/2015
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Used this product one time and worked as advertised. It fixed ruts in road and saved me from buying 2 loads of gravel.
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A good product that could be great
Posted by: Douglas M. from Grass Valley, CA on 05/09/2015
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I read several of the reviews written by other owners and watched videos of the Power Grader before I bought one. I even built a wooden frame with metal screws and tried dragging that behind my pickup. All the large screws in my homebuilt device were bent over after the first 100 feet or so and by the end of an hour, the leading edges of the true dimension four by eights had been worn down to two inches. I'm not grading a tidy gravel driveway. I use two and a half miles of dirt road that is full of pine needles, tree braches, rocks and more than one outcropping of bedrock. The pine needles build up under the grader until you raise the teeth and leave them behind. Even in my extreme application the basic grader function is pretty solid. I've hit logs and my ATV has shaken pretty violently as I hit large rocks. The three shear pins were all broken in the first ten miles of grading. The hole the shear pins go through is egg shaped now, but that is the internal hole. The external hole is sound. There are several more internal holes in the handle that attaches the grader to the ATV, so I have options. The pin that holds the grader to the ATV hitch is bent, but not broken. After about fifteen miles of grading, I found the battery had fallen out of the grader. The plastic hold down for the battery broke. What is impressive is the size of the rocks that the DR is capable of lifting out of the ground. When there aren't any large rocks or pine needles around it works very well. With a little toughening up, it could reasonably be used in extreme applications like mine straight out of the box.
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Great
Posted by: Dale F. from GAYLORD, MI on 05/06/2015
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I have been using a scraper that my dad made and it worked fairly well, but since I got the power grader I've found how much more I can do with my driveway. Used across the driveway I was able to get a crown for the first time. It takes a while but starting deep on the edge and raising it in the middle it did move the dirt to the center. I would not advise the larger 60" model unless you have a utility tractor. The 48" is plenty for my riding mower (28 hp 54" cut). That is the sweet thing about this. As you run out of traction you can raise the grader just enough to keep moving. With time and patience you can get your driveway in tip top condition. My driveway was low in the middle and on a hill, so every time it rained the center would wash out. No more! Getting the crown in the center fixed my erosion problem. Now the water drains on the sides in the grass and does no harm at all. For an old disabled man it was my best choice as using a shovel was beyond my ability. Price is high but you get what you pay for.
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DR 48" grader
Posted by: Ted B. from MANCHESTER, IA on 04/30/2015
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I,am very happy with the grader. It worked flawless after assembly. Very impressed with the work that was performed.would reccomend this grader. thanks.
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Me
Posted by: Frank K. from Layton, UT on 04/26/2015
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Works quite well. It takes a few passes to fill in ruts
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Awesome Product......except:
Posted by: Stu B. from Pleasant Lake, MI on 04/25/2015
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I've had the DR Power Grader for 2 months. First, let me say it has absolutely transformed my driveway. Potholes are gone. Ugly center patch of grass...gone. Inconsistent sides...gone. The edges are straight as a string. It looks better than ever. The machine is tough as nails, easy to assemble/operate. But, the battery set up is unreliable and if the battery doesn't work, the unit is junk. Hard to imagine so much effort went into such a fine product but is rendered useless by a wiring system so cheesy. I'm going to reroute the wiring completely around the battery directly to the battery of my quad and see if that works.
Response from DR SupportThank you for your thoughtful feedback on the DR® Power Grader. We are going to have someone from our Tech Support Department contact you about your concerns relating to the battery. You can expect to hear from us in the next day or two. The Power Grader is a unique piece of equipment and will (as you have experienced) create quite a transformation of your driveway. Thank you for your business and for choosing DR® Power Equipment. We hope to hear from you again.
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Impressive!!
Posted by: SETH H. from CUMBERLAND, MD on 04/16/2015
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I have only had the Power Grader for a couple weeks and finally got a chance to give it a try. I was very skeptical as to whether or not this little thing would do any justice with my driveway which is about 1000' long and 10' wide. My driveway was in very bad shape with ponds for potholes and a huge crown through the center. It was basically very hard pack dirt and gravel. The first go with the Power Grader was great while it lasted, I got a bad battery which only lasted a very short while, but I talked with the service department at DR and they took care of the problem by sending me a new battery after we diagnosed mine was faulty. Once I got the new battery and once again did the recommended 2-3day charge I was able to finally finish the driveway. I spent a total of 5hrs pulling this thing up and down my driveway with my atv and it never missed a beat. I did break a couple shear pins on some hidden large rocks but that's what they are there for. It looks so nice the neighbor asked me if I had hauled in new stone, but this thing dug up all the hidden stone that had been buried for years. All in all so far I am very impressed with this thing. Highly Recommend!! The only bad remarks i can make on this thing is battery issue and really think the weight tray should be made of metal instead of plastic.
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Excellent product!
Posted by: Stephen K. from Boomer, NC on 04/16/2015
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I must admit I was skeptical about your claims of what the DR Power Grader could do. I have a well packed gravel driveway about .4 of a mile long. Over the years it has developed a ridge down the center. Thanks to the “Power Grader” the driveway is now flat again. It took multiple passes but it worked. The only change / improvement / “wish list” I would suggest would be to make the scrapper blade adjustable to enable moving the loosened gravel to the left or right as needed. Great product, wish I had bought it a long time ago!
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Works As Advertised
Posted by: John B. from Greenville, TX on 04/08/2015
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Easy to assemble. Used it immediately after charging battery. Filled in pot holts and smoothed out ridges as advertised. Works best with smaller gravel, but did pretty well with larger rocks. Driveway was hard packed and took about 5 passes to smooth it. Was pleased with the results.
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48" DR GRADER
Posted by: Tim S. from Montgomery, PA on 03/26/2015
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I purchased my grader 5 years and 5 batteries ago. 1st problem is the batteries cannot withstand a 1/2 mile very hard road. I was literally shattering the inside of battery. I converted to a mid size island marine battery and mounted it in a padded box. Problem solved. I have broke welds and 3 bars so far. All in all I was buying and spreading $1500.00 in stone every year. Now only 2 loads a year and the rest is graded back up. I will buy another grader in a heartbeat now that I no what to do and how to do it. I see that batteries are still the biggest problem.
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Power grader
Posted by: ARTHUR T. from STARKE, FL on 03/24/2015
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I think it will work good. I tried it on a sm,all sectionm of my driveway. It filled the ruts and potholes although it took several passes to do so. It did better with the drag screen attached. I believe I will be happy with the power grader.
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Better than sliced bread...
Posted by: RONALD A. from MEHERRIN, VA on 03/13/2015
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I am really impressed with the performance of this grader so far. Today was the first time I was able to use it due to bad weather and although a little slow cutting at first due to the packed driveway it did a superb job with multiple passes. If you have a 4 wheel drive ATV it should give you minimal issues with grading at full depth... Thanks DR for a Great Product!
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Dr Power Grader
Posted by: John B. from BULLS GAP, TN on 02/22/2015
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The grader done everything it was advertised, I am very pleased from shipping to putting the machine together, to the use. I would recommend this to anyone who has a gravel driveway.
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Study Piece of Equipment...
Posted by: Weylan B. from Highland Ranch, CO on 02/17/2015
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The PG came with OUTSTANDING assembly directions THAT NEED TO BE FOLLOWED PRECIOUSLY. Do NOT make any assumptions on the next steps, the instructions are VERY easy to follow and make TOTAL SENSE when you just take your time! Have only tried to use the equipment once so far and the ground was somewhat frozen so I didn't get a "full feeling" on how well it's going to work for me, but it sure seems like it did what I want it to do!
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Does what it says
Posted by: Micah M. from FRONT ROYAL, VA on 02/06/2015
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Purchase the refurbished model was clean freshly painted when I received it w/ no damage. works great does with the description. I live up in the mountains so my driveway is really rocky and rough The box blade smooth it right out no problems. I recommend this product to homeowners.
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Fabulous product
Posted by: john n. from kingsburg, CA on 01/03/2015
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Thank you for a wonderful tool that was delivered a few weeks ago. The last 20 years working to smooth our 1 acre park area was reduced to about 3-4 hours over 2 weeks. Fabulous; durable; cuts heavy or just barely. I am pleased. John Nugier.
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Nice Machine
Posted by: Robert C. from Sacramento, CA on 01/02/2015
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I am very satisfied with the DR grader. Assembly was easy and it performs as advertised. Used it to grade my driveway and parking area.
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More than I expected!
Posted by: Burl R. from CHUGIAK, AK on 12/18/2014
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I have come to the conclusion that I have definitely "over-bought" the first time that I used my new 48” DR Power Grader. I have a fairly large driveway that is comprised of 90 yards of D-1 crushed rock, 35' X 250', that requires tending every spring and fall. This driveway is also a parking area for my wife's B&B. This task normally takes me the better part of a day to level, drag, screen and roll to get to acceptable degree of neatness. I attached the Power Grader to my 20 HP Garden Tractor and proceeded to learn how to operate the grader. About the time I had the Grader figured out I was done! 28 minutes; exactly! I moved more material in that time than I ever did. One area was 3" low; filled in with 2 passes. I spent another 20-25 minutes dragging the area with a screen and another hour rolling the crushed rock area down flat, two directions. It will remain this way for approx. 6 months. So now I am done in 2 hours with what used to take me 8-9 hours. Now my wife has found other "honey-do this" for me. I'm trying to figure out if I am ahead or not since I bought my DR Power Grader!
Response from DR SupportThanks so much for the terrific review on the DR Power Grader. Too funny about the Honey Do list! We'd love pictures of your successful grading project. We really appreciate your business.
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Power Grader
Posted by: Sam W. from Ft. Wayne, IN on 10/31/2014
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I have used it twice on 2 seperate driveways. It works fairly decent, but seems like it should be a little lower in back. Doesn't grade well without being low enough that teeth still dig in. Pulling it behind a craftsman garden tractor.
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hopefully will last
Posted by: FRANK J. from BELCOURT, ND on 10/09/2014
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we were only able to use for a few hours and then the battery went dead. We charged it as required but it didn't work. Tim from the technical support was very helpful and he walked us thru every possible solution. It was determined that the actuator sensor was not working. They are sending a new one out and we are anxiously waiting to see if this purchase was really worth the price.
Response from DR SupportThank you for the review on the DR Power Grader. We are sorry that there was a problem with the machine’s actuator sensor and happy Tim was able to help. Please let us know how the Power Grader does work for you once you’ve had an opportunity to use it. We appreciate all feedback. Thank you from everyone at DR® Power for your business.
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DR Power Grader Faults
Posted by: Anthony S. from SALEM, AR on 10/09/2014
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I got it together and it does not work! A brand new machine! I contacted the service people and did get some advice was told I could take it to a dealer...what kind of a reception do you think the dealer will give me because I did not purchase it there??? And how do I get it there hire someone to take it? I paid big money for a broken piece of equipment where is your QA? I am very disappointed in my purchase I can send it back but how am I going to package it and get it to a carrier??? I feel I wasted my money I have a machine sitting in my garage that does not work. Any suggestions?
Response from DR SupportWe’re sorry your Power Grader isn’t working! Did the troubleshooting information we sent help solve the problem?

As far as bringing it to our dealers, all of our dealers know that we have a large direct sales business also. When they signed on with us they agreed to work on “all” of our equipment regardless of where it was purchased.

The Power Grader is a large piece of equipment to transport, but the components can easily be removed from the framework for easier transport.

Rest assured, we will be getting your unit running like it should be very shortly if the troubleshooting didn’t work.

We will be contacting you to follow up on how your machine is working.
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Slow start, good finish
Posted by: Johnny N. from Carrollton, VA on 10/05/2014
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Received the grader and after an easy assembly, I graded our gravel driveway and the grader did an excellent job. After winter storage, the actuator would not work. I was told by support the battery had not been charged before storage and I would have to purchase a new battery. The new battery revealed it was actually the receiver that was faulty. Support sent a new receiver and the grader now works fine. The four stars are for the grader, in working order, doing a good job. The one star withheld for having to buy an unneeded battery and the time spent online, on the telephone and disassembly, testing and reassembly of a brand new expensive piece of equipment. I look forward to continued use of the grader.
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Battery fails
Posted by: Tanner S. from Helena, MT on 09/10/2014
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Had the same experience as many other customers. The battery fails after 1 year even if stored in perfect conditions. If your considering this product, tack on an extra $100 a year for battery replacements.
Response from DR SupportWe’re sorry you are having an issue with the battery. We’re not sure what the “perfect conditions” you mention are? As this is being used on a Power Grader, it can’t be recharged while it’s in use. The battery should be fully charged before each use, right after each use & every 1-2 months when not in use. The ground wire from the battery should also be disconnected when not in use because the receiver is constantly “looking” for a signal and it will drain the battery. The life of a lead acid battery is greatly degraded when it is drained too low. We will give you a call to discuss this further.
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DR Power Grader Review
Posted by: JAMES H. from WHITMORE LAKE, MI on 09/08/2014
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Item was delivered on time, easy to unpack, easy to assemble, no problems learning to use it. It works on our gravel lane, just as advertised, much better than the drag harrow we were using. The remote height adjustment is essential and functions well. We are quite happy with this purchase, and expect many years of service from this excellent product.
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Poor Battery and Customer Service
Posted by: William S. from MILTON, WI on 07/31/2014
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I live in a rural area and have a 1/3 mile long driveway that is gravel and bought this machine to maintain it. First, the machine itself. It does work. It does a good job of gravel maintenance. I used to rent a bobcat to "fix" my driveway once a year and this grader does keep my driveway smooth and fills low spots/wash out areas. The bad… the battery and customer service. I assembled the machine upon delivery and charged it overnight per instructions. I used it 10 minutes the very next day, the battery died and would not hold a charge at all. I called and was sent a new battery. I used the machine once every other week during the spring, summer, and fall probably a total of 10 times. Again, the battery suddenly won't hold a charge for more than 5 minutes. With the machine still under warranty, I called and was told the battery was not an item covered under warranty plus they sent one previously. Again, the first battery charged per instructions lasted a total of 10 minutes and would not accept a charge at all. The second did work, but lasted for approximately 10 uses with appropriated charging and battery maintenance. Personally, I think the batteries are truly a cheaply manufactured product. The worst part for me…. after the customer service rep told me the battery issue was "not covered" and I would have to purchase a new one, she then tried to sell me an extended warranty for $159.
Response from DR SupportThank you for posting a review. We apologize for the issue you had, but are glad to hear how the Power Grader is performing for you! The Battery is considered a wearable part and isn't covered under warranty. We replaced the 1st one as it was a brand new machine and should have been working properly.

The battery should be fully charged before the 1st use, right after each use & every 1-2 months when not in use. It should also be disconnected from the harness when not in use to avoid being drained by the receiver. Battery life can be significantly reduced if it is left in a depleted state.
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Better than I thought
Posted by: John B. from CHRISTIANSBURG, VA on 07/23/2014
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I was skeptical but finally ordered a DRPowergrader. It came to a shipping terminal and surprise! it fit in the back of my pick up. Assemly was easy. Now that it is up and running behind my Yamaha Kodiak ATV I love this thing! My wife is happy because after a few hours, the ruts were smoothed out. Our driveway is long (private road) and steep with two tight corners. I figured it would smooth the ruts but I had a gully on one side that I figured to fill in by hand. No way Jose, the DRPg filled those ruts in as well. It is a keeper!
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Works well, did a great job.
Posted by: Donnie R. from CAMPOBELLO, SC on 07/21/2014
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Only used grader once since I buy it. Work without any problems. The road I used it on had not been graded for several years and had grass growing in the middle with ruts on a steep grade. Grader didn't get rid of all the grass the three times I went over it but did bring the old gravel to the top and move the gravel the the ruts in the road where it was needed.Going to add new gravel to the road which the grader will level with no problem.
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Works Well. Bad Battery
Posted by: Alan from SALEM, WI on 07/11/2014
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We had a long rutted up, packed down driveway and this product did an amazing job. Takes some patience, but works. My only complaint is that the battery died on the second use. I called customer service and a helpful tech. said to test the battery and call back and they would probably send a new battery if it was bad. It was bad and being impatient and wanting to finish the job, I bought a battery locally. When I called DR back, they would not send a new battery since I had already purchased one and would not reimburse purchase price. This does not seem right, so 5 stars for the product and 3 stars for customer service.
Response from DR SupportWe're sorry you had an issue with the Battery & for the confusion with the reimbursement, but thanks for bringing it to our attention. Batteries are considered a wearable part, but when it’s brand new we will cover them on a case by case basis. We prefer to replace them with our battery, but can reimburse with proper documentation.

Thanks again for leaving a review. We’re glad it's taking care of your driveway!
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As advertised
Posted by: Thomas S. from Holland, MI on 07/08/2014
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I've purchased other DR equipment and this grader did not disappoint. The driveway & approach at our cabin went from weedy and ugly to looking brand new when I was finished. It helped to read the reviews that others had written as well as watching the videos. I'll agree that the battery connection and system are on the light side for this type of equipment, but I can work with it. The grader performed better than expected and paid for itself in just one use. Well done, easy to assemble. I now own the Power Grader, a Chipper/Shredder, Log Splitter and a Brush Hog. I have yet to be disappointed with anything I've purchased and used. Great products!
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Power Grader
Posted by: Arlis S. from Dorset, OH on 05/03/2014
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I purchased my 48" power grader a few days ago it arrived. Only took a short time to put together. My driver way is about 200 yards long. to about 3 hours and now it looks as if I just had a load of gravel delivered. It filled in all the pot holes and smoothed out the ruts. The only problem I see will be the connection to the battery. the push on tip ends will not hold up and do not make a good connection can easily be replaced with ends to can connection right to the battery.
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Impressed the neighbors
Posted by: William A. from WILLIAMSON, NY on 04/19/2014
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We share a 900 foot gravel driveway. I was skeptical about what this thing might accomplish on pothole invested, snow plow scarred, tamped down, rock hard gravel, but it tore through it very well and leveled everything off. It took several passes and about 2-1/2 or 3 hours towing behind a Cub Cadet GT 2000. Did have a problem with the battery which will cost two stars for this reviewer. Charged it all night and it started out fine but when I finished with the deep digging I needed to raise the teeth it was dead. Tested it and found it just would not hold a charge. Called service tech and they are sending a replacement. Its a shame because this thing is a great design, but the battery power is definitely a weak spot. It will tow and grade without battery power, you just can't adjust the height of the scarifiers. Would prefer a manual adjustment, like a lever to keep it simple and reliable.
Response from DR SupportThank you the review. We’re sorry about the battery issue. We’re glad it has taken care of your driveway. It does usually take multiple passes to get it done properly, but it does the job!

We will pass your suggestion on to our engineering team for future consideration.
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OK when it's not broke down
Posted by: Deb M. from Chadwick, IL on 03/31/2014
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Overall my 48” Grader does a good job, but that’s ONLY when it’s not broken. I use mine to maintain my gravel driveway which is about 400 foot long. I generally only use it three times a year (once in the spring, summer, and fall). I’ve have several parts fail on my Grader almost annually. It seems the weakest link in these Graders are the transmitter / receivers (the electrical controller that raises and lowers the Grader). Mine has failed every other year, and like most electrical items it’s expensive to replace. The last time my transmitter / receiver failed was last summer (2013), I was told these parts were out of stock and on back ordered (wonder why?). Customer service was to contact me when more arrive but it’s now spring of 2014 and still no word from DR.
Response from DR SupportWe apologize for the issues you have had & for the delay in response. We dropped the ball on getting back to you. Hopefully the replacements sent have fixed the issue & you are back to grading!

We will contact you to check in and see how it’s going.
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Great Product
Posted by: David H. from MONROVIA, IN on 03/11/2014
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My gravel driveway and is over 1/4 mile long and had been looking for something to grade and maintain it. I know DR has been around a long time and that usually means great quality. I bought the grader and am very pleased with its performance and quality. I pull it behind a 25hp Dixie Chopper and it really does a great job. Beyond the product Dr has great customer service and will be doing business with them again.
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Amazing!
Posted by: Virgil J. from Lovettsville, VA on 02/16/2014
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I own a 12-acre horse farm, and have the dirt roads and parking lots that go with it. With rain and traffic, the gravel gets unevenly distributed and pot-holes appear. Heavy snow plowing doesn't help it much either! However, I used this thing once, and it's truly amazing! Granted, my driveway was not as pretty as the product video, so it did take a few passes at gradually increasing depths, but this really saved my driveway! I thought I was going to have to purchase a few tons of gravel, but the DR Power Grader did a good enough job that I'll be able to put that purchase off for awhile. This is probably my favorite piece of equipment!
Response from DR SupportThank you for your review! So happy you love your Power Grader - we think it's a very special piece of equipment as well; saving you money from having to bring loads of gravel in - simply spread what's already there back into its rightful place. Thank you again and if you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-376-9637.
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Works Great
Posted by: mllc413 from Massachusetts on 09/28/2013
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I bought the 48" power grader to take care of my gravel driveway, which isn't particularly long at about 300 feet. However, it's on a fairly steep hill, so every time it rains, it washes out creating deep ruts that can make my car bottom out. My previous method of maintaining the driveway was to spend hours shoveling the loose gravel into a yard cart and dumping it into the ruts, and that was a back breaking task. The first time I used the Power Grader, I hadn't worked on the driveway in about a year, so some ruts were easily a foot deep where the water runs through. I had the guys at the factory store assemble it for me, so I can't comment on setup, but using it is very easy with the remote control. I use a 400CC 4x4 Can-Am ATV that does very well with pulling lots of material, I think if it were any lighter, it would struggle. I Have two small issues with the Grader. the first is I wish that there was a depth meter on the unit so that after I raise it up to turn around, I could put it back to the same setting rather than guess how far down the blade is. The second is, the wiring for the battery and electronics is exposed, I think that on a ground engaging attachment, especially one of this price, that it would be protected more. And that brings me to my last comment on the Power Grader, while it does a great job, and really does work very well, it is very expensive for something that seems like it should be MUCH cheaper, I paid around $1300 with the 5 year warranty, which I think is a lot. if I had a tractor with a 3 point hitch, I could buy a box blade or a York rake that would do the same job for less than half the cost.
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6 years of use review
Posted by: DanD2 from Maine on 09/07/2013
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After many years of dragging my bucket backwards on my tractor to smooth out my 660 ft driveway I decided to buy one of these back in 2007. After 6 years of use, the mechanical parts of the unit have held up very very well. It stays outside for most of the summer and gets put away in a shed during the winter. Paint has held up very well, some of the non painted surfaces (nuts/bolts/washers etc) have just started to rust this year, the rest still looks new.I bought an extra set of scarifying teeth when I bought the unit but have not needed to use them yet. Battery was junk within 2 years. I did not buy a new one as I modified the terminal ends of the wires and now use a car battery and place it in the rock tray. I've also had to resplice some of the connections as they eroded within 2 1/2 years. Every once in a while I have to take the remote control unit apart and reposition the battery and battery holder as it moves and comes off of the contacts...no big deal just a pain sometimes. As far as doing what it is intended to do....it does an AWESOME job, albeit a bit slow. It takes more passes than what I had originally expected but much better than dragging the bucket.
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Great pc. of equipment.
Posted by: Billy75 from Pennsylvania on 08/14/2013
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I have a 1200' stone driveway and this grader is the best and easiest thing I have used to date to smooth my wash outs. Including a loader/ backhoe with an 8' blade that clamps onto the bucket. I pull it with a utv with ease.
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Product was easy to assemble and works great.
Posted by: Juan3800 from Iowa on 08/07/2013
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I was missing four bolts originally in packaging. However, after customer service was contacted, they imediately expedited the missing parts. Great customer service for this product.
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I would buy again!
Posted by: Jerry7 from Ohio on 08/06/2013
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The first day I used it the grader worked great. The second attempt, the machine would not function. After contacting DR via chat on their website they had me do certain tests to determine the problem! Ultimately it was determined the battery wasn't functioning even after recharging it twice. NOT A PROBLEM! Within 3-4 days I had a new battery from DR! They stood behind their product and I would buy from them again!
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The DR Powergrader is outstanding!
Posted by: Strecz from Pennsylvania on 07/23/2013
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I wish I would of bought this four years ago when I bought this house. I have a 1/4 mile drive way and have been dealing with pot holes the whole time. I've spent about 6 hours on the driveway and it's 110% better. I've had to spend some time picking out the bigger rocks, but once there all out, it's going to be great!
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works as advertised
Posted by: Ralph62 from Missouri on 07/23/2013
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My initial reaction to this piece of equipment was hesitant, as the supplied battery failed after about a 1/2 hr. Refused to take a charge. A call to customer support got a new battery sent out within a week. The grader has worked flawlessly since that time. I have an ATV that I pull it with and found that by disconnecting the grader and turning it manually, instead of trying to back up with it attached to the ATV is much quicker and fairly easy to do. The grader is well balanced so this isn't a difficult task. My road and driveway are narrow, so turning around with the grader attached was a chore. It does a very fine job knocking the crown off of the driveway and leveling the road. I am very pleased overall with the performance of this equipment.
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Very nice product
Posted by: Bates420 from Michigan on 07/22/2013
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I bought this grader after several attempts in trying to smooth out my driveway with other equipment. I bought a house and the driveway is about 1200 feet long and was in horrible condition. I bet no one ever graded it in 20 years plus, it had gulleys and potholes everywhere. I spent about 6 hours with the grader and my driveway looks almost brand new!!!
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Easy to set up and use.
Posted by: DGoose from Indiana on 07/18/2013
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The product went together easy. I then worked the driveway with and it looked 100% better with good distribution of the gravel. The ease of use was great with the power actuator working well.
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TEXAS TOUGH
Posted by: Draftmule from Texas on 07/12/2013
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I was skeptical about the 48" Power Grader being able to handle the job. I only have a 18.5 horse power Cub Cadet to pull it, right now. Our driveway is a mix of granite gravel, 3/4" road base and caliche. Some of the ruts were 10" deep and 20' long. It takes a little while to learn how deep you can set the teeth. But after a few passes to break the material up, the blade moved it into the ruts and cut down the high spots. I was amazed at the size of the rocks that the teeth were able to pull out. The ruts are gone, the driveway is smooth. Now, with easy maintenance, I can keep the driveway smooth and save money because I do not have to buy more material every time a rut develops. I am happy to recommend the grader. Thanks, DR.
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Well built and easy to use.
Posted by: Aviator65 from Iowa on 07/10/2013
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Pulls easily behind mower to loosen dirt and level uneven ground.
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Smoothed our 800' Pothole-Gouged Driveway
Posted by: SugarRiverRancher from Wisconsin on 07/05/2013
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After getting a $3,000 quote to dump gravel and smooth our 800' dirt driveway, we ordered the DR Power Grader and in a day had it looking better than it ever has. It paid for itself on the first day of use. Our long hard-packed drive got pretty torn up from last winter's plowing, and likely hadn't been graded for years -- certainly not since we bought the place 5 years ago. We made the first passes a day after a fairly heavy rain and probably did another 20 passes over the following two weekends after an intervening rain helped spot areas needing further attention. We are astounded -- the grassy crown in the drive was eliminated, the holes and ruts evened out, and a smooth edge is now etched on either side. FYI we used a 50-lb concrete block to add weight. I'm kicking myself I didn't make the investment earlier, and highly commend the DR Power Grader to anyone with a dirt driveway. Fantastic product.
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This product does all that it is supposed to do.
Posted by: robert58 from Iowa on 07/05/2013
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My husband is out right now using the power grader. Just like a kid in a candy shop. Just amazing how the gravel areas look like we just laid new gravel. What a money saver as we have over 2 miles of graveled roads.
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works well to smooth topsoil
Posted by: Gunner224 from Indiana on 07/02/2013
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Used unit to smooth entire half acre yard prior to seeding lawn. Took down most high spots and filled in low spots by driving around in circles for several hours. Drag screen and blade tumbling action broke up clay clods well, and brought out the large rocks. Plastic tray was handy for gathering up rocks while adding balast weight. Have yet to see what it will do on driveway stone, but ought to work well too. Need a good tractor to pull it up hill.
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I thought it would be more durable
Posted by: Kate48 from New Mexico on 07/01/2013
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I have 3 horses and use this product to turn under the manure daily, that being said I had used a "half size" cinder block in the plastic bucket (for weight)and the plastic has indeed cracked and broken and the remote has stopped working as well. I take very good care of my equipment and the corral is a dry lot so no rocks or such to damage the plastic tray. When I first got the grader I was thrilled and would be still if not for faulty pieces. I do like the way it works with my 4 wheeler and it has lightened my work load I am disappointed in the durability in the "plastic" tray and the remote.
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The DR Power Grader performed as promised
Posted by: Ruckus41 from Arizona on 06/26/2013
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This is a great piece of equipment, solid construction made of quality materials. The remote fob worked well in adjusting the elevation of the cutting bar and if there is any down side to the operation of the grader it is on me, the operator. Now I just have to get my old 9N Ford tractor up and running to see what the DR Power Grader can really do. I pulled the grader with a 21 hp lawn tractor and I was able to groom my gravel driveway with relative ease but to tackle the dirt road to my house I'll need a heavier tractor but I have no doubt my DR Power Grader will perform as promised.
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this product is amazing
Posted by: aj44 from Michigan on 06/24/2013
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I never imaged my driveway would be so nice. I hit it once with my dr power grader and you could already tell that there was a difference. Its awesome and would recommend it to everyone with a driveway. thanks
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The DR power grader functions as advertised.
Posted by: Wayne7 from Louisiana on 06/23/2013
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My purpose in buying the DR Power Grader, 48 inch model, was for a one acre parking lot near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, covered with an average of 0 to 2 inches of loose topcoat limestone and a 4 inch base of aged limestone. The limestone is the size of road gravel, some size 57 and some size 62 all mixed together. My 18 horsepower lawn tractor was adequate. My strategy was to loosen the topcoat of limestone with repeat circuits and fill in the depressions. The machine worked properly. The shear bolts also worked properly, by shearing when I hit a stump and a block of buried concrete. The battery, for my first four months, has worked properly. For my needs the device worked better than a tractor and bucket. The power grader is a fine and affordable piece of equipment for reviving and leveling limestone.
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great product, but not as easy as shown on tv
Posted by: MisterP from Washington on 06/23/2013
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The grader does not work quite as easily as it shows on TV, but that could be because my driveway has been compacted over the last 5 years. After several passes the grader started to really make a difference. I'm sure that by the time I am done, and I keep up on the maintenance I will not have a rough driveway again
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just like in the commercial
Posted by: JB74 from Wyoming on 06/22/2013
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it brings up covered stone and fills in depressions just likr the ad says it will. saves money on another load of stones.
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works good
Posted by: motordoc from Minnesota on 06/22/2013
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On a hard, dry gravel drive it needed several passes to break it up but after working it for awhile, turned out real nice.
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tested and accepted
Posted by: Robar3 from Alabama on 06/21/2013
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My drive is about 1200 ft long and I have used several things over the last 20 yrs to keep it in good shape. I have used a roto tiller,scrape blade,disc's etc all of which take several steps to accomplish what I want. I looked into the power grader several yrs ago but was told by a dealer in my area that it probably would not be good for what I wanted, so back to the tiller etc until I went to the site one day and found the special deal listed. The price was still a little higher than I wanted to gamble with but I knew that with the return policy offered that I was going to take the final step and ordered the package. When it arrived at the warehouse everyone ask me how something so amall could be a " Power Grader" I told them that I would let them know later. The set-up was not a difficult job but did take a little time and after the proper battery charge time I gave it its first workout. It took a couple of tries to find th best speed but than I was really impressed with the job it did. What used to take several hours to do I did in less than one hour. My only complaint is that grass does plug up the teeth and you have to stop and clean them out pretty often. I have worked the drive way at least once a week and the grass problem is getting less and eventually will go away. I scraped the driv today and it took me 45 min to do what I used to spend all day doing. I'm well satisfied with my purchase.
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Kind of disappointed
Posted by: wannafarm from Ohio on 06/21/2013
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When i got the call my grader was ready to be picked up i was so excited to go pick it up i called in late to work. I got it home , put it together and put the battery on the charger. The first time i used it after about 20 passes the unit got stuck in the down position and i could not get it to operate. I called and explained what was going on , your associate sent me a new part which once again, very excited when it got there. Put it on and Nothing. I called again and was sent a second part which gave me the same result, nothing. Third callsent me a new battery which did put it back in operation. It may just be the overall condition of the country roads i live on, but it has not performed as i had hoped. I Really hoped it would work and i admit it does improve the driveway condition it did not repair it to the degree that i can justify its cost. The folks in your customer service department are very nice and accomidating by the way and quick to send the parts. I have just received the power trimmer today and looking forward to using it as well.
Response from DR SupportThanks for leaving a review about your Power Grader. We are sorry to hear you have experienced difficulties with your machine. Hopefully since you got the new battery it has been working fine.

We appreciate your enthusiasm & are sorry it hasn’t met your expectations.
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SIMPLE TO USE WITH EXCELLANT RESULTS
Posted by: Cooneye1 from Ohio on 06/21/2013
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I rate it a 100 in ease and results you get - fantastic
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The DR Power Grader performed very well.
Posted by: Omaklake from Washington on 06/20/2013
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I was very skeptical about how well the DR Power Grader would perform on my 1/4 mile gravel road. I used it in the spring when the lane was moist. It worked well even in compact gravel and pulled up a few large rocks. It didn't take long to adequately learn how to operate it. After a few passes I was surprised how well it filled in large potholes and left them nonexistent. It didn't work well where it was very muddy, but this I expected. I also used it to level dirt from the fire line that was built by a Cat during last years fire. It has already paid for itself and I consider it a very good tool.
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Does a Great Job!
Posted by: Stryker from Florida on 06/20/2013
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When pulling it with a 4-wheeler, (all week drive) it is great! When pulling it with a riding mower it was kinda tough on the mower itself. The mower has the power but without positraction or 4 wheel drive it would get hung up and was tough on the mower. Otherwise it does everything anyone would want. Great Grader!
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excellent product,
Posted by: oldguyDavidT from Illinois on 06/20/2013
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This was the second DR product that I have bought. I am so happy with the DR chipper I purchased, that DR had the edge when looking for a grader. The comparisons to other lower cost graders made sense to me, but at first I wondered if the remote controlled powered grader depth control was just an unnecessary gadget. It's not!! You need this. I have graded my driveway and parking area twice now and being able to raise the depth from the tractor seat whenever I take too big of a bite and lower it again is priceless. Cheaper brands have levers and other ways of controlling the depth but the battery powered actuator makes this unit well worth the money. The carbide tipped teeth is another big plus. My only regret is that this product is not made in this country, however the quality is outstanding and it is obviously made to ridged standards.
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Lightweight Attachment does its job
Posted by: Adam5 from Wisconsin on 06/20/2013
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I have tried this on my half-mile long driveway and it does a decent job of leveling the surface. Filling in potholes sometimes takes numerous passes to get the holes filled in and once full, you know that the same hole will need to be filled again. Overall a good product for the money, certainly not as expensive as big excavating equipment. It's easy to use, my four-wheeler barely knows that it's back there.
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Cured the winter ravages.
Posted by: yooper from Michigan on 06/20/2013
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I had been struggling with my road for years. Winter freeze and spring thaws made the road a rough roller coaster. The power grader filled the low spots and evened the ride. It now looks great and rides smooth.
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Beats hiring a contractor!
Posted by: DaveJ from South Carolina on 06/20/2013
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A contractor graded my driveway and spread superpak on it two years ago and did a lousy job! The DR Power Grader did a good job of loosening the old superpak, which was never right to begin with, and preparing for additional superpak. Due to overhead power lines, the delivery trucks could not spread their loads very well and I ended up with massive piles of superpak to spread. I had to knock down the piles by hand with a shovel to get them low enough to back the DR Power Grader up on top of the piles and begin spreading it, but it did work and I got the job done. It took about 5 hours to complete the job, but the driveway looked better than it has ever looked! The DR Power Grader and new superpak cost less than the previous contractor alone, and I still have the DR Power grader for future use!
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Great product, gets the job done
Posted by: Thomas52 from Texas on 06/20/2013
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I had previously purchased a DR Chipper and a DR Mower, both of which were awesome. I have a 1/4 mile dirt road that is heavily packed caliche. I just didn't see how something so small could maintain that road. I pondered the purchase for years. My only regret is that I didn't buy one sooner. We are in drought, and I went over it a bunch of times the first round and it did a pretty good job. Then we got a little rain, and I ran the grader over the road and it really smoothed it and dressed it. My friends can't believe how good the road looks and drives.
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A real money saver
Posted by: pasofino from California on 06/20/2013
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I have a 200 foot driveway which is on a small hill. Every winter the rains run down this hill and create deep ruts in the road. Going over with the DR power grader in the spring smooths it back again so I do not need to add gravel at a cost of $700 each spring. I only have to use the power grader for two seasons and its more than paid for itself, but I use it for other roads also. I can keep my horse trails looking good every spring. This grader has been a real god's send to my ranch.
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Service by Company was great
Posted by: Barry007 from Ohio on 06/20/2013
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The battery would not hold a charge, contacted the company and they promptly sent out a new battery which solved the problem. Very happy with the way the power grader smooths out the pot holes in driveway.
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Great performing road grader
Posted by: Tony82 from Washington on 06/19/2013
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I had been considering a Power Grader for several years, and last fall I bit the bullet and purchased a 48" unit. The performance has exceeded my expectations, and my road has never been this good before. Our road is very steep, and a 2-wheel drive John Deere 425 lawn tractor was not able to pull it up the hill, but my 4WD Gator did OK. I now have a 4WD John Deere 728 and it is a good match for the 48" width of the Power Grader. I'm glad I did not get the 60" unit because I don't think I would be able to pull the hill with it engaged. The Power Grader was delivered faster than quoted, and was very well packaged. My only reason for not rating the Quality as Excellent also is that the paint, while adhering well so far, is fading considerably after only 9 months or so.
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Even better than described... So thrilled!!
Posted by: SMEiler64 from Illinois on 06/19/2013
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This is the first product I ever bought anywhere that I just love!!! It does everything it was described to do & more! So glad I finally tool the plunge to spend the money on it!! My road WAS a disaster... Now it's really nice!!!
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highly recomend
Posted by: jaybob from Tennessee on 06/19/2013
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on my first pull I thought i would be disappointed until I made a few more passes. my driveway is crush run gravel. packed like concrete it smoothed out all the potholes and looks like a new drive. still can't believe it done such a great job.
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Performance is good. It does what it is suppose to do. The wheel design / quality is not the best.
Posted by: DaMU from Georgia on 06/19/2013
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One of the wheels came off the first time I used it, but since it has been performing adequately.
Response from DR SupportThanks for posting a review, we appreciate it! We apologize for the issue you had with the wheel. Hopefully it has been working fine since the fix? Please let us know if it isn’t.
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Good, not great
Posted by: Andy41 from Minnesota on 06/19/2013
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The rear blade does bounce some and leaves a little bit of a washboard effect. I'll try more weight in the basket to help.
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Overall good quality will save me lots of money over the years to come.
Posted by: Patterson from Indiana on 06/19/2013
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The DR Power Grader 48" with remote is a very good product. I have had it a month and have used it about 6 times. We had a badly pot-holed gravel drive, about 300 feet long which required a load of stone about every two to three years and hiring someone with a grader box to level and groom. I also have scraped it up with the snow blade on my Grasshopper (which is excellent for plowing snow but not very good at driveway grooming). The potholes would always reappear in the same places. I received the DR unit through a local business, assembled it at home, immediately hitched it to our Kubota and began scratching up the driveway which was dry and hard at the time. I was very impressed and happy with the results. I have continued to groom the drive after rains, or whenever I feel like it needs a little grading. The carbide teeth dig right in. The side rails do an excellent job of preventing the stones from spilling left and right and the leveling angle spreads the loosened stones very evenly, filling in the holes, etc. I was a little frustrated by the requirement to keep the battery charged so I rigged an electrical cable to plug into the 12 volt power outlet on the Kubota with stuff I had around my shop, thus eliminating the need to have a battery which I plan to set up as a battery for the spotlight I keep in the pickup. It's all good. Last time I hired someone to groom the drive it cost $900 and that was low bid. You do the math, the DR has already paid for itself. Almost forgot, I can easily roll the unit around on the garage floor to hitch it up and I especially like the little 'keyhole' hitch that slips easily over a hitch ball, no pin required. A good product that I highly recommend. DR should address the battery charge situation. Perhaps a pilot light that indicates full charge. I didn't see in their online store any option to plug into a power outlet, but if they have or develop a way to power directly from the tractor the product would border on perfect.
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Works exactly as it was suppose to work
Posted by: dkb50 from Louisiana on 06/19/2013
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We have a 300 feet limestone driveway and this product works perfect on it. This will save me lots of dollars on limestone.
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Works better than advertised
Posted by: Mike23117 from Maryland on 06/19/2013
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After reading the reviews I took a chance and purchased this to smooth out my 100yd driveway of bluestone and other assorted rocks etc. Simple to use, easy to work and after a few passes I was done !. The driveway winds up a hill but the automatic adjustment allowed me to keep traction and moving rock. At the end of the driveway is a state blacktop road, and the automatic adjustment lifted the tongs up and allowed me to turn around on the blacktop to start back down the driveway....Very nice !.
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I love it.
Posted by: bpnut from Wisconsin on 06/19/2013
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My grader was delivered fast. I'm disabled. I unpacked & assembled it in 30 min. It made my 400 ft. driveway, that had been neglected for 20 years,[ center grass strip and weeds] like a freshly graveled driveway. It did take a few passes on the center grass strip, but I was having fun. I'm now working on my trails thu the woods, smoothing for seeding. I love this thing.
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great for gravel drives
Posted by: rasman1944 from Virginia on 06/19/2013
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We have used this for our gravel drive and for our newly added yard area. It performed greatly for removing rocks I n our new yard. Thank you for a great product...
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Works as advertised!!
Posted by: EDL76 from North Carolina on 06/19/2013
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I was skeptical when I was buying it but it really does work as promised. My driveway is a half mile long and gains over 300 feet in elevation. I live in the Appalachians where it rains hard almost every afternoon in the spring and summer and I always had trouble keeping my gravel driveway smooth and rut free. My DR Power Grader takes the hard work out of driveway maintenance.
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I am more than pleased with my DR Power Grader
Posted by: wsmorgan from Virginia on 06/19/2013
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I have put it through its paces, and it has out performed all my expectations. I have an up hill driveway and I have been able to keep ahead of the thunderstorm run off so far this season. In the past I had to depend on a neighbors tractor to grade the driveway and still had to rack a lot. Four hundred feet of racking is a lot. Now I just take my Golden Retiever for a ride and DR it. I even DR two of my neighbors driveways. Thanks DR.
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Works as advertised!
Posted by: JackStraw1 from Kansas on 06/19/2013
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I have only used this twice for less than 3 hours on our circle driveway which had weeds growing in it. The weeds are gone and we have plenty of gravel in place of the dirt. It is amazing how it unearths all the previously laid gravel. We were sure we needed more gravel have a loader grade it like we did twice last year, so we have already saved 3-5 hundred dollars already. That is almost half the cost. I am amazed how tough the carbide teeth are. They still looks new. Our lawn mower works just fine pulling it. I am glad I avoided a cheaper grader. Really solved our problem with maintaining the drive.
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It has saved me $3,000 in crushed limestone...
Posted by: ChazMeatball from Michigan on 06/19/2013
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Before a friend of mine advised me to check out the DR Power website, I was going to bring in 3" of crushed limestone to "recover" my 1200 ft. driveway. Once I saw the 48" DR Power Grader, I pulled up customer reviews on several forums. I decided to give the DR Power Grader a try. When I received it, I hooked it up to my 25 hp lawn mower, added a cinder block and set out to grade my drive. Because my drive was in horrible shape, with several pot holes (3" - 4" deep), I had to make eight passes before I could really see a significant difference. The next day, when my wife went out to run errands, she was very impressed with how the drive looked. She couldn't believe how much gravel the DR Power Grader unearthed. We both agreed, that we did not have to bring in more crushed limestone. I just have to use the DR Grader occasionally, to keep my drive in good shape. For the do-it-yourselfer that doesn't want to purchase a tractor / blade combo or pay to have your drive maintained, get the DR Power Grader. You will be pleasantly surprised.
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Easy to control
Posted by: vjp710 from Massachusetts on 06/19/2013
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My driveway a circle thats over 300 ft around ...It filled in all the potholes ripped the weeds out and made driveway look great in no time.HIghly recomended for mantaining a smooth even surface
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exxellent product
Posted by: davidwilliam from Georgia on 06/19/2013
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Power grader is a great piece of equipment. Digs in great and smooths out my gravel driveway nicely. rugged front tynes are very effective and withstand the larger rocks i have hit. I would recommend this to anyone.
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Exceeds Expectations!
Posted by: Tom73 from Wisconsin on 06/17/2013
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I never write reviews. Never! However, I feel compelled to write this one as the 48" Power Grader I recently bought has exceeded my expectations a lot. I live on a gravel road 4/10th of a mile long with 9 other neighbors. Our road gets a lot of traffic from cars, delivery vehicles and occasionally large trucks. The road was packed down tight and had many potholes that we kept filling and after the first rain came right back. After an initial grading of many passes to get the gravel loose the road is now level and smooth. Waiting to see what happens after a hard rain, but I have no doubts the grader will resolve any issues the rain brings on. Now I don't have to break my back shoveling gravel as I only need to drive my lawn tractor down the road a couple of times and the road is great. My neighbors love it! I use a 14.5hp tractor and may buy a bigger one, as it "strains" a bit, but that's not the grader's fault.
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Does a great job of maintaining our gravel driveway
Posted by: MisterMike from Wisconsin on 06/03/2013
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We have a fairly good-sized driveway--roughly 250' long, with a connected circular drive and a large area of gravel at the end that's probably 80' by 100'. I was a little apprehensive about the power grader . . . not really sure if its performance would justify the cost. The driveway hadn't had anything done to it since its installation two years ago. It was pretty messed up--ruts, low spots, and a healthy distribution of oversized rocks (breaker) from early in our construction process. It took about a half hour to assemble the power grader, after which I hooked it to our 26 hp. lawn tractor and started grading. it took a couple of passes to loosen the gravel, after which I was able to restore the gravel driveway to like-new. In fact, it was better than new, since it's now almost perfectly level and free of the mini-boulders that were previously embedded throughout. I was able to fill in low spots by raising the grader and dumping the graded gravel into those spots as I pulled the grader over those areas. It took me a total of about three hours--mostly because I was learning the ropes and probably was a little more compulsive than most about getting everything to a state of perfection. If I'd been in a hurry, I could have certainly done the job faster than this. Ultimately, it turned out far, far better than I could have hoped. This little grader really does the trick. It's robust, works well, and hopefully will save me some money in the long term, in the form of savings on gravel deliveries. Yes, it's a little pricey, but my initial experience suggests that it's well worth the price!
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Does what it says.
Posted by: BigDipper from Florida on 03/26/2013
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About 1000' of Florida limestone and gravel. This thing is the boss! I'm using a 12 year old 20 HP Craftsman mower to pull it and once you get the feel with the remote it is a piece of cake. My driveway was crowned with turf and tons of pot holes and washboarding. This did a better job than my backhoe blade in the self leveling position. The first picture I shared with a friend they said "Hey, new gravel?" With what I would have spent in gravel alone this has paid for it self. I would love to see it built in the US however.
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This is a great product and does what it claims!
Posted by: Bubhead from Tennessee on 07/18/2012
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I have been using the 48" power grader for over 3 years with great success. It penetrates very packed material and moves it around. It has saved me LOTS of money on gravel for my driveway while helping me fix areas that wash in heavy storms. The ONLY gripe I have with it is the battery life. They just don't last. I am already on my 4th battery in the time that I have owned it. You can get them cheaper than what DR sells and it is the exact same battery, but still it is aggravating to have it not work because the battery won't charge any more. I realize that the battery needs to be charged frequently as obviously the machine can't recharge it without a motor, but it still causes me problems every season. I try to keep it charged in the off-season, but they just won't last. Otherwise, this is a great product for anyone with a gravel driveway of some length that has washing problems. Thanks DR! This is my second great product.
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I would change some things on the grader
Posted by: Dickone from Michigan on 05/29/2012
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I like the grader but, I think the swivel wheels need to be so they don't swivel, which I did with mine, wheels pick up a lot of dirt when wheels are up. I would like to see longer tines to dig deeper in grassie parts of the road which my road has a lot of. I put at least 100 lbs on my unit so as to dig deeper. Unit works good but,would be better with longer tines. I always work at a slow speed which is what you have recomended.
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The Dr. helps me mow in a 20th of the time it took me before. Easy to run my wife likes to use it...
Posted by: betty from California on 05/15/2012
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I must keep my weeds down because of fire and also my grandchildren come over and there are rattlesnakes around in warm weather. It does the job so fast and good. I have too Dr Rs sometimes my grandson borrows it for his back yard.
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The grader makes the driveway like new!
Posted by: superdave46 from Ohio on 04/30/2012
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We have a quarter mile gravel driveway that was put down in 1976. Over the years we have spent countless hours maintaining it. We have also purchased gravel to do the repairs. The grader not only works well it has saved me money by not having to purchase more gravel. The 48" model fits perfectly between the wheel wells in my pickup for transporting. I only wish i had it since 1977.
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Saves money in gravel and makes for a smooth ride.
Posted by: Reblrousr99 from Virginia on 04/30/2012
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When I first got the DR Power Grader and removed it from it's crate I was skeptical and was thinking that I may have wasted my money. Boy was I wrong! It works great and smoothes out the washboard and pot holes. I have owned it for several years now and the only issue I have had is a wheel bracket weld broke loose. I had it rewelded and reinforced and it is still going strong! We do not need gravel as much as we did before the DR Power Grader so it pretty much pays for itself!
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Amazing Product!
Posted by: Reded658 from North Carolina on 04/30/2012
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I bought the 48" Power Grader a year ago. I had some huge reservations about my plans for it. I bought it to maintain 7/10 mile of steep curvy mountain road which receives a lot of damage from the elements. Deep washout ruts have been common when heavy rains overflow our drainage ditches. It is a combination of hardpack, gravel of various grades, and native rock. It has challenged much larger machines including large tractors and small dozers, both of which have suffered major damage on this road. My wife, who is used to my thinking outside the box, and my neighbors, who share the use of the road, all thought I was nuts when I first took the Power Grader out behind my 21hp yard tractor and started working on the road last fall. Actually, I kind of wondered if I was nuts, nyself. After all, this was the road that had destroyed a Cat 2 box blade being pulled behind my 85HP 4wd farm tractor. Well, it didn't take long for trepidation to turn into amazement. For all of us. It took a while but when I was done the road was in better shape than it had ever been in during the 20 years that I've lived here. But that's not the most amazing part. More amazing is the fact that it stayed fixed with no further maintenance or repair needed all winter or spring. And we had some heavy rains which, in the past, would have turned the road into a mass of washed out ruts and would have required frequent repairs when we were using the box blades and dozers to maintain the road. We haven't had to do much more than minor leveling since the Power Grader pulled gravel out of the road and redistributed it in the washouts and over the entire surface last fall. The ability of the front rake to find and redistribute gravel where it is needed before being leveled by the rear blade is amazing. Its ability to concentrate on finding and redistribiting gravel for repairs and resurfacing seems to be the key to its success on our road. Gravel stays put where the dirt that was being moved around by dozer and box blades just washed out again. It has been amazing for those of us who have struggled with the problem of keeping our road passable in the past to observe. The little Power Grader has become a topic of conversation at every neighborhood get together since I repaired the road with it last fall. The grader itself shows no wear or signs of damage. I credit this to the shear pin hitch design which works very well to protect both the grader and my little tractor from shock damage if the grader hooks on something immovable. The hard steel construction of the blade and rake is snowing no wear after hours of usage. The remote lift system works very well but may be the weakest part of the grader. I've had to use the warranty to replace the lift actuator but I'm hoping that was just a fluke. If this hadn't happened, I'd have given the grader a perfect grade. DR's warranty service is great, by the way, should you ever need it. If you've got any doubts about whether a Power Grader can do your job, don't ask me. Ask my neighbors. They'll probably still tell you that I'm nuts but they'll be more than willing to sing the praises of.the DR Power Grader for you.
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The DR Power Grader was a hit!
Posted by: Curt01 from Pennsylvania on 04/29/2012
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Our local baseball team was literally getting hurt by bad hops in the infield. After years of neglect, the dirt had become cratered and very uneven. I donated my time and DR Power Grader to work the infield into a smooth, professional grade surface. Our baseball players and parents THANK YOU DR Power Equipment!
Response from DR SupportWe're glad it took care of the Ball field for you!
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I love the power grader!
Posted by: hardworker from Vermont on 04/27/2012
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The power grader gets the job done every time! It is easy to use and does a great job!
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Not worth the money
Posted by: paul24 from Maine on 04/27/2012
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Do not buy this product if you own a three point hitch tractor, buy a grader or box scraper for less money. I would only recommend this product if you only have a garden tractor or a tractor without a three point hitch. Before I got the DR Power Grader I graded my drive way with a Craftsman Box Scraper(cost $199) and a garden tractor, took a while but did the job and never broke. The DR Power Grader was faster and easier than the Craftsman, but the scarifying teeth unit has bent and one one the teeth has fallen off. After only 3 uses, and of course not covered by the warranty. On a driveway that had been graded many times before. Now I also have to disconnect the battery after every use or the remote control will discharge it, a pain. I wish I had return it in the trial window, my bad.
Response from DR SupportGive us a call in Tech Support at 1-888-550-0062. You are still in your extended warranty period and the Teeth shouldn't be bent or have broken off unless you were cranking on the speed and hit something solid. We can cover a replacement Scarifying bar for you. I put a note in your file.
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Our DR grader is easy to use
Posted by: Reds71Nova from Idaho on 04/26/2012
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It does good on ruts but I have a hard time getting my drive even. The driveway slopes to the middle. It is very easy to move around even when not hooked up to the 4wheeler. We have had ours for about six years and have changed the battery only once. This year though, one of the tires ripped off the axle and the husband will have to weld it back on. That kind of sucks. Overall our gravel driveway looks good after.
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Has paid for itself in savings on gravel I did not have to purchase.
Posted by: Glenn50 from Indiana on 04/25/2012
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We live on a hill with a steep gravel driveway. Prior to buying the DR power grader we had to purchase gravel for our drive at least once each year. Since starting to use the unit we have not had to buy gravel for several years. I am very pleased with this unit!
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The product was well worth the money.
Posted by: Mike70 from New York on 04/24/2012
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i purchased the DR Grader a few years ago before you had the wireless controller. I have saved a lot of time fixing my drive way. After all of the rain that came from Hurricane Irene I had my work cut out for me. I was able to fix my driveway injust a couple hours. If I had to repair the driveway with a shovel and a rake, I would have spent a few hundred dollars purchasing fill and about three days of work.
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This product has good features.
Posted by: dave13 from Virginia on 04/24/2012
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I use this product a few times a year to help grade our 3/4 mile road. It does a good job on smoothing out the rain ruts and has saved us hour of raking. I like the fact that the pins break off individually. This allows us to continue and replace them as needed. I wish their ws a local dealer in our area. But the customer service on the phone has been great and anything ordered arrived promptly.
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Very happy on every level!!
Posted by: Larry41 from Tennessee on 04/24/2012
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We love our DR power grader!! Really does the trick on our long steep driveway and circle drive in front of the house. Our neighbor who has two different tractors and all the attachments for them, was very impressed with the job our power grader was doing. The whole purchase process with DR was very pleasant, from the polite knowledgeable person on the phone to the delivery process. We have had the grader for about 3 or 4 years and it starts right every time! No problems whatsoever.
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WORKS AS ADVERTISED.
Posted by: BULLZi from Washington on 04/24/2012
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EASE OF USE IS GREAT, THE BATTERY ACTUATIONS LASTED BEYOND EXPECTATIONS, MATTER OF FACT IT DIDN'T EVER DIE ON ME DURING USE. SCARING TEETH ARE STRONG AND WILL UNEARTH NEARLY BOWLING BALL SIZE ROCK THAT YOU NEVER EVEN KNOW AREA THERE. THIS WAS MY FIRST GO ROUND WITH THE DR POWER GRADER AND I WILL NEED MORE USE ON MY ROAD AND CAMP BUT THAT'S DUE TO LIMITED TIME FRAME ON MY PART AND TURKEYS NOT PLAYING WELL.. BACK BLADE HEIGHT IS WHERE I AM STUCK, THE MOIST DIRT AND DEAD GRASS HAD A TENDENCY TO CLOG UP AND NOT LET THE MATERIAL FLOW UNDER. I THINK A BACK BLADE HEIGHT ACTUATOR WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION. OTHERWISE SO FAR SO GOOD. JUST NEED MORE TIME BEHIND THE WHEEL SO TO SPEAK!
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BEST GRADER FOR THE MONEY
Posted by: annrick1 from Michigan on 04/23/2012
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my grader is over 5 years old and still does a great job. as with any equipment parts will fail and the parts dept at dr is the best. they always treat you right.
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Surprising results!
Posted by: sundaymunday from North Carolina on 04/23/2012
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If you think you have to have a tractor and a heavy box blade to keep your drive looking good, think again! The power grader will surprise you and surpass what a box blade or a scrape blade can do for your drive. This implement will bring rock back up to the top and re-distribute where it is thin. Impressive!
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no problems
Posted by: Dale5 from Michigan on 04/22/2012
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I have had the power grader for over two years and had No problems with it. this year i will put in 10 yards of limestone and I know I will not have any problems move the stone.
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The features on this is great
Posted by: Boats75 from California on 04/22/2012
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I really like this grader, it works very good for grading my driveway and any place else I want graded.
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Saves a LOT of Money
Posted by: Philbaby from Washington on 04/22/2012
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We have a circular gravel driveway of about 900 ft. by about 12 feet wide. Prior to purchasing the Power Grader, we would have to order gravel delivered about every 5-6 years and then spend a couple days raking and spreading it. Now, in about 3 hours I can grade it myself, bringing up all the old gravel that has been packed down and when I'm done the driveway is like new again! Besides, it's kinda fun!! I will say, at least in my situation, you really need a powerful quad or other ORV to tow the grader. Before I had my quad, I tried towing the grader with a 24 HP garden tractor and it just couldn't do the job. Now, with my quad, I almost look forward to the task.
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This product is AMAZING!!
Posted by: Kat5 from North Dakota on 04/21/2012
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We purchased the Power Grader a few years. I considered it, for awhile, because of the price, I was concerned. But after we purchased it I was totally amazed! It was not even that hard to assemble. I did it myself, before my husband even came home! Our yard would get so rutty from machinery. Now after I use the grader, it looks like we have just graveled it. I use it every week or so, just to keep the yard maintained and nice looking. Thank you for a wonderful machine.
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I use this grader on my 1/2 mile long driveway.
Posted by: GaryP from Florida on 04/21/2012
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I like everything about this grader. Only one complaint. The back wheels are not wide enough for sand. As I pull it with my electric golf cart, the wheels have a tendency to dig down into the sand causing the grader to bog down.
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git it done
Posted by: worlok from on 04/20/2012
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we used the 48" power grader to put in a driveway it did a excellent job. very simple to use ,and the steel teeth dug in and held up even when it hit large rocks.it still looks brand new.we used it hooked behind a four wheeler,and a lawn tractor very easy to attach to both idems i would recomend it to anyone and we have shown people how well it works.
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Dependibility
Posted by: jimek from Minnesota on 04/19/2012
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We have a long gravel driveway, that gets a lot of use. I have had to grade it when really hard and it performed really well. Have never had any break downs. The only problem I had was that I caught the electrical cable, which was my fault. You now offer a wireless, and that will work great.
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This product easy to use
Posted by: Kathy827 from North Carolina on 04/19/2012
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Just used are new power grader this weekend for the first time on our driveway in VA. Driveway looks fantastic very professional
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Works better than expected
Posted by: loyd1947 from Oklahoma on 04/19/2012
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I just got my 48" power grader today and was surprised to find it was 95% assembled. I made 3 laps on my drive and can already say WhooooooHoooooo. What a great piece of equipment. I was skeptical and also thought it was kinda pricy. Well no more. It works great and for what it is made to do it is well worth the price. My wife said it made the gravel fluffy and liked how smooth it is. I was looking at buying a compact tractor with a box blade mainly for drive way maintenance. Trust me when I say I made the right decision.
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Unsurpassed reliabillity and dependability
Posted by: Bob52 from Maine on 04/19/2012
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I own a small business and had a parking lot built four years ago using reclaimed asphalt. First year required hiring our contractor to smooth over the access road and parking lot due to severe weather conditions here in New England. One of our clients recommended our looking at the DR grader as a possible solution to having to continually hire contracting services to maintain our road and lot. He was even kind enough to allow us the use of his DR grader. I used it once and ordered it the following day. That was three years ago and have never looked back. One of the best investments I have ever made. Has saved me not only lots of money for the times when I absolutely have had to regrade, but I oftentimes use it to cosmetically dress up the road to keep it looking new!
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Good for horse arena dragging and for grading/scarifying gravel horse paddock.
Posted by: Lareina888 from Washington on 04/18/2012
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Features are good as conceived and the unit is generally made from quality materials. Electronic components are of lower quality and inadquately protected by the design. Remote controlled raising and lowering of the teeth failed after the first half dozen uses or so. My husband called your company while these parts were under warranty; and got advice about things to try to make it work, but the procedures didn't help. We were frustrated and had to turn to other concerns; so the electronics were never replaced. Therefore, my husband disconnected the raising arm mechanism and used nylon strapping to adjust the height of the teeth. It has been a tough way to go, but somehow we have managed to get the absolutely necessary projects done. We wouldmuse it more if it worked properly. Also, the battery that you supply with the unit failed early and is not deemed by us to be of high quality. This could be a very useful tool in frequent use around our property, but it has not met our expectations and hopes.
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It did the job that I thought it couldn't do.
Posted by: SmilingEd from New York on 04/18/2012
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This product did not look strong enough to smooth out my driveway, so when I considered buying it, I called and spoke to a salesperson who assured me it would do the job or I could send it back. My driveway has been in over twenty years and the potholes always came back no matter what I did. After putting it together, I attached it to my 4 wheeler and started to drag. It was amazing how well it works. It took some time to fully fill in the potholes, but it did the job. It is now part of my workforce for good. It's not going back!!!!
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I love the automatic raising of the grader blade
Posted by: DAHam from Oklahoma on 04/17/2012
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The grader is easy to use and to attach to my towing equipment. The only issue I have with it is we can't set it on an angel to move road rock from the edge of my drive way back towards the middle, It is excellent for smoothing out my driveway.
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Excellent Product
Posted by: Edsherp from North Dakota on 04/17/2012
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This unit has been owned by me for quite a few years and I have had NO problems. Their equipment is so well built I wish I could purchase everything in their catalog. The only thing I wish I would have done different is gotten their 6 Foot model. My dirveway is 1/2 mile long and after 3 or 4 passes it has it smoothed right back out. Keep up the good work. Ed
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I love how much you can accomplish with my DR power grader
Posted by: Camp27 from Oregon on 04/15/2012
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I purchase my 48" grader in April 2008 to use on a road not maintained by the County. There are 8 homes ont the road. We had to add gravel every other year to fill ruts and potholes. Since I have been using the power grader in 2008 we have not had to purchase any gravel. I also have used it on my daughter's driveway and found it easy to load in the back of my pickup without help. I have used it on our church parking lot to fill in a low area and it worked Great. I just love my DR power grader.
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This product works well on our gravel driveway.
Posted by: mony59 from Wisconsin on 04/15/2012
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This product does an excellent job on our driveway. Only have to do it once a year it does such a good job.
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works just like you say
Posted by: markdaz1 from Rhode Island on 04/15/2012
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I have a long dirt and road mix driveway on Block Island, with four houses on this ROW and the fact that is a steep grade for much of the road lead to a lot of washboad and wash out in heavy rain, the cost of repair could go up to 3500.00 or better a year. This product has cut this cost to just about nill. In as little as a half hour we can repair and maintain the ROW.
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Quality of construction exceptional
Posted by: MartyGA from Georgia on 04/15/2012
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The DR power grader is a super heavy duty tool which does what the manufacturer says, but it does have limitations. 1. We were told that it does not do well with grass. That is a true statement. The scarifiers do not dig deep enough to dig out well rooted grass. It will get the weeds and other shallow rooted "stuff". We used it to flatten out a bit of the yard and it worked well. It took a few passes to dig out the weeds, but it did do the job. Had piles of weeds at each end of the rows. 2. We have deeply rooted grass in patches in the center of our drive and the power grader will not get it out. It winds up developing a hump where the patches of grass are.
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Don?t Tell DR what I did to their DR Power Grader!
Posted by: Waitforclick from Louisiana on 04/14/2012
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About six years ago, I purchased 7 acres of overgrown woods down a half mile of poorly made river rock gravel road. After heavy machinery cleared 4 acres I was left with a potholed gravel road leading to 4 acres of root holes and ruts. Everyone told me I would need to hire someone with a tractor and a box-blade to fix the road and smooth out the acreage. They also told me I would also need to add several loads of gravel to the road. I opted to purchase the DR Power Grader and do it myself. Before I started I called the excellent support at DR to discuss my plans. Now even as proud of their Power Grader as the folks at DR are, they had reservations about the punishment I was about to put my new Power Grader through. Hitched to a four-wheel utility vehicle and modified to bypass the battery and run from the vehicle?s power supply, I set off to repair the road and turn the acreage into a smooth yard. The Road: After a few hours my DR Power Grader had pulled up tons of gravel that had been packed down and washed to the side of the road. When I finished the potholes were gone. Everyone asked how much gravel I had purchased to get it looking so good. I hadn?t purchased any gravel! The DR Power Grader?s carbide-tipped teeth had pulled up all the gravel that was already there and made it useful again. The money I saved in gravel in just that first job paid for the DR Power Grader. One note about the gravel I had to work with. Our road was built with river rock which is very irregular larger sized gravel. It is by far the most difficult type of road material to work, yet the DR Power Grader managed with ease. Because of my excellent results my neighbors have asked me to use my DR Power Grader to touch up their roads and I have used it on limestone, pea gravel, and crushed cement, all with outstanding results. After all these years the carbide-tipped teeth are as good as new. The Property: The acreage was covered in debris from the tree clearing, ruts from the heavy machinery, and holes from the roots and stumps. I must admit I didn?t think my DR Power Grader was going to hold up to the punishment. It started out slow as I had to stop and clear the debris from the teeth after each pass, but after a tiring couple of hours it got easier and easier and before long I had smoothed out the entire 4 acres. This job pushed the grader way beyond it specified limits. I hit multiple snags that were strong enough to break the shear bolt to the hitch. I simply replaced it and kept on going. Even the land clearing contractor that had laughed at me and my ?little grader? when I started was totally amazed. No one could believe something so small could do so much and do it so well. Every time I read the DR sales ads for the DR Power Grader I just shake my head. Knowing what I did to, and with my Power Grader, DR is timid when it comes to telling you about this versatile and tough piece of equipment. The DR Power Grader is everything and much more than it is advertised. I consider it one of the best and money saving equipment purchases I have ever made. My recommendation is 100%
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This grader works beautifully as a mini land leveler as well as a driveway grader!
Posted by: Chufbar416 from Arizona on 04/13/2012
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I have 1&1/3 acres of AZ property that is a sandy loam soil that weeds and ground squirrels love to build mounds upon. 3 or 4 passes around the property with my Power Grader not only discourages the critters, but keeps the weeds from getting a start in the spring. After grading, I attach my DR drag screen attachment to get a nice smooth surface, that is the envy of my neighbors! Being a retired welder myself - I am very impressed with the quality of DR products.
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Brings driveways back to life!
Posted by: DP29 from Ohio on 04/13/2012
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After using the DR Power Grader our driveway looks like we just put stone down when in fact we hadn't put stone down in years (until recently). My family is constantly borrowing the grader for their driveways. We all love the results after using the grader. SO MUCH BETTER THAN USING A BLADE! Thank you for such a wonderful products and better yet - Thank you for providing a product Made in the USA - big plus!!!!
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poor design
Posted by: MaryPalomino1 from Florida on 04/13/2012
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Struggled from time of purchase to present to get the power drag to function correctly. battery would die, drag wheel broke off, could not level it properly for being dragged by a tractor. Finally took battery out added parts tot he hitch to level now use it as a stationary drag.
Response from DR SupportWe apologize for the issues you have had. Thank you for posting about them. We’re not sure why you can’t get it to level properly, but we’re sure we can get it figured out.
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I realy like the way it works.
Posted by: willey1947 from Delaware on 04/13/2012
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I realy like how easy it works. I have let my friends use it. We all like how a good job it can do. We like that is not very heavy.
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Great tool for gravel drive maintenance
Posted by: BarnLassie from Missouri on 04/12/2012
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When we moved to our acreage, we wanted something that could be pulled behind our electric utility vehicle and be strong enough to level our driveway & smooth things out in the horse lots. THis works great for our needs.
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the durabiltiy of this unit is superior
Posted by: hormie from South Dakota on 04/12/2012
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This was the first DR purchase. I have a 1/2 mile high hill drive way. The rain makes it very difficult to maintance a level drive. The DR grader has handled this job for the last 10+ years. With minimal maintenance and a couple new wheels it will provide many good years to come.
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Good quality and easy to use
Posted by: Tucker2011 from Illinois on 04/12/2012
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Overall satisfied with this product but found it does not do well on asphalt millings. It seems to want to washboard the driveway. Works well on other mediums and have found it the most useful when levelling dirt. Had a 600' trench dug for a water line and it smoothed out all the ridges and filled in the trench like a champ.
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Great product
Posted by: Chuck13 from Pennsylvania on 04/12/2012
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This is one of the most versatile pieces of machinery that I ever had a chance to buy and use I found it great for doing riding rings and filling holes in driveways. I wound recommend it to anyone. Thank you for a great product
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This power grader is easy to use and provides a professional result.
Posted by: Fred from Maine on 04/12/2012
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We have a 800+ ft dirt driveway with slopes and a prominent crown. The grader attaches easily to a small tractor. With only several passes, this product smooths out the crown and evens the slopes of the driveway. Great investment!
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Product easy to use.
Posted by: Sooki from Ohio on 04/11/2012
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The product is easy to use, but I snap the shear bolt often. I had to replace the battery after the first year. The next year received a warning from Dr to remove the battery in the winter (a little late). Over all a good way to dress a road.
Response from DR SupportThanks for taking the time to post a review. We like to hear how the products are performing! The Battery does need to be disconnected so the Wireless Receiver doesn't drain it. You may be going too fast if the Shear Bolts are breaking. Give Tech Support a call if you need any help at 800-687-6575. We're here to help!
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Easy to use. Great features. Good quality.
Posted by: kaby043 from Wisconsin on 04/11/2012
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I use this often,it makes life much easier. I have a 400 foot driveway and it works very well.
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This grader is awesome.
Posted by: Dave802 from Vermont on 04/11/2012
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I have a 300+' driveway and 500' shared road and the 48" Power Grader does a great job maintaining this as well as my neighbors 300+' driveway. Iuse my lawnmower to pull it with o prolem. This grader is awesome.
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easy to use and after a little practice
Posted by: theoz1 from South Dakota on 04/11/2012
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Bought April 29,2008, assembly was easy , I think, because of the wanting to get it on the task. After charging all the batteries and figuring out the remote control, in regards to depth and what the John Deere garden tractor could dig- things went really quite easy. We use 2-3 times a year for our driveway as well as some spots on the country gravel road around our property. It really does a good job after a little rain.
Response from DR SupportWe appreciate you posting about the Power Grader. We're glad that it is working well for you! If you ever need help or have any questions, give us a call at 800-687-6575 and we'll be glad to help you!
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A must have item if you have a gravel driveway
Posted by: MeUglyFrog from North Carolina on 04/11/2012
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We have a 1500 foot gravel drive and the DR road grader makes it easy to keep well kept and usable....and its easy. Before we had to use a tractor and scrape the road...time consuming and never "just right". Now it looks good, without ruts or crowning.
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Very good home quality product that I've used a lot
Posted by: BFGSCUBA from Maryland on 04/11/2012
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Works very well Battery has lasted a long time on a trickle charger Use it a lot I'd recommend this product Primarily used for a gravel driveway that's 1/4 mile long Did have a problem with a wheel weld breaking and having to take to local welder to fix - cost from DR was too expensive to replace
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This product is built to last.
Posted by: Chipper from New Jersey on 04/11/2012
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From design to production, this product is well-made and performs well. It does good work on our rough lane -- especially in the spring when rains seem to un do the surface of the lane. I recommend this unit without reservation as an economic way to resurface dirt lanes and other areas.
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This product has saved my a ton of money on gravel for my half mile driveway
Posted by: Ron90 from Virginia on 04/10/2012
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One of the best products I've ever used. It saves money on gravel drives. After the gravel gets packed into the ground and you think its all gone you just have to make two to three passes with this grader and you would think I had just had six to eight 20-ton truck loads of new gravel spread over the entire road. I also smooths out all the ruts, pot holes and washboards in the road. I really love this product. It is also great for preparing new lawns for seed or sod.
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Road grading and horse corall leveling new lawn
Posted by: Chukarhunter from Oregon on 04/10/2012
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I have owned a grader for 5 years now and used it primarily to grade my driveway and neighbors access road. This last year i used it to level my new homes backyard of over 15,000 square feet after i had it plowed to reduce the construction compaction from heavy equipment to build the house. My neighbor borred it to grade his horse corrals and i used it to build a fire line to burn my pasture fields.
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great way to maintain roads
Posted by: 4570na from California on 04/10/2012
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I was very pleased with the quality of the grader and how well it worked. Grading the road was a pleasure and it saves a couple thousand dollars a year in road upkeep.
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product did the job
Posted by: KRS1 from Michigan on 04/10/2012
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Live on a dirt road 30 ft. wide 1500 ft. long, city stopped grading ( money woes) so took upon ourselves to grade road. use atv. with 48" Drpower grader does the job very well. had one issue with 2 caster wheels. Drpower promptly sent out 2 new casters free of charge. very satisfied.. still works great. grade about every other week. or as needed. carbide teeth still look new. would definitely recommend this product. two thumbs up...Kevin S.
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This product has great features.
Posted by: Freddie52338 from Minnesota on 04/10/2012
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The machine is easy to use, works great. It can do half the work in less time.
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What a work horse!
Posted by: Robe from Michigan on 04/10/2012
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We have a 1/4 mile long gravel drive that gets very hard in the summer. It gets so hard I wait until it rains before I grade just to keep the dust down. I have never broken any of the carbide teeth or wore them down. And I have only broke 1 shear pin in 5 years of using the grader and that was because of a large buried rock. I pull it with my 4x4 ATV.
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Easy for both men and women to use
Posted by: p512 from Wisconsin on 04/10/2012
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We ordered this for a very long dirt driveway that would get huge potholes in the spring months. We used it to grade everything out so that it was nice and even. The grader did a great job helping us out what we would have had to do by hand.
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THE FEATURES ON IT ARE GREAT
Posted by: BATJAC55 from Illinois on 04/10/2012
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We have a 1/2 mile long gravel driveway, so our DR power grader gets used a lot. We have had it for 2 years now and has never failed. It does a great job in filling the potholes we always get in our driveway.
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best money i ever spent to maintain my driveway
Posted by: gbar from Virginia on 04/10/2012
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great customer service, easy to use does a great job. the only feature i wish it had that it doesn't is a way to angle the blade to better drag gravel from the sides of the driveway more to the center. i have a long gravel driveway and it washes out quite often with heavy rains. in a matter of minutes i have it back in good shape.
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48" power grader
Posted by: snidley from Mississippi on 04/10/2012
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Had my power grader since Feb 2007. Have been completely satisfied with it. Have a gravel road app 1 mile long x 12 ' wide.The grader does a great job of smoothing the road, especially after a hard rain. Have had no problems with the grader.Rplaced the battery once. How's that for a ouality product ?
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875 foot driveway - smoothed out ruts in three passes
Posted by: Chris from Texas on 04/10/2012
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The adjustable depth teeth makes the job of leveling out the decomposed granite driveway easy. Our driveway is 875 long and has not been leveled for 8 years. The Power Grader performed just like the video demonstration. Three passes and we were done. The drag screen added the professional touch to the finished drieway. Great product!
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This product has very good performance.
Posted by: jessep from on 04/09/2012
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This power grader is a great piece of equipment. It completes the job I need it to do and it has very low maintenance. I don't know what I would do without it. It grades my driveway efficiently.
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This was just what I needed
Posted by: erice144 from Georgia on 04/09/2012
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kind of questioned myself about ordering this but after having to bring my driveway back up the hill after every hard rain, just had to try it. My drive is on a 30 degree angle avd I knew I would be doing this from now on, I decided to check it out. Besides it has a 6 month return policy, why not !!! Recieved it a day early and unloaded it into the back of my PU. When I brought it up that hill and put it togeather was amazed at how simple it was. Would have been better and quicker if I had read the instructions, would have cut an hour off the assembly time. Tried it out the next day and in about an hour had a drive that was the pride of the neighborhood. Many of my friend have asked about it and I just pass out the followup cards and show them the dvd disk. Really happy with this product.
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Keeps my drive level
Posted by: Dave from Wisconsin on 04/09/2012
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I have owned this unit for a few years. I had a limestone covered drive that sometimes rutted up. Hard to use a snowblower on it in winter. This unit solved that problem, now level as concrete. Great piece of equipment.
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Poor construction
Posted by: Gofer from North Carolina on 04/09/2012
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The steel plate is too thin. I had to weld stiffeners in several places. Also had to install heavy chain to keep lifters on back and front wheels to keep from separation. A good desig idea but needs some augmentation.
Response from DR SupportWe're sorry you are having these issues with your Power Grader. Looks like you got it back in 2006. I sent you an email to follow up.
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product is very functional
Posted by: martyman from California on 04/09/2012
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I live in the mountains on a dirt road that's about 1/4 mile long, so I use this to maintain it , make sure you get the drag screen to go with it, it'll make it as smooth as asphalt, my neighbors love me for doing this
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Does everything that I need
Posted by: MikeJ from Arizona on 04/09/2012
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The grader does a great job of keeping my very long gravel driveway in shape. It's easy to use and tow behind my ATV.
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It really works!
Posted by: jonnyboy from Washington on 04/09/2012
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We have a driveway of hard packed shale that is over 1/4 mile long. The power grader helps me keep it in great shape. It hardly shows any wear at all after four years of use. The ability to control the depth with the remote is an excellent feature.
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This product was extremely easy to use
Posted by: ronr2 from Missouri on 04/08/2012
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Overall performance was good. I did have an issue with the control module, after it was converted to remote, it worked really well.
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Four Stars
Posted by: n601km from Illinois on 04/08/2012
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First off my 48? grader arrived poorly protected from damage during its transportation to my location. The result was lots of primary damage to the grader, with more damage showing up later as I used it. The good part was the company stands behind their product and replaced my various damaged components (even though I had to do the work myself to fix it). The grader works very well, but it does require a fairly large piece of equipment with good traction to pull it, especially if you need to pull it up hill. My only complaint with its function is after you make your pass down your driveway and raise the grader?s front wheels, the entire grader will dart ether to the left or to the right. This will dump the load in its compartment generally where you don?t want it to go. This is caused by the front shopping cart style wheels that swivel and are not controllable. This is required to make turns when pulling the grader with the wheels up, but is not helpful when raising or lowering the grader. The only wear I?ve noticed after several years of use is the hitch eye which takes a lot of pressure. The hole is opening up some, and the metal around the eye has bent. One last note on this item when using it on a gravel driveway, I would recommend waiting until after a rain to help soften before you drag it. Then use a lawn roller on it when you finished dragging to pack the gravel or cars will put ruts in the loose gravel.
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Great Grader
Posted by: Elkfisch from Washington on 04/07/2012
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I've had my grader for five years. My driveway is 1/4 mile long on a hill. The grader does a great job smoothing out the ruts and washboarding, making it very smooth. It usually takes two passes per section pulling behing my ATV. The only problems I've had is the battery doesn't last more than a year and I've had the actuator die after four years. The teeth are still in great shape even though they pull up big rocks in the spring. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs to maintain a driveway.
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ease of use
Posted by: bwmc79 from Texas on 04/07/2012
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bought dr powergrader to level out potholes on app. 400 to 500 ft of private road and it works great. even my wife can use it! makes the road smooth and pothole free. THANKS DR. Plus the no interest fee!
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Anyone could operate this Grader
Posted by: MountainMike from Arizona on 04/07/2012
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Bought this to maintain the drive to my cabin in the white mountains of Arizona. It has never failed me.
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Q.at the end of my gravel driveway is asphalt road... how do i turn around over the asphalt ?
so, the driveway is 10 ft wide or so, proably a football field long, at the end i will need to turn around and head back, but the only way i can do that is to go over the asphalt... i was wondering if you hit the magic button and it raises the teeth up so i can run it over the asphalt and one back on gravel lower it to start grinding.
A.For easy transport or turning around, the front wheels raise to lift the scarifying teeth off the ground when not grading. The remote control allows you to make the adjustment to the Power Grader from your towing vehicle.
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Posted by: Mcleaves from Maryland on 3/9/2013
Q.What are the weight and dimensions of the crated 48" power grader when shipped?
A.The shipping dimensions and weight of the DR 48" Power Grader are: 48" Model: 47" L x 52" W x 16" H, 254 pounds. 48" Model w/ Drag Screen: 47" L x 52" W x 16" H, 281 pounds
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Posted by: Wilbur from California on 4/17/2013
Q.What is the box for in the middle of the grader? Thank you.
A.The "box" on our Power Grader is actually a weight tray to allow you to collect rocks that are unearthed while grading and will hold up to 70 pounds of material. This extra weight also creates digging power.

Thanks for your question.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Osawatomie , KS on 3/22/2014
Q.How does it perform on rocky areas?
I've considered purchasing this product for several years but have hesitated because my place is in the Arizona mountains and the road is very rocky in some areas. We use an old grader blade as a drag now but it reqires a lot of horsepower to pull it. I'm concerned this unit won't hold up in such rough conditions.
A.The DR Power Grader's carbide-tipped scarifying teeth are capable of loosening dirt, crushed limestone, bluestone gravel, sand, cinders and crushed shells. It will not grade crushed or recycled asphalt, nor will it grade areas covered with thick vegetation. If the area you plan on grading has a lot of rocks, the Power Grader will perform better if you remove the majority of the rocks from the surface. A weight tray is included to allow you to collect rocks that are unearthed while grading and will hold up to 70 pounds of material. This extra weight creates digging power. We do not have rock size standards but the Power Grader can handle gravel and aggregate materials. The main issue is how compacted your road is. Too compact and it will take more passes to break it up or it could bend the scarifying teeth. You may want to give our Sales Team a call to discuss your situation with a Sales Rep. Their toll free number is 1-888-550-0062.
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Posted by: DanP from Arizona on 1/7/2013
Q.Does the leveling blade raise and lower with the teeth?
A.The rear leveling blade is fixed, stays constant. Its purpose is to catch loosen material and carry it forward to smooth over potholes and ruts. The battery operated actuator with a remote control enables you to adjust the height of the teeth.
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Posted by: Chloe from Texas on 7/13/2012
Q.Will the Power Grader work on uneven lawns?
I have about 2 acres of "lawn", that was formerly pasture. It's uneven from animal hoof indentations.I'm nearly thrown off my riding mower every time I mow. Any ideas? Thanks, Richard Dunn
A.The Power Grader can level drive way's and land that has no growth on it. It will not level property that has grass already grown in. Please contact us if you have any more question's.
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Posted by: barhillguy454 from California on 6/6/2013
Q.Once charged, how long will the battery operate the raising or lowering of the scarifying teeth before needing to be recharged?
A.The battery will hold enough charge for about 800 up/down cycle's, or about 20 hour's of continuous use. Please contact us if you have additional question's
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Posted by: Tom73 from Wisconsin on 6/12/2013
Q.CAN I BUY THE EXTENDED WARRENTY BEFOR MY TRIL PEIOD RUNS OUT
A.Yes you can. It can be purchased at any point before the regular 2yr warranty runs out.
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Posted by: LARR from Mississippi on 2/24/2013
Q.How do I determine if this grader is larger enough or if I need the 60 in grader?
A.The 48" Power Grader is for customers that have narrow grading needs. It is ideal for customers who need to maintain a crown that can't grade down the middle, thus needing the narrower model. The 60" Power Grader is for larger grading needs such as long drives, parking areas, etc. If maintaining a crown is not an issue, or the driveway is wide enough so the 60" isn't grading in the middle, where it is diminishing the crown, this is an ideal choice. If you have more questions, our Sales Team can be reached at toll free 1-888-550-0062, Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 9 am to 5:30 pm, Eastern Time. Email assistance is available at info@drpower.com and we can also be reached on live chat at www.drpower.com. Thank you.
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Posted by: Rally from Virginia on 9/11/2013
Q.Uncertainity on how Power Grader 48 works for grass seeding
Your video mentions that Power Grader 48 can be used for grass seeding; but does not show it and I can not find any exact information on how it helps in grass seeding. For instance, the Power Grader 48 acts like an aerator to strike (but not take out cores) the soil for sewing seed and STILL NOT destroy the existing lawn's grass.
A.The DR Power Grader is designed to level fresh soil only and prepare for seeding. It will not aerate the lawn and will not work on property that already has grass growing on it. Please contact us if you have other question's.
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Posted by: Bils from North Carolina on 8/9/2013
Q.zero turn
hi, can this be pulled by a zero turn or pick up truck? Also do you have a local dealer where i can see this?
A.Of the vehicles we've tested, utility tractors and four wheel drive ATVs perform best for towing the Power Grader. Lawn tractors, including zero turn models, also work very well. Towing requirements when using a lawn tractor are: - 48" Model: must have a tractor with 14 HP or greater, weighing 400 lbs or more. - 60" Model: must have a tractor with 19 HP or greater, weighing 500 lbs or more. The Power Grader cannot be used with a Truck (2WD or 4WD) or SUV. Towing the Power Grader with one of these vehicles wouldn't give you the results you would be expecting. It is best being able to see the gravel/dirt when you are grading so you can adjust the teeth accordingly. Trucks are wider then the Grader which means you will not be able to get along the edges. Also, use of a truck will void the Power Grader warranty. To locate a DR Dealer in your area, please click on the following web link: http://www.drpower.com/shop.axd/StoreLocator Be advised that Dealers are independent retailers and may or may not offer the same pricing and Hands-On Trial Period as a factory direct order. We also recommend calling in advance of a visit to check on which products they currently have in stock. Thanks for your interest in the DR Power Grader.
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Posted by: buckeyes from Ohio on 8/29/2013
Q.I live in a rural area 40 miles south of Olathe Kansas. I have no depot near me. How do I get the grader delivere to my house?
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A.For a home delivery, your home and driveway must be accessible to a tractor-trailer, and someone must be home to accept delivery. With home delivery, we offer two options: - Standard Home Delivery: Because the driver is not required to unload your machine, you should plan on having a couple of sturdy 10-foot planks (2" thick x 10" wide, minimum) and at least one or two helpers to help remove the machine from the truck. - Enhanced Home Delivery: Our most comprehensive option. Your machine will be removed from the truck by the driver and placed safely on the ground. Prior to delivery, you will receive a phone call from the carrier to set up a day and time for delivery.
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Posted by: bearlady from Kansas on 5/3/2013
Q.How do you recharge the battery? Does it come with a recharger?
A.The DR Power Grader come's with a 12 volt charger and instruction's.
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Posted by: mjrow from Michigan on 3/27/2013
Q.When installing a battery, do I need to do something with the remote? Push/hold a button while connecting?
I think I remember when connecting the battery you need to hold down one of the button on the remote. But I can't find that in the owner's manual. Does any one know the answer?
A.What you are describing is called "re-linking" the signal. The signal between the Transmitter & Receiver may become lost when the Battery is disconnected. By holding down either the UP or DOWN button when reconnecting the Battery, it will cause the signal to become re-linked.
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Posted by: MelissaRiley from West Virginia on 3/20/2013
Q.Can a produce a crowned driveway or only flat?
I want to place a slight crown on my driveway. Is the leveler blade adjustable to do this?
A.Unfortunately the leveling blade is not adjustable and the Power Grader is not capable of creating a crown. However once there is a crown, it can maintain it.
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Posted by: MassachusettsJeff from Massachusetts on 3/17/2013
Q.What happens when the grader encounters tree roots?
A.Depending on the amount of roots in your driveway/road and how large they are, you may go through a few shear pins. The shear pins bolt the tow bar to the yoke. The shear pin absorbs the shock and will shear if you hit something hard, such as a root or rock, releasing the tow arm and preventing damage to the Power Grader. If the tree root is too large, you may want to dig around the root first and then remove it by hand. With any application that has tree roots, you would definitely want to purchase extra shear pins.
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Posted by: DonL from Georgia on 3/2/2013
Q.I have a quarter mile long road to grade is that too much to handle for this grader?
A.Whether or not our Power Grader will work for you would depend on the material of your road. Is it dirt, clay, stones? Are there pot holes, large rocks, tree roots? Our Grader is capable of grading a quarter of a mile long driveway/road under the right conditions. The teeth are tungsten-carbide tipped and are very durable.
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Posted by: RobMac from Maine on 1/9/2013
Q.Can I down load an owners manual?
I bought a power grader at an auction. Can I download a manual for it?
A.For your convenience, Owner's Manuals are available at www.drpower.com under Customer Support and they are in PDF format. To download an Owner's Manual, Parts LIst & Schematics on the 48" Power Grader, please click on the following web link: http://www.drpower.com/pages/content/customer-support/product-support/power-graders For further assistance, you are welcome to contact our Technical Support Team at info@drpower.com, live chat or by phoning toll free 1-888-550-0062, Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, Eastern Time. Thank you.
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Posted by: joekeys from Tennessee on 11/3/2013
Q.Can I replace a lost Remote control for my power grader. If so what is the cost involved
A.Yes you can. Please give Tech Support a call @ 800-687-6575.
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Posted by: Shaba from Texas on 3/13/2013
Q.If I buy the 48" Power Grader and find that I need the 60" Grader after I have used it, can I exchange it for the difference in price?
A.Here at DR we offer a trial period on our equipment. This period can range from either 6 months or 12 months. If at anytime during this trial period you are not satisfied with the equipment or would like to upgrade, you can send it back for a refund less shipping and handling. You can find more information regarding this trial period here,

http://www.drpower.com/pages/content/customer-support/shopping-resources/trial

Thank you for your inquiry. fc
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Posted by: Hubert Mucker from Guilford, IN on 9/10/2014
Q.How do I make it flatten bumps?
I have fresh topsoil that has +/- 3" rolling bumps about 3 feet long- no rocks. I built a home made grader with wheels spread out 4 feet with a blade between them- It worked perfectly. when the wheel bearings wore out, I bought your power grader and it does not grade the ground flat like mine did. It just rolls up and down over the ridges and does not fill in the pot holes. I've tried raising and lowering and have made many passes over them but never levels it out. I'm a mechanical engineer and have it assembled properly. I feel it is not designed correctly. The wheels are too close to the blade so they do not allow the blade to take out high spots. Tell me what I need to do to grade my path flat?
A.TheDR Power Grader is shipped with the teeth facing up to prevent damage from shipping, so I trust you turned the teeth to face down. There is a weight tray that will hold up to 70 pounds, I would try that. The DR Power Grader should work very well flatting out the fresh top soil that have. I recommend that you give us a call at 1-888-550-0062 and speak to our tech team, they will be able to assist you.
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Posted by: Unsatisfied from Massachusetts on 7/14/2013
Q.Do the tines go through and loosen up hardened Georgia clay? Driveway has many ruts that feel almost like concrete from water drainiage.
A.The Power Grader has carbide-tipped steel scarifying teeth, much like those used on commercial excavator buckets, so it will loosen compacted material with minimal wear. The scarifying teeth are capable of loosening dirt, crushed limestone, bluestone gravel, sand, cinders and crushed shells. It will not grade crushed or recycled asphalt, nor will it grade areas covered with thick vegetation. The main issue with hardened clay is how compact it is. Too compact and it will take more passes to break it up or it could possibly bend the scarifying teeth. If the teeth do wear out or get damaged they are easily replaceable. The Power Grader also has a shear bolt located in the yoke of the tow bar which acts as a protective mechanism. The shear bolt will shear if you hit something really hard preventing damage to the Power Grader. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact our Sales Team at toll free 1-888-550-0062 and a Sales Rep will be happy to help you. Our summer business hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 9 am to 5:30 pm, Eastern Time. Thanks for your interest in the DR Power Grader.
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Posted by: longone from Georgia on 7/10/2013
Q.can I pull with a gsa golf cart?
Will a gas golf cart pull this? I have an ez go with a two cylinder Kawasaki gas engine. I pull my 6x10 utility trailer with lots of weight on it.
A.The only vehicles that we recommend to tow the DR Power Grader are a Utility Tractor, a 4WD ATV or a Garden Tractor. The Garden Tractor must be a minimum 14 HP and weigh 400 lbs for the 48 inch grader, or a minimum 19 HP at 500 lbs for the 60 inch grader. The Grader cannot be towed with a Pickup Truck and we do not recommend using a Golf Cart. Golf Carts do not have the traction that is needed to pull the Grader.
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Posted by: forensicron from Missouri on 5/13/2013
Q.What is the required height for the hitch? Is there a range?
I am looking to use this item with a Great Dane Zero Turn Mower. I will need to add a hitch plate but would like ot confirm how high I can place it.
A.24" is the max height to attach the Powergrader to a hitch plate. Anything over that will raise the front end. Depending on your useage, a Zero Turn mower may not be optimal. If you are doing flat ground you may be alright. Anything with an up angle may require better traction?
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Posted by: red3136 from Ohio on 2/27/2013
Q.Can we use a pickup truck to pull it?
We do not have a tractor or an ATV. Our driveway is on a 45 degree slant and is about 300 feet long. It is compact with gravel on top and washes out with the rainy season in AZ and use.
A.This machine is meant for use with an ATV/UTV or lawn tractor only. It is not designed for use with a truck or car. This is for safety reasons as well as performance reasons. Towing behind a vehicle you are unable to see the Grader. This is important as the height of the teeth need to be adjusted as the road or driveway changes. We also do not recommend using our equipment on slopes steeper than 20 degrees.
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Posted by: Jane from on 1/26/2013
Q.I am wondering if I can use this grader in my riding arena. It is mostly sand and Arizona dirt with rocks that just keep "growing" out of the ground. When I ride my horse in the arena it compacts the dirt and makes it very hard so I need to loosen up the ground to a depth of 3" or so. Thanks.
A.Thank you for your interest in the DR 48" Power Grader.

We do have many customers that use it specifically for maintaining their riding arena's. It is very easy to use and does a great job. The teeth on the grader can go down 9/16 of an inch below the ground surface, not the 3 inches you are looking for. If you would like to speak directly with one of our sales reps, please give us a call at 1-800-376-9637, option 1.

Please contact us if you have further questions.
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Posted by: Margie Yoways from Wickenburg , AZ on 8/24/2015
Q.Does the DR Power Grader come with the remote and battery? Or do you have to order them separate?
A.Thank you for contacting us.

The DR Power Graders do come with the battery and cordless remote control as well as the battery charger and 3 shear pins for the tow arm.

Please contact us if you have further questions.
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Posted by: Danny Bender from Bailey , CO on 7/5/2015
Q.Can I make monthly payments on this?
A.Thank you for contacting us.

We are currently offer 36 months interest free financing to qualified buyers. Here is the web page to apply;

http://www.drpower.com/pages/content/customer-support/shopping-resources/easy-financing

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Posted by: Thomas England from Sadorus , IL on 5/15/2015
Q.is it effective with a gravel riding ring? does it work with horizontal grades?
My riding ring has grown weeds. Can I use this?
A.Thank you for your inquiry. The Power Grader can be very effective on small gravel in riding rings and arenas. It works best when the gravel is 3/4" diameter or less (pea gravel or similar varieties). As for the weeds, it is not designed to remove weeds en masse. It will pull weeds out of a surface, provided it is not infested. It will require you to frequently remove the weeds from between the teeth. The Power Grader will work on grades as well. I hope that this answers your questions. If you'd like to order the Grader, please call us at 800-376-9637 or simply place it in your shopping cart online.
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Posted by: annabella from New Jersey on 8/12/2013
Q.Will this work with a Softball Field
I am looking for a replacement of a piece of equipment we use to maintain 2 softball fields and a baseball field. How would this work with the drag screen behind?
A.The DR Power Grader work's great on the infield's, we have many customer's that use it for just that and have received great report's on how well it work's. We do recommend the drag screen when doing the ball field's as it provide's a nice smooth finish. Please contact us if you have other question's.
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Posted by: softballjoe from Pennsylvania on 7/27/2013
Q.Can I get the power grader with a ball hitch?
I would like to use this with my 4x4 truck. A ball hitch would be a preferred attachment. I do not have an ATV or tractor at the present time and I would like to use something like this to groom my woodlot roads. The roads are passable with my truck but rather rough from water rutting. Has someone modified this to tow behind a 4x4 truck? How hard is it to modify the grader to put a ball on it?
A.The Power Grader has a dual hitch. It has a key hole hitch that fits over a hitch ball or a pin hitch to attach to a riding mower. There are four different types of tow vehicles recommended for the Power Grader. Each vehicle type has specific strengths, weaknesses and operating parameters. Recommended tow vehicles are: - Garden Tractor/Lawn Tractor - ATV - UTV - Utility Tractor The Power Grader is not designed to be used with a pick-up truck (2WD or 4WD). You can't see the grader from the truck and because the truck is wider than the Power Grader, you won't be able to grade along the edges. Use of a truck will also void your warranty on the Power Grader. Thanks for your inquiry.
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Posted by: YellowTrucker from Connecticut on 7/10/2013
Q.Can the dr driveway grader handle #4 stone?
My drive isn't compacted as I have a deep layer of #4 stone. The drive is very wavy and it needs graded to level out. Are the #4 stone too big for the dr to handle and will it effectively distribute stone from the peaks of the wavy drive to the low spots?
A.I have used it on #4 size stone no problems and smooths out ridges. I pull it with a 550 ATV in low gear with four wheel drive.
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Posted by: GregsQ from on 4/2/2013
Q.live in AZ, THE GROUND IS HARDER THAN HECK !!
will it last in this sand and rock ?? didnt see any reports about where I live. also do you have a payment plan? lots of seniors out here.
A.Yes but you have to go slow and water down the area first and allow it to soak in about 3 to 4 inches. Once you get the grooming started watch out for big rocks however the grader will hop over the big rocks and if not the shear away bolts on the grader will prevent damage. DR has a payment plan as well as refurbished graders at a lower cost. I cannot tell you the details of the payment plan or the cost of the refurbished graders but the website has that info. You can also call the toll free number and talk to a representative, they are most helpful.
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Posted by: Alfie from Arizona on 3/28/2013
Q.Will this work on a sand beach?
I'm looking for equipment that can be towed behind a golf cart or ATV over 600 feet of sand beach. Purpose is to manicure the beach and also expose any sand-flea eggs/larvae. Thanks!
A.The Power Grader works very well in sand. As long as there are not a lot of larger rocks or roots in the sand for the teeth to become snagged on, there shouldn't be an issue. The teeth are adjustable with the wireless remote for digging in as deep as necessary. The leveling blade on the back of the unit will help evenly distribute the sand once loosesend up. We also offer an optional drag screen for breaking up any clumps and giving a smooth finish. The minimum towing requirements for the 48" is a minimum of 14 HP or a 400 lb tractor.
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Posted by: Brent from Texas on 3/5/2013
Q.Driveway size.
Could I use the power grader for small gravel driveways, like 12x30?
A.Yes, the 48" grader is for customers that have narrow grading needs, or smaller projects. 14 HP minimum towing power, 8-1/2 feet long, 48" wide, weighs 179 lbs.
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Posted by: Zorrobump from on 6/17/2012
Q.How is your product on hills?
A.Thank you for your interest in the DR 48 inch Power Grader.

We recommend that the tow vehicle be at least a 14 HP or 500 lb lawn tractor or a 350cc ATV/UTV or larger. This is especially important on steep hills. A wireless remote Up / Down Controller allows for push-button operation, from the seat of your towing vehicle. Every Power Grader comes with both a pin-hitch and a ball hitch connector.

Please contact us if you have further questions.
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Posted by: david balasco from scranton , AR on 7/12/2015
Q.I live in Yakima, WA. Can you tell me where your closes distribution center is to Yakima in case I am close enough to pick up the grader instead of paying shipping cost? Thank you, Winnie
A.To locate a DR Dealer in your area, please click on the following web address:

http://www.drpower.com/shop.axd/StoreLocator

Please be advised that these shops are independent retailers and may or may not offer the same pricing and Hands-On Trial Offer as a Factory direct order.
We also recommend calling in advance of a visit to check on which products they currently have in stock.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Yakima , WA on 3/23/2014
Q.The 48 inch DRPowergrader with a John Deere x530
Per above I use a John Deere X530 to do mowing and would like to use it for grading a gravel driveway. The driveway is slanted at perhaps 10 degrees. The X530 has what I call a posit rack where both rear wheels get the traction and the tires on the JD are of a knobby type with a 26 HP engine. Would this tractor be able to use the Powergrader efficiently?
A.A 26 HP engine is plenty powerful to tow the 48" Power Grader. The minimum towing requirements of a tractor is a 14 HP engine or being 400 lbs. We recommend not using any of our equipment on anything steeper than 20 degrees. Being that you are at only a 10 degree slope, this machine should work just fine for you.
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Posted by: OzarkMike from on 3/23/2013
Q.Tennis Court use?
I have a well worn (old) clay tennis court that is in need of remediation. Could this be used to fix the surface? I would kill off the clumps of grass and then use the grader to thoroughly break up the top of the clay (like a scarifier) and then roll it flat.
A.The carbide-tipped scarifying teeth are capable of loosening dirt, crushed limestone, bluestone gravel, sand, clay, cinders and crushed shells. It will not grade crushed or recycled asphalt, nor will it grade areas covered with thick vegetation, so you will have to remove the clumps of grass before using the grader. As the teeth dig down into the ground to loosen the clay, the rear leveling blade follows to fill in the low spots and take down the high spots. While the grader's teeth dig into the surface, it will leave some small lines. The optional Drag Screen is ideal for smoothing these lines out and leaving a nice finish.
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Posted by: Legrand from New York on 5/25/2012
Q.Have a 1/4 mile of drive way hard as can be. We have some rock and dirt. Also some deep holes that I would like to fill when grade ing. How many passes and how will it fill the holes can I pull with a 28 house power tractor.. And when should I go to the sixty inch. Model.
A.Thank you for your inquiry! The Power Grader will have no problem breaking up the dirt and pulling forward the rocks you've described. It's hard to tall how many passes it will take, The long wearing ½” thick, 4142 hardened steel, 90/10 tungsten/carbide steel teeth will scarify the surface, pulling up packed down rock, gravel, and dirt. Our Power Graders have a shear bolt in the tow bar. As every driveway has different compositions, the shear bolt (pin) acts as the breaking point if a you hit something substantial, like a large rock or tree root. Rather than ruining your Power Grader frame or towing vehicle, the shear bolt will shear saving you time and potentially a lot of money in damages.There is a grader blade on the back, when the unit is lowered partway, the blade always remains in contact with the ground. The blade can maintain or eliminate a crown. It will also pull forward material that has been loosened by the teeth, filling in pot holes and ruts. This provides a level and uniform distribution of the materials. The benefit of having a larger model is you are able to get your project done easier. One thing to keep in mind is how narrow your driveway is as well as where you can turn your unit around. You will have no problem towing it with your 28 HP tractor! Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Posted by: Anonymous from Fort Shaw, MT on 4/22/2016
Q.I have a mixed driveway/road of 21aa limestone and hard packed gravel(like concrete some times. Will the 48" be able to handle these types of surfaces if I spend enough time with it?
A.Thank you for you question! The long wearing ½” thick, 4142 hardened steel, 90/10 tungsten/carbide steel will have no problem with your surface, including the 21aa limestone you speak of. You will need to take several passes, varying the depth of the teeth. But it will do the job for you! There is a plastic tub on the unit that can hold up to 70 lbs, by adding this weight, it allows you to have more weight bearing down on your grading surface. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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Posted by: steven bissell from fenton , MI on 4/17/2016
Q.Can the powergrader be pulled by a 20 hp Gravely zero turn mower that has a tow hitch?
A.Hello, The towing requirements for the 48" Power Grader is 14 hp or greater, weighing 400 lbs or more when using a lawn tractor. If you're using an ATV, any 4wd will work. If it is a 2wd, it needs to have 350cc or greater. Your Gravely will have more then enough power to tow the 48" Power Grader!
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Posted by: Ivars Lacis from Peachtree City , GA on 4/17/2016
Q.Is the blade adjustable to push the gravel to the center?
A.Hello Bill, Our Power Grader has a fixed blade. It will not push the gravel up to the center as you are using it. If you have a crown, or something similar, you would need to grade on either side or it will level it out. The grader blade provides level and uniform distribution of the driveway materials. For driveways/roads with a crown, we recommend the 48" model that will allow you to have more control over the area your are grading. Please feel free to give us a call at 1(800)687-6575
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