DR Power Grader

DR Power Grader

60" Driveway Grader (16 Teeth) with Drag Screen

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DR Power Grader

60" Driveway Grader (16 Teeth) with Drag Screen

Our wide-model Power Grader uses 16 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

Extra width for faster grading!

With 16 carbide-tipped teeth, this model is just right for wide or extra-long driveways, large parking lots, private roads, horse arenas and more. Weighing 15 pounds more than our 48" model, this model also has the extra heft to quickly penetrate especially hard-packed surfaces.

The carbide-tipped steel scarifying teeth loosen the hardest, most compacted materials, removing high spots and washboard. The rear leveling blade spreads loosened material, filling in potholes, ruts, and washouts. 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.

The DR Power Grader is ideal for use on your driveway or private road, as well as for these special projects:

Maintain pristine ball fields

We recommend using the optional Drag Screen to further break up clumps of dirt and leave the field smooth and even.

Prepare horse arenas

Smooth out horse arena footings to ensure the safety of your horses. Removes hoof prints and footprints while decompacting high-traffic areas. Chris Diaz uses his DR Power Grader to maintain his equestrian arena in Colorado. See his story here!

Repair parking areas

Repair high-traffic parking areas the easy way. Fill in potholes, replace washed out gravel after a rainstorm, and decompact toughs made by car tires.

Seed a flat, even lawn

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

Recommended towing vehicles: Lawn/garden tractor with a minimum of 19 HP and/or 500 lbs.; utility tractor; ATV

Note: Remote control may ship separately

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DR Power Grader accessories

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 111"
Width 60"
Weight 187 lbs
Shipping Dimensions 47"L x 62"W x 16"H
Shipping Weight 293 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 19 HP or 500 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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Could have been better
Posted by: Wayne B. from ellijay, GA on 06/07/2016
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The grader works just like it should. I am impressed!! The disappointment comes from the very poor design of the battery holder. It lasted less than an hour. It would have been very simple to make one that truly works. Every DR product I have used up to this was made very rugged. This needs to be changed. I will tell you that when I complained your service department was grade A!!!! They bent over backwards to help me. They also went out of their way to show that your company really cares.
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New Drive
Posted by: David K. from Frankfort, IL on 05/09/2016
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Have to say, bought it and went on a weekend trip to friends in Ohio to help with deer camp. His drive is almost half a mile long, with huge center jump, lots of weeds, and many stretches with no stone. I tracked 12 miles working it down, my friend said his driveway never looked so good.. His neighbor plus two other friends came and visited and they thought he had all new stone and someone came and graded with Bucket. I'm just mad I did not do a before and after, have after and it looked new with clean edges and stone everywhere and smooth as silk. I was, as was everyone, amazed at the job it did. If you know how to use it it does amazing! I'm telling you, you would have never believed it. My friend Bob said now everyone he drives to his camp he will be calling it Dave's Driveway.. It was incredible say the least!
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Driveway grader
Posted by: GUY C. from NAKINA, NC on 04/21/2016
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Good product works well
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Wish I found this sooner
Posted by: Craig P. from Bradford, ON on 04/20/2016
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My driveway is 1 km long were it splits off in 2 directions to complete a circle. The main drive was washed out with numerous potholes over a foot deep After about 20 passes up & down over a few days because of rain this 60" worked perfectly. Now the driveway is dry there isn't a flaw anywhere. Just will touch up over the summer to keep it looking new. Couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. Didn't have to add any limestone at all !!
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Dan
Posted by: DAN P. from DENVER, CO on 03/30/2016
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Works like a champ, proud to be the owner. Thanks
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Battery Issues
Posted by: Ed P. from Baldwin, WI on 10/12/2015
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I have had my grader for several years. I am about to purchase my 3rd battery. You are supposed to detach battery when not in use, but the battery connection is difficult to deal with (small screws, etc.). There should be a simple plug or something that can be easily detached. As another user stated, when the battery dies, the grader is stuck there. Maybe a simple crank could be added to product. Off to get another new battery so I can get my grader out of the driveway.
Response from DR SupportThank you for your thoughtful feedback on the DR® Power Grader. Your suggestions have been passed along to our engineering department. We do appreciate hearing back from our customers and consider carefully all comments & suggestion. Thank you for your business and for choosing DR® Power.
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Worth it !!
Posted by: Gary A. from Sunman, IN on 10/05/2015
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very pleased. Works as advertised. I have a 1/4 mile driveway that needs a topcoat. After using the power grader I will wait till spring. Went over the drive 6 times pulled up a lot of good stone and leveled it nicely.
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My new driveway
Posted by: Douglas W. from St. Paul, MN on 09/07/2015
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Received the grader and did the assembly which was not difficult if you spent the time to read the instructions. Used it once so far to repair the washed out areas of our mile long driveway. Worked GREAT. Can't wait to do the complete job. Just have to take it easy to get the hang go it
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The DR Grader is the real deal.
Posted by: Jeff B. from COLVILLE, WA on 09/01/2015
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I looked for and researched all types of graders for a year prior to purchasing the 60" Driveway Grader w/drag screen. I have to say, I'm very happy with the purchase, it was well worth the money, and the grader does a fabulous job. I haven't had any issues that you see crop up occasionally in these reviews. I have around 20 acres, and lots of driveway. It's simple to set up, simple to use, and frankly it does a fabulous job. The only thing I would recommend to DR is the battery box should be enclosed (I'm fabricating my own enclosure for it) to protect the battery and electrical connections, and keep them clean. Very happy with the purchase and would recommend this product without any reservations.
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Light duty only
Posted by: Kenneth N. from Clyde, TX on 08/31/2015
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This product seems to be made for really light duty, not in an area where it never rains, driveway is solid and long. The drag screen works better, I'm looking at sending the grader back but keeping the screen.
Response from DR Support Thank you for your feedback on the DR® Power Grader. If the area being graded is in really poor condition when you first begin it will take a bit longer. It’s not that the unit is meant for light duty material; simply that it will take more passes (and patience) to go over and over those areas that are in the worst condition. Pot holes take the most time as you will want to travel repeatedly over the area; dragging the loosened dirt back over the hole(s) until eventually they are all filled back in. Once you’ve loosened the area soil up then you can begin to redistribute it across your entire driveway. The Power Grader is a very unique machine that can completely change the landscape of your driveway and save you money at the same time. Once you get control of it all and are able to smooth out and redistribute the soil, it will be very easy to maintain in the future. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have other questions or concerns about the machine. We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing Dr® Power. We love before and after pictures too!
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Power Grader on Class 6
Posted by: Kris L. from BARRINGTON, NH on 08/19/2015
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I really like this power grader. It brought my road maintenance from 12 hours to 2. Pulls good. It likes to kick up some small rocks so keep an eye out for those. Especially if you happen to have eyes in the back of your head where the rocks like to go. Held up perfectly to the first use. Hopefully durability will be good.
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Great mechanicals, poor electronics
Posted by: Ronald P. from LOVETTSVILLE, VA on 08/14/2015
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This review is similar to a previous review regarding the implementation of the grader. First the mechanical design and implementation is very good. The grader does a very good job of smoothing, leveling and filling of pot holes. However the implementation of the electrical/electronics is sub par. I am on my third battery. Yes, the battery is disconnected when not in use. An automotive type battery is not the proper battery for the grader A deep cycle marine battery should have been selected. Then after one year the control module became defective. Now the main electrical connector is experiencing intermittent problems. The contacts are not making proper contact. I would give this grader a five star rating if it were not for the electrical/electronic system.
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Finally something that works
Posted by: Daniel J. from Madison, NC on 08/09/2015
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I bought the 60" model to maintain a 1/2 mile long driveway that has several hills and curves. I was skeptical at first because I could not find many reviews, the ones I found were mixed. I used it the first time a few days after a rain and it took quite a few passes to work up the embedded rock in my driveway. After that, I hit it just after a rain and it has done wonders for this driveway I have been fighting for several years. Sure, you can use a box scrape or a blade to move the gravel around, but the DR works deeper and creates a great top surface that lasts longer than just scraping it. I do wish I would have ordered mine with the drag screen, it would make a smoother surface. I will be ordering one soon. Even without the screen, the Power Grader is better than anything I have tried before. Well worth the money.
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Great Grader
Posted by: Chris from Charlotte, NC on 08/06/2015
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Got it, set it up in about 30 mins, charged it for about 36 hours, attached it to a Honda Rubicon 500 4-wheeler and graded my .5 mile gravel driveway that had not been graded in about 3-4 years and was plagued by some ruts and washout. After 3-4 passes in each direction, it looks great and the only downside is that I didn't want to drive on it and leave tire tracks! Great product - works like a charm. Perfect for what I envision using it for. Thanks DR.
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power grader
Posted by: ROGER Summers from PLAINVIEW, TX on 07/24/2015
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very happy does every thing as advertised thank you
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WORKS GREAT EXCEPT WHEN DOWN FOR BATTERY AND OTHER FAILURES
Posted by: DAVID D. from CHARLESTON, WV on 07/14/2015
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I HAVE OWNED MY 48" GRADER FOR OVER THREE YEARS. IT DOES AN AMAZING JOB ON MY LONG GRAVEL DRIVEWAY, WHEN EVERYTHING IS WORKING ON THE GRADER. FIRST, MY BATTERY SEEMS TO DIE RELATIVELY FASTER THAN THE ONES I PUT ON MY LAWN MOWERS AND FOUR WHEELER. THEN, THE WIRES TO THE MAIN CONNECTOR WERE BROKEN BY DIRT AND GRAVEL THAT HAD COLLECTED NEAR THE WIRE BUNDLE. THAT HAS HAPPENED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, EVEN AFTER PULLING THE WIRES TOGETHER WITH A ZIP TIE. I HAVE CALLED FOR ASSISTANCE AND HAD A NEW CONNECTOR WITH WIRES ATTACHED SENT TO ME. AFTER INSTALLING, ALL I GET IS A CLICKING NOISE WHEN I TRY TO RAISE OR LOWER THE TEETH. I ALSO HAD ONE OF THE WHEELS CRACK WHERE IT WAS BOLTED TO THE GRADER. IT HAD TO BE REPLACED AT MY EXPENSE. IF THE ELECTRICAL ISSUES COULD BE ELIMINATED, THE GRADER WOULD BE OUTSTANDING. AGAIN, THE GRADER PERFORMS BETTER THAN OUTSTANDING WITH REGARD TO THE ACTUAL GRADING AND FIXING DIRT AND GRAVEL DRIVEWAY WITH HOLES EVERYWHERE. NOW I WILL NEED TO TAKE IT TO THE LOCAL REPAIR SHOP AND SEE IF THEY CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET IT TO WORK. IT WILL PROBABLY NEED A NEW BATTERY, AGAIN. IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE I BOUGHT THE LAST ONE.
Response from DR SupportThank you for providing feedback on your DR® Power Grader. We certainly appreciate hearing back from you and apologize for the inconveniences that you’ve experienced. We are going to have someone from our Tech Support Department give you a call and hopefully we can help to avoid a service shop call. The Power Grader is a very unique product and can change your rutted driveway to like new condition without the need for added gravel. Your business is important to us and we want you to enjoy your DR® for many years to come. We’ll be in touch soon and thank you for choosing DR® Power
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Best tool I have ever bought.
Posted by: RICHARD T. from YUCCA, AZ on 06/16/2015
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The DR Power Grader is one of the best things I have ever bought. It is very easy to use and does a great job. My driveway and road are looking great, especially when using it with the drag mat. Very glad I bought it.
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Minor Glitch on Grease Port
Posted by: Andrew W. from Lewiston, MI on 06/14/2015
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The 60" grader is working fine and as expected. High quality product Except... see below. I originally paid extra for shipping because of the weight of the machine and where I live. I did not get request filled (I was expecting a lift van or truck with a lift gate). Instead a semi-truck with large trailer showed and could not drive in (which is why I wanted a lift van). I'm not blaming DR for this but the shipping company for possibly misrepresenting DR with their claim of multiple shipping categories. Next item , I went to apply grease to one of the grease port on the wheels and found my grease port damaged. The wheel is ok (that I could tell) but grease port is damage beyond repair. I will be requesting a replacement grease port from DR.
Response from DR SupportThanks for your feedback on your new DR® Power Grader. We apologize that the delivery proved less than satisfactory. We do see within your customer/order file that you certainly did request and pay for lift-gate service and that our Customer Service Department has since refunded your account for not having received that service. We work closely with our carriers to ensure the best service possible and will pass your comments along. The grease zerk has shipped and hopefully you’ve received it by now. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Tech Support Department should you have any further questions or concerns. We again apologize for the bumpy start and certainly do appreciate that you chose DR® Power and want to thank you for your business!
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john
Posted by: John K. from PITTSBURG, KS on 06/02/2015
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When you lower grader to grade the wheels and tires bounce off the ground. Just a short time before this creates issue or damage to both. Remote works half the time keep having to get off and unplug and plug battery connection. With that said this grader does an excellent job on my driveway of 1800 feet. I just hope it holds up and if it will I will write a different review at that time.
Response from DR SupportThank you for your feedback on the DR® Power Grader. We are going to have someone from our Tech Support Department give you a call. It doesn’t appear as though we’ve ever spoken to you about your concerns and so we feel confident that we can offer some helpful operational tips. Please don’t hesitate to call us anytime should you have any other questions. Our Tech Staff are always happy to assist you. Thanks for choosing DR® Power and we will be in touch soon!
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60" Driveway Grader
Posted by: Andrew C. from Wakarusa, IN on 05/29/2015
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Picked up grader today, put it together, & an hour and a half later my 1,000 ft. driveway with many 6"-8" deep holes is nice and smooth! Pulled it with my farmall H which is overkill, but worked nice. Definitely worth it.
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Best buy for the money
Posted by: Michael K. from RENO, NV on 05/26/2015
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The power grader was delivered ahead of the stated date. The equipment was well packed and easily assembled. The equipment is well made, sturdy, and high quality. I highly recommend this piece of equipment.
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Happy Happy happy
Posted by: ARNOLD J.ansen from YUCCA VALLEY, CA on 05/26/2015
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I went and picked iup my grader took it home and put it together. The first time I used it, my yard looked better then it has in years. Thank you for a useful well built product.
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moosman
Posted by: Jerry M. from HUDSON, CO on 05/18/2015
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I just got to use the grader this weekend and it works good for what I need it for. It's definitely going to take me some time to get things back to normal but once I do it should be easy to keep it that way.
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Power grader
Posted by: Robert J. from ST PETER, MN on 05/15/2015
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This item works great. Even in the hard limestone of my quarter-mile driveway it seems to dig in fairly well. The teeth are strong and I am satisfied. Two upgrades I would recommend, first make the yoke stronger I have already bent the A-frame yoke but DR replaced it under warranty, thank you . Second, I would make a full enclosure for the battery and wires. It just gets covered with dirt mud soil rocks everything you're going through. The battery compartment should be completely enclosed. I plan on working this piece of equipment card, I hope it is up for the task.
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DR Power Grader
Posted by: Joseph K. from Hesperia, MI on 05/12/2015
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Great buy solved my driveway problems!
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Awesome
Posted by: Mark E. from Holdingford, MN on 05/06/2015
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WE have used the grader to work the pad where we ride, we have a walker for the horses that you always have a "track" where they walk around this has filled that in and made the whole area flat. Used it on the driveway. I think we also may use it to flatten out our garden. Good piece of equipment
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Very good piece of machinery
Posted by: Reed H. from Rochelle, IL on 04/10/2015
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I have only used it once but put it to the test right away. It is a work horse and did a very good job on my driveway. I had about 2 inches of sodium chloride over my gravel and it pull up the gravel very well the first time around.
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Dissatified
Posted by: James M. from Mt. Pleasant, UT on 02/24/2015
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After receiving the 60" power grader in mid-January I've done nothing but, wait on replacement parts after only one use. The initial battery was bad to begin with and would not take a charge, now the plastic housing supporting the upper actuator has broken off. I've now noticed that the oversize rock pan has also split. It appears that all I do is wait on parts. Still Waiting!
Response from DR SupportThank you for the feedback on the DR® Power Grader. We apologize that your experience to date has not gone well. Someone from our Tech Support Department will be calling you today. The replacement parts have shipped out and we certainly want to assist you with these concerns. Your business is important to us and we appreciate that you chose DR Power Equipment!
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Review of road grader.
Posted by: Wayne M.cPhail from Smithfield, VA on 02/11/2015
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Did a good job grading road. Weight box cracked in two places first time using. One grease fitting broke off one tire when I went to use grease gun before using first time. The concept seems good but the metal frame is to light weight. I am concerned that the unit will not llast more than a year or so. We will see. Thanks, Wayne
Response from DR SupportThank you for your feedback on the DR Power Grader. We are going to have someone from our Tech Support Department give you a call - we certainly want to make sure your machine is in good working order. If you ever have any concerns and or questions, please don't hesitate to call us at -800-376-9637. Your satisfaction is important to us. You will hear from us soon and thank you for your business and for choosing DR Power Equipment!
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60 inch grader
Posted by: Larry S. from KEOTA, OK on 02/09/2015
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lightweight but adequate, I would hate to put it behind a tractor my 4 wheeler is large enough.
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Mr
Posted by: bob h. from henderson, NC on 02/03/2015
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About the greatest tool I have ever used. Would recommend to everyone.
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60" power grader
Posted by: Joe D. from Roseburg, OR on 12/30/2014
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After only 2 hours my grader quit raising and lowering. Since they do not have people in customer service on the weekend, I had to wait until Monday. Then I am informed that I should do some tests with stuff I do not have. Finally they sent me a new battery, transmitter, and board. It works now but it is raining so much I can't try it out to see how long it will work. I also saw reviews about the cheep plastic pan for extra weight. So I used 50 ponds of chain so there was evenly distributed weight with NO sharp edges. My pan split down the middle. Over all I am not very happy about this purchase.
Response from DR SupportThank you for the feedback on the DR Power Grader. We apologize that you've had difficulty with the machine and hope that our assistance has been helpful. Someone from our Tech Support Department will be calling you in the next day or so to be sure. We appreciate your business!
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Retired
Posted by: Jack W. from LEASBURG, NC on 12/11/2014
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The castor bracket broke, I had to wait about a week before the part came, I have used it once and it seems to be working as advertised. I really like it!
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Hi
Posted by: Tom Mulkey from Fairmount, GA on 11/12/2014
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The DrPowerGrader work great for what I wanted it for but I didn't like the front wheels I couldn't keep them straight they wanted to stay sideways while I was pulling it. I really like it thank you.
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President, CRRPOA
Posted by: DALE M. from GREAT CACAPON, WV on 10/16/2014
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This unit has been purchased for a Home Owners Association use for 3 1/2 miles of gravel over shale roads. I have used my personal 48" grader for several years and it has been a great product. We decided on the bigger model and the upgrades are noticeable, i.e. non adjustable teeth, and braced front axle. I recommend it to everyone.
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Mr.
Posted by: LARRY S. from NORTH BEND, OR on 09/25/2014
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Works excellent as I expected.
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buyer and operator
Posted by: richard v. from cedar key, FL on 07/14/2014
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your advertising told me an atv could pull this unit. not true , an atv will pull it but your atv must have 4-wheele drive . the plastic tray which holds rocks for added weight is too fragile to hold rocks. I sure would like to have an invoice and warranty paperwork. this would be the third time I've asked .I haven't used it much because of the atv issue, I will let you know when I get a unit that will pull this grader .
Response from DR SupportWe're sorry that you have had these issues! While each situation the Power Grader is used in is unique, the use of 4 wheel drive isn't a mandatory requirement. It is beneficial especially if you have a steep incline though. Perhaps you are taking a little too deep of a bite on each pass? Try taking a little less and that may solve the traction issue?

The Tool Tray has a carry capacity of 70lbs. It is for carrying extra weight when needed to help the teeth break through hard packed material. Although carrying larger rocks that get dug up seems like a logical option, the sharp edges can cause breakage to the tray from bouncing around.

We have sent a copy of the invoice through email on 6/30/14 and will send another as well as regular mail. Maybe your spam filter caught it?

We will contact you to follow up on this.
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Power Graded Driveway
Posted by: David D. from Hillsdale, MI on 07/13/2014
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I have a approx. 1400' long driveway. It has never been kept up in more than 20 years. I bought the bigger 60" Power Grader. It was so easy to use and I feel it did a Great Job! Keep in mind the worse your driveway is the more time it will take to make it nice. I ran this Power Grader over my driveway about four complete passes and I was amazed. My neighbor came over and he also was impressed. It already started getting rid of the grass hump in the middle and was popping out rock you don't even know they were there. Anyways it did a Great Job! Keep in mind that the harder the ground is you will have to make lots of passes. Also if the grass hump in the middle is to thick, you will need to manual take it down. This is not designed to remove real thick weeds or grass. But once you get your driveway back to where it looks real nice. This will help keep it that way with ease! Satisfied Customer!
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Pays for it's self every time I use it!!!
Posted by: William S. from Nampa, ID on 05/25/2014
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Sorry this is long overdue, I purchased the 60" model a couple years ago and was really skeptical from just viewing the ads! I have about a quarter mile driveway in the mountains of Idaho that some people would call a goat trail at best! We get from 2 to 4 feet of snow each year, and due to the steepness of our driveway, the spring run off makes ruts that sometimes get 10 to 12" deep. I should have taken before and after pictures this year to show, but I didn't! It takes on and average about 2 hours of work with the road grader and my atv, and you could drive your Lexus up there if you wanted! Before I purchased the road grader, I spent about $1500. a year to have someone bring in a cat to smooth it out, that's why I say that it pays for it's self every time I use it!! Definitely a 5 star Review from me!!!
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Problematic
Posted by: Chris C. from Salem, VA on 04/05/2014
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I received my power grader on Thursday and used a few times up and down my road. I thought it was great...... The grader came with a bad battery which I had to replace locally because it was stuck in the road. DR refused to give me a credit for that and insisted on sending me a replacement that I will not need. Now one of the large wheels has broken off and the unit is stuck again in the driveway. I must have received a lemon.....
Response from DR SupportWe're sorry you have had these issues, thanks for posting a review though! Although the battery is new, it should be placed on a charger to make sure it is fully charged. It should also be charged after each use & every 1-2 months when not in use to maintain the charge. Hopefully the replacement wheel is holding up better. We will give you a call to check in with you.
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Great piece of equipment
Posted by: Nuggie78 from Tennessee on 08/14/2013
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The 60" grader works great on my drive. Bust hard pack loose and spreads evenly. You may have to make several runs, but then again your not pulling a piece of heavy equipment.
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Well made and easy to use
Posted by: horse99 from New Mexico on 08/07/2013
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We have a small riding arena that the drag works well on.. It remains to be seen how it works on my driveway cause we are pretty rocky. Right now it does every thing we want and does it well.
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Good Product
Posted by: Larry53 from Washington on 08/06/2013
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When I picked up the grader at the trucking depot, the box with the loose parts in it had been ruptured by a forklift fork and had a gaping hole in it. Fortunately only one bolt was missing and I was able to purchase a replacement at a local hardware store. The box that was ruptured was loose inside of the crate and was hanging down into the fork path which may have been why it was punctured. The product is rather light weight but operates well. I wish it was heavier and a little wider.
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Needs to be longer
Posted by: Grantmx from Texas on 08/04/2013
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It needs to be longer so it won't go down in the holes but instead dropping dirt in the holes. Front tires need to be in front of the rippers. Grease zerks are a weird size so my gun won't work on them. Raising and lowering is to slow. Plastic rock box broke in just a few hours. It will not rip hard normal dirt even with weight. In soft material without holes the same size as the machine or larger it did a fine job. It is strong and held up under severe conditions but I had to hire a motor grader to do the job and get rid of the holes and dips. This machine is for small holes and dips with soft material. Any weeds or grass the rippers will plug up in a mater of seconds. If they had a kit to make it longer it would have worked for me. Being short it went in and out of the holes without dropping hardly any dirt in the holes.
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A product that delivers what it promises.
Posted by: george39 from North Carolina on 07/22/2013
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The 60" power grader arrived and was off-loaded into our lawn trailer since we could not accept delivery at our property. Assembly was relatively easy and we hooked it to the back of our older Kawasaki Mule and began maintaining our driveways. I had purchased it on recommendation from a friend and I've since recommended it to another person. Good to know that DR products measure up to their hype.
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I had mediocre results
Posted by: Winston754 from Pennsylvania on 07/09/2013
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I used the grader on my gravel driveway which is approximately 3700" long. On areas with finer material the grader did a pretty good job. Where the material was a little courser (1" to 2"), I had to make a lot of passes to get marginal results.
Response from DR SupportThanks for leaving a review about your Power Grader. It may take several passes depending on the material makeup of the driveway. Adding weight to the tray can help it to dig deeper. Thanks again for leaving a review.

We will pass your comments to our Product Development department for review.
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DR has done it once again / preformance and value
Posted by: Windley from Virginia on 07/01/2013
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I saw this grader and it''s claim for the past 3 years but was doubtful is it would preform as advertised I have a mile gravel drive and my old grader broke. With DR " try it policy" , I thought I would give it a try. We own a DR brush mower and we knew they make great products but this road grader exceeded our expectations. I pull it with my ATV and it looks new when I am finished dragging the drive. Suggest you purchase the smoother drag as it finishes the job. My thanks to the DR folks for once again delivering A GREAT PRODUCT AT A GREAT PRICE
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The power grader works as advertised.
Posted by: Sample from Virginia on 06/27/2013
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We have a long gravel driveway. For 25 years I have been maintaining with a tractor and blade. The DR Power Grader has simplified the task of maintenaining a smooth driveway. It packs much better and stays smooth longer after grading.
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Saved thousands$$$$
Posted by: cmouse from Oregon on 06/25/2013
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Our driveway is over a quarter of a mile long and full of pot holes, in desperate need of grading and repair. I got a quotes for the repairs, ranging from $4,200 to well over $5,000. I saw an ad on TV for the DR Grader and thought, what the heck, nothing ventured, nothing gained. I can't believe just how easy this implement is to use, how great it works and what a beautiful job it did. I can't wait to use it on other projects around the farm. I am extremely satisfied with the performance of the Grader and more than exteremly satisfied with the money I saved!!!$$$!!!
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Ease of use
Posted by: SONNY45 from Illinois on 06/24/2013
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The DR60 grader does what it is supposed to do and I am very pleased with it. I would recommend it to anyone. Works good on gravel and dirt.
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This product provides great value for the money
Posted by: Johnomni from Outside of the U.S. on 06/24/2013
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The product works as advertised. Just a couple of little comments: An off/ on switch to disconnect the battery would be a nice feature so that you don't have to remember to pull the connector. The other thing that I noticed when grading a road with a crown in it, the screen tends to slide down to one side or the other to follow the slope of the crown. Perhaps having the screen slightly wider than the grader would help to solve that problem by providing some overlap.
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The best tool ever
Posted by: 740Bobs from Ohio on 06/24/2013
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I love my DR power grader. I live half mile off the main road. I spent lots of money every year to put new gravel on my drive. Sense i have bought the DR power grader i have not spent one penny on gravel. The first time i used the power grader my friends said i see you put gravel on your drive i just laughed.Then i took them to the garage and showed them the DR POWER GRADER. I will not be with out one a wonderful tool. Thanks DR
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easy to use, only took me 20 minutes to set up
Posted by: George15 from Michigan on 06/24/2013
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A true work horse. my driveway looks new for the first time in 45 years
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Service outstanding! Performance does what you say it will.
Posted by: SONNY45 from Illinois on 06/22/2013
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I bought a DR60 Power Grader and cover. We have 1/2 mile gravel drive and the grader does a good job of filling holes and smoothing the drive out. It is also being used in landscaping our horse lots and is doing an excellent job. We had a problem when we received the grader and you worked with us until the problem was corrected. Your people were very pleasant and knowledgeable and did their very best to correct the problem. You have a 5 star rating with us and we would recommend your product to others. Thank you for all of your help!
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not very good for riding arenas does not dig down enough
Posted by: Knish from Virginia on 06/21/2013
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My goal was to keep my riding arena graded....does not dig deep enough....My wife wants to know why i do not want to use it as much, thinking of sending it back....
Response from DR SupportThanks for leaving a review about your Power Grader. We are sorry to hear that it isn’t going deep enough for your needs. Maybe some extra weight in the tray would help? Your comments will be passed along to our Product Development department for review.
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Good idea but...
Posted by: Fredm112 from Louisiana on 06/20/2013
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While the device will work well in soft soils and driveways, it has yet to scratch mine. Sometimes what should work well really doesn't work at all
Response from DR SupportThanks for leaving a review about your DR Power Grader. We are sorry to hear you are not fully satisfied with the purchase of it. If you would like to provide more information, please email us at info@drpower.com and we can pass the information on to Product Development for consideration. We are interested in what kind of soil you have.
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The product works well when used on the correct rock size and little grass mixed in.
Posted by: Larski71 from Texas on 06/20/2013
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I have a mixed rock driveway, previous owner had mixed small graval rocks with crushed white rock of various size and in some areas tar is mixed into the gravel rock. Obviously the DR tool was not made for this. I plan to use various tools to remove the grass and break up the gravel rock. In areas where the gravel rock is relatively free of grass and the tar the DR tool works very well.
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Great grader, one concern.
Posted by: dondon from Washington on 06/20/2013
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My 60" DR Grader arrived with no problems and with anticipation before it arrived, I read web reviews and came across one concern that was not expressed in the DR literature. Yes, a lawn and garden tractor of 19 hp or greater can pull the grader but according to the blog I read, it should have rear attachment towing capability. That makes quite a difference in the use of the grater and the DR warranty is voided if towed with a pickup. I am happy with the results of the grater although I used it tentatively which didn't utilize its full potential because I had my tractor's transmission in mind. My tractor is a Craftman 24 hp Lawntractor. So I would suggest checking this issue out before purchasing the DR Grader.
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Completely satisfied with my DR Power Grader
Posted by: Bill6543 from Michigan on 06/20/2013
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A word of warning, fully charge the battery before using the grader as recommended, I didn't and had to buy a new battery. I replaced mine with a heavy duty lawn tractor battery.
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Smoothed out very rough lane.
Posted by: Joe2 from Illinois on 06/19/2013
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Our lane is almost a 1/4 mile long. It had wash outs, pot holes, and a washboard. I waited until it rained an inch or more, Then I graded it. I ran over the lane 6 or 7 times and it turned out so good, I decided not to put more rock down.
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Works as advertized
Posted by: VJM31 from Pennsylvania on 06/19/2013
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I love using this power grader. Does a wonderful job on my son's half mile stone driveway. Took out deep pot holes and filled in deep water channels. Slow going until I got it right . Now maintenance is a piece of cake. Only problem I've had was original battery failed after one use. Wouldn't hold a charge. Company replaced immediately, though. Thanks for a good, tough machine that works as advertized
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Grooming our horse arena is now a breeze with the DR Power Grader.
Posted by: Gianni from California on 06/19/2013
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This product does a great job for our application for a fraction of the cost of competitive equipment. Our arena is new and we want to keep it that way and the power grader does an excellent job of uniformly distributing the footing. It's really fast and easy, especially since we have the 60 inch model (well worth the difference in price). The drag screen is recommended for giving a sand arena that perfect finishing touch and works much better than the chain link drag I was using. After seeing the result on the arena we used the power grader on the old, heavily worn and hardened surface of the round pen. It looks like new also.
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Does what it claims to do
Posted by: mac1312 from Michigan on 06/19/2013
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Work will while ground is soft. Storage capibility is good
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Works Well
Posted by: tjTapper58 from Colorado on 06/19/2013
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The battery does not last very long extreme use. The drag screen cannot take softball size rocks as it bends easy. I like the product.
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This grader has a big WOW factor!
Posted by: Zeke27 from Montana on 06/19/2013
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I share a driveway with my neighbor and the total length is just under a half mile. In years past I'd drag a harrow over it with a bunch of tires (which were always falling off) for 6 hours just to get the gravel broken up and semi smooth. With the DR grader it took half that time and it was in the best condition since a contractor redid it 6 years ago. Within a week 5 friends borrowed the DR grader and were amazed with the results and the ease of using it. Two of those individuals are now considering getting one of their own. What does that tell you!
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Great customer service, too!
Posted by: ck38 from Virginia on 06/19/2013
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When the power grader arrived, it worked like a dream...once. The next day I tried to use it and it was dead. Called customer service and they walked me through a number of things it could be, but as it turned out, the battery was discharged and couldn't recharge. Once we determined that was the problem, they shipped me a new battery (no charge!) and we've been grading up a storm ever since. Very pleased with this purchase.
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has a remote control.so u never have to get off the 4wheeler to make it work.
Posted by: Arlene62 from Wisconsin on 06/19/2013
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This is very easy to put together.made our old rough rutty road like new.did not have to by a load of expenseive gravel.we just drug the old gravel upland filled in the ruts.we needed new shear pins.do I order them. The girl call back a little later said she dug around and found a better deal then the first order I placed.saved us over20.00 dollars and we gotmore pins then we would have gotten on the first order Great piece of machinary.Thank you dr power equipment. .
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Doesn't weigh enough.
Posted by: reinman68 from Colorado on 06/19/2013
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I own a RV park. The grader is useless on well packed roads. The tines would not sink into the ground. Even with 70lbs. of weight on it. The only way I could get any use out of it is to drag it behind a box blade on my tractor. The box blade has much deeper tines to penetrate the ground. Then the grader does a decent job of smoothing out the loose gravel. I will probably be returning the grader.
Response from DR SupportWow, you must have some dry, hard packed soil! We’re sorry that the Power Grader isn’t doing the job for you. Maybe you could moisten the road a little before trying to help loosen it? We appreciate you mentioning it & we will pass this info on to our engineering group.
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Give it a chance !
Posted by: law3500 from Colorado on 06/05/2013
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I have a 660ft gravel/rock/dirt driveway on 5 acres in Colorado. It was in rough shape when we moved in, ruts, groves and potholes. I decided to try the Dr Power Grader before having to buy a full sized tractor with box blade. I towed it behind my ATV. Setup was easy but after the first few times over the driveway I thought I had made a mistake and would need a full sized box blade. But, I had read other comments about it taking some time so I decided to give in an hour and a half of continuous up and down the driveway and I was amazed at the results little by little it took down the high spots and filled in the low spots and the results after only the first hour and a half were amazing for a piece of equipment as light and easy to use as this so my advice is to anyone who does not think it will work is give it some time let it work.
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Great piece of equipment.
Posted by: Vancouver1941 from Oregon on 05/05/2013
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We have about a 1/3 mile driveway which was full of potholes.Now we can actually drive in a straight line after using the grader.Worked behind our utility vehicle.It took about 5 passes and it looks like there was loads of gravel delivered afterwards.
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Great little grader
Posted by: farmingman27 from Illinois on 10/24/2012
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I live and work on a farm, all with gravel driveways. I maintain about 8 miles of spread out driveways and lots. I was very surprised at how well this little guy worked 60" model. It tore right into my driveway and immediatley started doing its job, and ill tell u what it did it very well indeed. I love this grader even on sand and dirt it works awesome, wish i would have bought one a long time ago. keep up the great work!!
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Proffesional quality for homeowner price!
Posted by: mikeypmcg from Maine on 04/28/2012
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I will start by saying I initially skeptical at how well a light grader would work. i live on a privat road about 3/4 of a mile long. It is a gravel/clay mix that gets very hard packed from traffic. I went out on a limb thanks to the 6 month trial period figureing, what do I have to lose? It showed up well packed and was easy to assemble (took about 45 minutes). I started doing my own driveway first and within 3 passes the driveway was smooth and level. Then I moved to the hardpacked road. Without any additional weight it took 2-3 passes for the scarification teeth to loosen the top layer, once loosened the grader blade did a good job carrying loose dirt and depositing it in existing holes. I missed grading the next day due to rain, however the following day the grader worked even better due to the ground being softer, I would reccomend everyone try and grade after a rain as soon as puddles are empty. Overall iam extremely satisfied with this grader. Sorry old grader guy you cant count on our road for $ 1000 twice a year anymore!
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Only drawback that I have found
Posted by: chiefnickel from Maine on 04/26/2012
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After using the power grader for 2 seasons, the only draw back that I have for my road is that I don't seem to get enough depth. I wish there was an option for possibly larger tires and 6" or so teeth, so that you can get into deeper holes and level them out with fewer passes.
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Great product and extremely useful for my long gravel driveway.
Posted by: Fredgarbo1 from Maine on 04/26/2012
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I have on the DR Power grader for three years now and it has been exceptional in fixing my gravel driveway and the dirt road I live on. The first set of teeth on this grader are not even showing any signs of wearing out. I have been through two different batteries. Even keeping it charged after every use. And I use it so much that two of the welds have had to be fixed on the wheels that lift and lower the grader. I have upgraded to the wireless remote and that certainly made all the difference in ease-of-use. I just drop it on my four wheeler tow Ball on the back and I'm off.
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The features are great and the quality is outstanding. I can't say enough good about the overall ...
Posted by: Birddog from Indiana on 04/24/2012
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We have owned this power grader for years and it was one of the best investments we made. We have a gravel driveway approximately 450 ft. long and each year we need new gravel and this does a great job leveling the gravel. Also my son-in-law uses it for his gravel drive. Several weeks ago two of our neighbors borrowed it after they saw what a great job it did. We have never had a problem with it.
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Couldn't believe this could do all they said!
Posted by: bushido from Iowa on 04/23/2012
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I watched the DVD & videos over & over & talked to DR repeatly about this product before I bought it. I couldn't see how it could work as well as does. Now that I've had it a couple of years, I can't believe how well it works!
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it works just like they say.
Posted by: Fuzzy from West Virginia on 04/23/2012
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After using one l'll always have a working one now, their perfect .
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wow wonderfull tool produit fantastique
Posted by: jeanfrancois from Outside of the U.S. on 04/22/2012
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i used the 60 inch model on my road and after a few pass the job was done i remove also all the old turn aroud bump (the parking have more then 50 years of used) they also remove all the pots hole the grader fill it up first but after a few pass they go at the bottom of the hole i also used it to level the side road so water run out easier xcuse my english i'm french and i gonna review in french also many thanks for this nice tool and thanks also for services and the shipping very easy no big extra charge for my country j'ai un model 60 pouces et je l'utilise sur mon chemin commun cest une vielle route de plus de 50 ans le camion a ordures passe 2 fois semaine il etais remplies de nid de poules quel enfer a chaque annees je devais remplir les trous et niveler cet outil la a fais la job en quelques heure plus besoin d'acheter de la roche plus de rateau plus de nid de poule j'ai efectuer deux autre nivelage durant la saison estival et voila la job est termine le printemps est arriver et voila un nivelage du printemps et me voila prets pour la saison merci a drpower un tres bel outil et tres facile d'operation un tres bon service j'ai commander par telephonne j'ai recu mon grader a l'entrepot a laval aucun frais cacher j'ai juste signe et voila wow quel service
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This product has wonderful features and is one tough piece of equipment!
Posted by: MinnesotaDan from Minnesota on 04/22/2012
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I have been using my DR Grader for almost a year now. Before all I could do was drag the driveway with an old harrow. All the harrow did was move the surface material around a little bit. It did make it look a little better for a very short period of tiem. Using the DR Grader, I can dig into the surface a little bit at a time and truly level the driveway up. I have been able to get rid of the tire ruts that had formed over the last eight years. I have been able to level up the low spots and high spots so now when it rains, the rain actually runs off the driveway, instead of standing in low spots all over the place. I really like that I do not have to get off my ATV to adjust the height of the DR Grader. The remote control hydraulic ram that raises and lowers the unit is absolutely wonderful.
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This product saves money on no new gravel
Posted by: Hank123 from Minnesota on 04/21/2012
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I have a 1/2 mile driveway and it does a good job.
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Works great and easy to operate.
Posted by: Dancer1 from Mississippi on 04/17/2012
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Have owned our power grader almost 4years. Does a great job of maintaining our driveway and our horse arena. Remote makes the job really easy. Would recommend this product to anyone that has to maintain their own property.
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Right product for the right job.
Posted by: RockyRancher from Texas on 04/16/2012
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In the rough, hard-scrabble Texas Hill Country, all equipment needs to be extra tough. Will the DR Power Grader cut new roads through a rocky wilderness? Of course not! But for the dirt roads and gravel paths where the rocks are under 1" in size, this will smooth out the ruts and clean up wash damage with a better finish than anything I have ever tried.
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Easy to use
Posted by: CJ599 from Virginia on 04/15/2012
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Easy to use. Control of depth is at your finger tip. Use it on a 1200' driveway and have great results. First time the drive has been smooth in years. Did my neighbors drive and she was very pleased to be able to not spill her coffee leaving for work. Mine is real old and when I needed a part for it the man on the phone was very knowledgeable and new exactly what i wanted just from the description I gave him. Nice tool and good service, what more could you ask for?
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Huge time and money saver!
Posted by: BobbyJ from North Carolina on 04/15/2012
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I have a driveway that is 1/3 mile long and this product has saved me from having to purchase gravel annually to fill in pot holes. Since I can drag it behind my tractor, I do not have to manually grade the driveway and after grading the driveway, the ride is smooth. I did have a weld brake on the unit but was able to have it fixed through a friend for free. My neighbor now uses my driveway instead of his own, since his is in need of grading!
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great product for maintaining gravel drive
Posted by: Oscard from Virginia on 04/15/2012
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I have had this grader for several years. I have a half mile driveway and it is expensive to put gravel down. With this Dr power grader I can go years between adding new gravel. This product works better than my road blade alone that I used before I bought this product. I highly recommend this product. I find I need my kubota tractor to pull this unit on the driveway with hills. My polaris 700 would not pull it well, nor would a lawnmower work well. I added a full size car battery to my weight tray instead of having to replace the specialty battery every year.
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Great features but not the most durable
Posted by: tmmwatt from Indiana on 04/14/2012
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I have had my power grader for about 4 years now. Right after the initial warranty expired, I had to have the grader welded where it broke. Fortunately we had the means to weld it. Also the heavy duty plastic holder on the middle should be made out of metal as it is destroyed, just from placing some weight into it to help the grader stay on the ground and not bounce around so much and help it dig into the ground deeper. Overall though, the grader does an excellent job of breaking up the gravel on our very busy park roads.
Response from DR SupportWe're sorry that you have had an issue with your Powergrader, but are glad that you posted about it!. We like to hear how our products are performing. We're glad that you were able to fix it and are able to keep your roads smooth! If you ever have any other issues or questions, please get a hold of tech Support @ 800-687-6575.
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Easy to use and it does the JOB RIGHT!!!
Posted by: JB123 from Pennsylvania on 04/12/2012
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I use it on our dirt road and it keeps the road smooth. I used it on the lawn of a newly constructed home and couldn't believe how smooth the lawn got so I could plant grass.
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Does a pretty good job in maintaining our 3/4 mile drive way
Posted by: Youtsey from Colorado on 04/12/2012
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It is a little light, but with repeated trips does a fair job in smoothing our our drive. I do still have some problems with washboard problems.
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DR 60" Power Grader
Posted by: glenlsch from Texas on 04/12/2012
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Purchased about two years ago. Our rural road is about a 450 feet off of the main road. We have to maintain the road so a neighbor and I bought the DR 60" and the first time we used it behind my 27 HP garden tractor we were very happy at the results because it worked just like it showed in your web video. Our road is crushed lime stone and gets hard as cement so I wait until we have a rain before I grade. Have graded it around 20 times and can not see any wear on the teeth. Great products!
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i use it all the time around the area it saves time and effort
Posted by: dairysheep from New York on 04/11/2012
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I got my grader 2 years ago and do not know how i did without it . the quality and versatility is terrific, and with the drag behind it is even more versatile
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This product turns a bad driveway into a great one in no time.
Posted by: davel from New York on 04/11/2012
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My driveway is about 1800 feet long and winds back into the woods. Every other year I have to put about 25 tons of stones down, but I keep getting pot holes all over the place. I purchased the 60" grader and haven't had to get all that stone, I just go up and down the driveway about 3 times and it is pot hole free.
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This product has great features
Posted by: jocur from Kentucky on 04/11/2012
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I have a driveway 7/10ths of a mile and it keep my driveway nice and smooth.
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Grader
Posted by: Vicki from New York on 04/11/2012
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We bought this grader for our driveway. We live 1/2 mile in the woods. Learned to grade after it has rained, our driveway is kinda hard so the rain softens mix. Also great to use for new lawns you are trying to establish. Very happy with this piece of equiptment. Thank You from valued customer. The Anderson's
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Great value for the product
Posted by: lbroks from Illinois on 04/11/2012
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Everything advertised it did and more. On the back hoe there was a abrasion on the hydralic hose call and no problem replacing it immediately
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60" Power Grader
Posted by: hunter50 from Colorado on 04/10/2012
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I use my 60" Power Grader every spring to repair my 600 foot driveway after the long snowy winters.
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Not worth the money
Posted by: Perky53 from Indiana on 04/10/2012
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I have used this a few times and it does not grade my property like it shows on the the dvd. My property is mostly gravel and it does not dig into the ground like it should, even with the extra weight in the bucket. I do not like the fact that I can not tell when the battery is plugged in or when it is fully charged. There is no indicator anywhere on the charger or battery. I would not buy this again.
Response from DR SupportWe're sorry the performance of the Power Grader isn't what you expected. We do thank you for posting about it though! It may take a few passes to get the gravel loosened up. Perhaps you didn't take enough passes? Any 12 volt Charger with a 2 amp or less setting is fine to use on our Battery.
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The DR Power Grader is an "heirloom" quality piece of equipment
Posted by: dancote from Washington on 04/09/2012
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I use my Power Grader to maintain a 100 yard gravel driveway and large parking area twice a year in the Spring and Fall. I can't imagine how I could do this job without it. I've tried both a box scraper and a landscape rake and neither can get the results I get with the Power Grader. Additionally, I don't see this thing ever wearing out. I'm sure it'll get passed down to the next generation eventually.
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from dirt to gravel to sand this will make it level and smooth
Posted by: Miki from Wisconsin on 04/08/2012
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I love this machine, I have a 900 foot gravel drive way and It makes it look like new every spring - people actually ask me if I get new gravel every year because it looks like I do. I wish it had a better way of attaching it to the pulling vehicle since that would make it easier to raise and lower the machine but still this is a great product for any leveling job you have or grading of gravel. The price is a tad over what I like to pay for machines I use once or maybe 3 times a year but still needed a good quality machine and this was the ticket
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Incredible results
Posted by: Foxhole5 from Oregon on 04/08/2012
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We purchased this road grader a few years ago and it has done an amazing job keeping the gravl road into our neighborhood free of potholes. Before we made this purchase our road and driveway was a mess. Deep potholes, uneven distribution of the gravel. The first time using the road grader made it 100% better. Regular maintenance has made the road close to asphalt smooth. I would definitely recommend this product.
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Saves time, perfect grading and leveling, stellar product
Posted by: peterthib from California on 04/08/2012
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I have several base rock roads to maintain and have previously spent quite a bit of time box scraping, grading and raking the road. My new 60" power grader does a better job and in a third of the time. I had reviewed many other graders but decided on the DR not only for price but for effective road maintenance. I especially l like the actuator that raises and lowers the grading system. It works perfectly. Thanks for building a great product. Pete
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The power grader fits our diverse driveway.
Posted by: Tanner from Minnesota on 04/07/2012
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I have used several different types of leveling blades and the power grader is the best that I have used. I use the grader with and without the teeth and it fits a diverse driveway. We have a 1/2 mile driveway that has flat surfaces and a steep hill. The grader helps me to smooth out the hills and keep the driveway compacted to prevent erosion. It also helps me on the flat surfaces to loosen the surface and smooth out the driveway. The 60" model saves me time with a 16 foot driveway where I only have to make 3-4 passes. It also helps me to redistribute the gravel after a winter of snow plowing. The wireless remote is very convenient.
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Works as advertised.
Posted by: Kelly from Texas on 04/06/2012
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Easy to use. Does an excellent job on "Bin 10" road base.
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Q.can your machine handle it
My drive way has deep water holes and very hard dry dirt and lots of rocks can this machine handle it
A.The DR Power Grader is equipped with carbide-tipped steel scarifying teeth, much like those used on commercial excavator buckets, capable of loosening compacted road material, crushed limestone, bluestone gravel, sand, cinders and crushed shells with minimal wear. However, 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. The heavier the tractor you use, the more traction you will have which will enable you to go deeper and grade quicker. It the dirt in your drive is too compact it may take more passes to break it up. The blade on the back of the grader is fixed and holds the dirt or sand in place allowing the material to fill in ruts as you go over them with the machine. As the Power Grader's teeth dig into the surface there will be small lines that will be created in the surface. The Drag Screen will smooth all the lines out and leave you with a nice, smooth finished surface. We appreciate your interest in the DR Power Grader.
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Posted by: Kev45 from Montana on 7/27/2013
Q.how big a tractor is needed horsepower-wise to tow the 60 inch unit without problems?
A.When using a Lawn Tractor for towing the 60" Power Grader, the tractor must be 19 HP or greater and weighing 500 lbs or more. The 60" 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 model is an ideal choice. If you have more questions or would like to place an order by phone, please call TOLL FREE 1-800-376-9637 and our Sales Representatives will be happy to help you. Our summer business hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday 9 am to 5:30 pm, Eastern Time.
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Posted by: Nitro from Iowa on 8/5/2013
Q.Will this prodiuct loosen and smooth out a compacted crush and run driveway?
A.The Power Grader will not grade crushed or recycled asphalt, nor will it grade areas covered with thick vegetation. We dont have rock size standards but it can handle gravel and aggregate materials. It works great with 3/4" stone, anything larger may just roll around under the machine. If your crusher run is a semi-crushed gravel mix with gravel pieces and not too compact, the Power Grader should work. If it is too compact it will take more passes to break it up or it could end up bending the scarifying teeth.
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Posted by: sceptical from Virginia on 3/18/2013
Q.Can I use it to prepare soil for planting?
I was hoping to use this product for scratching the soil in our pastures in preparation of throwing out seed. I would also like a product that I can use to level out parts of our pasture and help to spread clumps of manure. Am I asking too much of this product? I would also be using it on our arena. I need to purchase a mult-use product since funds are limited. I would be towing it with a Kubota RTV.
A.Thank you for your inquiry. The Power Grader is designed for projects like your arena, where there is little vegetation. It can be used for preparing soil for seeding, but it cannot remove vegetation effectively. So, in summary, I think this machine would serve you quite well in the arena and for pre-seeding, but not in the pasture where there may be vegetation. I hope that this is of some help to you. If you'd like to order the Power Grader, please call us at 800-376-9637 or simply place the item in your shopping cart online.
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Posted by: Pamm from California on 8/6/2013
Q.My driveway is crushed limestone and crushed gravel. Down the middle of the driveway, where you do not drive, bermuda grass is growing.
Will the grader work in this situation or do I need to remove the bermuda grass first?
A.Others have said that you have to remove the grass first, but on my driveway I did not and the DR Grader took care of it just fine, just remember you need multiple passes for optimum results.
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Posted by: Texan99 from Texas on 5/3/2013
Q.Can you pull it behind a pickup truck?
We don't have a lawn tractor, utility tractor, or an ATV. However, we have a Chevy Avalanche with a trailer hitch. Will this work?
A.The DR Power Grader can not be towed behind a truck or car because you need to see the Power Grader in action so that you can adjust the height of the teeth. Towing it behind your Chevy Avalanche will void the warranty.
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Posted by: MarkT from North Carolina on 4/23/2013
Q.What is the weight of the 60 in. power grader?
What is the weight of the power grader 60 in. Also how much weight can you put on the power grader?
A.The 60" Power Grader weighs 225 lbs. A weight tray is included which allows you to collect rocks that are unearthed while grading and it will hold up to 70 pounds or two 33 pound concrete blocks.
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Posted by: Wilford from Pennsylvania on 2/8/2013
Q.Can I tow this with a golf cart? How long is the remote cord?
A.We do not recommend using a golf cart to tow the Power Grader. A golf cart does not have the traction that is needed to pull the Grader. Recommended for use with a tractor or ATV featuring a 14 HP motor or larger and weighing 400 lbs or more for the 48" machine and a 19 HP motor or larger Garden Tractor and weighing 500 lbs or more for the 60" machine. The Power Grader has a remote control transmitter system on a neck lanyard that allows you to make the adjustments to the Power Grader from your towing vehicle, no need to get off of your tractor/ATV.
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Posted by: Texan99 from Texas on 5/3/2013
Q.Do you have 60" used graders
A.All Reconditioned equipment is returned under the terms of our 6 Month Trial Period. Reconditioned machines are cleaned, repaired and run tested. They also come with our standard two-year warranty and our 6 Month Trial. Reconditioned machines are available on a first come, first serve basis, and unfortunately, we do not offer reservation orders or waiting lists. Please call our toll free number 1-888-550-0062 and a sales associate will be happy to check for you.
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Posted by: Angel from Maine on 4/29/2012
Q.Will this grader smooth out a Little League sized dirt baseball infield?
A.The DR Power Grader is Perfect for a ball Field. I have used mine for several years doing a Ball Field near me for the Girls teams. Get the Drag behind it, use it over the dirt portion of the ball Field and then start at the Pitchers mound( with the drag screen set off to the right about a foot) and go in an ever widening circle until the field is covered. It looks Very professional and I get comments regularly about the "Professional Looking Field". It is easy and a sure fire way to get the Field so you can "Shoot Marbles on It" is the comment I often hear. Wonderful piece of Equipment. Sammy
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Posted by: BaseballDad from Oregon on 5/12/2013
Q.Is this a good tool for horse arenas
I need to grade my horse arena and is this a good tool for me
A.The Power Grader does an excellent job for smoothing riding rings and ball fields. As long as there is no vegetation to clog the scarifying teeth, it will work. The Drag Screen is really ideal for any sandy area. While the Power Grader's teeth dig into the surface, it will leave some small lines. The Drag Screen will smooth the lines out leaving a nice finish. It works great for riding arenas and ball fields.
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Posted by: Karley from California on 3/13/2013
Q.What is the maximum depth of cut on the 60" model
A.The teeth go down approximately 1/2 inch, so over time and depending on the surface, you will work up to 3, 4, 5 or more inches of material so you will be able to redistribute the material throughout the drive/road. We recommend to lower the teeth a little at a time with each pass. With each pass the dirt or sand is loosened. The blade on the back of the grader holds the dirt or sand in place and the material will fill in ruts as you go over them with the machine. The drag screen just smooth's the surface. The heavier the tractor, the more traction you will have which will enable you to go deeper and grade quicker.
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Posted by: Sodbuster from Oregon on 2/2/2013
Q.Will it remove sagebrush?
I've got losts of sagebrush on my property that I'd like to get rid of. Will the power grader catch them and pull them from the ground?
A.This machine in not meant for use on grassy areas. It uses shear pins which are meant to snap upon excessive force on the grader. This prevents damage to the grader as well as the tow vehicle when being caught on large rocks, tree roots etc. If you tried using this machine to remove vegetation, you would be replacing the pins quite frequently. We do not recommend this machine for removing sagebrush.
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Posted by: JohnDoe from Arizona on 1/21/2013
Q.How well does the equipment handle compacted 1" - 3" gravel/rock with fines?
I have a real rock drive way comprised of crushed limestone gravel varying in size from 1-inches to 3-inches plus fines. All of the sales promos show the equipment being used on what appear to be 75% dirt/sand/loam by 25% pea gravel roads. Will the equipment hold up under regular use on 95% aggregate/5% dirt/fines roadways? Is there a money-back guarantee for use on this type of roadway? Realize there is little benefit to DR or the customer in ordering something that will fall apart under real-world 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. We don't have rock size standards but it can handle gravel and aggregate materials. The main issue is how compacted the roadway is. The scarifying teeth are very durable but they are a wearable part and using on a roadway that is too compact will definitely take more passes to break it up or it could bend the teeth. Under the conditions of our Hands-On Trial, if you purchase a Power Grader directly from DR Power Equipment it may be returned within six months (30 days for commercial use) of its ship date. If you are not fully satisfied, simply send it back for an exchange or a full refund of the product's original price, less the standard shipping charges to and from your delivery address. If you have more questions, please feel free to give our Sales Team a call at toll free 1-888-550-0062 and a Sales Rep will be happy to help you.
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Posted by: Eeee from on 1/20/2013
Q.I have an appoximately 500 foot, 18 foot wide 2 B gravel driveway, with a steep grade up to the garage/house area. I currently utilize a 8 foot back blade on a '59 Massey Ferguson Farm Tractor to "dress" the driveway, with only "average" results, at best. I have looked at your Power Grader for years, and am anticipating taking the plunge, as it were. My question is what size, I am leaning towards the 60" model, but would appreciate your thoughts on the matter. As of now I only "pull" the gravel down the hill, as traction, even with AG Tires, becomes an issue. I am looking forward to your suggestions on the matter. Also, what size ball hitch will I need to install on my Massey for use upon purchase? Thanks in advance.
A.Thank you for contacting us.

With a driveway that large, the 60 inch wide model would be the best option. The Power Grader has a remote control so you have total control of the depth of the grader teeth. Which should allow you to use the grader going up hill to help bring the stones/gravel back to where it is needed.

Your Massey Ferguson should tow the Power Grader with ease.

PLease contact us if you have further questions. PL
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Posted by: Byron Locke from Butler , PA on 3/22/2015
Q.How effective is grader on compacted asphalt millings?
A.Our Power Graders are equipped with tungsten carbide tipped teeth. These teeth are capable of digging into rock hard type surfaces. To determine if your material is too compacted, try hitting it with a spade or shovel. If the material can be dug up, the Grader would be able to dig in. If you cannot lift any material, your surface is too compacted. This machine works great for ridding your drive or road of uneven areas, pot holes and washed away areas. The rugged teeth will dig in to loosen the material and the leveling bar will help redistribute it.

Thank you for your inquiry.

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Posted by: Tony Del from Kathleen, GA on 1/24/2015
Q.If I purchase this item and do not like it in the first six months do I have to pay the shipping to return it?
A.If you purchase a DR Power Grader directly from DR Power Equipment, you may return the machine within 6 months of its ship date. If you are not fully satisfied, simply send it back for an exchange or full refund of the product's original price, less the standard shipping charges to and from your delivery address. Please visit our website for full details of our Hands-On Trial at the following web address: http://www.drpower.com/pages/content/customer-support/shopping-resources/returns
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Posted by: DANIEL ELLIS from wardensville , WV on 1/14/2014
Q.Can the Power Grader be stored outside year-round?
A.Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the Power Grader can be stored outside, however, to protect the finish from rust should the paint become chipped from rocks, you might want to consider the Power Grader Cover. I hope this answers your question.
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Posted by: DowntownBob from Vermont on 7/17/2013
Q.How would the power grader work on smoothing out dirt?
I have field that was cleared and stumped and the bulldozer left the field pretty bumpy, would the power grader work in that situation?
A.If it is exposed dirt it should work fine. The teeth will grab and clog if it is grass topped. It could probably do it but it would be slow going.
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Posted by: sethrose from New York on 3/13/2013
Q.Shear PinsHow much are these shear pins the review that customer have posted speak about all over the place?
A.For the Power Grader, we offer a package of 7 shear bolts with nylon lock nuts. Please click on the following web link for current pricing: http://www.drpower.com/power-equipment/power-graders/accessories/shear-bolt-w-nylon-lock-nut-pkg-of-7-pgr.axd
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Posted by: Bukers from Colorado on 3/11/2013
Q.How well does the grader work in bigger rocks like breaker rock or pit run
A.The DR Power Grader's carbide-tipped scarifying teeth are capable of loosening dirt, crushed limestone, bluestone gravel, sand, cinders, crushed shells and other aggregate material. The Power Grader works great with 3/4" stone, anything larger might roll around underneath the machine. 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.
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Posted by: brandt from Wisconsin on 2/17/2013
Q.I have a 100 yard driveway, which size power grader should I buy 60" or 48"?
Flat driveway
A.Towing requirements for the 48" Power Grader is a minimum of 14 HP, 19 HP minimum towing power for the 60" Power Grader. The 48" model is ideal for customers that have narrow grading needs and also for those who need to maintain a crown that can't grade down the middle. The 60" model is designed for customers who have larger grading needs like a long drive and if maintaining a crown is not an issue, or the driveway is wide enough so the 60" isn't grading in the middle, diminishing the crown. Both models work great on sand, clay, gravel 3/4" or less, but they will not grade crushed or recycled asphalt, nor will it grade areas covered with thick vegetation.
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