STEEL PRICES RISE:
The carbon steel market is poised to grow by 699.35 MT during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period." (Source: Business Wire)
This is what we are seeing all across the industry; day after day new emails from vendor's telling us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason. The cost of steel materials has been steadily increasing throughout 2020, and it unfortunately has not slowed into 2021. The reduced capacities of companies in this industry due to Covid-19 health and safety regulations continues to have an impact. As a result, we are forced to increase our list pricing for 2021 and add a steel surcharge to off-set the rising costs that is projected to continue this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have on our close and prospective customers. We we will do what we can to keep our prices low when the opportunities are found, but right now we are left with little options.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
JORDEN LEIB, VICE PRESIDENT OF SKID STEER SOLUTIONS
Valley Tool Rockhound 72" Skid Steer Landscape Rake
The Rockhound Landscape Rake 72" model for skid steers is ideal for tearing up top surface, removing rocks, brush, and debris while laying down a beautiful layer of soil ready for seed. Runs on machines of at least 13 GPM hydraulic flow.
Rockhound by Valley Tool has been the choice for thousands of landscape professionals and there is a reason. This thing just works!
It tears up the top surface and removes the rocks, brush and debris while laying down a beautiful layer of soil ready for seed.
How Does it Work?
You drive backwards and engage the attachment with the ground. Your auxiliary hydraulics turn the motor that drives the tooth bars. These tooth bars act like a power rake. They churn up the ground and pull all of the material you do not want on the surface of your ground and lay down and nice fluffy layer of top soil. You add your seed and roll flat. In a couple of weeks you will have a wonderful lawn and people will swear you had a crew of people install it. Only you will know the truth. The material that is removed is stored on the back of the attachment. When full, you simply tilt it forward and it all falls out where you want it. You can dig a hole before you start and just fill it with debris, and when complete, grass over the whole works.
Testimonial from the Owner of Skid Steer Solutions
"This is one of the first attachments I rented 11 years ago and I have always been very impressed by the tasks that this rake has been able to perform. We were originally developing the lawn for our new house and had paid a guy to do it. $5000 later we had a lawn but after a year we realized the guy did a really bad job. I got out the Roundup and started over. I bought a Bobcat and rented this rake. It was incredible what a nice job it did in such a short time. I was sold, except I just did not need one for permanent use so I just rented as needed. Well it is now 11 years later and I wish I just would have bought the thing at the time. I have needed it so many times as I would have paid it off and had it to use all these years. This is just how important of an investment I have realized it would have been."
- Hydraulic Cylinder opens top cover for easy dumping and allows bucket to be used for scraping high spots
- Collects rocks between 3/4" and 8" diameter
- Rake bars provide better leveling and longer ground contact
- High strength teeth for longest life
- Adjustable side skids for depth control
- Light weight and versatile
- Model Number: VT-72B
- 72" Width - 12 Cu. Ft.
- Skid Steer Landscape Rake
- Universal Skid Steer mounting plate
- Flat faced couplers
- Hydraulic hoses
- Owner's manual