work with it. I’m beyond impressed. I bought my house 2 years ago and have
been putting 2B stone down every few months to keep the potholes at bay
which was $395 a triaxel dump truck load. For less than a load of stone and
time on the lawn tractor I was able to get my 1/4 mile drive pothole free
and in better shape than it’s ever been. I also wanted to let you know I
sometimes paid my neighbor to go up and down the drive with his industrial
size boxgrader which was attached to a large Kubota tractor to smooth the
drive out and your Handozer ended up doing a better job!
You have a fine product and I definitely will be telling everyone I know
that has a stone drive about your product!
York Springs, PA
I bought one six months ago. Assembly is easy. Delivered from the factory in three days. I live at the end of a 300 yard gravel drive with three other families on it . The gravel at the outlet is packed much tighter than the gravel in my drive. I drag the whole road. The neighbors don’t seem to mind. This thing works well. If you have room to turn you can fasten a stiff rod to the lever and move fill like a box blade. If you do not have room to turn you end up grooming a lot of road that doesn’t need it to bust up and fill a couple of pot holes. My current technique is to set the turn buckle with about 2″ of tooth below the blade and bust the crown and shoulders down with two or three passes. Then I get off the tractor and use a snow shovel to fill any real low spots with loose gravel from the crown. I finish by adjusting the turnbuckle so the teeth and the blade are even and running down the crown and up the shoulder to smooth things out. I worked a couple of hours the first time I did it. Now I just hook up about once every couple of months and tidy things up in about 30 minutes after mowing the lawn. The lane averages about 5% up hill going south with one 30 yard section that approaches 20%. I have 80 pounds of iron mounted. I have no trouble pulling with a 20 hp lawn tractor (Poulan Lawn Pro) with lawn tires. Working the gravel a day or two after a rain helps with dust and packing the gravel. It was cheaper than a load of gravel. It does clean out grass and weeds in the crown, but it is not a cultivator or dethacher. I need 12′ to 15′ to turn it around and most of the lane is 10′ wide. It is so short that backing is a pain. Oh, it is 36″ wide. to groom my 10′ drive I run a pattern down the crown up one shoulder down the next shoulder straddle one tire mark, straddle the other tire mark repeat. That is five passes, ten when repeated. I run that pattern twice with the teeth down and once or twice with the teeth up. If the tool was much wider it would take more room to turn and a lawn tractor would bog down trying to move gravel up hill. As a kid in college I ran a road grader and I’ve owned a 40 hp agricultural tractor with a box blade and close to a half mile of lane. This is not a toy. If you have a gravel drive to maintain and a lawn tractor; l recommend it.
I purchased this after watching this video months ago. I have to say it works wonderfully. I have a very steep gravel driveway, about 250 feet long and 25 degree slope, and it washes out every time we get a heavy rain. This thing has saved me so much money in driveway maintenance. Only downfall I have ran into is I can’t pull this up my driveway, only down. So I drag this down the hill, then turn around and put my lawn tractor in park, step off to put the handozer in transport mode, and wheel it back to the top. Takes about 2 hours this way, but it still works pretty good. Thank you guys for this awesome video.I just wanted to let you folks know that I put your drag together and got to work with it. I’m beyond impressed. I bought my house 2 years ago and have been putting 2B stone down every few months to keep the potholes at bay which was $395 a triaxel dump truck load. For less than a load of stone and time on the lawn tractor I was able to get my 1/4 mile drive pothole free and in better shape than it’s ever been. I also wanted to let you know I sometimes paid my neighbor to go up and down the drive with his industrial size boxgrader which was attached to a large Kubota tractor to smooth the drive out and your Handozer ended up doing a better job!
You have a fine product and I definitely will be telling everyone I know that has a stone drive about your product!
Nick, York Springs, PA
Mike, I received the drag today Put it together and it really works good. Just as advertised. Thanks for all your help and answering questions. I’m sure I will be happy with the progress of my driveway., If you have reviews please feel free to use this email email@example.com
I purchased the Handozer to try and fix my driveway upstate NY. It is a vacation home and after a hard winter there is alot of problems with the driveway. It would cost me about 2k every two years to fix it. The Handozer for 275 fixed it better then the 2k I was paying. This was one of the best investments I made to fix my driveway. I son rode the quad and worked at the same time. He loved it and fixed my driveway, without ever knowing he was working.
Thanks for a great product.
Charles Gortakowski, Bay Shore, NY
Just thought I would let you know I Got my Handozer. It was here on Monday Oct 17 . not bad , under a week to Canada. The dozer works great.
Had a problem with the concrete block flipping but I think a bungie strap will fix that. Thanks again Mike.
Doug Blake, Prince George BC
Assembled and used Handozer for first time this week, nice piece of design work. Graded out 1/2 mile of gravel road into house in a few hours…. Other property owners on road wondered when the grader came thru everyone more than willing to split cost of unit…..Glad to do business with you guys !!!!
Stuart Brashear, Dugspur, VA
I confess, I was a bit skeptical that this implement would do the job on my badly neglected driveway. I received it yesterday, had it assembled in about 15 minutes and about 1 1/2 hours later, driveway looked like new!
Can’t say enough good things about the handozer! Keep up the good work!
I received the unit on Friday and worked with it most of the day on Saturday. I found the design of the unit to be very functional and user friendly. I and my WIFE ! are pleased with the results and consider it money well spent.
I received my Handozer today. It took only one week from CA to Virginia. I received it today around 11:00 AM, and since I had viewed your video on the assembly it went well and didn’t take very long at all. The product was packaged well and all parts were included. It appears be very well made and should last a long time. Like others I was a little skeptical, but now I can join the ranks of those who can say, “it works”! Attached are a couple of pics of my results today. We had some rain last night so dust was minimal. The driveway was packed hard as concrete, but I started off without any extra weight. It took sever passes, but it gradually broke it up and began to bring the gravel to the surface, and I never felt the need to add any additional weight. I did not get completely finished, and I am looking forward to getting back out there. I found the unit a lot of fun to work with. I used a 19 HP Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor and it had no problem at all pulling the D3.5 MG. Thank you for making such a great product for the home owner.
I am going to retire my rake, shovel, and wheel barrow from driveway maintainence.
Gentlemen, I am writing to express my pleasure with your product and the remarkable and efficient job it did on my heavily rutted gravel driveway.Smooth,even,well groomed. No more ruts or ‘washboarding’. I’ve had several neighbors ask if I would be interested in doing theirs. The device could pay for itself in just a few hours over a couple of jobs.
Yes, I’m impressed and very satisfied with my purchase. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
Mark Jadrych, Texas
I have a complaint. The Handozer is so easy to use and works so well my son keeps borrowing it for his driveway. I seldom get to see it much less use it.
Thanks Mike the D3.5 worked hard for 2 days and driveway came out excellent.
Had to let you know how good your product has worked for me. I have been waiting for the ground to thaw and that day finally came. I have a very steep stone driveway and I only have a old 12 HP Craftsman. I wish I would have taken some before pictures but I didn’t. The driveway was in horrible shape. I was extremely surprised at how well this combination worked for me. I only spent about two hours working on this. I was actually done in one hour but I was having fun so I kept working on it. Thanks!
I recently took delivery of my Handozer, and I am writing to let you know how well your device worked on my beat up driveway. I was skeptical that this machine would work but after working with it for several hours yesterday, I am quite pleased and pleasantly surprised with the results.
The driveway to my cabin is in the mountains of Tennessee and is very steep, much steeper than your recommended limit of 5%. The surface had ruts and washboard waves that made it feel like my truck was on a trampoline going up and down the road. I used a 500cc 4 WD ATV to pull the handozer and it worked very well. Attached are several pictures so you can see the professional-looking results for yourself. Amazing!
I just received my Handozer D3.5 today . I wanted to send a quick email to you about this product. GREAT JOB!!! This thing works so well it is almost hard to believe. I live on one of the worst steep gravel roads you can imagine, but not after today. I greatly appreciate your product. I hope you sell a bunch of these and that your business flourishes. Anyone who has a gravel road and/or driveway needs one of these.
Thank you kindly
Terry Du Clos