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4-Ft. Wide Grader Works Like A Full-Size Rig
The Pathway Grader costs less and works a narrower lane than a bigger grader, but delivers big grader performance. The heavy-duty frame and hardened cutting edges work up hard-packed surfaces and spread material evenly. The unique hitch offers down pressure not available with 3-pt. hitch units.
  “We make a larger version called the Laneway Grader,” explains Rick Hendrikx, HFL Fabricating. “When a Laneway customer bought a golf course, he needed a smaller version. We sell the Pathway mainly for parks and trails. Individuals and municipalities like it for dressing up bush trails for snowmobiles and ATV’s, as well as for walking and biking trails.”
  Both the Laneway and the Pathway use a drawbar connection with an integrated hydraulic cylinder to raise and lower the front of the grader. When lowered, the cylinder leverages the weight of the tractor against the two front blades of the grader. This pushes the cutting blades into the work surface.
  In addition to getting into smaller spaces, the 4-ft. wide, 10-ft. long Pathway requires less power to pull. It’s designed for use with 25 to 50-hp tractors, UTV’s and ATV’s. Although the pitch is adjusted manually, the roll of the cutting blade is adjusted hydraulically.
  “If you don’t have hydraulics on your ATV or UTV, the Pathway can be equipped with electric actuators,” says Hendrikx. “While it was designed for 4-ft. paths, it can be used on wider lanes and drives. It simply takes multiple passes.”
  The Pathway Grader sells for $3,700. HFL Fabricating has dealers in Ontario, but sells direct in other areas. Hendrikx says they are looking for distributors elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, HFL Fabricating, 26861 Napier Rd., Kerwood, Ont., Canada N0M 2B0 (ph 519 247-3806; toll free 866 592-3806; rick@hflfabricating.com; www.hflfabricating.com).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #6