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Question: Which type of leaf rake is the most durable?
Top Answer (62% of 234 votes): Metal.

Answer: Plastic
Explanation: Plastic is our preference arms are wider allows to grab more. Metal rakes bend more frequently
Westfall landscaping
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Metal is strong
All Year Property Care
Answer: Metal
Explanation: In my experience you get more life and usage out of a metal rake. They are more durable and tend to be able to handle more heavy duty work
Carolinas Finest Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It depends on the job that being performed.
DAVIS LAWN CARE AND MORE
Answer: Plastic
Explanation: 95% of all rakes are made of recycled plastic these days.
Lawn Ranger
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Durable
Hardscaping Plus
ProMatcher
Answer: Metal
Explanation: We only use metal rakes. All others break too quickly
Cuyahoga Property Maintenance
Answer: Metal
Explanation: I like the metal rake as it tends to hold up a lot longer than the others.
Jc Lawn Care, LLC
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Hardwood handle on a metal rake provides the most durable and long lasting of rakes. The handle does not bend or warp in comparison to metal. Also, in colder climates your hands will stay warmer.
Gregory Landscaping
ProMatcher
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Metal rakes are more durable, we typically are raking leaves in colder weather and plastic becomes brittle.
Integra Holiday lighting and decor
Answer: Metal
Explanation: The prongs dont seem to cause as much damage to grass
Larry Pierce Lawn/Landscaping
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Metal holds up better
Roop's Lawn Services, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Metal
Explanation: The best leaf rakes in my experience have a hardwood handle and a steel head with steel tines.
Carolina Lawn Worx
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Differs based on contractor preference. We use plastic.
Henningsen Property Maintenance LLC
Answer: Plastic
Explanation: plastic rakes grab most of the leaves without tearing up the customers lawn
Midwest Ground Effects, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Plastic
Explanation: We have so many it is hard to say what's best.
J's Complete Cleaning Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We've had the best luck with fiberglass.
Backyard Boys Enterprise, LLC
Answer: Metal
Explanation: duh.
Money$ Worth Lawn Maintenance
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: No rake is perfect.
ARMowing Maintenance
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Wood and plastic rakes tend to break after a few times of use.
Timberworx Tree and Landscaping
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It depends on what and how you are applying the use of the rake. Clippings on the grass requires a plastic rake. It will not pull the blades of grass. A metal rake works best on driveways and streets. It should be used with a broom.
Salinas Lawn Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Usually we use metal rakes to help get some thatch out but this question is more on the quality & how you take care & store the rake.
Black Dirt Services LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: All rakes serves a different purpose and preferences can vary.
Metro Mow N Go
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Handles still break time to time but mental is more sturdier than plastic.
Jewett lawncare
ProMatcher
Answer: Metal
Explanation: I prefer a metal one
chesapeake bay landscaping
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Metal ones last longer
Newburgh Lawn & Landscape
Answer: Metal
Explanation: www.smartscapejax.com
SmartScape Lawn & Landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Ames's Jackson rake is sturdy, well-balanced, favored by professional landscapers, and good for years of use. It’s very well built, though it might be a little heavier than rakes made with bamboo.
Selena's Landscape, design & Tree Service, LLC
Answer: Metal
Explanation: metal rake has more spring, but they all work well, this is a personal choice
Three Sisters Landscaping
Answer: Plastic
Explanation: Plastic rakes have more flexible. They will not break as easy as bamboo. Metal rake tines are thin and can bend
JA Miller Landscaping and Lawn care
ProMatcher
Answer: Plastic
Explanation: I've never used a bamboo rake, I am partial to plastic rakes myself.
Foley Landscape Services
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Quality and use have a lot to do with the durability of a rake, and not material class alone.
Purtell Lawncare
Answer: Metal
Explanation: It doesn't really matter, it depends on the operator.
Nj Lawnmasters
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: We use both metal and plastic depending where it would be used
Curb Appeal Landscapes
Answer: Metal
Explanation: I use the Red Rhino ones from Home Depot.
First Class Lawn Care
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Used them all
EJs Lawncare
ProMatcher
Answer: Metal
Explanation: While metal rakes are the most durable the plastic rakes do the job better in my opinion. Though they do not last as long they seem to be more effective.
Your Home Helpers
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: depend on the rag then the news using it now much force they're putting on it
Webster's Lawn care
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Too durable in some cases.
Custom Cuts Lawn Care
ProMatcher
Answer: Plastic
Explanation: Its a preference all have their advantages and weak points
White Oak Landscaping & Lawn Care, inc
Answer: Metal
Explanation: 1 new rake every year compared to 3 or more plastic types.
Hunsicker Premier Home Services
Answer: Plastic
Explanation: It tends to not dig in the grass and or dirt
Ideal Lawns
ProMatcher
Answer: Plastic
Explanation: Hard plastic rakes seem to be very durable and light weight enough to use.
Lawn Frogs Landscaping
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Have had about as much luck with all..Normally lean to plastic..light..wider...easy on roots.
Associated Services
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Tends to be more flexible
la Quinta landscape
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Depends on job.
Culver Property Preservation
Answer: Plastic
Explanation: For the price our plastic rakes are the best. For our spring clean up we will be going to a leaf vacuum for a better pick up off all leaves.
C & R Mowing LLC
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Metal is stronger and will out last the others. However, large plastic rakes are good for raking dry leaves.
GrassHoppers Lawn Enforcement LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Metal is stronger than plastic and bamboo therefore, it is more durable.
Green Shark Lawn Care
Answer: Metal
Explanation: Metal rakes have flexible tines that bend with contours. They're more durable when more pressure is required for best results. Bamboo is very strong, yet light weight. It can last a long time and is especially effective for dry leaves that haven't matted into turf. Plastic is the worst value.
Good Natured by Design
Answer: Metal
Explanation: they do not break easily under pressure
RLN Properties LLC
ProMatcher
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