from Christiansted, St Croix US Virgin Islands
I purchased a 5' Rake almost a year ago and had it ocean shipped to me in the Virgin Islands.
I maintain a mountainous half mile of dirt road leading to my house. The "soil" is a mixture of clay, rotten rock and in places, hunks of Blue Bit (what they call granite here). We have, at times torrential rains that make road management a necessity.
We can have rainfall rates as high as fifteen inches an hour here!
Once things dry up and I contour the road with a box and grader blade, I use the rake to provide and maintain a finished surface.
I just spent another half day dressing the road surface with this Rake, rough duty. My main concern would have been damage to the tines. Forget that with this unit. It rakes like a big dog and the tines, after much abuse are perfect.
The rest of the "body" is beefy and not a cause for even thinking about when in use.
Good product, well tested and a reasonable value considering.