A Raking Machine? Yes, we’re that lazy

by James
The Power Rake makes fall chores much more efficient

The new Power Rake makes fall chores much more efficient

Our friends over at Yanko Design have created an interesting and time saving device to make us that much more lazier. The Power Rake.

How the Power Rake works ...

How the Power Rake works ...

The Power Rake is designed by Rury Vizcarra, and it not only sucks up leafs like a vacuum cleaner for your front yard, it also has a conveyor belt system that moves the leaves towards the back and into a bag. It rakes up the leaves by clogging them into the teeth of the collection cylinder in front, then onto the belt which moves the leaves and and over to the hopper in the back, which can include a yard bag already in place for collection.

The Power Rake has an adjustable handles and as many teeth as a great white.

The Power Rake has an adjustable handles and as many teeth as a great white.

And the best part is, it isn’t powered by gas or electricity. Just good ole fashioned elbow grease, like the old days. Although one can incorporate an optional electric blower to speed up the process. Push the Power Rake forward and it not only collects the leaves, but it’s pully system moves the belt. Additionally, the push handle is height adjustable to enable for the best amount of leverage when pushing to collect the leaves.

The downside though, is that even Vizcarra recognizes it won’t work in tall grass or collect wet leaves. But on the other hand, it’s collapsible for easy storage in the garage the other 11 months of the year.

Sounds like the ideal gift for dad … and just in time for Christmas.

http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/10/02/raking-up-some-fun/

4 reviews or comments

Weekend Gadget Image Matrix » Coolest Gadgets Says: October 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm

[…] // « A Raking Machine? Yes, we’re that lazy […]

David Brouillette Says: April 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm

So the Chinese (who will make them) will be putting the mexicans out of work! Don’T really matter to us americane, we exported all our manufacturing jobs to china in the 90’s, and in the the 00’s mexicans build all our houses, buildings, roads, and do our lawns.

David Brouillette Says: April 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm

PS. India took all our banking and service jobs and all our convience stores. Atleast the pan-handlers still speak english.

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