The company started in 1921 as a manufacturer of horse drawn road maintainers. The original York Power Stone Rake had the unique feature of a rake to finish off the road surface. It is this unique feature that has made the term York Rake synonymous with landscape rakes the world over -- after all: York Modern invented it!
For over 90 years, York Rakes has been the innovative leader in this field. They were the first to add caster wheels to their units to regulate the working depth. Drawing from their maintainer expertise, they added scarifiers to their units to loosen up the soil before raking, saving the operator the need for extra pieces of equipment. The addition of a fold-down grader blade completes the transformation of the York Rake into a complete landscaping system, virtually eliminating the need for additional pieces of equipment.
York Modern Rake units remain the "Swiss Army Knives" of the industry. Their line starts with a 4-foot wide tow type unit, something a homeowner might buy or rent for driveway and yard work. The line concludes with a 12-foot wide tow type unit that a municipality would use for road maintenance. In between, they build rakes to mount on just about anything, including skid steer loaders. Whether you are towing a York Rake with a ATV or a dozer, there's a York Landscaping Implement for your job.