Tarmac rakes can also be called asphalt rakes or contractor’s rakes. They are usually similar to garden rakes with fairly wide heads and long handles, but designed for heavy-duty daily work. They have tines with either rounded or flat ends. The rakes with rounded tines are often referred to as tarmac rakes and the ones with flat teeth are usually referred to as asphalt rakes.
Tarmac rakes are similar to garden rakes, with fairly wide heads and long handles. They have strong, rigid tines for spreading aggregate and other heavy materials, and a flat edge for levelling and smoothing surfaces.
They should be strong enough to be used on relatively heavyweight ground coverings like gravel and tarmac, and for moving heated materials, like warm tarmac.
Tarmac rakes usually have slightly wider heads than garden rakes – around 400mm (16″) wide. Their handles are often a little longer than garden rakes, usually measuring between 1.5m (60″) and 1.7m (67″).