Power rake is an appropriate name for this rake. Not only does it perform the many functions of gathering leaves, raking soil or twigs, collecting apples and spreading top dressings, but it also passed a thorough torture test with flying colors.
The 24" wide head has 25 tines and is attached to a 5' handle that has a rotating handgrip for a low or high angle of attack. Despite the "garden rake" appearance, it is a fierce leaf raker. On the push stroke the swept-back tines glide over the leaves, and on the pull stroke the upper shield prevents the accumulating pile of leaves from tumbling over the tines.
It can also be used to push piles of leaves, grass clippings, etc., to another location. By its nature the rake rarely needs to be lifted while in use; it just glides about from spot to spot, which makes it very easy on your back. 65-3/4" long overall. Highly recommended, it is available only at Lee Valley. Made in Canada.