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    Banned TC29-dude's Avatar
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    Default My next attachment...a rake???

    I have been looking at landscape rakes for a while thinking one would help me
    do some rock picking and help with trash pile clean up. I also plan to use it to
    to "disc" up a hard to get to food plot that's off by my back ridge and whatever else I can think of to justify the expense. Maybe smooth my logging road trails...

    I am picking up a 7' Fred Cain next Wednesday. I like the design a lot...two steel cross beams vs. one makes me think it will be less likely to bow over time. Plus I like how easy it is to replace rake tines if one happens to break. I was quoted $565.00 and feel that's a fair price, not a steal. What do you guys think?

    Has anyone used a FC or any rake with a gauge wheel? Is it worth getting that option? What kinds of things have you guys done with yours?

    Thanks in advance

    TC29-dude

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    Default Re: My next attachment...a rake???

    I am not familiar with that company, at some point in the future I will need to purchase a rake also. I would be interested in how you like it.
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    Default Re: My next attachment...a rake???

    Unless the job your wanting to do requires the teeth to be kept a a uniform depth or you are just wanting to skim the surface say to pickup surface rocks or limbs IMHO I feel the wheels would be a unnecessary expense.

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    Default Re: My next attachment...a rake???

    I owned a rake without guage wheels.... It was just short of useless.

    If you buy a rake make sure it has guage wheels.....

    Regards,
    Chris

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    Default Re: My next attachment...a rake???

    I use one to care for my drive and roads, it does the job a lot better than a backblade. The finish is smoother and it takes fewer passes.
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    Default Re: My next attachment...a rake???

    I am thinking of getting a landscape rake, also. So I am keeping up with your opinions, too. I have never used one.

    I plan to use it for cleaning up woody debris, (sticks and small limbs). How well do they work on smoothing crusher run driveways? My tractor is 6' wide, so my box blade and all other implements are 6' wide. Is the 7' a good size... since it can be angled or go bigger/smaller?
    Dave

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    Banned TC29-dude's Avatar
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    Default Re: My next attachment...a rake???

    I am getting a 7 footer and will post pix once I get it.

    Supposedly a 7' version will allow me to angle the rake to "winrow" (sp?) the debris to once side of my tractor while keeping the debris outside my tires. My TC29 is about 5' wide and I was told a 6' rake would be to short to angle without running over debris.

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    Default Re: My next attachment...a rake???

    dude
    i agree with chris, the rakes are 'just short of usless' without wheels. i'm not sure you're going to be successful on a logging road with one tho. i've used mine to grade yards after excavation (should be done w/dozer), and spreading driveway stone. i was very happy after i got the wheels on it.
    jake

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    Default Re: My next attachment...a rake???

    So, possibly the 8' for my tractor? One foot either side if run in the straight position. I am looking at either the Landpride or Woods medium duty rakes. Opinions...anybody as to size, etc?
    Dave

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    Default Re: My next attachment...a rake???

    Redbug,
    You should expect to spend 3/4 of your time pulling stuck roots and branches out of the tines if you're going to use it for woody debris cleanup...
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