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    Default Which Rake & what Width should I buy

    I have a kubota B2620 with loaded industrial R4 tires.

    I am wondering what is the largest rake I could use before running out of HP or traction. I need to clean up dozer tracks, etc. around a new pond and get the ground ready for planting ground cover. I am thinking of a 60" or 72" rake. Do you guys think I have a big enough tractor for this size rake.

    I am looking at Woods LR72 (270#), Land Pride LR15 in 60" or 72" (241# or 270#) and a Leinbach in 60" or 72" (not sure of weight). I like the Woods but it is not available in 60", which I think might be my best fit

    Thanks in advance for your input.

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    Default Re: Which Rake & what Width should I buy

    In rock rakes, heavier is usually better. For most work it doesn't take much to pull one since you are merely scraping up loose tuff and depositing where there is no loose material. For this, you could pull a six footer.
    In a tough situation, however, you could bog down and be unable to pull it.
    My personal vote would be to go six ft and stay out of mucky trouble spots. I think the heaviest six ft would work fine.
    Just my two cents.
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    Default Re: Which Rake & what Width should I buy

    If you use the rake at an angle, the longer the better. I have a 7 footer and don't have any problems but I usually do not drag much... use it to level / finish off an area.

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    Default Re: Which Rake & what Width should I buy

    Usually the first thing to do is make sure when the rake is fully angled, it will cover your tire tracks.

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    Default Re: Which Rake & what Width should I buy

    As TEG says, you have to consider the width when indexed. kubota says your rear track is 49". If you opt for a five footer, make sure it still drags at least a 49" swath when indexed at its max angle. This is especially important when you pull an indexed rake around a curve. Any six footer should be ok, but consider implement weight versus lift capacity versus front end counterbalance

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    Default Re: Which Rake & what Width should I buy

    Do a search "Fred Cain" . I do not know if you can find one where you are, I think some JD dealers carry them. I was looking at the Leinbach until I saw this unit. Looks like a nice unit and not all that expensive. Just one more to compare.
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    Default Re: Which Rake & what Width should I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by ninefinger View Post
    Do a search "Fred Cain" . I do not know if you can find one where you are, I think some JD dealers carry them. I was looking at the Leinbach until I saw this unit. Looks like a nice unit and not all that expensive. Just one more to compare.
    Leinbach looks OK, but Landprides have a stouter looking frame to them.

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    Default Re: Which Rake & what Width should I buy

    I have a Woods 72 and pull it with a BX 2350 with little trouble. It is heavier built than my father's 8FT. Land pride and I pull it with out my tires filled. You would have no problem with it and it is a great match to your rig!

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    Default Re: Which Rake & what Width should I buy

    IMHO, your tractor is made for a 6' rake. You'll cover your tire tracks when angled, have plenty of power, and it will give you more "handiness" than a larger rake. I had a Leinbach and was not happy with the teeth on it, I snapped several pulling it with a BX. I now have a Woods and am very happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Builder View Post
    Leinbach looks OK, but Landprides have a stouter looking frame to them.
    Builder, that was my point, look at that Fred Cain and you wiil see what I mean.
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