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    Default What attachment do I need?

    I need to pick the right attachment for my kubota L3400. I have some pasture that I am cleaning up. It has been sitting for a few years and has quite a few dead trees, fallen limbs, etc. scattered out. I have made several large piles with my FEL to move the bigger logs, and it has worked well with that. I am finding that I have a lot of debris left in the field mostly made up of medium size limbs, sticks, brush, etc. The FEL is really too big to handle this stuff without getting off the tractor. What I have been doing is parking the tractor close enough and just loading everything into the bucket by hand.

    I was looking at a landscape rake and I think that this might be what I need. The 2nd option would be a chain/drag harrows that I could pull behind the tractor and it would supposedly grab the debris, but how do you "unload" it when you reach the destination? I guess with the landscape rake I could drag the debris to the pile, raise up and then push it back with the FEL or turn the Landscape rake around? Would the landscape rake also be good to spread manure etc. around? I heard that chain harrows is good to bust up the manure the cows leave and spread it around and also good to smooth out rough pasture etc.

    I have no extra hydraulics etc. so a brush grapple etc. is not an option.
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    Default Re: What attachment do I need?

    a landscape rake would work moderately well but when dragging a lot of loose branches and things a few things happen. If branches they wedge into the tines and won't release with gravity meaning you have to get off and remove them manually. For leafy hey like material, it tends to roll up in a bundle and eventually the rake will slide over the top, leaving the pile behind. Not a real problem because at least you now have a pile. A chain harrow works very well for busting up manure (horse or cow) without trashing the grass to badly. It will NOT move material as it just rides over the surface and busts it up. If you use a rake you best option is to make short forward passes, raking things into a windrow without letting it build up too much. Then drive down the windrow with the same motion until you have a bunch of piles, then use the loader to remove the piles.
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    Default Re: What attachment do I need?

    That is kinda what I was thinking. Thanks for the info. I wouldn't even mind having to manuall remove the items from the rake as long as I could get them to the pile. Might even try the old jerky 3-pt hitch. See, it's actually useful for something!!
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    Default Re: What attachment do I need?

    Would a ratchet rake work for what you need to do? Ratchet Rake, LLC .
    Ian, now retired near Wallace Nova Scotia. 2008 Landini 4140H made by LS Tractors, FEL, toothbar, 6' box blade, bedder, middle buster, 5' Celli tiller, pallet forks, Pat's EC System, loaded tires, 2 rear remotes (standard on the Landini) . I bought my tractor from Cumberland Tractor, www.cumberlandtractor.blogspot.com . See the full story on building my hillside house in Nova Scotia at http://wallaceriver.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: What attachment do I need?

    I don't really know. I have never seen one in action. I thought they were for getting vegitation out? How well would they do for removing small logs, sticks, etc? It really don't appeal to me to drive backwards all the way to a brush pile, which is what I understand I would have to do with a R/R. Looks like a neat idea, not sure if it would do what I want.
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    Default Re: What attachment do I need?

    If you gather the debris you still have to deal with it...I'm no expert but it sounds like you have a prime candidate for some heavy duty brush hogging...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NSBound View Post
    Would a ratchet rake work for what you need to do? Ratchet Rake, LLC .
    that looks interesting. Should do the trick
    Experience is something you get right after you need it!

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    Default Re: What attachment do I need?

    I think I would still have a lot of debris....but I might try it. I have not brush-hogged after the clean-up to see what would be left. Some of it I can't get to with the brush hog, but I might be able to back a land-scape rake into it.

    Quote Originally Posted by /pine View Post
    If you gather the debris you still have to deal with it...I'm no expert but it sounds like you have a prime candidate for some heavy duty brush hogging...
    Last edited by TheGoose; 03-17-2010 at 08:59 PM.
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    Default Re: What attachment do I need?

    YouTube - Skid Steer Land Sculptor - Scarifier

    this gizmo would work pretty well too but it probably isn't cheap.
    Experience is something you get right after you need it!

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    5ft box blade, 5ft bushhog, 6ft york rake w/ guage wheels, 7ft backblade w/skid shoes , post hole digger, 5 foot snowblower, dual axel 16 foot landscape trailer, 330 gal water tank, Ford 250 diesel, 6 wheel drive polaris ranger, bale spears for loader

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    Default Re: What attachment do I need?

    Not in my price range. Looking to spend in the $500 range or less. Preferably less...
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