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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2001
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    379
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    S.E. Kansas
    Tractor
    J.D. 4400

    Default Anyone try this with a landscape rake?

    In my back yard project, I had two buildings bulldozed down. These were old horse barns that had partial brick floors. I've ended up with a lot of bricks and brick sized chunks of concrete left in the area. I've tried using the box blade and the landscape rake to move them out, but I seem to drag more dirt than I do bricks. I started thinking about removing every other tooth on the landscape rake so that the opening would be a little larger (2" instead of 1") and hopefully, let the dirt flow through but retain the bricks and concrete chunks. Thought I'd check to see if anyone had tried it before I started pulling teeth.

    Thanks,
    Hoss

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2002
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    182
    Location
    Dade City, Fl
    Tractor
    Kubota L3010 HST

    Default Re: Anyone try this with a landscape rake?

    Interesting concept. I understand the problem completely though. Had the same problem raking my land to get up the vines and final pieces of wood around it after discing and blading. If a big enough piece was gathered in a lot of dirt built-up in the rake.

    Be intersted what you find since I have a lot more land to clear.

    GS

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Mar 2002
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    Location
    Iuka Mississippi USA
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    3550 Fard Backhoe and a 1948 Farmall Cub,

    Default Re: Anyone try this with a landscape rake?

    A freind had the same problem with a 4 foot rake he had on a wider tractor so to kill 2 birds with one stone i fixed an extension on each side and took out every other tooth then added them to the sides he now has a a properly sized rake and is lets the dirt go through it. whes now raking up spme bricks for me on a backhoe job.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
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    39
    Tractor
    JD 4100

    Default Re: Anyone try this with a landscape rake?

    Hoss, your idea sounds like it might work. Regular stone forks, designed for what you're doing, are spaced 2 to 3 inches, sometimes more. I got a stone fork a few months back, but I was going for small stuff too. Here's a link to an older page showing my forks, just for comparison. Since this page was posted, I've collected tons more rocks. Best of luck.
    http://home.earthlink.net/~jonathanfarms/StoneFork.html

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