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    Default What's good for picking up rocks

    Hi, I live in the Texas hill country and have an abundance of rocks; both on and in the ground. What's the best impliment for wind-rowing the rocks so I can pick them up? I've been looking at blades, landscape rakes, and a box blade.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: What's good for picking up rocks

    A landscape rake with the rear tines for softball to soccer size should work. How big are the rocks..??
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    Default Re: What's good for picking up rocks

    Most of the rocks are baseball to softball size rocks, some are larger. I was leaning toward the landscape rake, thanks.

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    Default Re: What's good for picking up rocks

    You can winrow them but you still have a lot of stoop labor to pick them up. You might see if you can rent one of these briefly:

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    Default Re: What's good for picking up rocks

    I think a landscape rake with tail wheels would help you alot. The tail wheels would help limit the amount of dirt you would move.

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    Default Re: What's good for picking up rocks

    hire the local little league team to pick them up hehe
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    Default Re: What's good for picking up rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Worldtraveler777 View Post
    Hi, I live in the Texas hill country and have an abundance of rocks; both on and in the ground. What's the best impliment for wind-rowing the rocks so I can pick them up? I've been looking at blades, landscape rakes, and a box blade.

    Any ideas?

    I have just got in a good used Vermeer automatic rock picker with dump box at the back. $6500. Ken Sweet
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    Default Re: What's good for picking up rocks

    Google Degelman rock rake. it will winrow rocks on or just below the surface. It is a powered unit running off the PTO. Keeping these units running can be a challenge though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    I think a landscape rake with tail wheels would help you alot. The tail wheels would help limit the amount of dirt you would move.
    Are there any brands that you'd recommend?

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