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    Default Rotary Harrow in Action

    After several weeks of rain, snow and freezing weather, the boss decided she would like to work her horse in the round pen. It was really still too wet, but...

    This is what it looked like before we started.
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    Spyder Rotary Harrow.
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    Default Re: Rotary Harrow in Action

    Harrow in action. Had to raise the FEL high enough to clear the fences (not recommended with a load or on sloping ground). Even, so, I failed to completely miss one of the bow gates [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]. Little pressure from the other side and it was almost as good as new [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Rotary Harrow in Action

    After a few passes, the pen was ready to use - but still wetter than we would like [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img].
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    Default Re: Rotary Harrow in Action

    Now the pen needs it again - maybe it will dry out some more this week [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img].
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    Boy I'd sure like to be out working my arenas [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] It was 9 here today and there's over a foot of snow on the ground.

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    Default Re: Rotary Harrow in Action

    Nice pictures. What kind of footing do you have there?

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    Default Re: Rotary Harrow in Action

    Karl, I've never seen a rotary harrow quite like that with the three "wheels". And I've never seen one in action, but a dealer in my area sells what appears to be the same thing with a single large wheel instead of the three smaller ones. He told me that every professional rodeo arena in the country uses them.

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    Default Re: Rotary Harrow in Action

    Karl,

    Thanks for posting those. That sure is a neat attachment. So here are some questions for you -----

    How about cost information? What does something like that run?

    I have a paddock area that I will need to work over, is your base a stone dust mix? Or what?

    You mentioned slopes, well my area has a very slight slope, for water drainage, so it is slight. But is there a slope guide with that thing, something like not to be used on slopes in excess of....

    I take it is is not adjustable by tilting? Am I correct?

    Nice setup, it was a nice weekend for a change, wasn't it.

    -Mike Z. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    He told me that every professional rodeo arena in the country uses them.

    He probably wishes they did Bird but that's pretty much a tall tale. There are alot better units than the rotary harrow. Nice unit don't get me wrong but it's kind of like a Ford in the car world. Nice but not the best. The Porsche of arena groomers are ones like Kaiser, Arena Groomer, etc. These make the ground about as perfect as it can be. The harrows pretty much just work up the ground in one plane. The others completely work the ground.

    As far as cost of these they start at $495 for a 4' model and go up to I believe $895 for the 8' model. A nice little unit for just doing some general arena work.

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