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    JD 110tlb, rtv900.

    Default single wheel lR

    I am investigating a hd rake for my jd 110 tlb with top n tilt, and it looks to me like a single wheel would excel at crowing roads, and, by virtue of the long distance behind the rake, taking out gradual swells in the road. My eye is set on the woods lr800 with hydraulic angle. Anyone have experience with this unit? I checked out the lr108, and it looks pretty nice, but I haven't seen the single wheel. Also, If I might tap the extensive knowlege of this site, are there competitive brands out there besides the mighty York?

    Thanks

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    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
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    2004 New Holland TN70DA with 32LC loader, 2000 New Holland 2120 with Curtis cab, 7309 loader

    Default Re: single wheel lR

    We have a LR107. Works well. I haven't used a single guage wheel setup. The LR107 has 2. I would think the dual wheel setup is a little better and make the rake more stable from side to side. Also I found that the rake as good as it is doesn't have enough umph behiend it to cut into material and make a crown. It may if the material is fresh. I usually use my blade to get the general shape I need/want and then use the rake to smoothen and tiddy up. I have found that windrowing material to the center of the road will make a crown much easier, at least for me.

    I maybe selling the rake at the end of the summer.

    Where are you in northern VT, Newport area?

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    Default Re: single wheel lR

    I am over North of Burlington. In the past I have used a 5' rake behind a garden tractor. It has worked very well, but slow, and getting on and off to change the angles, tilts, and ballasts has been a perrennial back breaker. The toughest road I maintain is my own, and it is about 2000 feet between 12 and 20' wide with 180 degree turns entering 20+ percent grades. Thus the desire for hydraulic angle. Rarely can I make an entire pass with a single setting.

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    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
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    Default Re: single wheel lR

    Milton, St. Albans, Fairfax?

    Quite a diverse driveway. I don't think a road grader could do it in one pass either [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img].

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