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    Default Controling gravel spill from Bush Hog rake

    I use my Bush Hog MLR 84" rake on my gravel driveway every spring. When I have the rake angled and pitched to create a crown, I get spill out of gravel off the leading edge of the rake. This causes gravel to spill into the grass. I believe I have seen a metal plate that is attached to the first tine to help eliminate this. However, I have not been successful finding a thread describing it or name for it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Veteran Member AchingBack's Avatar
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    Default Re: Controling gravel spill from Bush Hog rake

    loy, I have the same rake, equipped with gauge wheels. Also, I have it fully angled to create a crown. Spillage to the side is minimum because; when I make my first pass, I go beyond the edge of the gravel, into where gravel meets grass. This puts a bit of vegetation into the road, but after I make another pass, the small amount of grass, mixed with gravel; gets disbursed, and dried out. When it rehydrates over time, I believe the plant juices help to solidify some of the gravel. Just my experience on my road.
    I thank God for these gifts: 2005 Mahindra 2615 HST w/loader, (485 hours), and 3710 backhoe. Markham tooth bar, Bush Hog SQ60 rotary cutter, Bush Hog 3507 angle blade, Bush Hog LLR84 landscape rake w/gauge wheels, Rankin loader mounted forks, Paumco Quick Spade, Agri-Ease 3 point log splitter.

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    Default Re: Controling gravel spill from Bush Hog rake

    I try to stay away from the edge if it is in good shape so it has a cleaner look. You could try angling the rake more and going slower on the 1st pass along the edge.

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    Default Re: Controling gravel spill from Bush Hog rake

    I think the side plate you were seeing was part of a inside drop down blade that York used to have as an option.

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    Default Re: Controling gravel spill from Bush Hog rake

    Gentlemen,Thanks for the input.

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