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    Default Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    I recently sold my Kubtoa B3300SU Tractor/Loader package, with its 52" Ratchet Rake as part of the deal. I had 400 hours on the B3300SU and the Ratchet Rake was on/off during this period.

    I soon take delivery on a kubota L3560 with optional LA805 FEL and optional L2296 72" Heavy Duty Round Back Bucket with SSQA. The L3560 is the smallest Kubota Grand L, only one increment larger than the B3300SU, but a much heavier framed Tractor/Loader.

    My focus task remains tearing out brush, saplings, small trees and Multiflora rose and Rotundfolia grape vines running up large Oaks with roots spreading under the ground. FLORIDA JUNGLE!

    The Ratchet Rake worked very well at these tasks, in addition it raked resulting debris into piles efficiently, much better at piling than my Landscape Rake.

    I am considering a Piranha for two reasons:
    1. I like to experiment with new attachments.
    2. Because of the downward oriented, short tooth row on the Ratchet Rake, Ratchet Rake has to be removed to clamp-on Debris Forks to the bucket. It would be efficient to clamp-on (Payne's) Debris Forks (which I own) over the Piranha on occasion.

    I am not considering a conventional Tooth Bar for the Bucket, as digging is NOT my primary task. I have a Bucket Solutions' Bucket Spade for digging. It should be the berries attached on the L2296 Heavy Duty Bucket.

    Soil is rock free, sandy loam.

    Can anyone compare use of a RATCHET RAKE, relative to a PIRANHA TOOTH BAR, for clearing Jungle AND PILING THE RESULTING DEBRIS?

    Has anyone used a Piranha Tooth Bar to remove Palmettos?

    (There is nothing relevant in the T-B-N archive.)

    Experience?
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    Default Re: Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    I don't think that one can "clamp-on" another attachment over the Piranha tooth bar that's mounted to the FEL. And even if you could get something over the tooth bar, it probably wouldn't work very well. But there are just two bolts holding it on/off, so the change over would be easy. And my Piranha works great in my soil/gravel/sod/bushy work. It back drags nicely also. Cheers, Mike
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    Default Re: Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldballs View Post
    I don't think that one can "clamp-on" another attachment over the Piranha tooth bar that's mounted to the FEL. And even if you could get something over the tooth bar, it probably wouldn't work very well. But there are just two bolts holding it on/off, so the change over would be easy. And my Piranha works great in my soil/gravel/sod/bushy work. It back drags nicely also. Cheers, Mike
    What about raking/consolidating vegetation into piles after you tear it out?

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    Default Re: Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    Since I never had a Ratchet-Rake, I couldn't say. But looking at the advertising designs, it might work a bit better than the Piranha bar. For the vegetative piles that I've had, I used a hand rake and pitch fork to a small trailer. Then I bought a Pine-Needle rake that works better than hand raking. But I still had to pitch it into a trailer for hauling off. If there is a lot, I just push it all into a pile or several piles with my Case tractor front blade and burn it in place. You see, I just a One-Man plantation.
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    Default Re: Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldballs View Post
    I don't think that one can "clamp-on" another attachment over the Piranha tooth bar that's mounted to the FEL.
    Their forks work with it, and could be converted to brush forks.

    http://bxpanded.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4

    Forks:
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    BXpanded Piranha Tooth Bar

    Bruce

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    Default Re: Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    How does the edge of the bar fit onto the lip of the loader bucket? Can you post a photo of the bar before you mounted it on the bucket?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    The Piranha looks like this....
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    Default Re: Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocko View Post
    The Piranha looks like this....
    One picture is worth ten-thousand words. Picture answers several questions for me. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    Jeff, congrats on the new tractor!

    Is there a thread with pics I missed?
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    Default Re: Ratchet Rake OR Piranha Tooth Bar?

    I love my Piranha

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