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    Default Tips for Harley Rake

    I used a Harley Rake.... or should I say soil conditioner today for the first time. Tearing up, leveling, easy, but I never learned to wind row debris. The rental I had was almost new, LOL, it may have been new. It did not have the hydraulic function of left and right angle. I tried the angle for a little while pull the pin, and struggle to get it back in, but it only went one way and back tracking got old quick. It also seemed to be out of level once angled. Had to go back and fix what the angle did. If it could go left and right angle from inside the cab, that would be good. Any tips. I would like to windrow debris.... otherwise we will be hand raking small rocks
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    Default Re: Tips for Harley Rake

    Are you using this on a skid steer or tractor? If tractor, play with the top link adjustment and the height adjustment of the gauge wheels. It took me a little time to get used to the power rake but not nearly the learning curve that I thought it would have.
    I've never used one on a skid steer though.
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    Default Re: Tips for Harley Rake

    Welcome to the Harley. The only one (Harley) worth having.

    The thing is quite useless unless you have all the functions. And yes, it has to be level, otherwise one side will be lower than the other when angled.

    The machine does a beautiful job, no doubt about it, but that's only half the fun. Now you have your rocks in windrows. How the heck do you pick them up? This has being driving me crazy for years. Lately, I have been pushing the stones (and dirt) into a loader bucket with another spring tooth rake on a little Steiner tractor. It is a lot of work and you get rid of a huge amount of good material along with the stones.

    A project I have been working on is to build a "Flip Screen" bucket imitation and I could have so much used that this year for my Harley work, but my build has been delayed and I probably have to collect my rocks in the old manner..

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    Default Re: Tips for Harley Rake

    Quote Originally Posted by Piston View Post
    Are you using this on a skid steer or tractor? If tractor, play with the top link adjustment and the height adjustment of the gauge wheels. It took me a little time to get used to the power rake but not nearly the learning curve that I thought it would have.
    I've never used one on a skid steer though.
    Skid steer.
    Marriage is like Black Jack 21, get dealt a 21 and you hold what you got, no plans of taking another card

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    Default Re: Tips for Harley Rake

    I have not had time to read my manual for the reverse function. It moves dirt around good. If I could reverse it, I could drag dirt away from the house [s250]
    Marriage is like Black Jack 21, get dealt a 21 and you hold what you got, no plans of taking another card

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