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    Default Re: Rake for FEL followup

    Mark, could you give me some info on the Agri-Supply Company, and what scarifiers you purchased to do this? Looks handy and lots cheaper to build than the cost of a tooth bar. Does it dig like a tooth bar also?


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    Default Re: Rake for FEL followup

    jyoutz....
    Agri Supply is mainly a southeastern chain.... their locations can be found on this page

    I found that there are about as many different styles of scarifiers as there are box blade manufacturers, but the ones that worked best for me were the ones that had about a 22 degree bend in the shank itself instead of the point being angled. I'll try to take pics of the 3 different styles I experimented with and post them tomorrow.

    The crossbar that the scarifiers fit through really prevents much dirt from entering the bucket, so for a toothbar and digging, I don't think this set up would work very well. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Rake for FEL followup

    Outstanding, Mark! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

    I wanna tinker just like you when I grow up! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    No kidding -- that's a very creative and useful tool you've built there. Before I joined this board it wouldn't have occurred to me that stuff like that could be designed and built at home. Your profile doesn't say what you do for a living. Are you a pro at this sort of thing?

    If your property is anything like mine, you're going to find many, many uses for that thing. Certainly the tool of choice for cleaning up brush and raking up sticks. I suppose it should be limited to relatively light loads 'cuz of the force it's going to put on the bucket lip, but that's probably what you had in mind anyway.

    Just to show Bill, I'm not going to mention my welder-envy (even though I have it bad and I'm thinking about taking a welding course at the local junior college, and I've been pricing all types of welders and I'm going to get my dad's old Sears arc welder back from the guy I loaned it to). Bill doesn't know me as well as he thinks he does, does he? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    If you come up with any "action" shots of this puppy at work, as always, don't be shy about posting them. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Rake for FEL followup

    Thanks Harv. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    As for my occupation... I'm a diesel mechanic. I work on farm/construction/logging equipment and have been in business for myself for the past 11 years.
    I grew up on a farm and have worked with/for several large logging and construction operations so I learned how to weld a long time ago. Now I want a mig of my own to supplement the Miller Bobcat225G portable stick welder I have.

    And like my girlfreind says..... no matter how many "toys" I have, I always want more...more...more[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]


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