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    Default Australian Root Rake???

    Has anyone seen a windrowing root rake that looks like a hay rake on steroids? I saw one recently and it does a great job. The one I saw was being pulled by at least a 60hp logging rig. I was hoping to find one I could handle with my JD4700. I also was hoping to find some information on the net but no luck yet.
    Thanks,
    wrwelect


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    Default Re: Australian Root Rake???

    Multi-purpose unit...Thor?



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    Default Re: Australian Root Rake???

    Another angle...



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    Default Re: Australian Root Rake???

    Hi ya
    did this rake look like a big wheel type rake bout 5 foot wheels with very big tines ???if so i know what ya talking about they were called stick rakes if i recall used for rakeing sticks ,roots and rocks in to rows ya had to work the ground frist tho big disc's then burn then rake i don't know how they work on clay ground most i seen were on sand plain also most were built for big Hp there are a few guys from OZ on here they may know more ..what do ya want to do????
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    Default Re: Australian Root Rake???

    Hi ya
    hey try this site but be warned it's big stuff but ya could make a smaller one if ya realy want one

    http://www.savannahww.com/

    catch ya
    JD Kid


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    Default Re: Australian Root Rake???

    That sounds exactly what I'm talking about! Know of any manufacturers? I'm working on 8 acres of clearcut. Trying to find some help in an attachment. Got lots of roots and sticks to rake up.
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    wrwelect


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    Default Re: Australian Root Rake???

    Hi
    the other post i put on here has a url but it's the only out fit i know making them but i'll look tomorrow in some farming books from Oz may find out some info ..this clear cut are the stumps gone if not i don't think this rake would do it i have just got one made for my FEL like a root rake/grapple that i'll push sticks and stuff around with .i'll try and see what i can come up with
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    Default Re: Australian Root Rake???

    This is the only thing I know of as a root-rake.

    http://www.nye.on.ca/htmlpages/rakes.htm



    Stick one of these on the front of a dozer or large tractor and they rip up the soil and take out the root-mat and any stump remains. You can also get them for bigger jobs - like tearing out old railroad beds and the like ...

    http://www.coastalman.com/db/vw_prod...?Product_Id=28



    For only 8 acres you're probably best off hiring in a dozer with one of these on. I have seen 6' root rakes advertised for less than $2000 - you just need a lot of horse-power and traction to use them.

    Patrick


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    Default Re: Australian Root Rake???

    I had a D9 with a v-blade come in an shear everything off so there are still stumps under the surface. I was hoping to find some kind of rake that would pass over the stumps.
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    wrwelect


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    Default Re: Australian Root Rake???

    Hi ya
    well that is another idea hire a dozer or digger with root rake ..to be point blank i'd go for a digger with root rake ya find less dirt in windrows and could hook out stumps if sticking up too much also can fill holes ,flatern banks etc etc ..i think this one may come down to cost ie root rake may cost $?????? hire digger may cost$?????? getting someone in to do it $?????? i'm keeping in mind that this maybe a oneoff job .if i was going to be useing a bit of gear each year and noone had what i wanted to hire i'd have to buy but in a one off case sometimes nomatter how hard we want to do it our selfs cost does come into it ...the only other thing i could think of that may do the same kind of thing is a stone rake pto or hydro driven i have seen one made in canada over here one of the guys from canada may know if it would work
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    JD Kid


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