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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    Quote Originally Posted by LoneCowboy
    It's a 6' wide by about 4' long, and it weighs a LOT more than my old style 6'x6'.
    I pull the harrow with an ATV. Much faster, much less pressure on the pasture (an ATV with a fat guy on it, still weighs less than a tractor with or without fat guy. )
    Took me about 2 hours to do 10 acres. About the same as the old style, but I'm saving that 15 minutes to untangle it after taking it off the trailer.
    So 8 mph is what you would consider a normal speed to pull your harrow?
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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    That'd be a good clip.. depends on the bumpiness of your pasture. if flatish.. go for it.. if ridged.. hold on!

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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnViewRanch
    So 8 mph is what you would consider a normal speed to pull your harrow?
    No, I actually pull it at about 10 to 16mph.
    Really (according to the ATV digitial speedo)

    remember an ATV rides MUCH better than a tractor
    In a tractor you could probably do 5 to 6mph tops.
    Why do you think I use the ATV?

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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    Photos please!!
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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowplug
    Photos please!!
    of what?

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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    What would (or wouldn't) be the benefit of going with a simple chain drag harrow vs. the Marten's harrow for my application. I would only be using it to maintain my pastures primarily to keep them healthy, promote growth and speading horse manure. I like the Marten's because of the 3 pt. hitch, 7.5 ft. model and the price point. On the other hand using the Tractor Supply version as an example only, it is cheaper but in order to get similar model from another manufact. with a 3 pt. frame your looking at another 500 bucks. Will the Marten's do what I need or do I need to specifically go with the chain drag type? The lift capability of the Marten's at 650 bucks is really got me stumped.

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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    Quote Originally Posted by LoneCowboy
    of what?
    Of you and your family.
    No, seriously, what do you think?!? Of your harrow with some action shots.
    Chuck

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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    I brought my Martens spike-tooth harrow home on Thursday, but won't try it out until Monday.

    I will say this: Mr. Martens was extremely nice and professional, and the appearance of the unit is top-notch. I told Mr. Martens that I would be preparing some pecan bottoms for clover seeding with the unit, and he threw in a few extra teeth in case I hit an unforgiving stump at a bad angle. I am rough on equipment some times.

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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    I must be turning into a real tractor guy I'm a newbie, but have something to contribute.

    I seeded about a half acre of fescue this past week. My neighbor was kind enough to lend me his disc harrow to break up the ground, then, after seeding, I borrowed this chain harrow to cover the seed. Worked beautifully.



    Here's the finished product.


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    Default Re: CHAIN DRAG HARROW

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottOkla
    I brought my Martens spike-tooth harrow home on Thursday, but won't try it out until Monday.

    I will say this: Mr. Martens was extremely nice and professional, and the appearance of the unit is top-notch. I told Mr. Martens that I would be preparing some pecan bottoms for clover seeding with the unit, and he threw in a few extra teeth in case I hit an unforgiving stump at a bad angle. I am rough on equipment some times.
    Looking forward to hearing about it. One of my concerns with the Martens (which may indeed be totally unfounded) is that since I will be using it for 90% field/pasture manicuring and breaking up and spreading horse manure, are the teeth too far apart? Will it require me to make several passes over the same peice of property in order to sufficiently spread the material? Again this may not be true but its hard to tell from the pictures on the Martens webiste.
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