Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    35
    Location
    SW Missouri
    Tractor
    Kubota L3130

    Default drag harrow

    I need to plant my fields with food plots and native grasses and flowers. I have it plowed and disked, andnow need to plant. I figure that a broadcast spreader will work well so long as I drag a harrow accross the seed bed to lightly cover the seed. I have seen the chain sections that pul lbehind ATV's and I think these would work although I am concerned about how to pick it up. I do not want to drag it the whole time and would like to pick it up and put it down with more precision. Is there an alternative? I saw one on the net, but it ws well over $1000, and that seems a bit steep.

  2. #2
    Elite Member thcri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    4,693
    Location
    Minnesota SE
    Tractor
    New Holland TC29D, 2001

    Default Re: drag harrow

    I have always used a normal drag. But that can't be picked up too easy either. My neighbor built a drag out of chain link fence and he never has a reason to pick up. He drags it over just about everything.


    murph
    "This country was founded and built by people with great dreams and the courage to take great risks."

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    45
    Location
    Saskatchewan, CANADA
    Tractor
    Task Master 438

    Default Re: drag harrow

    I made a harrow lift out of an old trailer hitch and some tubing for my diamond harrows. Works great and really didn't take much work. I have to remember to take a picture of the project at some point.

    Just an upside down T to connect the 3 pt hitch and a tube trailing out the back (doesn't even have to be the full length of the harrow) with a brace. Connect the harrow to the bottom of the T and the end of the tube.
    Double G Ranch"

  4. #4
    Super Member greg_g's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    6,086
    Location
    Western Kentucky
    Tractor
    JD3720 Cab, 300X loader with 4-in-1 bucket

    Default Re: drag harrow

    Quote Originally Posted by PondCreekFarm
    Is there an alternative? I saw one on the net, but it ws well over $1000, and that seems a bit steep.
    I didn't want to pay that price either. I bought 4 squares and assembled them in an 8' x 8' configuration. Starting with the 8' tow bar, I used three more sections of pipe to make a frame around the harrow sections. Attachment points are U-shaped pieces of rebar, harrow is attached to frame with connecting links. It can be flipped over for simple smooting work. But if I had to do it over again, I'd put a tow bar on both ends to enable towing in either direction.

    Then I lift the whole thing with an extended boompole. Word of caution with this design though, it's very hard on toplinks.

    //greg//
    Attached Images Attached Images
    USN (Ret)
    Former Chinese tractor owner (x4)
    Current John Deere owner

  5. #5
    Old Timer Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    51,818
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: drag harrow

    I've found that my 49$ boom pole and a length of chain is great for moving my drag harrow. I just roll the harrow up into a roll, and chain from one side to the other, thru the eye ont he boom pole.. then take it where i want it.

    Soundguy

  6. #6
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,212

    Default Re: drag harrow

    google Delta Tooth Harrow
    should go to the world's crappiest web site of high country manufacturing, but it's a very cool harrow.
    much tougher than the usual oversized chain link fence.

    BTw, I just drag my harrow over everything.

  7. #7
    Super Member N80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    5,540
    Location
    SC
    Tractor
    Kubota L4400 4wd w/LA 703 FEL

    Default Re: drag harrow

    I made one out of chain link fence with a 6x6 at the front. Chains from 6x6 to the drawbar. Total failure. My plots are too small to turn around with it. It wandered from side to side, etc.

    So, I rolled the chain link fence around the 6x6 and wired it that way so its like a big bundle of fence with a heavy 6x6 in the middle. Shortened the chains so that it drags just behind the rear tires without hitting them in the turns. I can turn very tightly and it works great. But, I can't lift it. I unhitch it and scoop it up in the bucket. I tried putting short lengths of chain to see if I could lift it with the lower lift arms but it didn't work. And with it 'suspended' that way it tended to bounce rather than stay in contact with my rocky, lumpy soil.

    A boom pole would be perfect for my particular set up. Thanks for the tip guys!
    George
    South Carolina

    "What is truth?" Pontius Pilate

  8. #8
    Elite Member wushaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    3,075
    Location
    Bristol Texas
    Tractor
    Kubota L2800, 15 hp 372 Mitsubishi

    Default Re: drag harrow

    Carry it with the FEL or boom pole or if it is frame like mine then I just set it on my reciever hitch and hold it with one hand till I get to where I'm goin and drop it and hook the big "D" ring around the ball on the 2" ball and dragg.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.