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    Default MF 36 Hay Rake, is it a good rake?

    Hello, I got a chance to get a MF 36 Hay Rake tomorrow for $400. Being new at all this I was wandering how good of a rake is it? Any tips on using this type of hay rake (side rake)? I doesn't come with a manual so i have no idea how it works. Are parts still available for it? Anything I should look for when I look at it to know if it will be a good buy or a money pit?
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    Default Re: MF 36 Hay Rake, is it a good rake?

    Is it PTO or ground driven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R W View Post
    Is it PTO or ground driven.
    It's ground driven
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    - H340 Front End Loader w/85" bucket and grapple
    - 7' Frontier RC2084 Rotary Cutter, 7' Frontier GM2084R Finishing Mower, 6' KingKutter Land Grader, 8' Frontier FG12G Front blade with hydraulic tilt, 5' Westwood Powered Sweeper, 5' Disk, 5' Drag Harrow, 55 Gallon Spraytech 3PH Sprayer, 90 Gallon Water Carrier, 3 point bale spear, 3 point pallet forks, 7' GM2084R grooming mower, 10' 3-PT harrow, 12' 1470 discbine, RR2109 rotary rake, 568 Megawide plus round baler.

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    I've used a mf 36 for the last 3 years. It was in rough shape when I bought it but it did the job well. Paid 100 bucks it crapped out this year. The internal gear drive sheared and I haven't had time to fix. They are fairly common so gettin a wrecked one for parts is easy enough. They are easy to use. Check the ground drive universals for excess play.

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    I have 2, pretty trouble free.

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    Default Re: MF 36 Hay Rake, is it a good rake?

    It has been great for me two years running. The tines can be bought from TSC. The two hole type not the single hole. But it does twist a tight windrow overall. If you want fluffy this does more rope type windrows. It is Very heAvy. It will hurt you or someone if not careful. Easily worth the 300 I paid. CG

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