Landscape Rake Brand & Sizing

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Ghostrider16

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I'm looking to pick up a landscape rake. I'll primarily be using it to remove any rocks from my dirt/gravel driveway I kick up after I use a land grader on it, and to pick up forest debris around the property, which is 20+ heavily forested acres.

So far, I'm considering the Land Pride and Everything Attachments brands. The Land Pride 1672 is a few pounds heavier than the EA Xtreme Duty 72 inch rake. I've seen a lot of feedback on the EA, but not much on the Land Pride. Anyone familiar with LP rake quality?

Although I have a Kubota MX5800, I like the idea of the 72 inch to get between trees or down narrower trails, but I'd be interested in any feedback as to what I would be missing out on by not going for the wider 84 inch rakes, other than the obvious ability to cover more ground in one pass.

Thanks for any feedback!
 
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I'm looking to pick up a landscape rake. I'll primarily be using it to remove any rocks from my dirt/gravel driveway I kick up after I use a land grader on it, and to pick up forest debris around the property, which is 20+ heavily forested acres.

So far, I'm considering the Land Pride and Everything Attachments brands. The Land Pride 1672 is a few pounds heavier than the EA Xtreme Duty 72 inch rake. I've seen a lot of feedback on the EA, but not much on the Land Pride. Anyone familiar with LP rake quality?

Although I have a Kubota MX5800, I like the idea of the 72 inch to get between trees or down narrower trails, but I'd be interested in any feedback as to what I would be missing out on by not going for the wider 84 inch rakes, other than the obvious ability to cover more ground in one pass.

Thanks for any feedback!

Woods makes a nice rake, too. Remember if you go wider, you can always angle the rake to make it narrower when passing between trees. Get a hydraulic angle cylinder and it can be easy to do from the seat.

Here's my Woods 8’ power angle rake.
I used this rake behind a 126HP tractor and never broke anything on it, so it should work for anything smaller than that.
You can also accessorize the rake with a flip down grader blade, which I should have done.....
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I would get the 84 so you can angle the rake and still cover your track. Angling the blade is useful when you're trying to pull "stuff" to one side. I have an 84" King Kutter brand. It works well enough, I mean it's a rake, and it rakes stuff. I do like being able to rake stuff off to one side with each pass for a large parking area (for example). With the rake angled, you can keep pushing off windrows to one side and with each pass work everything off to one side to end up with one pile at the end.

I do wish I could rotate mine all the way around when hooked to the tractor. Something I hadn't really thought about until after using it. There are times you may want to pull material aggressively with the rake tines arched towards the front (traditional raking) and there may be times when you just want to skim the surface and scratch smooth loose material like loose gravel or sand.

I think the EA rake lets you spin it all the way around while hooked up. Mine, and most others I've seen, you have to disconnect the rake, manually walk it around and hook it up the other way. Still doable, but kind of a pain.
 
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I have the EA 72" and I can spin it around 360* (very useful!) The 72" just covers my tracks and for what I do I wouldn't want anything wider because I'm in a lot of tight spots.
 
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York offers good rake and some of there models have drop down blade.
 
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I'm looking to pick up a landscape rake. I'll primarily be using it to remove any rocks from my dirt/gravel driveway I kick up after I use a land grader on it, and to pick up forest debris around the property, which is 20+ heavily forested acres.

So far, I'm considering the Land Pride and Everything Attachments brands. The Land Pride 1672 is a few pounds heavier than the EA Xtreme Duty 72 inch rake. I've seen a lot of feedback on the EA, but not much on the Land Pride. Anyone familiar with LP rake quality?

Although I have a Kubota MX5800, I like the idea of the 72 inch to get between trees or down narrower trails, but I'd be interested in any feedback as to what I would be missing out on by not going for the wider 84 inch rakes, other than the obvious ability to cover more ground in one pass.

Thanks for any feedback!
Just keep in mind that even an 8 foot rake at a 35* angle is only about 78" wide and at a 45* angle is only about 67".

You might want to really think on a 72" rake to use behind an MX series tractor.:unsure: 58" & 50" widths at the previously mentioned angles.

Weight is not the only factor to consider, although typically a good place to start at. The actual design should also be considered for the likely hood of twisting like a churro. :oops: A lot of the lighter duty rakes are prime candidates for this type of damage behind a larger machine.
 
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I have a Kubota MX5800.

I'm considering a landscape rake.

I'll be using it to remove rocks from my dirt/gravel driveway after I use a land grader on it, and to pick up forest debris around the property, which is 20+ heavily forested acres.


I own a top quality everytfhingattachments Landscape Rake.

I also own a Ratchet Rake bucket attachment.

The Ratchet Rake is far better at corralling brush than the Landscape Rake.

Hard to tell if the RR or a LR would be better for your rocks. You cannot adjust the RR to windrow rocks into a convenient row but it will collect rocks into tractor width piles for pickup.

Ratchet Rake grabs trees, allowing the tractor to push over larger trees relative to an unadorned bucket, which slips.

RR stores in very little space.

MORE: Front-End Loader - Ratchet Rake // Today
 
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Lots of wisdom mentioned above for going with the longer rake.

I've got an MX 6000 which I use with an older "6-way" Land Pride (pre-Kubota) 8' rake.

95% of my raking is with the rake angled to wind-row debris, gravel or dirt.

For me, more important is the rake's ability to angle the main arm at the 3PH end.

Normally I rake with the main arm offset to the driver's right to make it easier to view from the driver's seat looking over my right shoulder.

For example, with the offset, longer rake, I can pull the loose gravel from the grass edges next to my driveway (result of winter snow plowing) without running the tractor tires over the area being raked. Prevents running over the gravel and pushing it down into the lawn ahead of the rake.

I seldom rake with the angle set straight on, so the added rake length allows covering the tracks of the tractor when the rake is angled and offset (as many have mentioned above).

It's a heavy, well built rake...again, it was built before Kubota bought LP, although there's no reason to believe their quality has since changed.

And I like EA also, based on the quality of my 8' EA 6-way back blade.

I don't think you will go wrong with EA, LP, or even Rhino, which also seems to make good products.

Suggest a 6-way rake and you might consider one 8' long, which your MX 5800 can easily handle.
 
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Gauge wheels and a chain for the top link. This will raise the speed limit on your driveway, though.
 
  
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Thanks for the replies! I've decided to go with the 84", and since my Kubota dealer has one in stock, I'll likely go for the LP instead of waiting 12-14 weeks for the EA.
 
 
 
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