What attachment might be best to use?

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wirlybird

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Hi all,
I have a brush hog customer with a newly purchased 3 acre "lot".
I mowed it the other day and it is extremely rough with large ruts and dirt piles from a forestry mulcher that was apparently in there when the ground was very soft. Really tore it up.

I am wondering what a good attachment might be to use to just try to smooth it out a bit. I was thinking a smaller disk for my 3038E might do ok. I just would like to kind of smooth it just a bit to make brush hogging a little less difficult.
It is too rough, too many ruts etc., for a box blade or rear blade I think.

Thanks for any ideas.
 
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Recommend a drawbar implement, stays on the ground as tractor bounces over ruts. Old fashion disk would smooth out plowed fields (old school farming tools)

some newer fancier stuff
 
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I would recommend something like a land plane grading scraper.
 
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Rear rake with drop down grader blade.
 
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Rear rake with drop down grader blade.

That's what I use. Lightweight is the downside. It is a 3pt rear rake with drop down grader blade, has blade end caps on swivels, and two adjustable height trailing wheels. Very handy for some tasks - useless for others.

I loaned it to a friend to do his horse corrals and he didn't think it did what he wanted. I have found it is better for maintaining a dirt driveway than on any other surface so far. It isn't heavy enough or sturdy enough to actually construct a dirt driveway.
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rScotty

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What was the forestry mulching?
I'd like to hear more about the mulching, too. We don't do that where I live. Things grow slowly in the rocky mountains. We put in roads with a bulldozer - a process that exposes raw ground with the expectation that the road will simply stay unchanged until slowly erased by the erosion of wind and weather.
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Recommend a drawbar implement, stays on the ground as tractor bounces over ruts. Old fashion disk would smooth out plowed fields (old school farming tools)

some newer fancier stuff
Draw bar is a good ide. Didn't think of that but tractor bouncing around is part of the problem.
 
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I would recommend something like a land plane grading scraper.
Tractor is bouncing around too much. Things like that or a box blade won't stay on the ground for a second! Surface is too uneven.
 
 
 
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