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Paul Modern
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: landscape rake Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi all, Any one have any input on the pros and cons of wheeels on a seven foot york type landscape rake? Adding wheels adds considerable $$$ to the cost.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: landscape rake Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 6ft rock rake, nice tool and it helps with raking gravel driveway and raking up grape vine cuttings after yearly pruning.

But, with out a rear trail wheel, if the front wheels of the tractor go up/down the rake goes in the reverse direction. A trail wheel would be good to have, but no more than I do with it, I am good.
I have the scraper blade, box blade and rock rake, all have their place.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: landscape rake Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I guess you mean if you start to go up hill the rake digs in, and downhill the rake would lift off the ground? If using it on level ground it wouldn't be an issue?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: landscape rake Reply to specific post Reply with quote

they can be used either way, I myself like the wheels for better control of grading like Maxwell said I used mine for maintaing gravel roads and the wheels allow you to do a very level and even job spreading gravel I very seldom ever run mine set straight and I like it better than a back balde for this job, when bunching rocks or brush I will some times set it straight but other than that I like the way itleaves the rock on top and lets the fines go down to make a base, in the first pic I am just knocking down ruts in a dirt roadand as you can see the wheels are not touching at that time


 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: landscape rake Reply to specific post Reply with quote

With certain implements you get better control if you do not use the top link. It looks like the rake in the picture might do well that way on uneven ground. I clip my hayfields in the fall with a Landpride 35-90. I never attach the top link. Ellis
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: landscape rake Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just 1" will make a big difference on anything on the 3 point. And the second time that 1" becomes 2" and third time it becomes 3" and so on.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: landscape rake Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use mine to cut and fill with out the top link that would not work as well but I can see what you are saying for certain things, for me I can use the hyd and follow the terrain very well, all in all the rake is a very user friendly tool in many applications it out shines a rear blade
 
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