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#1 speedyg OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:38 PM

looking for some thoughts about a rake for my tractor. I don't know if bolens made one but my guess is they did and I just havént seen one. do any of you guys use a rake? did you have to rig one to work? any thoughts on places other than CL or Ebay? Thanks for the help guys, I rake about three to four full truck loads every year and it sure would be nice to have some help from my tractor!!!!!

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Good topic.
I'd like to make something too, that would fit on a Cat 0 3pt.
Sure wol make life easier.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:51 PM

I would think a vac system would be the easiest....or do the pine needles adhere to the ground too tight? If so, then a York Power Rake may be the answer, though hard to find & maybe pricey.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:00 PM

The vac attachment might work, I sure like mine for fall leaves but I dont have any pine trees so no help there. I would think maybe you could rake them loose with a rake then vac up?? How about one of the tow behind "estate rakes" like a mini yard sized hay rake? Let us know what you come up with.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:58 PM

I do have one of those york mini rakes for sale it is listed on ebay if you want to see pics of it.http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1555.l2649
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:20 PM

from what I have read about the vac systems they do not handle the pine needles very well. Also most of my property is wild grasses and rough ground.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:21 PM

I have a pine needle problem also. I have a sleeve hitch rock rake (landscape rake) and it dosn't work for the needles. I have tried the lawn sweeper but it just clogs up on them. Like olcowhand said I also wondered about a vac system. Ebay has some pine straw rakes listed for a sleeve hictch (even a small 4') and I see them for three points too. There is also a small wheel (side delivery rake) for pulling behind a gt or atv. I don't know how any of them work. Wish I had a small size dump rake for a gt.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:24 PM

Sorry there not for a sleeve hitch on ebay but a three point. I thought I would make it into a sleeve hitch easy enough though.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:24 PM

sherwood make life easier, sherwood, :bigrofl:

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:24 PM

So that York rake would basically build a row of needles, but they'd still have to be
collected. I think it'd work ok in the wide open spaces, but, around the trees, where the ground
rises up to the tree, it may not be very effective.

But it looks like a fun gizmo.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:28 PM

bud what is a dump rake? it seems that a rake for pine needles would have to have some pretty long tines?

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:29 PM

im picking up a brinly wheel rake. it has a big wheel with like wire teeth on it like a wheel hay rake has, that would probly fo the trick. thats a good deal on that york power rake bob
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:37 PM

im picking up a brinly wheel rake. it has a big wheel with like wire teeth on it like a wheel hay rake has, that would probly fo the trick. thats a good deal on that york power rake bob



Would you happen to have a picture of that brinly wheel rake. Sounds interesting.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:49 PM

61uLiAUxpcL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Like this?

What I have heard referred to as an estate rake.

Edited by Michiganmobileman, March 21, 2012 - 09:52 PM.


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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:51 PM

Here is a small side wheel rake on youtube.


I've seen something very similar at my local Agrisupply. Might be available at Tractor supply also.
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