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#1 icpik OFFLINE  

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 11:34 AM

I have a PK 2414 with fluid in the rear wheels and no additional weight in the front. I am looking to purchase a landscape rake. Available cat 0 rakes that will fit are either 4 or 5 foot in width. The outside of my rear tires are just over 4 feet wide. I would prefer a 5 foot rake which will allow an angle and still cover the rear wheel width, but I am not sure if the tractor will pull it. I plan to use the rake for minor road dressing and weed removal. Any suggestions?

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 11:38 AM

You should have no problems. I use a 5 foot rear blade all the time without issue. Just make sure (if you happen to get a 5 footer that is cat. 1) that you can put cat. 0 pins on turned in. Otherwise it won't fit. If you do find a cat. 0 rake that is 5 foot, then you're fine.

Edited by David Brown, October 17, 2012 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted October 17, 2012 - 06:54 PM

Jeff pretty well covered it. HERE is an active thread about pretty much the same thing.

I have a 4 footer CAT 0 and it works great, the tractor handles it with no problem but it does not cover my tracks when it is angled.
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 06:56 PM

Don, I agree with the guys....no problem with the 5' rake at all!

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 07:28 PM

Don't, however, try to use a 5 foot box blade. 4 foot is plenty for that.

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Posted October 18, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Thanks for the input. I'll keep looking for a 5 foot that can go cat 0 or cat 1. I have a larger tractor for box blade and any heavy rake work. The 5 footer won't cover the tires on the larger tractor, but I can go back and dress if needed.

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