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#1 77ddt OFFLINE  

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Posted December 25, 2013 - 10:05 PM

My searching for a GT attachment to help with cleaning up my yard after last month's tornado led me to stumble on to a York Powered Rake.  York Rakes came up several times in my previous post on here looking for suggestions on what to use, although I assume most of those were related to the "regular" York rakes.  I had never seen the powered version until I came across this one.  I have since found a little info out there on them, including a thread or two on here.  This one is missing the engine, quite a few of the tines, and one end off a tine bar.  York still has the tines available for not too bad a price, but considering how many of them I need, I will probably see if I can find/make a substitute. The end for the tine bar will also probably require some fabrication.  The only piece of info I can't find so far is the size of the drive pulley on the engine.  York mailed me a parts diagram and list, but the design of the one in the diagram is unlike mine or any of the other ones out there I have seen.  If anybody has one and can get me the dimension on the pulley, I'd appreciate it.

 

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Dave

 

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Posted December 25, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Any info printed on that tag in the middle would be helpful.



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Posted December 25, 2013 - 11:41 PM

You might check with Rick Show for tines.  When I got mine, he told me that he has NOS times for the York Whirly rake. He's a site sponsor.

http://gardentractor...-tractor-parts/
 
As for the pulley, I don't have any dimensions, and I don't know if mine would help as it mounts on the front of a Bolens tube frame and is PTO driven. I'll measure mine tomorrow if that will help.
 
However, here are two vids of one on YouTube where you get some glimpses of the pulley on the engine.  You might be able to make a guestimate from that. I'm thinking that it's in the 2 - 2 1/2" range.





Here's mine in operation when the seller's son demoed it just before selling it to me.


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Posted December 26, 2013 - 08:03 AM

Neat attachment. Thanks for posting info on it. 



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Posted December 26, 2013 - 04:17 PM

...  York still has the tines available for not too bad a price, but considering how many of them I need, I will probably see if I can find/make a substitute. ...

 

If it was me, I'd try using car antennas to make the tines.



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Posted December 27, 2013 - 10:23 AM

OldBuzzard - If you could measure that pulley I'd appreciate it.  I think it looks like the dame drive pulley setup, just driven off a PTO instead of it's own motor.  I like how yours is front mounted.  I may have to look at it and see what it would take to modify mine to work like that.  

 

Here is a picture of the tag, and I added the parts list documents that York sent me to the manual section.

 

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http://gardentractor...t-powered-rake/



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Posted December 27, 2013 - 01:25 PM

OK, the outside diameter of the pulley on the PTO shaft is 2.71"

 

Here's a couple of pics ot the 'hitch'/PTO area.

 

 

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