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#1 FilledTires OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 08:12 PM

Hey Everyone,

 

Just completed another project for my Ford LGT 145.

 

Got this york rake from someone on craigslist for $20. Welded it to some supports for my tractor's modified hitch and voila!

 

Primed

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Painted and installed

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Now that's a tool I'd really like to have!
I have a class 1 at six foot wide.
But, it's not good for trails.
How's it work for you?
Looks like you might do better with a little more angle?

Joe
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Posted May 29, 2014 - 08:28 PM

   Nice!!!!!  I like it.


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 09:00 PM

Now that's a tool I'd really like to have!
I have a class 1 at six foot wide.
But, it's not good for trails.
How's it work for you?
Looks like you might do better with a little more angle?

Joe

I haven't tried it yet. Tomorrow when the paint is all cured I am going to try to spread some horse manure with it.

 

What do you mean by "a little more angle"?



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 09:18 PM

That's nice. thanks for the pictures.

I wish I had one of those. I can think

of dozens of jobs for it.



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 09:30 PM

I too have a cat1 6 ft for my ford 1500. Mine has a pivot so you can change the angle. Adjusting the angle helps determine how aggressive it is.
When you do not need grading it is the best tool for gravel drive/lane maintainence.
They are great at pulling gravel up from the pack and redistribution.
Your really going to like that!

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 05:26 AM

Looks great. That Ford is turning into a real workhorse for you.


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 05:49 AM

looks good my friend



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 06:20 AM

"What do you mean by "a little more angle"?"
It is hard to tell from the picture.
But, I was thinking the teeth are vertical, or, leaning back.
You will want them angled towards the front to grab and move.
You may find it tends to roll over things instead of digging in.
Putting some weight on it may help. But, it looks to be heavy enough.
Gage wheels could be a good option too. Because these tractors are either up or down on the lift.

Joe
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Posted May 30, 2014 - 02:58 PM

this is what joe means, look at the tines in the pic  

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also the attachment point so it swivels /angles 


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 03:25 PM

So the rake fingers are stiff enough to carry the material to low spots??



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 05:23 PM

They should be. A quality tine is stiff enough for that . It should work like a grader that spreads as it flattens IMO

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Hey Everyone,

 

I took it for a spin today,and the tines are vertical when they hit the ground, but they did a good job leveling gravel, and spreading compost.

 

The tines are strong but pliable with a little leverage. I hit a couple of roots, and they bent backwards. I straightened it out with a vice grip.

 

I can try to give them more of an "angle" by bending the tines a bit.



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Looks great. That Ford is turning into a real workhorse for you.

Thanks! And I have many more plans for it. I have an ATV snowplow, I am going to build into a Front End Loader attachment by winter. 



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Posted May 31, 2014 - 05:55 AM

Thanks! And I have many more plans for it. I have an ATV snowplow, I am going to build into a Front End Loader attachment by winter. 

Sounds like a great idea.  Have you seen the Johnny bucket and the Superior scoop. There is a company called Horst Welding that makes loader mounted snow blades. If you check their site it may give you some ideas on how it's been done by others. 


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