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#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted July 06, 2015 - 08:32 PM

Heres my next project...its been taking up shelf space and I could put it to good use. I did some trading for this EZ Rake. I have had two previously, but they have a way of walking off and leaving behind a pile of hundred dollar bills. This time I cant part with one. Once I put some blood and sweat into something...it sticks. =)

Here is my goal...this is my first rake, all original, from an ex Allis dealer in PA.

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Posted July 06, 2015 - 08:38 PM

The previous owner did most of the work....I wont take credit. It had been blasted and epoxy primed. New shaft made, bearings, chain, gears and spindles. It was a real rust bucket...I had eyeballed it for years and it never did move.


I had to give it a good scrubbing, clean up some surface rust on bare parts, prime and tonite got to painting.

I chose Rustoleum Canvas White....its a bit more off-white than oem but is vlose and I love the color...I use it all my rims, dashes and AC steering wheels. I add a healthy dose of hardener and let her fly.

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Posted July 06, 2015 - 08:40 PM

Wish I had a good indoor spot to hang this vs setting it on something.

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Posted July 06, 2015 - 08:51 PM

Darn it! Another one to add to my wish list. Have fun with it. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted July 06, 2015 - 09:08 PM

that is a great tool to have.  don't see those too often!



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Posted July 06, 2015 - 09:52 PM

Sure wish I could of made a deal with the guy on the other forum for the Homelite revitalizer. Looks like a great project.                                       Roger



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Posted July 06, 2015 - 11:01 PM

I have 2 pull behind EZ-Rakes - one has a 5hp B&S and the other has a 3hp B&S.

I am hoping some day I can make one of them a front mount.

I also had a Estate Rake giving to me - which I like, too.  I use it for light raking.


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 03:58 AM

I did have a towbehind EZ Rake as well...I will look for pictures. Im a sucker for tractor powered implements, and front mount attachments are so easy to control! One thing I learned (quickly) with the Rake, you have to loft it when you come to a stop...or you will completely remove the turf!
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Posted July 07, 2015 - 06:40 AM

I've never seen one of those come up for sale around here. Looks like it's turning out great.
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Posted July 07, 2015 - 09:16 AM

Dug around for the pics of my tow behind, and cannot find them.  I did run across some closer pictures of my first front mount, with a Simplicity/Allis B series hitch.  This was a model 100 with model 30 hitch.  The towable was a model 110.

 

I am missing the round shroud overtop the driven pulley, shown in the last picture.

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 10:10 AM

I love projects like this, because you don't see them done every day. And knowing your attention to detail will make it even better. Thanks for sharing the ride :thumbs:



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Posted July 07, 2015 - 05:13 PM

Great pics, and a super COOL project!

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:33 PM

Paint's done!

 

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 09:45 PM

Clickitandstickit for decals...

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 09:45 PM

Clickitandstickit for decals...

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