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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 11:32 PM

Nearing the end of my tree clearing project and finding it more difficult to be picking up the smaller bits and pieces that bush hogging will not handle.

Thinking a dozer blade would be handy to just push it all into manageable piles I can at least pitch fork onto a trailer being contemplated.

Any ideas for blade construction etc.?

Wanted to post in the "wanted" area but wouldn't let me.

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Posted July 25, 2015 - 04:51 AM

Wouldn't something you towed behind or rear blade be better ? Just thinking even a small obstruction would trip the front blade and if you lock it from tripping something bad might happen ( that's a fact I know lol ) I made a rake out of piece of pipe with hay rake rubber mounted teeth attached about every 2" along its length . The nice thing each tooth will give if you hit something
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Posted July 25, 2015 - 05:18 AM

Do you have small stumps sticking up? I too think a rake would do better. I made one of those also using teeth from a rotary rake.


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 06:30 AM

If this is just flatland with twigs, the front blade is a great idea,
If its little stumps and rocks and stuff, a rake would do you best.

Do you have a sleeve hitch on the Craftsman?

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Posted July 25, 2015 - 06:46 AM

Those landscape rakes are great for that sort of thing. 



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Posted July 25, 2015 - 07:53 AM

I vote for a rake.



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Posted July 25, 2015 - 09:13 AM

Thanks guys.  Yes a problem does exist where stumps are involved.  This project has taken nearly a year so far, involves over 3 acres, and during this time have pretty much forgotten from point A to point X, i.e. where all the smaller tree stub-ups are.

The rake idea is a good one, however, I'm still left with having to congeal it all at the burn pit which is a stump free area..

Think I'll cobble together a rake somehow, it would be better than blindly shoving into a stump-mine-field.

When this project was started it was with the idea of having the area bush-hogged, hence the reason for not slicing them off at ground level, besides my Husky chainsaw hates when it's in close proximity to sand. 

Had an old Brinley attachment years ago, harrow I think, had teeth about 1/2 thick, pointed and slight curve to them.  Took the thing apart, straightened the teeth and made a root rake for the front-end loader bucket.  My bad, but, it worked.  Pump went bad and dumped the entire tractor, again, another shame on me.

Now to fabricate a pull type rake.  Good idea.  Thanks again guys.


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Posted July 25, 2015 - 02:39 PM

If you could find something like this local and cheap(er) it would be a starting point for what you're trying to make
http://gainesville.c...5132712843.html
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Posted July 25, 2015 - 09:15 PM

If you could find something like this local and cheap(er) it would be a starting point for what you're trying to make
http://gainesville.c...5132712843.html

Exactly! Missing the old Brinly 3 point hitch.  Eh, live and learn.  Remember enough about it to build one. Thanks for the idea/photo.






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