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#1 glenford7502 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 01:25 AM

Got my Brinly rake ready to go today. Hopefully I can put most of the stones back in my driveway after winter plowing in Michigan. I'd like to see your attachments that you are preparing for spring .

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 03:37 AM

I have the same task to complete. With the mild winter, I have quite a few asphalt millings that have left the ranks of the driveway corp and are currently freelancing out in the grass. Here's my weapon of choice, which will dethatch all 2.5 acres also.

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 07:54 AM

How would that rake work with small willow twigs & branches?  Talking up to little finger size.  We have several Hybred Willow trees that are beautiful trees with lost of shade but shed a bunch of little branches every winter.  Always a pain to rake  and pick up.



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Posted March 10, 2016 - 09:01 AM

I think it would do OK with little stick. I just bought it last fall and have only used it a couple times but it works great for leaves and grass clippings

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 09:03 AM

Cat that is a nice sweeper I bet that works good. How do you like your asphalt millings

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 08:10 PM

They stay put better than crushed concrete or virgin class 5. Technically, it won't support as much weight as either or a cc/asphalt mix (conbit) but I have a sandy soil that doesn't have any issues with drainage or getting spongy.



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Posted March 11, 2016 - 09:52 PM

Just did my 3/8 mile lane yesterday. I have a Ford 1500 with 3 point. Used the rear blade to grade out the ruts, then mounted the landscape rake to redistribute the gravel. Love the rake, it seems to make gravel, by pulling it up out of the pack.

 

Chief Fan my rake does not do well with twigs, it has 1/2 flat bar tines and about 1/2 inch between the tines.

Small twigs seem to turn and get stuck between the tines?

I tried it raking raspberry and blackberry canes and dragging them to the burn pile.


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Posted March 12, 2016 - 03:21 PM

Got out my e-state rake to clean up the yard.  got several walnut tree in back and two large oak trees in the front yard.  The Oak tree last had a lot of acorns.  the squirrels sure likes all the acorns over the winter.  sure like e-state rake, because it gets the stems from the leaves that were left in the yard and all the little branches from the trees and frees out the acorn caps from the yard.  The larger branches I had to pick up.  also gets the thatch out of the grass.


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Posted March 12, 2016 - 10:55 PM

I have to dress the end of my clam shell driveway, but my loader bucket is the same winter and summer.

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Posted March 13, 2016 - 05:44 AM

I got the little LT4000 out. Changed the oil and air filter. Went to sharpen the blades and the left one was chewed up pretty bad. Don't know why. Bought new blades for it. May have to get a new battery though. Otherwise, it's ready to mow!


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Posted March 14, 2016 - 09:07 AM

Glade to hear about other people's technics for spring yard clean up. My rake didn't work as well on the stones in my yard as I thought. Had to hand rake. Got most of them, the rest I'll push down with the roller.

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Posted March 14, 2016 - 09:34 AM

I use my leaf blower to clean stones, etc... out of the yard, also to sweep my garage and buildings, sidewalks, whatever.



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Posted March 30, 2016 - 05:04 PM

Mowed for the first time this season with the JD F725 today!


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 05:46 PM

I had to mow last week so the gk wouldn't loose their Easter eggs on Sunday. We're getting rain tomorrow so I'll pull the deck out, grease & sharpen blades. I tilled the garden last week & disc it today for planting. My wife & I both filled the new flower beds...about 5000 lbs of top soil & about that much more to go for next week...got to rest a couple of days now. Lol
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Posted March 30, 2016 - 07:43 PM

I mowed about two weeks ago, starting to need it again.




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