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#1 jpswift1 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 08:41 AM

I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction as far as recommendations of a landscape rake for my Snapper/Massey 1855 with a Category 0 3 point hitch.  

 

I'm considering a used Land Pride category 0, 4 foot rake with the dual rear wheel kit for $400 or a brand new King Kutter 5' rake.

 

The King Kutter is wider, heavier 189 lbs vs the Land Pride 98 lbs (125 lbs with the rear wheel kit), it has bigger 1" wide tines compared to the 3/4" tines on the Land Pride unit, and it seems like it's going to cover the 46" wide footprint of the tractor, especially when angled.  Is there one you guys recommend over the other?  The price for each one is $400.  I feel like the Land Pride is overrated and overprice but not nearly well as heavily built as the King Kutter 5ft unit. What would you guys recommend?  Thanks.

 

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 09:19 AM

Just to make sure it's wider than tractor when angled. That's what I would want, just my opinion.

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 09:32 AM

I don't have one or know a lot about them but I would think the wider the better, as long as the tractor can pull it.


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 10:06 AM

I'm leaning toward the King Kutter unit because it's wider, and built much heavier.  The tractor is 46" wide and the Land Pride 4 foot rake is only actually 47" wide........when angled it'll certainly not cover the width of the tractor.  I don't like the light weight of the Land Pride unit either, only 98 lbs, that's not much heavier than a cheap Agri Fab rake.

 

The Snapper/Massey 1855 should easily pull it as it's a HUGE garden tractor, one of the biggest out there.


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 10:58 AM

I've got a 54" back blade and when angled, it's just wider than the tires on the XX55 XX55 I would go with the wider model. Plus it's the same $.
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Posted April 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM

I've got a 54" back blade and when angled, it's just wider than the tires on the XX55 XX55 I would go with the wider model. Plus it's the same $.

 

That's probably a good idea.  I just don't like the facts that the Land Pride unit only weighs 98lbs, it has 3/4" tines, and it's just about the same width as the tractor when it's straight..........angling it wouldn't really even be a good option since it would probably only be about 40-42" wide at the most.  I don't see the rake digging in and grabbing and grading well, it would probably just bounce, especially when going over hard clay.


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 01:01 PM

Hi I'd go with the King Kutter 5' model, I've kind of wanted one of those for sometime.


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 02:51 PM

Sounds like you've made up your mind. But for some reinforcement , go with the 5' unit. Wider is always better for getting you the flattest surface.  I made a 5' one for my Ford. 


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 04:02 PM

Sounds like you've made up your mind. But for some reinforcement , go with the 5' unit. Wider is always better for getting you the flattest surface.  I made a 5' one for my Ford. 

 

Does your tractor pull the 5 foot rake around without much of an issue?  I think I'm set on the 5 foot one......I just need some reassurance :) 



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Posted April 07, 2016 - 05:02 PM

The only problem I have is , I don't  have guide wheels on the back yet and when i went up the incline, it dug in and slowed me down.Till I raised it up.  On flat ground it has no problems. 

Here's a couple pics after I built it, it weighs too much to lift by myself.

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 05:20 PM

I have a land pride York rake for my farm tractors.
I don't see the point in angling a rake.
Things don't slide along them like they do on a blade.
Maybe if you are raking narrow paths or trails.
But, then just get a rake that is the right width.
The lighter rake is probably better suited to most garden tractors.
Yours is a heavy machine. But, that much weight out back may make the steering light.
And, you may find you need to add weight to the front of your tractor.

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 05:22 PM

The only problem I have is , I don't  have guide wheels on the back yet and when i went up the incline, it dug in and slowed me down.Till I raised it up.  On flat ground it has no problems. 

Here's a couple pics after I built it, it weighs too much to lift by myself.

 

 

Where did you get the tines for it?


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Posted April 07, 2016 - 06:38 PM

On my 1855 (sold), and my Pow'rMax, I use a 5' blade and a 4' rake. My outside tire width is 54".

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Posted April 07, 2016 - 08:29 PM

The only problem I have is , I don't  have guide wheels on the back yet and when i went up the incline, it dug in and slowed me down.Till I raised it up.  On flat ground it has no problems. 

Here's a couple pics after I built it, it weighs too much to lift by myself.

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I love that rake!  I might have to pick your brain about that because I'm thinking I'm going to build my own now.  If you don't mind me asking, about how much money do you have into your rake?

 

Here are the tines at Agri Supply:

 

http://www.agrisuppl...e-tine/p/33913/


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 03:59 PM

Where did you get the tines for it?

The tines are "York" brand that I picked up at the local New Holland dealer






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