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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 23, 2016 - 06:21 AM

i had a chore to attend with , raking out the overflow drain from the dam which was partly cloged off with sticks leaves & such , 

 

so set off to make an easy unit to do the job with PC040123.JPG

 

the main lift section is made from a push bike carrier rack for a car towball mount system        PC040124.JPG

 

i welded the mounting plate directly to my 3 point tool bar PC040128.JPG  & can be used also for towing pin type trailers too instead of changing to the 2 point tool bar 

 

PC040122.JPG the unit can be lifted from the lift arms & keeled back & forth for rake tine angle & also to have a quick lift arm on the right hand side too for dropping debris from the tines ect ect  

 

the other feature is it can be set upright to travel without worrying about ground clearance  just by lifting it up and hooking it in the slots provided on the main mount setup PC040126.JPG

 

i now have to weld a tine in between each tine because it lets little bits of debris through now & then other wise it works fine for what i want it for 

 

Shane

 

 


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 06:34 AM

Neat rake, Shane!


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 07:17 AM

the best part was it took about 2 hrs to make which finding the stuff to do it with took the longest & ty kenny , 

 

 the price list contains

 

time ,

welding rods ,

grinder blades x 2  

bit of power 

 everything else free 


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 08:48 AM

You did a great job on that. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 09:54 AM

Nice stick rake.

 

Now I have another thing I need to build!.  That would work perfect clearing the sticks in my creek. :thumbs:


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 01:04 PM

Hi good looking rake should do the job. Isn't it winter down where you are? You maybe don't get cold and snow?


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Posted July 23, 2016 - 03:25 PM

Looks nice & practical. I like the fold up feature too.
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Posted July 23, 2016 - 03:26 PM

Looks nice & practical. I like the fold up feature too. Big fumbs...sorry

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 05:47 AM

thanks ya'll , yes it is winter here atm but feels like mid spring , the last few days has been really comfortable getting cold again now though , no snow where i am that stuff is down south in the next 2 states  it has been down to -8 dec celsius though FROSTY lol 

 

the tines are 9" long x 5/8  trolley axles cut down ,

 

in doing this unit i now see the concept of the box blade ect works so might be another project coming on soon , as if i don't have enough projects on the go now 

 

Shane 


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 07:38 AM

here is a side view pic of the rake which i missed posting earlier with the rest of them PC040121.JPG the tines are about 5 deg forward in this pic 

 

Shane 


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 01:34 PM

Nice rake, I could use one like that for lots of jobs around my place...
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Posted July 25, 2016 - 04:10 AM

most of you people have curbside collect every week , just keep an eye out for a push bike carry rack for the car tow hitch ball type then all you mainly need is the cross bar & some pegs or bars to weld on for a basic make i used 1"3/4 box section for the cross bar & welded it in place 

 

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 05:22 AM

I made a rake years ago but it didn't work well enough for the sorghum grass that I was trying to save for mulch . Looking here's mine and after looking at the side view of yours I should have extended mine back further and made more room for the material to build up in front of the tines .  Mine only clamps on to a tool frame I made  so I guess I'll have another project to make it look more like yours .

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 06:35 AM

Alc nice unit you have , i'm wondering if the tines ( fingers ) are a fixture or do they flex with drag load on them on your rake,

 

mine are welded solid to the bar , but in saying that my machine aint as big & as heavy as yours ,

 

your Tractor would tear my rake to pieces if it got caught on anything , i got about 20 inches to the arched top for the debris to build up too & is about 4 ft from the tars

 

mine needs 10 to 15 lbs on it when it gets a lot of stuff in the fingers otherwise it wants to rise up a bit & miss bits occasionally 

 

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 07:44 AM

I found these at Tractor Supply I'm sure there are ones like that at  farm stores in Australia .  Mine is just a piece of pipe with holes drilled and 2 pieces of flat stock bent & welded to the pipe , then clamped on to the frame .

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