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EH S. AL
Posted 1/30/2011 08:53 (#1580826)
Subject: Land clearing wheel rake?



I have a neighbor that ask if I knew of where he could find a large heavy wheel rake to pull on freshly cleaned ground after the stumps have been dug. Have any of you ever seen such a beast, most of the land clearing in my part of the world ended in the 60-70's and I was to young to remember. If you know what I am describing or where such a beast might exist please let me know so I can pass the info along.


Thanks,

Eric
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ne_mn
Posted 1/30/2011 09:05 (#1580842 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: RE: Land clearing wheel rake?



Kettle River, MN
I have seen what you are describing in pictures of land clearing operations in Australia. There might be a few construction companies that might own something like that. To be effective its going to need a dozer pulling it. We have a neighbor that has done a lot of land clearing and uses a degelman 15 ft rock rake to clean everything up. A good rock rake will probably do the job.

Forgot to add, why not use a brush rake on a dozer or excavator if the trash is too big for a rock rake.

Edited by ne_mn 1/30/2011 09:07
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NoTill1825
Posted 1/30/2011 09:06 (#1580844 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: RE: Land clearing wheel rake?


NC Indiana
Schulte use to make a rock/debris rake, but I can't find one on their site or a picture of one period at this moment. The look along the lines of a New Idea wheel rake but built like a tank. Around here they've gone to taking old chisel plows or field cultivators and removing all but the back row of tines and using them to pile limb up.
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EH S. AL
Posted 1/30/2011 09:10 (#1580852 - in reply to #1580842)
Subject: RE: Land clearing wheel rake?



I think he is looking for more speed as he has over 400 acres to clear. He has a couple dozers on it now.
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BOGTROTTER
Posted 1/30/2011 09:11 (#1580854 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: Re: Land clearing wheel rake?


Kingston,Mi
In the 70's a farmer cleared several hundred acres of burned over muck and he went to North Carolina and brought home a wheel rake with 5 or 6 raking wheels on it. the tines were 3/4 inch rod with about a ft. exposed over the wheel center plate, wheels and tines would be over 6 ft. dia. Rake had 3 10.00x20 tires on it and he pulled it with his 806. Hauled home behind a Ford 150 4wd with a 6 inline . Pulled right up the freeway.
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Plow79
Posted 1/30/2011 09:17 (#1580863 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: RE: Land clearing wheel rake?



Chilliwack BC
I saw this in a farm newspaper recently.

http://www.producer.com/Search/Article.aspx?aid=29755
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Fla Veggie Farmer
Posted 1/30/2011 09:29 (#1580881 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: RE: Land clearing wheel rake?


Southeast Florida
Around here we use a trackhoe to clear land. The guy who does my dirt work has a 8' rake and hydraulic thumb on a 450 John Deere hoe to clear trees with. Once you seen one of these in action you'll throw rocks at anything else. He can pull into an orange grove and dig out, shake dirt loose and wind row faster than 3) 644 frontend loaders. I haven't seen a tree yet that a 450 excavator couldn't make short work of. You windrow behind a land clearing crew and have dirt when finished too with a trackhoe. There are some of those wheel things like plow79 linked to they're just a slow compaired to a hoe and dosen't do nearly as good of a job.

Edited by Fla Veggie Farmer 1/30/2011 09:38
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iseedit
Posted 1/30/2011 09:35 (#1580891 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: RE: There was one at the Fargo Farm show ~



central - east central Minnesota -

I can't recall the company, but it was a large wheel rake for rocks and root debris . ..  It was yellow, at the north west side of the fargo farm show, this past late summer . .  . .   Hopefully, someone else will see this post and know which company it was that made it . . . . . .

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retento
Posted 1/30/2011 09:45 (#1580918 - in reply to #1580891)
Subject: Re: Land clearing wheel rake?


Eastern North Carolina
Here you go.... http://www.savannahequipment.com.au/HTMLEmail/BigRotaryStickrakeWA....
Video about half way down.... http://www.savannahequipment.com.au/cgiscripts/video.html
http://www.savannahequipment.com.au/cgiscripts/displayframes9d89.ht...
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sharecropper
Posted 1/30/2011 10:04 (#1580960 - in reply to #1580852)
Subject: RE: Land clearing wheel rake?


southern tip Illinois
there was one around here a couple years ago neighbor beside me used it . it worked perfect. micheals equipment in metropolis illinois found it for him. you might check with them.
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mai-ag
Posted 1/30/2011 10:19 (#1580996 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: Re: Land clearing wheel rake?


Arlington, Ky 42021
Yeah, I know a what you are talking about. People I use to work for had one in the early 90's. I'll check and see if they still have it and try to get some pics.
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ceodave
Posted 1/30/2011 10:35 (#1581041 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: Re: Land clearing wheel rake?


Central MN
I am sure this is the rock rake you are talking about. I talk to the dealer. he said he wants approx. $42,000 for a 20 ft.
http://www.multifarmingsystems.com.au/rake.php
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tornado2
Posted 1/30/2011 12:59 (#1581304 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: RE: Land clearing wheel rake?


Kansas
Not sure how heavy duty of an outfit you need, but we made a meduim duty one for less than $1000. We started with a used 30' spring shank Crustbuster. (cultivator type implement that tips frame and shanks 90 degrees instead of raising straight up like most implements). It has only two rows of shanks. We took the front row off and moved the back row closer together, using ones from the front as needed. We swapped out old tires for 24 ply airplane tires to eliminat flats. Our primary purpose was cleaning up driftwood from over 400 acres above lake. It will drag whatever you can run over as far as logs and wood. It is too light for deep roots, but it does a nice job of seperating out the dirt. It works fine up to 9 mph depending on density of trash. A neighbor has one too and he cleans up tree limbs and roots after bulldozer has cleared ground. I can take picturs if someone is interested.
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EH S. AL
Posted 1/30/2011 14:16 (#1581435 - in reply to #1580996)
Subject: thanks



email is good
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browning1
Posted 1/30/2011 16:48 (#1581676 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: RE: Land clearing wheel rake?


chapanoke,nc
A company name Darf made them back in the 70s and 80s. You can still find them at auctions sometimes but usually they are bought for parts. You can even use them to rake soybean stubble up with them if you set it light.
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tater1086
Posted 1/30/2011 23:06 (#1582588 - in reply to #1580826)
Subject: Re: Land clearing wheel rake?


Snipesville, GA
Neighbor had one he bought in the mid 80's for cleaning up clearcut timberland. It raked trash good but didn't like the unpushed stumps. It came from I think Austrailia and got another boat last year to Brazil or back home.
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Degelman_USA
Posted 1/31/2011 00:24 (#1582752 - in reply to #1580891)
Subject: RE: There was one at the Fargo Farm show ~


We manufacture this but it is primarily used in hay.
http://www.degelman.com/index.php?p=Wheel%20Rakes

We also manufacture this which is used in rocks.
http://www.degelman.com/index.php?p=Rock%20Pickers%20&%20Rakes
Or
http://www.degelman.com/index.php?p=Rock%20Rake
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