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Claycomb wrote:...A lazy man would sit on the front porch drinking a beer while watching his grass die under all those leaves...
You've gotta be kidding' me! I just finished building mine last night... Boo!
Kidding of course... Mine is a little narrower and with less tines per inch as I didn't have a bunch of extra tines in stock.
ricky racer wrote:
What!!! No pictures???????
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I found software on my phone that apparently trims enough of the pic off to make it acceptable
My budget version of the rake utilized a pickup truck bed extender which a neighbor gave me a few years ago. The opposite end of the square tube beam that slides into the trailer hitch is laid on its side and bolted to the drawbar with 2 bolts. (One 5/8 hole drilled here, one hole from factory for pin)
The T bar which slid over the piece now bolted parallel to the drawbar slides on the straight end with another 5/8 " hole drilled for the pin.
The tines are screwed with flat washers into a 2x4. This was the prototype to test if it would rake with so few tines. It did so I decided to mount the 2x4 to the T bar so I wouldn't have to drill so many holes and aquire through bolts because I'm lazy. 2 bolts hold the wood to the T bar.
The tines were scavenged from a snapper dethatcher, another gift from somewhere.
The drawbar lift chain was already set up so I can back under my trailers to move them by scooping the tongue off the ground without getting off and cranking because I am lazy.
There is about a 12" adjustment where the T bar slides onto the main beam which somewhat adjusts the weight or pressure on the tines after the drawbar drops to its lowest position. Of course the tines raked the ground at the wrong angle and needed to be bent.
If the wood tine base doesn't work out, I will simply remove it and drill a hole for each tine directly into the T bar
The rake is 50" wide.
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