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York Rake instruction wanted

Postby tinnerjohn » Sat May 13, 2017 5:29 pm

I'm planning on using my Land Pride landscape rake to finish some drives in the cemetary. I've had it for several years but only used it a couple times. Does anyone have any trips or tricks to get the most out of this tool? John

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Re: York Rake instruction wanted

Postby pickerandsinger » Sun May 21, 2017 5:57 am

I don't think there is much to using it...I put in a couple of driveways and have used it to gather rocks off the top of my garden , pre discing...I basically just lift or lower it to the setting needed to do what I need to do and either leave it straight of adjust the angle one way or the other to wind row the stones or whatever if needed...Mine is a TSC with a fast hitch point welded on, nothing fancy...Works great for everything I use it for.....When It came to driveways, I pre-raked them with the york rake and found it better to finish spreading the crusher run with another cub with the blade mounted on the front as for plowing snow though..Dave
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Re: York Rake instruction wanted

Postby DRShahan » Sun May 21, 2017 2:07 pm

Gauge wheels are incredibly useful for leveling stone. Use a chain in place of the top link so that it is slack when the blade is down and let it float. Any bumps that the tractor is going over won't affect the blade much.

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Re: York Rake instruction wanted

Postby Buzzard Wing » Mon May 22, 2017 7:54 am

Uneven terrain is tricky. Imagine a slight dip with the rear wheel in it, that will cause the rake to 'dig in'. You may want to free up the fast hitch to allow it to float.

Any operators manual after the fast hitch came out will have instructions.
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Re: York Rake instruction wanted

Postby tinnerjohn » Mon May 22, 2017 1:58 pm

Thanks for the replies. I had things leveled out good with the Cub grader before the stone was put down with a roll spreader so I'll primarily be knocking down the high spots and dressing it up using the rake on the 8N Thursday or Friday so it will look good for the weekend. John


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