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    Piranha tooth bar vs Ratchet Rake Comparison

    Here are some comparison pics of these two side by side. If you are trying to decide between the two, maybe this will help. This isn't really a head to head comparison, these are actually different tools.

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    The ratchet rake is an excellent tool for clearing brush, weeds, vines, etc... If clearing vegetation, making paths or light leveling are your jobs the ratchet rake is the tool for you. With the bucket at different angles, it really rips the vegetation out by the roots. As you can see, you can not dig with it. I have created several piles of rocks and dirt with the landscape rake and they are almost impossible to bite into with the plain bucket. I added the Piranha tooth bar to help with the digging duties. It can still deal with vegetation to a certain extent, but its attachment method and flat bottom make it better moving and leveling the dirt.

    You may decide that one of these two, or even a more conventional tooth bar would work for you best. For me it is the ratchet rake and Piranha tooth bar.
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    Excellent! Thanks for posting those pics. One day we can compare the "Fire Rake" from Artillian also.
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    I have several areas to grade level and a few with brush and very small saplings. From what you are saying, the Pirahana would be the choice.

    Is there any reason to take the thing off? What chores does the OEM edge perform better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredHickory View Post
    I have several areas to grade level and a few with brush and very small saplings. From what you are saying, the Pirahana would be the choice.

    Is there any reason to take the thing off? What chores does the OEM edge perform better?
    Smooth edge buckets (like your OEM one) are great for loose material handling. Not so great for digging or breaking up hard pack. The teeth in a tooth bar greatly increases the pressure applied to a much smaller area allowing the bucket to penetrate hard pack. The bucket is pushing against 6 or 7 teeth instead of the entire length of the bucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Excellent! Thanks for posting those pics. One day we can compare the "Fire Rake" from Artillian also.
    I'll take pics of all three when he sends me a demo unit!
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    Any issue with the Piranha and handling loose material? Sounds like this could be a permanent installation, which is good for me.
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    Loose material is fine. I just scooped some wood chips and it sinks right in. I guess if you had a bucket of sand and wanted to spread it nice and level while driving backwards, it might have ridges in it. Dunno, that's a pretty specific example. If you are going to plow, scoop or scrape snow off of a drive, it wouldn't work great for that either.

    I imagine it will be on my bucket by default. It will have to come off for Ratchet Rake use, but I imagine it will be one of the two all of the time, naked...Not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredHickory View Post
    Any issue with the Piranha and handling loose material? Sounds like this could be a permanent installation, which is good for me.
    It works great for loose materials and increases the bucket capacity a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubber View Post
    I'll take pics of all three when he sends me a demo unit!
    So you got both of those for free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    So you got both of those for free?
    Unfortunately not. I have happily paid for all of my implements. To be fair though...you can't buy the fire rake now anyway.
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