Shortly after I got my Frontier rake, I noticed some of the tines were no longer aligned along the bottom. I had assumed they had bent backward from use and just thought I would bend them back another time. However, after I got my adapter to put the rake on the FEL, I noticed the bent tines getting worse. Upon closer inspection, the whole angle iron was bending from the force of use.
I haven't used it in any type of heavy duty situations but needless to say I was disappointed in the build quality and was kicking myself that did not research my original purchase a bit better (ie. an actual heavy duty model). I don't have the cash to invest in new rake so I had a local welding shop straighten it out and reinforce it where possible. A new tube along the back, a few angles here and there and some JD Green and I am back in business.
I call it - the Frankenrake.