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    Woods LRS60 Rock Rake?

    I'm in need. Buy one, or sort by hand (NOT doing that!!)? Or give about 20yds of rock away, and pay to have more hauled in. Likely about $400 for new rock. I can get a nice Woods LRS60 for the price of more rock, and have the unit on hand.

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    Are you using your X series or a bigger tractor? The X series should work but it maybe a little unwieldy. Most folks suggest a wheel kit which will drive up the cost significantly. I have a Tartar brand 60 inch rake with no wheel kit and for what I use it for, it does just fine. The pictures of it on the Woods website shows what appears to be a robust unit.

    Things to look for on land scape rakes. Look where the tines are mounted to the crossbar. Make sure it's solid and pretty thick metal. Some manufacturers will use a thin piece of angle iron there and that can be easy to twist up on a root or large rock. There is a thread on here somewhere where they had one like that it twist on their first use. Next, make sure it's quick hitch compatible (assuming you have one on your tractor) and lastly make sure the tines are easily replaceable. To me the heavier the rake is the better it works but if you are using the X series a lot of weight becomes your enemy. I see the Woods unit weighs around 168lbs on the website. I think mine is pretty close to 200 or so.

    Are you just looking to clear rocks off of a piece of your land?

    I don't think you will go wrong with Woods, it looks pretty stout but it would be nice to see it in person.
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    It sounds like a one-time job. Buy whatever rake or implement you need for the job and then resell it when the job is complete. The resell price on rakes in good condition is very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69project View Post
    Are you using your X series or a bigger tractor? The X series should work but it maybe a little unwieldy. Most folks suggest a wheel kit which will drive up the cost significantly. I have a Tartar brand 60 inch rake with no wheel kit and for what I use it for, it does just fine. The pictures of it on the Woods website shows what appears to be a robust unit.

    Using my x739 is the plan. I researched LS Rakes knowing the need would come eventually, then this popped up for sale. I wanted a 4ft, but I think this 5ft will be OK.

    Things to look for on land scape rakes. Look where the tines are mounted to the crossbar. Make sure it's solid and pretty thick metal. Some manufacturers will use a thin piece of angle iron there and that can be easy to twist up on a root or large rock. There is a thread on here somewhere where they had one like that it twist on their first use. Next, make sure it's quick hitch compatible (assuming you have one on your tractor) and lastly make sure the tines are easily replaceable. To me the heavier the rake is the better it works but if you are using the X series a lot of weight becomes your enemy. I see the Woods unit weighs around 168lbs on the website. I think mine is pretty close to 200 or so.

    This unit is Cat1/Cat1 Limited. Also QH compatible. I may have to add some weight to it. Also, the fella I got it from had it connected to the Deere iMatch.

    Are you just looking to clear rocks off of a piece of your land?

    Mainly just for our parking area. The plan is to use it to remove the bigger (2"-3") rock so someone doesn't twist an ankle. Aside from this chore, I've no other use for it, but it will get used.

    I don't think you will go wrong with Woods, it looks pretty stout but it would be nice to see it in person. After arriving, I took one look, and I couldn't hand him 3 Benji's fast enough.


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    It sounds like a one-time job. Buy whatever rake or implement you need for the job and then resell it when the job is complete. The resell price on rakes in good condition is very good.
    I went and picked it up. The dang thing is like brand new. I got it for a very reasonable price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonie View Post
    The plan is to use it to remove the bigger (2"-3") rock from my parking area so someone doesn't twist an ankle.

    Aside from this chore, I've no other use for it, but it will get used.
    Do you get any snow??



    or,, big piles of leaves, or pine tags??
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    Do you get any snow??
    or,, big piles of leaves, or pine tags??
    Hey that rake looks to work pretty dang slick for snow. Unfortunately (thankfully) we don't have to worry about heavy accumulations. We get an fair amount of leaves from our King Maple. And I plan on planting another next spring. I'll have to ponder the thought. I mulch so...I might be fine in that respect.
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    Get the Woods tail wheel kit and life will be good, I think they were around $250 and worth every penny when it comes to grading.
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    Good suggestion, eric. I just finished up for the time being. I gave the rock rake a trial run. I can attest to...the quick hitch is a must. I played around with the box blade, then the rake, then the box blade, then the rake. Messing around with getting everything lined up to put the pins in, that's a real pain in the rear!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonie View Post
    Good suggestion, eric. I just finished up for the time being. I gave the rock rake a trial run. I can attest to...the quick hitch is a must. I played around with the box blade, then the rake, then the box blade, then the rake. Messing around with getting everything lined up to put the pins in, that's a real pain in the rear!!!!
    Yep a quick hitch is a must for me to. Usually the implement I need is behind several others so the QH really speeds up the implement shuffle, plus with the hydraulic top link it can normally be done without leaving the tractors seat.
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