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    Wheels on a Landscape rake.......advantages?

    For the life of me, I must ask the big advantage of wheels on a landscape rake? I mean...it's up in the air for non-use and down for use? Would someone please straighten me out w/this one?
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    I am new to the landscape rake. Bought one last year for this coming spring.

    But the wheel are there for a "depth gauge" for the rake.

    Allows you to just skim the surface for leaves, branches and the like (of course not as good and a hand rake)

    Go down and inch or two to losses up and level a layer of soil

    Or even deeper to pull up and out the rocks.

    The design of a landscape rake is to dig into the ground. And inherently pull itself deeper into the soil. The wheels help keep a consistent depth. Without constant adjustment on the 3pt hitch.

    When looking to buy mine, I was suggested to get them by fellow members. You don't always need them but nice to have when you do.

    Hope that helps, and someone please correct me if I am off.
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    I borrowed one last fall from a buddy...8 footer used a 35 Massey......worked great for cleaning up the mess of rocks and debris i had left after clearing 2 acres of old dead trees. It did an excellent job, however it didn't have any wheels and frankly I couldn't see a need for them as the rake just floated over the ground doing an excellent job of cleaning up. I didn't have any issues w/digging in.

    I have ordered one for my lil 26r though as I will have allot of use for it this year as I have much remaining work to do. Still waiting for 2-3' of snow to melt. I think I just may price out a set of wheels though. Thanks for the feedback....greatly appreciated!
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    Sawdust is on the money get the wheels. I use mine to level my drive way (gravel). After using the FEL to put down the gravel I end up with a lot of low and high spots.When the front of the tractor moves over the high spots the rake digs down almost making it more uneven. Then when the front end finds a valley the rake goes up.With the wheels it does act as a depth Gage filling the low spots and taking down the high spots. Just my 2 cents.

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    Set the draft control speed to "Float", and tighten up the upper link to increase the tine angle, and wheels aren't needed. Just let the weight of the rake do it's thing.

    I can see having the wheels for use on machines, without any sort of decent draft control however

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingeryote View Post
    Set the draft control speed to "Float", and tighten up the upper link to increase the tine angle, and wheels aren't needed. Just let the weight of the rake do it's thing.

    I can see having the wheels for use on machines, without any sort of decent draft control however

    None of the sCUT's or CUT's from JD have any sort of draft control.
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    I've been thinking about purchasing a landscape rake for my 3320. Can anyone recommend a good brand? I do like the wheels but don't know if they're necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    None of the sCUT's or CUT's from JD have any sort of draft control.
    You're kidding? Well....that sucks.

    I assumed all the JD CUT's had draft control, if they had a 3pt. hitch.
    Weird.

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    I had an 8' York Rake with rippers and gauge wheels. Very capable attachment which I used with / without the rippers and gauge wheels depending on what I needed to do with it. Lent it to my ex father in law and never saw it again...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElWood View Post
    I've been thinking about purchasing a landscape rake for my 3320. Can anyone recommend a good brand? I do like the wheels but don't know if they're necessary.
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