We're currently using a root/rock windrower but alas it just puts them in a windrow for pick up. It does work pretty well though. It's a Schulte but I don't know anything else about it as it's a rental. You've got a beautiful view, had to focus on the small rocks because the big rocks (mountains) were so pretty.Hello everyone, I am clearing a very large area that is full of rocks (see pictures). I am exploring the purchase of a hydraulic rock picker that I would pull behind my John Deere 4720. Has anyone used a rock picker before and also, what are the premium brands?
Any help would be great. Thanks.
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Exactly what I used as well. Friend had a 760? With a 6 ft tiller. Kept going over it for quite a while. Made it really nice. Glad I don't have to do that again.
Remember every spring quite well. Only difference is we didn't use a bucket. We used a hay wagon cause it could haul more and since it was a hay wagon, wait for it, there was no dump function, we got to manually unload it as well.? Twice the fun I tell you.Those options look so much better than what we used to do.
Grandpa on the IH 544 with the loader and the grandkids picking up the rocks on the field and throwing them into the bucket.
So much fun. :no:
LOL, we did that as well. Rocks, brush, leaves etc. all went on the hay wagons. Even better, we used them to move gravel after loading them with shovels. The ONLY good part was the ride between loading and unloading.Remember every spring quite well. Only difference is we didn't use a bucket. We used a hay wagon cause it could haul more and since it was a hay wagon, wait for it, there was no dump function, we got to manually unload it as well.? Twice the fun I tell you.
How rocky was your lot? Did it get most everything? My lot is mostly rocks and crappy clay. I really would like to get the rocks up but my efforts with the land scape rake and my 2210 are yielding lots of rocks but there appears to be an endless supply so I am looking for a different method.
The deeper the soil freezes,, the truer that statement is.Just remember. For every rock you pick two more grow in it's place. At least that's what it used to seem like.
Not only do they have them for the CUT they also have them for the SCUT.The deeper the soil freezes,, the truer that statement is.
New England, NY, parts of PA,, that is very true.
In Virginia,, where I am at,, rocks over 6 inches down, do not move.
I de-rocked my garden with a Gravely cultivator.
It is not a roto-tiller,, the tines are small.
cultivate in reverse, it will find EVERY rock bigger than a golf ball.
I wonder if a tractor mounted version would work?
I have never heard of anyone tilling in reverse,,, with a CUT and tiller,,,
It might work.
Thanks Treefarmer. Yeap, quite a spot, that is Mount McCaleb in the background, the 2nd highest mountain in Idaho.We put in a couple new hay fields a couple of years ago and borrowed a Haybuster Rock Eze from a friend. Worked good for us and was surprised the amount of rocks it cleared fro the fields. Easy to run. Don't remember the model number, but took about a 9' swath if I remember right. The one we had would just dump into a pile, but I see ones that the hopper lifts high enough to dump into a dump truck.
Like this one.