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Hi eveyone,

I live on a lake and the weekly chore is raking the accumulation of weeds before I can play on the lake. What I needed was a stiff rake (wet weeds are heavy) with narrow tines (so as not to rake up the sand as well). I searched high and low on the internet and found nothing that fit the bill. The only thing that came close was a pine needle rake, but the tines were too long and flimsy. So I decided to make the rake myself.

Let's get right to the good stuff. Here are pics of the build.

Tire Automotive wheel system Automotive tire Auto part Rim


The holes in the angle iron are for tines I found at Farm and Fleet from a hay bailer. The tines are short and stiff.

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With removable tongue in place. Some tines installed

Vehicle Wheel Cart


With raising and lowering mechanism and linkage. This will allow me to set the depth of the rake in the beach sand.

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With gas spring added to keep the lever in the up or down position

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Mostly complete, except it's not going to be used on a garden tractor. It's going on my JD2520.

Grass Tree Morning Table Park


Painting

Vehicle Lawn aerator Grass Lawn Wheel


Complete

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Mounted and ready to use

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Pulling the weeds in. Field Trial Successful! :yahoo:

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Getting it done on the beach.

Cheers all.
 

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Very nice and welcome to DT.
 

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Very Cool attachment Dave!

Welcome to DT:bye:
 

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That looks great, thanks for the pics!
 

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Now you are talking Dave. Very well thought out and built. :thumbup1gif: I really like how you jumped in and post some real meat and potatoes stuff here. You are talkin' our language.

And welcome! Glad you are here. :hi:
 

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