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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.

Exercise equipment Pipe Automotive exterior Vehicle Auto part

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.

Bumper Table Tool Metal

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

Vehicle Lawn Lawn aerator Grass Tire Vehicle Grass Bicycle wheel Plant Spoke

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

Land vehicle Vehicle Tractor Automotive tire Motor vehicle

Mounted and ready to use

Water Soil Landscape Vehicle

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

Land vehicle Vehicle Sand Automotive wheel system Tractor

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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JDDave,

Do you use it also to groom your beach also? That certainly is a nice beach and a excellent job on the attachment you built.
 

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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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JDDave,

Do you use it also to groom your beach also? That certainly is a nice beach and a excellent job on the attachment you built.
Lost in wisconsin, yes I use it to groom the beach as well. It does double duty on the beach. I'm also thinking about using it to dethatch my lawn.
 

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