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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.

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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

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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.

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Painting

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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 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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