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#3262770 - 06/06/13 11:43 AM 3 point hitch root rake?
Boll Weevil
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I've been doing a little research online and have found a few options but nothing local. Anyone know where I might find a 3 point root rake close by? I'm not talking about the flimsy landscape rakes but sho'nuff heavy duty rake to clear smaller saplings and brush...something like you see here.
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#3262784 - 06/06/13 12:08 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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Tractor Supply sells them
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#3262792 - 06/06/13 12:16 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: A.Hall]
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 Originally Posted By: A.Hall
Tractor Supply sells them

You got a link Mr. Hall? All I saw was the landscape rakes with the flexible tines.

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#3262800 - 06/06/13 12:27 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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Yes, it was the flexiable one I saw couple of months ago
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#3262825 - 06/06/13 12:43 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: A.Hall]
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I have a hard time picturing one that heavy duty for a tractor,sounds more like something that would go on a dozer,could be wrong.
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#3262887 - 06/06/13 01:50 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Football Hunter]
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How about a box blade with the rippers extended all the way down? It won't be as heavy duty as the ripper you posted the link to, but it will be better than a landscape rake.
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#3262906 - 06/06/13 02:12 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: woodchuckc]
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 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
How about a box blade with the rippers extended all the way down?

I've thought about this as well but might have to get some longer rippers. Also considered turning them backward and bringing the toplink way in so the "teeth are bared" when the box is fully lowered. Slowly going backward instead of forward may better allow the weight of the box to ride the brush down and might give me the leverage to uproot little stuff.

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#3262909 - 06/06/13 02:15 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
I have a hard time picturing one that heavy duty for a tractor,sounds more like something that would go on a dozer,could be wrong.

Here's another photo to give a better idea of what one would look like on a tractor. Even thought about fabricating on the existing boxblade but again, turning the teeth backward for pushing.

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#3262943 - 06/06/13 02:42 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
I have a hard time picturing one that heavy duty for a tractor,sounds more like something that would go on a dozer,could be wrong.

Here's another photo to give a better idea of what one would look like on a tractor. Even thought about fabricating on the existing boxblade but again, turning the teeth backward for pushing.
That IS HEAVY,but,your gonna have to ride over everything to drag it,and as close as that is to the tires,doesnt seem like you would be able to carry much JMO
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#3262946 - 06/06/13 02:45 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
I've been doing a little research online and have found a few options but nothing local. Anyone know where I might find a 3 point root rake close by? I'm not talking about the flimsy landscape rakes but sho'nuff heavy duty rake to clear smaller saplings and brush...something like you see here.
Reread your original post,you'd be surprised how hard its gonna be to "uproot" small stuff,very aggrevating with a rake type implement,saplings will slip out,you'll have to back up a LOT! Just a heads up.
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#3262957 - 06/06/13 02:55 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Football Hunter]
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I have one of exactly what you're talking about, some folks call it simply a "ripper".
As seen here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-TRI-7-Shank-...6b#ht_864wt_902

I doubt it will be the magic tool you're thinking honestly. Mine is 6 foot long and has 18" or 20" scarifers hanging off of it and it's a straight bar. They're actually not that heavy as far as the one I have and the one pictured above. More than anything I have found them most useful for breaking ground before I till it. I've tried to use it for exactly what you're talking about and it just doesn't work that well. One day something miraculous happened and I actually flipped mine upside down with all 3 points attached because I put it under such a load. How is that even possible you might ask, well I asked myself the same thing \:\) ? It bent my adjustable top link slightly. They are, however, GREAT for making life on my big tiller easier. If the ground is right you could actually put in a food plot with just the use of a ripper, but again, that's if the ground is right and not alot of trash and dense grasses.


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#3262962 - 06/06/13 03:00 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: BlountArrow]
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Buy one of these old JD chisel plows.. I have used one for many hours.. a root doesnt stand a chance.. it will clean every root out of a field.. in fact it catches so many they changed the design to a more square frame to allow roots to make it through so you could keep plowing..
http://www.uship.com/shipment/John-Deere-Chisel-Plow/991618863/
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#3262985 - 06/06/13 03:21 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: pressfit]
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Thanks for all the ideas and comments. I'm reclaiming alot of ground these days with my bushog: old loading decks, patches overgrown with brush, field edges that were lined with river cane, little gums and sumac here and there, small openings/edges. My goal is to get more grassy edge rather than woody edge, some of which I am planting in several different types of perennials. Well, the box with rippers down works ok for the little stumps and roots but they don't go terribly deep. So I started thinking about something with a little more oomph.

I'm not sure what I'll do just yet but am considering options. I'd started off with the idea of just renting a little dozer but when I looked at monthly rental rates started wondering if a another piece of equipment might not make more sense. One thing led to another...you know how it is. \:\)

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#3263158 - 06/06/13 08:58 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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I use one mainly on new dozed ground, great for cleaning roots, pieces of sticks out, mowed weeds. I know where an older one is for sell, real good deal near Jackson. pm me for info
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#3263295 - 06/07/13 08:02 AM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: tickweed]
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Tick...sent you a PM.
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#3263314 - 06/07/13 08:20 AM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: woodchuckc]
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 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
How about a box blade with the rippers extended all the way down? It won't be as heavy duty as the ripper you posted the link to, but it will be better than a landscape rake.


DO NOT DO THIS!

I've done so and the results (to the box blade) were not favorable! \:\(
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#3263561 - 06/07/13 02:54 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
How about a box blade with the rippers extended all the way down? It won't be as heavy duty as the ripper you posted the link to, but it will be better than a landscape rake.


DO NOT DO THIS!

I've done so and the results (to the box blade) were not favorable! \:\(


I yield to the voice of experience - someone who could demolish a block of cast iron with a toothpick!

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#3263573 - 06/07/13 03:24 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: woodchuckc]
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 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
 Originally Posted By: BSK
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How about a box blade with the rippers extended all the way down? It won't be as heavy duty as the ripper you posted the link to, but it will be better than a landscape rake.


DO NOT DO THIS!

I've done so and the results (to the box blade) were not favorable! \:\(


I yield to the voice of experience - someone who could demolish a block of cast iron with a toothpick!


You said a mouthful there woodchuckc!

And by the way, I literally tore one of the box blade's teeth right through the frame of the RENTED unit I was using. Ouch...
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#3263889 - 06/08/13 08:47 AM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
I've been doing a little research online and have found a few options but nothing local. Anyone know where I might find a 3 point root rake close by? I'm not talking about the flimsy landscape rakes but sho'nuff heavy duty rake to clear smaller saplings and brush...something like you see here.
Reread your original post,you'd be surprised how hard its gonna be to "uproot" small stuff,very aggrevating with a rake type implement,saplings will slip out,you'll have to back up a LOT! Just a heads up.


I agree. I modified a cultivator frame and made something very similar to this apparatus. something like this can bog a tractor down with a quickness. I have a 62 HP tractor and I got bogged down alot. Like stated before I think what your looking for is better off on a bigger piece of equipment

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#3263894 - 06/08/13 09:27 AM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: bdydrp97s10]
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Okie doke...I've given up on this idea for now.

In order to maneuver in these places as needed the tractor I'd be using is a 65hp 4wd; I just can't get the bigger tractor in there as its not small and nimble enough. No sense in picking up a piece of equipment that won't get the job done as expected.

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#3263902 - 06/08/13 09:46 AM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
Okie doke...I've given up on this idea for now.

In order to maneuver in these places as needed the tractor I'd be using is a 65hp 4wd; I just can't get the bigger tractor in there as its not small and nimble enough. No sense in picking up a piece of equipment that won't get the job done as expected.


You don't need a large tractor to use one of these It's called a Renovator and is sold at Tullahoma tractor. My Yanmar is only 26 h.p. and has no problems ripping roots out of those new hard to reach food plots. Of course the 4 wheel drive helps.
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#3263922 - 06/08/13 11:05 AM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: bigtex]
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
Okie doke...I've given up on this idea for now.

In order to maneuver in these places as needed the tractor I'd be using is a 65hp 4wd; I just can't get the bigger tractor in there as its not small and nimble enough. No sense in picking up a piece of equipment that won't get the job done as expected.


You don't need a large tractor to use one of these It's called a Renovator and is sold at Tullahoma tractor. My Yanmar is only 26 h.p. and has no problems ripping roots out of those new hard to reach food plots. Of course the 4 wheel drive helps.



Is this any different than a Ripper (see my earlier post).
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#3263966 - 06/08/13 12:54 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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Find chisel plow that your tractor can handle and place all the shanks on the rear tool bar as close you can. Be sure to remove the points from the shanks so it will not dig into the ground. You can mount the shanks either direction just depends on if you want to pile in reverse or forward.
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#3263990 - 06/08/13 01:57 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Hawk]
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Bigtex, that just might work. I will look online but do you know if they have a heavier built model? I can hear it now...the 'ting' of welds popping on that angle iron with the grunt of 65hp. Might have to just add a little steel to shore it up; maybe some tube or gussets.

Will it jerk little stumps? 1-3" sapling sized stuff?

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#3264023 - 06/08/13 03:18 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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Boll, I wish we didn't live on opposite sides of the state. Because I have a ripper which is essentially what is pictured above and a 56 Horse tractor and I'm telling you from experience it will not do what you're wanting done. If you lived closer I'd let you borrow it just so you could see how limited its function really is.
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#3264053 - 06/08/13 04:32 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: BlountArrow]
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I'll tell you from experience...I tend to listen to experience. \:\) I'm not certain it'll work for sure just yet.
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#3264139 - 06/08/13 07:58 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow



Is this any different than a Ripper (see my earlier post).

It looks to be about the same thing. The one in your link looks a little longer than mine though. I believe mine is a 5 ft.
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#3264152 - 06/08/13 08:20 PM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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Bigtex, that just might work. I will look online but do you know if they have a heavier built model? I can hear it now...the 'ting' of welds popping on that angle iron with the grunt of 65hp. Might have to just add a little steel to shore it up; maybe some tube or gussets.

Will it jerk little stumps? 1-3" sapling sized stuff?

Not sure if they make a heavier model or not. Mine is built a lot stronger than it looks. And yes it will pull small saplings and stumps out of the ground easy enough. The good thing about using a smaller H.P. tractor like mind is that the engine will stall out before anything breaks, lol.
I've used this little outfit to prep all of my out of the way plots, and i'm always surprised how well it does.
Good luck to ya!!
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#3264388 - 06/09/13 09:08 AM Re: 3 point hitch root rake? [Re: bigtex]
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A chisel plow is your best bet. But even chisel plows are built to allow the tines to pop backwards, out of the way, when they hit something really hard (like a buried stump). I've watched my terribly rocky and thin-soiled plots chisel plowed by a 110 HP tractor numerous times, and those chisels won't pull stumps, but they will pull most roots and even some sizeable rocks.
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