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    3 Point Root & Rock Rake

    We recently needed to expand our usable land so opened up ab0out 3000 Sq Feet of weed space to convert it to a Buck Wheat field for our honey bees to benefit from. Earlier this spring I found a 1948 Ferguson AO 14" 2 bottom plow that needed very little work to put it back into production. After plowing the field, we needed to break down the furrows and to clean the roots and rocks out. After thinking on it for a couple of days I decided to build my version of a simple rock and root rake that would fit on the tractor's 3 point hitch system.

    I built the 3 point hitch for the rake in a way that it can be used on other tools that I might need, just by unbolting from the rake.

    The 3 point hitch is built from 3" and 2" steel tubing. The rake backbone is a piece of 6"x1/4" I-beam that is 73" long. The rake teeth are made from 1/2" and 5/8" rebar. When I have time I will replace all the teeth with 5/8 " rebar and may teat treat and temper them so they will spring back instead of bending. I first made the teeth 18" long but then cut them down to 10" to keep the bending down.

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    Plowing new ground with 2 bottom plow.

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    Three point portion of the rake took longest to build. The only parts I bought for this were the two lower attachment pins which I bought at ACE Hardware.

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    Starting to weld the rebar teeth on the I-Beam backbone

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    Good view of the backbone, teeth and 3 point hitch

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    I had to open the top attachment point a little so the top adjustment arm would fit.

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    Rake attached to the tractor the first time.

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    First time in the dirt for the rake.

    3 Point Root & Rock Rake-busting-furrows.jpg
    Busting down the furrows while cleaning them of rock and roots.

    3 Point Root & Rock Rake-pretty-well-cleaned-up.jpg
    Pretty well cleaned up and smoothed out.

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    Thanks Eagle_view! I've added your Root and Rock Rake to our Heavy Equipment and Metalworking categories, as well as to your builder page: Eagle_view's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Thank you. I hope it helps someone else with their ideas and work.

    Lowell

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    Great tool, Eagle_view! That would have lightened your workload considerably.

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    Great tool and very informative with the photo instructions. Thank you and looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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    I guess I didn't read the part where I needed to post things I was building since I was liking for ideas and I thought this would be the place to learn from others aswell .. sorry to be a bother of trying to learn from better engineers then myself.

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    Mac64gtmc, Sorry I don't what your question is or was. The whole idea of this forum is to share ideas and to learn from one another. If I missed a question, I am sorry. What do you need to make your project(s)? You will find many very knowledgeable people here who have helped me.

    Lowell Kenney You can email me directly if that will help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac64gmc View Post
    I guess I didn't read the part where I needed to post things I was building since I was liking for ideas and I thought this would be the place to learn from others aswell .. sorry to be a bother of trying to learn from better engineers then myself.


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