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Old 07-04-2007, 09:42 AM   post #16 of 24
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Very nice looking drag--Merk. I thought at first your cross pieces were old RR rail, but I see it's channel--that would be easier to weld to...
How much do you think it weights as pictured?
Thanks for an idea....
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:05 PM   post #17 of 24
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Thanks horseman1, Poopdeck Pappy, and glenn27.

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The drag weighs 35 to 40 pounds.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:42 PM   post #18 of 24
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Early drags pulled with horses were made of a log and called - Split Log Drag - how could we guess. .

Any number of configurations are possible so one can just let his/her imagination run wild. With the V shape design the drag may be less likely to run up over humps. The angle can be changed by changing the point of draft on the chain while either point A or B can be used to hook into windrows or a pile of loose dirt or gravel for spreading. Now wouldn't this be fun with your garden tractor.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:56 AM   post #19 of 24
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Just wanted to update this and let everyone know what I came up with. I found a discarded pallet across the street at a construction site and cobbled a drag together with it. The pallet was 4' x 8' (larger than a typical pallet) and was made with small landscape timbers for skids. I used some eye-bolts, chain and a clevis hitch to attach it to the tractor, and it made a fine drag. The pallet is long and heavy enough that it works good.

I'll post some pics tonite or tomorrow.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:52 PM   post #20 of 24
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The simplest drag I ever made was using an 8ft. steel fence post. First, I removed the sheet metal thing-a-ma-jig(you know, it looks like the feathers on an arrow and probably serves the same purpose,kinda aims it into the ground) then I welded a u-bolt perpendicular to the post near each end. I clip a length of chain to it (at each u-bolt )and hook it over the rear hitch ball, which makes it self-centereng. Works real well, doesn't bite too deep.
Real cheap, too. Jack
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:28 PM   post #21 of 24
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I used a ten foot long piece of I-Beam offset behind my tractor and it worked great. The offset caused the dirt to roll out one side and fill in the low spots. There should be some photos in here somewhere that shows the drag.
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:17 PM   post #22 of 24
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I've got a 6ft piece of 12" I beam with metal rings welded on to pull it with, chain from it to the traactor, it works great. I also made a drag harrow with the three point hitch mount, 5ft by 6ft 1 1/2" square tubing frame with chain link fence mounted to the bottom of it. The chain link fence type drags are great for getting new soil ready for seeding or sodding. That old piece of I beam is heavy and takes a garden tractor with some good traction to pull it.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:14 PM   post #23 of 24
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Growing up I used to drag the lane to level out the gravel with an old double bed box spring with a bunch of cinder blocks on it. always worked well. Just burn off the wood and cloth... all your left with is a nice metal framed spring box.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:17 PM   post #24 of 24
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I use an 8ft piece of 12" I beam, welded two u shaped pieces of 1/2" rebar about 5' apart. A good chain hooked in each loop and a chain hook on the drawbar that has a 1/2" pin end on it. I did extend my drawbar so I wouldn't get the chain wrapped around the rear wheel on a sharp turn.
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