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Old 11-29-2008, 09:10 AM   post #1 of 11
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Default Homemade drag/harrow

For leveling out and filling in small holes (moles, dogs digging for moles, etc), I'm thinking of essentially a weighted box frame with chain link on the underside. Shoveling a little dirt into the frame and drag it around the yard.

Has anyone built a similar attachment? Any ideas for a better way?

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Old 11-29-2008, 01:47 PM   post #2 of 11
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I was thinking of some such thing with chain link fencing but sans the weighted box. I was just going to tie a series of heavy pipes across the width every foot and let it flex along its length. That way you can roll it up for storage.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:52 PM   post #3 of 11
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I also thought of using 4x4 timbers across the width instead of pipe. I could just fix them to the fencing with extra long fence staples. Considering drilling holes in the timbers that I could drop large spikes into to convert to a spike harrow.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:05 PM   post #4 of 11
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Here is a drag that made and use several years ago.


Drag in action:

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:14 PM   post #5 of 11
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Simple and functional - I like that Merk. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:59 PM   post #6 of 11
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very nice. I just might have to make me one!!
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:57 AM   post #7 of 11
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Here is mine. Its an old headache rack off my truck. Works pretty good. The bumper is actually full of lead.





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Old 12-07-2008, 12:11 PM   post #8 of 11
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I built a mounted drag harrow. Used square tubing for the frame work and mount, the harrow will pivot up&down separate from the lift mount so that it will follow the ground. The mount lifts it and pulls it along, pivots at the frt of the frame and a chain from the top link mount to the back of the harrow. Pieces of 3/8" rod welded onto the frt of the frame hooks the chain link fence and at the back I brought the fence around&over the frame, used two pieces of flat strap bolted together to sandwich the fenceing. One piece of flat strap has two eyebolts welded to it, a chain runs from one eyebolt to the other, then I welded a piece of 5/8" threaded rod to the center of that chain, the threaded rod goes to a bracket so I can adjust the tension on the fenceing. It works great for finish work on a new yard before seeding. I made mine 4'x6', got to be careful when I turn a corner. If I had it to do all over again I'd probably make it 4'x4' instead.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:38 PM   post #9 of 11
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Here is some info for you about the split rail drag I cobbled together.

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showth...ght=split+rail

I used the wooden drag and then chain link. Now I have a grader balde that mid-mounts under my Simplicity tractor.
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i used a 3' piece of 1" pipe for the front left to right, cut 2 truck tire chains in half to have 4 equal lenghts , welded the chains to the pipe in a row at the front and at the back to a piece of 2x2 angle iron so the flats were on top and at back (like an upsidedown l) then put abou 50 1/4" x 2" bolts randomly dispersed thru the chain links to act like a spike harrow...works awesome and doesnt need any xtra weight....plus you can roll it up or hang it on the side of your shed when your done...oh an I welded a each end of a 5' chain to the outside edges of the pipe to hitch to my tractor
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Here is mine. Its an old headache rack off my truck. Works pretty good. The bumper is actually full of lead.






Looks like your young'in has some "Green Fever"! That drag looks like it works pretty well.
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