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I'm trying to decide which rake would be best for my Kubota 2920. I'm gardening and food plotting upstate NY. What about the ones with wheels? Are they necessary? I have a lot of rocks I would like to take out. I have a tiller and box scraper. Any thoughts?
 

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I have an 8' LR and I have not had any real problems pulling it with my tractor which is similar to yours. I got it for "free". A 7' LR would really be a little more manuverable in my woods. I also have those gauge wheels- I tend not to use them. I prefer to manually adjust the 3PH/rake tine height. I have also used check chains to set tine height.
 

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Thanks for the reply, I think I'll go for a 60".
 

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I have a 60" for my B2620, its a good size still covers the back tires when angled. I have a Lienbach Line, I like it because it has a greasable pivot and 7 positions front or back as opposed to 5 on mist other makes, doesn't hurt that I got it used for a good price. I made a set of gauge wheels, they are nice when you want to groom a driveway or level out an area, especially on hilly or uneven terrain.

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Without the gauge wheels it's hard not to get a washboard effect unless your surface is perfectly level. :)
 

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I'm trying to decide which rake would be best for my Kubota 2920. I'm gardening and food plotting upstate NY. What about the ones with wheels? Are they necessary? I have a lot of rocks I would like to take out. I have a tiller and box scraper. Any thoughts?
If you are smoothing an area, like when spreading out loam and doing the finish grade, you need gauge wheels. With wheels, the rake follows the area that is already smoothed. Without, bumps are simply translated from the wheels to the rake.

Rock picking is best accomplished by hand. Running over the area with a rake will pop out many of them, but will also drive many back in. I'd till it, then get the wife out there picking rocks with a hoe and rake.

I can't tell you what brands are best, but I can tell you one to avoid - Bush Hog. I have a 6' BH rake and the frame design is poor - it puts too much stress on a small weld - mine cracked on both sides after a couple of uses. The frame is boxed in the middle, but transitions to U channel - the frame wants to twist at that spot, and it cracks at the transition. I had to weld reinforcement gussets in to fix it.

I like the Land pride rakes - they look really beefy, but are expensive.

JayC
 

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