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    Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Since my Pine Straw Baler turned out so good I think I am going to build a rake as well to tow behind my Craftsman Tractor.

    I had a friend tell me where I can get two acres of Long Leaf Pine Straw to rake and bale.

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    Re: Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Quote Originally Posted by jekjr View Post
    Since my Pine Straw Baler turned out so good I think I am going to build a rake as well to tow behind my Craftsman Tractor.

    I had a friend tell me where I can get two acres of Long Leaf Pine Straw to rake and bale.
    Nice! Let us know how the build goes!
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    Re: Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Build it as a dozer, so you can see what's happening, and push into large wind rows . When you back up it should pivot forward and tines clean themselves when dragged backwards.

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    Re: Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Quote Originally Posted by SandburRanch View Post
    Build it as a dozer, so you can see what's happening, and push into large wind rows . When you back up it should pivot forward and tines clean themselves when dragged backwards.
    Interesting I had not thought about that. I was planning to build a tow behind 48" wide to pull behind my 16hp Craftsman tractor mower.

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    Re: Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Quote Originally Posted by jekjr View Post
    Interesting I had not thought about that. I was planning to build a tow behind 48" wide to pull behind my 16hp Craftsman tractor mower.
    Yeah, but Sandbur Ranch has a good idea! I would have never thought about putting it in the front!
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    Re: Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Quote Originally Posted by lawn mower fanatic View Post
    Yeah, but Sandbur Ranch has a good idea! I would have never thought about putting it in the front!
    I already have the materials to do a pull behind and not a front end one but I will file that one in the back of my mind and if we continue to deal with a lot of straw I will figure out how to build one of those. I bet it would be much better than a pull behind.....

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    Re: Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Quote Originally Posted by jekjr View Post
    I already have the materials to do a pull behind and not a front end one but I will file that one in the back of my mind and if we continue to deal with a lot of straw I will figure out how to build one of those. I bet it would be much better than a pull behind.....
    Yeah, but I'm sure there are positives and negatives to both ways. Let us know how the build goes!
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    Re: Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Quote Originally Posted by lawn mower fanatic View Post
    Yeah, but I'm sure there are positives and negatives to both ways. Let us know how the build goes!
    I got a lot accomplished today. Got a couple of bugs to work out and it will be ready to rake straw. Got a set of rear wheels off of a John Deere Tractor type mower on it. Will post pictures when I finish.

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    Re: Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Quote Originally Posted by jekjr View Post
    I got a lot accomplished today. Got a couple of bugs to work out and it will be ready to rake straw. Got a set of rear wheels off of a John Deere Tractor type mower on it. Will post pictures when I finish.
    Nice! Can't wait to see it!
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    Re: Build a Pine Straw Rake

    Quote Originally Posted by lawn mower fanatic View Post
    Nice! Can't wait to see it!
    Here is the rake at work. It rakes straw pretty clean if the ground is relatively smooth.
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