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rmancini

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We get a lot of wind here in the winter, consequently I always have a metric butt-load of small sticks/branches to pick up in the spring.
The way I have been doing it to date is to rake them into piles and then rake the piles onto a good old blue tarp (Washington State flag!) and then drag it to my dumping area. This works, BUT, I'm getting really tired of raking about 2 acres of debris.
Well I thought I'd put some feelers out to see how other folks do it.
Does anyone have a better method?
Rich
 

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We get a lot of wind here in the winter, consequently I always have a metric butt-load of small sticks/branches to pick up in the spring.
The way I have been doing it to date is to rake them into piles and then rake the piles onto a good old blue tarp (Washington State flag!) and then drag it to my dumping area. This works, BUT, I'm getting really tired of raking about 2 acres of debris.
Well I thought I'd put some feelers out to see how other folks do it.
Does anyone have a better method?
Rich
Not sure how you define "small" but for me, anything smaller than a half inch gets mowed over and chopped up later in the spring...I too get a lot of debris and it's a headache to clean it all up. The 7-Iron deck on my JD makes sawdust of just about anything I choose to mow over.
 

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Not sure how you define "small" but for me, anything smaller than a half inch gets mowed over and chopped up later in the spring...I too get a lot of debris and it's a headache to clean it all up. The 7-Iron deck on my JD makes sawdust of just about anything I choose to mow over.
Well, for the most part they are less than 1/2 inch diameter, cedar and alder.
For 22 years I've been thinking about just mowing over them as you suggested, but the cedar stuff is 3'-4' long so I'm not sure if the result would be anything other than knicked blades.
The older I get the bigger PITA this chore becomes.
Rich
 

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OK -- how about small estate rake type

Estate Yard Rake | Edney Dealers
Now that looks interesting!
Got this from their Q & A page:

媛: Specifically, will it rake twigs and sticks?
柊: It will miss some of them, but the more grass there is, the better the rake will pick up twigs and sticks.
We may be on to something here. Thanks BK for the inputs.
 

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Now that looks interesting!
Got this from their Q & A page:

媛: Specifically, will it rake twigs and sticks?
柊: It will miss some of them, but the more grass there is, the better the rake will pick up twigs and sticks.
We may be on to something here. Thanks BK for the inputs.
Hope it helps -- I'd do something becides rake by hand !

Doesn't look terribly expensive when it will save that much work and maybe you could charge the neighbors to do theirs. ???
 

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Hope it helps -- I'd do something becides rake by hand !

Doesn't look terribly expensive when it will save that much work and maybe you could charge the neighbors to do theirs. ???
It's not that expensive, especially when you factor in backaches!
I emailed the company to hopefully locate a dealer in my area. If there's no dealer, I will try to order direct from the company.
I thank you BK and my worn-out, aching back thanks you for the great information. It will sure save my wife a lot of work. Did I say that? Shame on me!!:rolleyes:
Rich
 

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BK,
The folks at Edney either don't want to sell me an Estate Rake or they don't ship them. Either way, I can't get them to answer my emails.
I've checked several other companies but no joy. Northern Tool had two very similar ones in their summer catalogue but they are discontinued.
I think that jewel might be the solution to my problems, but now I can't locate one.
Any ideas for an alternate supplier??
Rich
 
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