Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  
alanscott

Low buck rock rake

Recommended Posts

alanscott
[img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/alanscott/DSC00005.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/alanscott/DSC00006.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/alanscott/DSC00009.JPG[/img] I put this together yesterday from scraps I had laying around. Maybe 20 bucks total and about an hour and a half. I had a hump in the yard that the blade wouldn't bite into, someone in the past had built it up, then sprinkled them annoying red rocks on it. I talked the wife into standing on it, we was making 2 passes in a cross hatch pattern and that was enough to loosen it so the blade could move it. After 3 times of doing that, no more hump. I thought about adding enough weight to do the job by itself, but I didn't think my lift bar would hold up. It's a piece of steel broom handle that's 1 inch with a little clevis welding to the end of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rokon2813
It works, thats all that counts. My kids just love to stand on the back blade cause it beats digging out the rocks with a shovel. My lift rod is a square steel stake with an opened up eyebolt welded to it. I'm a little on the lazy side. I'll spend 2 hours in the shop welding up something to save 1 hour of shoveling....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stumpy
Allan, Pretty nifty! I sketched out something similar the other day, but with the teeth on a removable bolt-on bar. Was planning on using the same frame for different "tool bars" of a sort, maybe one like yours to loosen things up and another with spacings of and inch or so to use raking surface rock into piles before laying turf, etc. Glad it worked well for you....feel a lot better about not wasting my time on the project now when there's some hope of success <G>.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stoneheartfarm
Alan, I was in my local grain store a couple weeks back and found a 1"x 7" hitch pin of hardened steel. It has a hole about 1/2" from one end and comes with a pin that fits the hole in the AC lift. The other end has a large loop handle. With the pin installed, I have about 3- 1/2" between the bottom of the handle and the end of the lift tube. Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mowerman1193
I have been thinking about building something simular to make furrows in the garden to pant my seeds.I would make it ajustible to make different spacings for different types of veggies..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    • bccan
    • Ezra Burgess
    • MARK (LI)
    • NateShedivy
    • Paul M.Murphy
  • Today's Birthdays

    No users celebrating today
  • Recent Status Updates

    • jbrooks

      jbrooks  »  Talntedmrgreen

      Josh
       
      folowing  this from a link at the downloads.  I just rescued an AC 920 with the lambodini diesel. I can' t download  yet .  Where did you find the PDF copy you posted. . I would like to figure out how to adjust the injection pump. 
      I assume it's a bosche, correct
      · 0 replies
    • dav-1

      dav-1  »  Talntedmrgreen

        Over a year ago, you answered a question I had about the tool bar for my FDT. In your reply dated Dec 31, 2019  you said the spacer, part #16, goes in the bar to allow for up and down depth adjustment. does this mean the bolt has to be tightened at whatever depth desired or does the bolt slide up and down, allowing the lower hitch to free float?
         If it is tightened so the lower hitch and the bar are rigid, then is the depth to be controlled by the shoes? Or by the lift handle?
        Is there any kind of user directions for the tool bar? The Outdoor Power Manual basically shows how to assemble the bar but not how to use it
      · 1 reply
  • Adverts

×