A tractor gravel rake is among the best implements that help landscape management. The rake accessories are the different instruments attached to the back of the tractors. The fixing is done by gluing 3 points.
A typical rake is at least four feet wide for a subcompact lawn tractor. The rake can also be longer, up to ten feet for large, compact tractors. Among all types of tractor rake, the hay rake is wider than most other rakes.
The design of the lawn tractors allows them to pull different accessories. A lawn tractor can pull rakes, unloading carts and scrapers. The rake accessories are different as they are for carrying out heavy cleaning work.
Many of the landscape rakes are about four feet or more wide. The width will depend on the brand of the tractor, the power, the size and the rake of the landscape. The 3-point sleeve or hitch makes it easy to place a rake on the tractor.
The lawn tractor rake accessories are the same as the rakes made for lawn owners, and the difference is that they are for heavier tasks. Many lawn tractor manufacturers sell trailers behind rakes. Trailer rake designs only fit your specific tractor models.
Lawn tractor rakes have different price tags depending on the brands and purpose.
Tractor rakes depending on their workpieces are in two different classes.
- Spring teeth scrape
- Finger wheel rakes.
Tractor rakes can also be classified into the following categories:
1. Hay rakes or transverse tractor rakes
These rakes can arrange the hay in piles perpendicular to the direction of the tractor. The designs of the hay rakes are different depending on the manufacturer.
The transverse tractors differ in their width, making the rakes of different sizes. For example, hay rakes made in the USSR are for GP-14 models with a working length of 14 m.
The rakes have three sections of hinge joint with curved spring teeth. The hinge section of the joint has automatic parts, a gear lifting mechanism and support wheels.
As the machine runs, his teeth scrape the hay. The hay forms a box. The operator then activates a new mechanism that meticulously lifts the teeth of the rake. The cleaning rods then push the hay bundles to the ground. Now the teeth automatically return to their original position.
When using hay rakes to clean a small piece of soil, the middle section of the tractor piles up the hay. The central part of the tractor is about six meters wide.
Tractor cross rakes have two drum sections held in place by independent wheels. The orientation of the rake is at an angle of 45 degrees towards the direction of movement of the machine.
The teeth of the spring and the rotation of the drum start from the drive wheels. When the machine moves, the drums move the hay forward and sideways. They make a loose formation of the bent bullet.
2. Landscape rake
It is also the rock rake or root rake. The rake picks up stubborn roots, stones and breaks dirt lumps. Its main feature is the strong metal teeth spaced an inch apart. The configuration allows this rake to collect and capture rocks, debris and baptisms. The rake can also level the ground and prepare seed beds, and can spread topsoil materials.
The landscape rake has a lever to easily lower and raise the rake to adjustable heights. A landscaping rake allows a tractor to clean up debris from the well. The landscape rake is sometimes called a rock rake or York rake. It has the main feature of a bunch of C-shaped teeth pulled or pushed behind the tractor. It has spring-like actions that hold the teeth to be firmly on the ground. The uses of landscape rakes are to clean rocks, sand, roots and other debris.
3. Tractor or rake hitch
It is a type of rake that does not collect any material such as landscape rake. A garbage rake has another name, vertical mower. The design of this rake is to cut decaying roots, stems and grass clippings. The straw sticks to the ground and they need the operator to pull them out or cut them hard.
4. Sweeping rake for mulching
Typically, a mulching sweeper rake is attached to the mobile platform and the tractor’s rear hitch. The rake cuts small leaves, vegetable waste and sticks to small manageable pieces. After removing the cut materials, the powerful vacuum sucks them. Now place them in the container at the back of the tractor.
The rake collects all the leaves, types of debris and other garbage. It is possible to tilt the container manually or mechanically to dump the waste.
When selecting your rake type for your specific task, check the power. Rake-stuck rakes that dig into the ground need powerful tractors to pull them. Always be familiar with the rake specifications. Rakes that need a sleeve hook mean you’ll have to include extra purchases.