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Landscape Rake On A Mini - X

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by Danny Steel, May 5, 2012.

  1. Danny Steel

    Danny Steel Well-Known Member

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    I have a 5 foot landscape rake 3ph sitting in the shed gathering dust, And my KX71 is looking at it real hard.

    Have you ever seen a landscape rake on a excavator?

    I'm thinking of rigging it up to scrape off hills and for clean up around the barn......any Ideas?

    Its great to be back here, I have been gone for a bit I know.:drinkup

    Danny
     
  2. AirBornOne

    AirBornOne Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear your back Danny.
    Sounds like another interesting Steel project.
    I'll have to peek in more often.
    J
     
  3. GroundWorks

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    Is this going to be rigged to the stick or are you planning on extending the blade out a few more feet and installing it there?
     
  4. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking about a harley rake[soil conditioner] hydrolic powered or the cheap tine drag type?
     
  5. Danny Steel

    Danny Steel Well-Known Member

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    to the stick

    cheap drag type
     
  6. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Well-Known Member

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    I like your idea of wanting to use the mini ex. for other attachments like a landscape rake. I would think the important thing to remember when mounting it is a ''float'' way of mounting ,so there is a constant down pressure on the tines. I think that would make a great addition to your mini ex. My new Kubota kx121-3 has the floating angle blade. I use it in the float position so much when I am back dragging. It looks so good that some people even think I am a good operator.
     
  7. Danny Steel

    Danny Steel Well-Known Member

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    Thats a good idea to make the rake float.......maybe a spring effect, and a way to adjust the tentsion.........wheres my torch!!!

    Would you happen to have a picture of your floating blade??