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Need Info on Buck Rakes
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Spence    Posted 05-09-2002 at 17:44:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have 4 acres I want to hay and was originally thinking of getting one of the old square balers for my 30hp tractor.

I figure with such a small place I could probably just throw it up on a wagon or pickup truck with forks like I did when I was a kid at my uncle's place.

Then I was reading up on something called a buck rake. It has tines like a fork lift that could be run into a windrow where it accumulates enough on the tines. Then when there's enough of a load it can be taken to the barn.
Never saw one, or maybe I did and didn't know what it was.

As anyone had experience with these and what are they like to work with? Would it set me back some for an old one?.Do they make 'em for a rear mount 3 point hitch? That'd be perfect for me.

Thanks for the info,
Spence


jeff    Posted 06-28-2005 at 20:25:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HI THERE,
JUST A NOTE TO YOU. A FUNNY THING, I AM A COAL-
MINER IN S-E-OHIO AND MOST OF MY CREW ARE OR WERE FARMERS AT ONE TIME. WE STARTED ABOUT THE OLD TIMES AND THE BUCK-RAKE CAME UP. WE ALL COULD REMEMBER THE MACHINE BUT NOT THE NAME UNTIL
I ASKED MY OLDER BROTHER. AS I DON`T HAVE A PICTURE, MY MEMORYIS CLEAR. IT WAS NOT A TRACTOR MOUNT, RATHER IT WAS AN OLD TRUCK (MY BROTHER SAID A 59` FORD) THAT HAD THE REAREND OFF OF IT A FITTED WITF THE FORK-LIFT THAT RAN ON CABLES ALONG THE SIDE. I WAS ONLY 10 OR SO BUT I REMEMBER RIDING OUT IN THE FIELD TO GET THE HAY.
SORRY BOUT NO PICTURE. HOPE THIS HELPED. JEFF


Dennis    Posted 05-09-2002 at 20:40:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
http://www.nps.gov/grko/horses.htm to give you some idea. Also search yahoo. Some interesting sites. Looks like you could almost make one with little trouble.
Good luck.
Dennis


JoeK    Posted 05-10-2002 at 22:32:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Saw a homemade? one on an F20 Farmall once,built like a lightweight manureloader with long rod teeth. An"A" frame on front of tractor and cable to a hand winch mounted to right of steering wheel.Guy just drove along windrow til he got a "forkful",then cranked it up and set it in a low box wagon,dragging it off on the side of the box.


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