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I want to pick rocks ............
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Bill Oakes NY    Posted 08-19-2002 at 14:12:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
..... and looking for a tool to help. A few days ago I saw a link to a Canadian made rock picking tool. It looked useful but now I can't find the link. It was like a small rake with about 6 tines, maybe 1 inch apart, and curved so you could pick rock up into a wheelbarrow without bending over (trying to favor my tired old back)Can anyone help? Maybe you have some other tool that you would suggest.

AW    Posted 08-19-2002 at 22:50:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try Lee Valley Tools at for their rock rake. It has a basket so you can sweep the rock off the ground and dump it into a wheelbarrow or throw it off the garden.

Swamp Yankee    Posted 08-19-2002 at 18:03:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bill you're not thinking about a 4 tined hand cultivater or a potato fork are you.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 08-19-2002 at 17:34:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There are several brands of rock pickers avail. for sale around here. Just call your implement dealer and I bet he could fix you up in a hurry.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 08-19-2002 at 16:31:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bill you could use a dung fork to get small stones into the wheel barrow. Another thing that you might like is a terra rake, looks like an old horse drawn hay rake. It goes on a 3PT hitch and rakes the stones into windrows, the sod farms use them. Then there is the big stone pickers that need a fair sized tractor to pull them, work like a potato picker I think. Which one do you need?
Later Bob

Spence    Posted 08-19-2002 at 16:29:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most I've see were homemade. Easy to make. You can make the tines adjustable to select size of rock. The tines slide across a central bar that has the left/right control arm hitch.

The bigger the digger, the stronger the tractor.

Dennis    Posted 08-19-2002 at 15:51:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try this link and look at gem scoop.

Bill Oakes NY    Posted 08-19-2002 at 16:07:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dennis - thanks for trying but that isn't going to help. I sure hope someone knows what I looking for.

EIEIO    Posted 08-19-2002 at 15:48:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dennis has a few in his head I could send!!

Sorry I just couldn't resist!!

DeadCarp - Dennis?    Posted 08-19-2002 at 19:35:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, i saw a picture the other day - tells me that sly dog Dennis has been holding out on us, that's what he's been doin! Can't say i blame him but ........ heh heh

Dennis    Posted 08-19-2002 at 20:32:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm guilty and she can cook toooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

agent99    Posted 08-19-2002 at 16:02:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
is tah a new code mam

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