1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Stop Hayrake Tooth Loss"I came up with this idea because the rubber-mounted teeth kept breaking off my 660 Deere hayrake and damaging my chopper and baler. It'll work for any rake with rubber-mounted teeth," says David Germain, New Richmond.
Germain says most teeth break off when the rubber breaks where its bonded to the U-shaped mounting bracket. His hold-down attachment consists simply of a small piece of ¢-in. dia. pipe with small hold-down straps on either side that slip over each tooth and bolt into place over the U-shaped mounting bracket.
"It'll hold the tooth in place even if it's broken. You can even reattach and reuse completely broken teeth with success. I've used these brackets on my hayrake for nearly 2 years with no problems. I made them from scrap pipe and steel around the farm but I believe they could be made commercially from plastic or teflon," says Germain, who's looking for a manufacturer to market the product.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, David Germain, Rt. 5, Box 64, New Richmond, Wis. 54017 (ph 715 246-2095).
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