2014 - Volume #38, Issue #6, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Front-Mounted ATV Rake“I mounted a straight tine rake in the receiver hitch on front of my ATV and use it for a lot of different jobs around my place,” says retired Iowa construction worker Les Curry. The 4 1/2-ft. wide straight tine rake was originally intended to pull behind a lawn mower, but Curry says having it on front of his ATV makes it more versatile.
“The tines on the rake are 18 in. long and real stiff, so I can use it to rake up grass in the lawn, shove sticks together after a storm, even clean up apples,” says Curry. He raises and lowers the rake with a single handle, much like that used on an old hay dump rake.
Curry says he mounts the rake on his ATV as soon as he takes the snow blade off in the spring. “I’ve used the rake to smooth out the big clumps of soil after I’ve plowed the garden. I also use it along the side of our road to smooth out gravel on the shoulder so the snow plow doesn’t throw it in my ditch and on my lawn. It’s just a real versatile tool to have around. The tines can turn either direction, so if one side starts wearing down I can turn them around.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Les Curry, 2171 Highway 85, Deep River, Iowa 52222 (ph 641 595-2295).
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