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- January 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm #44460
Anybody here ever used an International 14 Side Delivery Rake with horses (and a forecart)? Nice one at a local dealer and I’m in the market for a rake I can use behind my Farmall Cub too. One rake I could use behind horses or a tractor would be great! Any thought would be appreciated.January 28, 2013 at 12:19 am #77155
I use one, works nice. The issue I have with mine is the adjusters the the height will run right in your back. The hitch point needs to be set back a little farther. I use a pioneer forecart and just move the seat over to the side but the handles will still get in our way when turning.January 28, 2013 at 12:32 am #77158
Thanks a million! Off chance, do you an approximate weight of the rake? How about the tongue weight?
Thanks again!January 28, 2013 at 2:14 am #77156
Not sure of weight, it takes two to pick up the tongue, but overall it doesn’t weigh down the back of the forecart and lift the tongue up on the collars. A farmall cub will pull nice.January 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm #77154
I’ve used a similar John Deere for years behind a team and cart. They work just fine. The Pioneer forecart is balanced good enough that the tongue weight is not an issue like Dennis says. You can turn sharp enough with these to do a good, clean job of raking irregular patches with a team. Your little Cub is a nice tractor for this, but I liked just a little more horsepower on big jobs so I can use a higher gear. I only do this when running behind, and rake much of it with a team anyway.January 30, 2013 at 12:15 am #77157
Thanks everybody! I went ahead and pulled the trigger and bought the rake. It even has new tires! (although I think the right tire is mounted backwards for ground-drive.)January 30, 2013 at 12:47 am #77159
Yup, turn that tire around. Other then that, looks good. Had a hard time convincing a guy about that one time. He couldn’t understand the concept of the ground driving the tire. LOL
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