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Re: H&S hay rake, no worky worth a darn

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06-27-2013 12:50:10

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I have a 10 wheel sitrex and have had for 8 years. As stated the faster you go the better. I windrow two 9 foot swaths plus into one for a 273 baler. I will say that when I have done small fields and cant go like a bat out of he11 i have had bunch up problems esp in heavy but again the speed seems to be key.. I have a 3020 powershift and run in 5th.

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06-27-2013 19:09:58

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 Re: H&S hay rake, no worky worth a darn in reply to mss3020, 06-27-2013 12:50:10  
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what MPH are we talking? I try to run 3/hi in my case but it a ROUGH ride and hard on me and the tractor. I would estimate about 7-8mph. I agree that faster seems to help but when it bunches up, it also screws things up faster.
So, could we ALL agree that the point of the tines should face forward at the bottom of the wheel.

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06-28-2013 09:49:43

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 Re: H&S hay rake, no worky worth a darn in reply to fastline, 06-27-2013 19:09:58  
I would think your going fast enough.. at 7-8 mph.. Yep tines pointing forward are correct.. When I first put mine together I had them the other way.. ha ha ha ha.. huge mess not to mention made a huge dust mentioned the wider the V the worse it rakes so a nice V with the wheels kicking out behind and not so much at each other.. I have adjusted mine many times until I finally got it to what I want. I love the rake I have BUT adjusting it is a real pain.. so once I got it where I wanted it I spot welded a few things so they wont come loose..

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06-27-2013 19:35:48

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 Re: H&S hay rake, no worky worth a darn in reply to fastline, 06-27-2013 19:09:58  
I just went and looked at my Sitrex and the teeth on the wheels are pointing forward at the point of contact with the ground, just like your H & S.

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06-28-2013 03:37:04

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 Re: H&S hay rake, no worky worth a darn in reply to WCS, 06-27-2013 19:35:48  

What type crop are you trying to rake? You could try just a little more tooth to ground contact.

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06-28-2013 08:26:55

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 Re: H&S hay rake, no worky worth a darn in reply to Tx Jim, 06-28-2013 03:37:04  
I gave up on raking altogether,I never found one that gave no problems and there is no timesaving if you're by yourself unless one rolls 3 swaths together and that causes crop and nutrition losses.

I use nowadays a combine pickup on a set of wheels behind the tractor to just lift and fluff the crop after a rain to facilitate drying(works just as good)

Normally I just bale the undisturbed swath when dry.
This post was edited by bison at 08:29:36 06/28/13.

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