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Re: vermeer WR10 rake

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07-08-2014 16:24:46

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I have one of those, I think, anyway it is a Vermeer 10 wheel v rake. It covers ground fast. It dows not like to make short turns, the windrows in the turns will be misshapen. I do use dual remotes. my main complaint is that when I have it adjusted to make decent windrows and raise the rake with the hydraulics, the rear wheels drag the ground which is not good if you are changing fields along a paved road. I don't think the 8 wheels have that problem. Be careful when turning near trees or posts, you can hang the rake on them.

Amusing story on the rakes: Cousin has an 8 wheel and needed an extra wheel for parts. Both of us were at a dealers and he spotted a wheel laying on the ground outside the shop. Dealer is a wheeler dealer and dosen't like to miss a sale, so he made my cousin a good $20 price on the used wheel. I hadn't gone there expecting to get a wheel, but I could have used one. After cousin and dealer finished the deal and money changed hands, i noticed a as new wheel leaning against the building, in plain view, cousin hadn't seen it. I asked the dealer about the good wheel, and he sold it to me for $25. The look on cousin's face was priceless, if he had noticed he would have bought both of them.


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07-09-2014 03:32:22

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 Re: vermeer WR10 rake in reply to KEH, 07-08-2014 16:24:46  
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The rear rake wheels dragging when folded in air is a common problem on a butterfly(fold together in air) rake but not on my bi-fold as rake wheels all raise to same height on my rake.

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