spike tooth drag

Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:43 pm

I've got a small spike tooth yard drag in the shed I'd like to adapt to the cub for bad spots in the yard. I'd like some input.

I considered using a chain for the vertical attachment to the rear rockshaft. The two horizontal attachments are about the same height as the drawbar. I'd use a simple metal bar connection. I'd let the drawbar pivot on the drawbar bracket, and pin/fixate the mount on the drag.

Any better suggestions? Any input how far behind the drawbar it should trail?


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Todd
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Re: spike tooth drag

Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:58 pm

I had a small spike drag like that and the problem I had with a chain on the rockshaft is that the drag wouldnt lay flat when being pulled. It would flip up and only use the front set of spikes. I got around this by using an old car suspension spring welded between two pieces of pipe. This way it would exert pressure to keep it level on the ground but still absorb any shock so I didnt damage my touch control. It worked pretty well until someone stole the harrow. Hope this helps.

Re: spike tooth drag

Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:36 pm

Long chain attached to harrow ends. Loop in center of chain, closed with bolt, nut and washers. Attach loop to draw bar with a clevis so that it drags behind right rear wheel. Chain does not have to have very heavy/thick links - light twisted linked chain works well.

I have a cut down section of a larger peg toothed harrow I pull behind a CC garden tractor set up in this manner.

If you need more weight you can lay - attach a 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 across the harrow.

Re: spike tooth drag

Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:06 am

I like the chain idea and dragging it behind the right tire, but I don't think I could lift it that way with the rock shaft and not have it fall into the back of the tractor.

Todd

Re: spike tooth drag

Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:48 am

Missed the wanting to lift the harrow with the tractor hydraulics.

The peg toothed harrow I tow behind my Cub was originally 4 or 6 sections. I use one sections towed behind the disk harrow. The section lays flat when moving the disk harrow.

My thought is why not pick up a 4 or 6 section harrow at auction or from one of the local farmers. They can usually be obtained for scrap metal price. One section from peg toothed harrows used by farmers is large enough to cover the disk harrow and close to covering both Cub rear tires - depending in width tires set at.

Re: spike tooth drag

Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:30 am

Here's a homemade one I picked up from club member PRJones. It's made from channel iron and old railroad spikes Added a couple of pieces of chain. I'd like to raise and lower with the fast hitch but haven't work that out yet.

Kirk
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Re: spike tooth drag

Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:38 am

Not mine and made for a 3pt set up but it might give you some ideas.
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Re: spike tooth drag

Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:37 am

I have 2 old John Deere sections that I took apart, cleaned, and painted. They work real well and are real good for planting grass.
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