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    Is this Landscape Rake geometry wrong ????

    I've at long last taken delivery of some buckets today (56 days - quoted 'about a week' argh !!!! ) - I found a thread (on 'the other' forum I think) about this chap in Bristol who never met his delivery promises but did eventually delivery, but only after I'd ordered

    One was a landscape rake which I've fitted, but the geometry seems very odd - it looks to me as though the attachment plates have been welded on at about 80 degrees to where they should be. The result is that you cannot crowd sufficiently to pick anything up, and it opens (what's the opposite of crowd??) far more than is necessary. Spin the mounting plates 80 degrees and it'd be fine.

    Is it just me, or is it wrong ????
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    The quickhitch looks like it's on back to front, or is that just my dodgy eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 RB View Post
    The quickhitch looks like it's on back to front, or is that just my dodgy eyes
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    Oh my Gawd, how did I miss that

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    hitch

    yep hitch is on backwards

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    Your slinging point as undernoted always goes to the back

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    So you've a rake and a clay spade .. anything else ? .. Quality looks nice enough
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    I'm a plonker :)

    Yes Muz, clay spade as I've a few land drains to put in my field in the spring. As you say quality is pretty good. It's just the total lack of urgency and false promises that irritated me, but the actual kit looks pretty good so far, seems the problem is with the operator (me !!)

    Reversed the quickhitch this morning, and guess what, full articulation and no problems scooping up and tipping debris. Obviously too much enthusiasm and excitement at actually getting the stuff without having to drag him through the courts :)

    Couple of pictures to illustrate the full swing that it now has
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    think you forgot to order the tin of yellow paint for the digger .. whats the wee Ford on the left in the back ground ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    think you forgot to order the tin of yellow paint for the digger .. whats the wee Ford on the left in the back ground ?
    Some day I'll have to have that dipper arm off, to bore out for new insert bushes as they're distinctly oval - when I do that I'll grit blast it and give it a proper re-paint - but just splashing a bit of paint onto an 18 year old machine makes them look even more manky close up imho.

    The Ford is a 4000 (post force) which mainly I use for flailing the field. My 4600, which has a cab, permanently has a hedge flail on it as it's a pain to fit and remove single handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewMawson View Post
    just splashing a bit of paint onto an 18 year old machine makes them look even more manky close up imho.
    I know what you mean .. I find I can get the coverage ok actually with a little bit of prep .. the real problem comes when you need to steam clean it and with a poor 'key' the new stuff is real easy to blast off ... and that does look poor
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    Is that a half hitch or a full manual Boyo? Put it down to a 'senior moment' ...............if you're old enough to qualify
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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