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The Bradco Compact Tractor Root Rake Grapple will tear through the soil to remove roots and other debris. The Grapple requires a 3rd function kit, or other hydraulic source. This attachment is designed for use with tractors under 55 HP,and has the John Deere quick attach mount.
Hello, I'm Ted from Everything Attachments and we're here today with the Bradco root rake that is meant for a compact tractor. This is designed specifically for a compact tractor, and the main difference is the weight. They've done a lot of things to make it strong, but to keep as much weight out of it as they can see you can operate the smaller one, which would be a 60 inch. They make this in three sizes; a 60, 66 and 72. They will all use the same top. That is why it is 60 inches. This is what you going to be what you back drag with, and we'll talk about that in a minute.
The general purpose of a root rake would be that after you've had your bulldozer or something go through and clean out your woods, you want to go through and get the big roots that are near the top of the ground out to you can plant your grass and do your landscaping and stuff, because even when a excavator, bulldozer, or whatever cleans your property, you're still going to have stuffed under the ground and near the top of the surface. Nobody, unless you've paid a lot or gone for a complete surface finish job, is going to do things like this that you're going to need to do yourself.
The Bradco rake trying to keep the weight out of it. This is a one piece tine of half inch steel here that's cut out of the plate. What you don't want on any type of something that's going into the ground. You need to be able to have push force is put a big wedge in it, similar to what's in the very end ones. And they do that on the hand because can be, it can be hit the outside and take the most abuse. If you look, you'll find all the cheap rakes will have big Vs right here for braces. And yeah, that does keep it bending, but it takes all your power away from your tractor from being able to penetrate ground and get the job done.
So this is a half-inch piece of steel, burned out of one plate that goes down to your tip and then what they've done to add strength, they've added another piece of steel beside of it that runs in line that kind of makes a laminated beam with those two pieces of steel welded together. It makes it over twice as strong without adding that big V shaped gusset on there that's going to take away power away from your tractor. So they've made it strong, but they haven't put that wedge in there which would kill your power. They have welded a hardened tip on the end. It can be replaced. It's not the easiest to replace, because it's welded on, but it helps keep everything light where you can use it with your 30 horsepower tractor.
There's a lot of thought that went into bucket to make it work and keep it light. Now, even on the skid steer model, the top piece is one piece. On a root rake it's not like a root grapple, which would have a very long tine, and you would be doing different stuff. There's a lot of times where you want to take this rake, roll it down, and be able to drag the stuff back away from stuff and tilt it over and be able to crimp it to be able to load your load to be able to put it in your truck.
You see, they've added some different notches here to give you some grip to be able to pick things up. They've added notches here to be able to help break the roots and stuff as you go in. They've added notches all the way across on all the tines right here for two things. This slight incline here that's on a little bit of a S shape helps gauge how far your teeth are going on the angle you're putting it in, because you just don't want to just keep going deeper and deeper, because eventually your tractor would quit pushing. Also, since it has an edge right here, you can back up and tear things loose.
On the end piece here, this is half-inch plate all the way to the end. It also has a side gusset on it and then has a wedge gusset to make that end piece the strongest of all. Now on the top grapple, the end piece here is half-inch and that's where the cylinder hooks. So even this is one piece, they do use dual cylinders. The end piece where the cylinder hooks is half-
inch. This is 3/8. This doesn't have any metal at all right here, and then they are pieces up here to trap your debris to bring it in to teeth.
You really shouldn't have anything up here, and considering this should be on the tractor and not a skid steer it's meant to rake backwards and be able to collect your debris. They've done everything, they have even kept back out of this where your quick attach is, just to save weight. This big root rake here, which is the biggest one, 72 inches, which would work on say a 55 horsepower compact tractor down to about a 45 horsepower tractor. They have kept the weight down to 440 pounds.
It has an opening of 34 inches from tip to tip to give you plenty of room to get into things. They've covered the hoses here. It's got two fittings right here where your hoses will go to your tractor. We'll send those with it with half inch ag couplers. All in all, it's a good design piece, we've sold a lot of them. We just finally got it in to get the pictures and the videos done. If you've got any questions of what is the right piece for your tractor, the right size, give us a call or a email at EverythingAttachments.com and we will be happy to help you.