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Old 12-12-2006, 10:44 AM
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Gravel Road Drag

I need to make a drag other than the I beam I use now to maintain a gravel road. It gets packed at times and is somewhat hard to keep the potholes out. I place an old telephone pole on top the I beam now for weight. What I need is to weld maybe old railroad spikes to this beam to dig in a little. Problem with this can be it wanting to flip all the time. Anyone know of plans to make a good drag. Maybe one with some wheels I can lift to move to barn area. I thought of a triangle of some kind?
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:51 AM
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A V shaped blade would eliminate your flip over problems.Install your wheels upside down so you can pull it into position and just flip it over by hand and begin plowing.
Holding your RR spikes in position with U bolts would give you the option of plowing a smooth surface.
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I once used a large chain link fence gate (road access gate) as a drag, it worked real well with a railroad tie on the back for weight. You could mount just about anything on the gate without the possibility of it flipping. I have never seen anything level an area like the chain link did. I used my 4x4 Blazer to pull it.
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:24 PM
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ok...thanks
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the chain link works especially well if you put it behind a couple of sections of diamond harrows.
old horse drawn equipment behind a quad will do wonders too.
when my lane gets too rough I put an old 6 foot single disc behind the Polaris to knock the tops off,followed up by the diamond harrows and chain link.
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I've seen the chainlink gate used before, with 2 railroad ties on it for weight.

the other "thing" i saw used, was some old 4 foot wide, 3/4inch thick rubber conveyerbelt, cut 10 feet long, and nailed to 4 railroad ties, and dragged behind a small tractor.

all depends on how smooth you need it, and how rough it is to start with.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:29 PM
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What I did was took an I beam and welded railroad spikes a foot apart and 3" overhang ..made supports that when I drop my back blade of the tractor I am able to pick it up...when I drop the blade, it drags and cuts the hard surface...works great....then when back up, it tilts and smooth side works to smooth it out. I would post a picture of it but I just today deleted it from my pictures folder..lol...thanks...
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