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Easy to cut down to suitable size and fit broom handle to the plastic head. Ideal for outdoor sports or farm shoe/boot scraper brushes ,fork lift brush. Blue Sweeping Brush Heads...

 

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9 hours ago, s o c said:

Nice!

Do you have to drop the dozer blade behind you for tree this big?

I always do unless it's really small, just incase.  

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50 minutes ago, woody paul said:

Here you go many be worth a try,


Easy to cut down to suitable size and fit broom handle to the plastic head. Ideal for outdoor sports or farm shoe/boot scraper brushes ,fork lift brush. Blue Sweeping Brush Heads...

 

God bless arbtalk and all who sail in her, you particularly. They're only half an hour from me and I need to go in that direction to see my stylist anyway.

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9 hours ago, AHPP said:

What's the perfect rake for mechanised cleaning up big domestic jobs? 

just use an rsj held in the grab, you can tidy up pretty well with it and no chance of damaging the lawn with prongs

but again it’s down to the operator 

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9 hours ago, monkeybusiness said:

You’d quickly plough a lawn with haybob tines if you were rough/me!…

And charge extra for the beneficial, and much needed scarifying Mrs.

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Haybob tines are OK on a lawn with a careful operator. One day I will get around to making a rake with a double row of gentler baler pickup tines for domestic jobs.

 

I did think to myself yesterday 'shit, should have brought the forklift broom'. I had the pallet forks on site. In one of my photos you can just see the corner of a ton bag. There are two there that I filled up on site and placed to protect the septic tank lid just in case a stem bounced. It's amazing how having a loader changes the way you work.

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Found a complete Steel 8 tonner track on one job and a rubber 5 tonner one on another.

 

Both were turned into pretty effective clear up tools simply by turning on edge and using them as a rake.

 

I do think a used rubber track clamped between suitable channel or whatever and a grab pocket would be a fantastic all round clear up tool at minimum cost.

 

Same with the Steel one, the pads flexed a bit on the ground, left a really nice finish, but obviously no use on a road/lawn.

 

 

Eddie.

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My cousin has use old rubber track off digger in jcb 3cx 4in1 bucket to clear snow and mud off the road.. 

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I’ve got some pretty heavy rubber conveyor belt scrap (half inch maybe) that I’m going to make into a scraper for clearing concrete, tarmac etc. Will sandwich a strip between two 2x4s and pinch it with the grab. Would be delighted if that worked on grass too. Could make a double sided one with more rubber sticking out one side than the other. Say a relatively stiff 2” rubber tongue for concrete and a floppier 6” tongue for grass.

 

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14 minutes ago, AHPP said:

I’ve got some pretty heavy rubber conveyor belt scrap (half inch maybe) that I’m going to make into a scraper for clearing concrete, tarmac etc. Will sandwich a strip between two 2x4s and pinch it with the grab. Would be delighted if that worked on grass too. Could make a double sided one with more rubber sticking out one side than the other. Say a relatively stiff 2” rubber tongue for concrete and a floppier 6” tongue for grass.

 

I have similar- let me know how you get on!

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