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Old 06-25-2008, 08:40 PM
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Anyone have any good ideas for a homemade drag to cover seed. Looking for one thats not too heavy for one person to move, is easy to turn around with in tight places, and one that can handle the rough stuff in the woods.


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Old 06-25-2008, 09:07 PM
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don't have a pic, but we've used a piece of chain link fence about 5-6 ft wide with good results, just tied it on with a cord
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:18 PM
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I have a piece of chain link fence bolted to a piece of angle iron about 4 feet wide. Bolt a chain to the angle to pull it with.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:59 PM
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Another for the chain link.
I got a 8' wide x 10' piece from a fence company, (cheap),
and stapled a 4 x 4 on either end. 1/2" nylon rope as a yoke.
I can roll it up and carry crossways on the 4 wheeler and get thru
about a 6' gap. More narrow, and I drag it from one end as it is rolled tight and tied.
I usally drag the peas and heavy seeds with the ground hog plow and the chain link at the same time. Works like a charm.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:35 PM
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Buddy of mine owns a share in an astronomy village in Talliafero county (www.deerlickgroup.com). When they were gearing up and just starting to plant the main field, they needed a drag harrow. Instead of buying a commercial rig, they went to a Lowe's and bought some fence top-poles, chain-link fencing and some chain to attach it to the tractor. Worked fine. I wouldn't count on it to work great year after year, but it certainly did the job for the one year they needed it.

I'll probably make one for my ATV this year using the same idea.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:34 PM
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atv drag by monroe tufline, much heavier than chainlink fence, works really well, I've had it for years, pricey but good.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:39 PM
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what gadget said...pricey but worth it to get the real thing.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:20 PM
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Before my bro-in-law got a big drag, we used a pallet with fencing nailed around it and added a kid or 2 on top for weight

It got the job done pretty well.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:27 PM
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i used the chain link fence, but i attached a metal fence post( the flat type) on the side next to the 4 wheeler, then attached a 3/8 inch steel cable from one end of the fence post to the other, then with a cable clamp made a loop in the middle of the cable, that goes around the trailer hitch ball, which lets the fencing make the turns with out getting tangled, then attached a treated 4X4 post to the rear of the fencing with large staples, and after a little use, i attached another 4X4 treated post next to the other one, works fine, and all you have to do is roll it up when finished and strap it to the rear of the 4 wheeler and out you come, no problem .....

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Old 07-02-2008, 12:51 PM
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My 14 yr old and 2x6, works great
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don't have a pic, but we've used a piece of chain link fence about 5-6 ft wide with good results, just tied it on with a cord
Nothing works better for small seeds. Although I tie a piece of 4 inch pipe to the front to keep it from lifting and add some weight. ALso experiment witht the length of rope to make turning around easier. Tie rope or cable to each front corner allowing about 18" of slack at the middle, make a loop and tie on the pull rope there making sure it won't slide back and forth.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:55 AM
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i have one that i made from a old "METAL Box Springs " that i found in the woods 10 years ago, it's the ones everyone had in the 60's and 70's under the mattresse. Hook a small chain to 2 corners. and hook it to your 4wheeler. Works GREAT!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:10 AM
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get a groundhog disc plow....then you have a plow and drag....just adjust the depth so it covers the seed! works like a charm.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:32 AM
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All good ideas...Thanks
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:20 PM
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I use a fence or pallet depending on what I'm trying to cover. I have a small cable I keep in my toolbox I pull it with. I also I have a rake I made out of rebar I use just keep forgetting it. It's way back in the woods.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:27 PM
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seabear2....what have you been using on them plots you put in?
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:42 AM
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An old metal box spring
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:32 AM
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I have a 5ft landscape rake with every other tooth removed and plan to hang a piece of chainlink or expanded metal from the back side or it. The rake works good by itself but would like to improve it it possible.

Kevin
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:28 AM
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seabear2....what have you been using on them plots you put in?

A chain link type drag. I got into an area last weekend that had some stumps and it bent the crap out of my drag. I was in need of a new one anyway.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:50 AM
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A chain link type drag. I got into an area last weekend that had some stumps and it bent the crap out of my drag. I was in need of a new one anyway.
I gotcha.....I use my plotmaster on all my plots, to this day it's been very dependable...I really need a 6' plotmaster these days most of the plots I've been messing with are at least 2-3 acres in size instead of the strip plots i started out messing with! I've put mine thru pure heck and it's like the energizer bunny.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:54 PM
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Chain link welded to a pipe on the forward end. Works grat in dry soil, awful in muddy/wet soil.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:01 PM
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An old metal box spring
Thats what I use.Tie to the 4 wheeler and get er done.
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I use a 4 x 6 section of hog panel. It is heavier and a little more rigid than fence. It is already sectioned, so you don't have to worry about your cable or rope sliding back and forth. Have a good hunting season and we are planting this weekend. South GA.
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