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 09-02-2003, 19:25 Post: 63095
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I need a drag of some kind to smooth out some areas. I have an old broken alum ladder that has two 8 foot sections. Why not tie these together some way and use them as a drag.

They are light but I always could add weight. Anyone with any experience or suggestions.






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 09-03-2003, 07:03 Post: 63111
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 Drag - old ladder

A length of timber (I have a stack ranging from 8x8 to 12x12) with some old chainlink fencing wrapped around it works pretty well.






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 09-03-2003, 09:09 Post: 63130
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 Drag - old ladder

In order to accomplish much of anything a drag has to have some weight, that said, I would think a couple of 8" concrete blocks would do the trick as long as you don't need much cutting action or meet any particularly large humps. It will only accomplish about the same as a hand rake would.

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 09-03-2003, 09:16 Post: 63131
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It is certainly worth a try! My brother uses a long section of railroad rail. He has the smoothest gravel drive I have ever seen






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 09-03-2003, 12:26 Post: 63140
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 Drag - old ladder

i have a local farmer who uses olf fence w/4x4 tires tied on top about 10x15 in size when draging his cow fields to knock down cow pies, seams to work good for him.






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 09-03-2003, 16:06 Post: 63146
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 Drag - old ladder

How about an old bed spring set. When you get tired of doing it you won't have as far to go rest up for the next chore!






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 09-04-2003, 00:08 Post: 63172
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 Drag - old ladder

Want to thank all of you for your suggestions. As I was thinking about the two old ladders I wondered how one could use them.

1. They could be stacked together to show a taller drag

2. One could be firmly attached immediately behind the other to make a wider drag

3. The second ladder could be a foot or two behind the first one and tied together either with rope or made secure by some flat metal so that the back ladder was always the same as the front.

4. Weights (concrete blocks,etc) could be used on all three ways.

How one uses them might depend on the ground - rocks,or soft dirt.

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 09-04-2003, 08:31 Post: 63189
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I think the aluminum will wear away faster than steel so you should have a provision for flipping them over.

Be careful with too much weight. Start light and only add what you need.






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 09-04-2003, 08:47 Post: 63191
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Mark has a good point, if you're in sandy soil the aluminum will disappear faster than a politician's promise. In fact you may want to consider screwing some light steel angle over the contact edges for wear bars.

As for the configuration, depending on the desired width I would say the two sections lying flat, one in front of the other would be most efective. If you connect them by means of something flexible, like a few links of chain bolted through the aluminum, it will follow the contours of the ground a little better.

I would however urge caution if you want to use ropes to pull them around, if they snag on something and the rope snaps you could get a nasty hit from the rebounding end. If you have to use rope, use manilla or hemp types that don't have much stretch and avoid poly-types. Chain would be the best choice.

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The cheapest source of steel for wear pads would be the stack of old bed frames that can be found at any thrift store.






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