What is a Land Clearance Rake?
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- 12 Apr, 2022
What is a Land Clearance Rake? What is it used for?
An excavator Land Clearance Rake, also known as a Ground Rake, performs similarly to your standard garden rake or a comb, raking through the ground to remove material and churn up the dirt. The Land Rake covers a larger and more robust surface areas so is great when trying to prepare ground for building or planting. They are manufactured extremely strong and with curved tines so that you can dig through tough grounds and pull up any debris in or under the soil. These attachments are often used by landscapers and groundworkers to clear the ground prior to further landscaping and for bringing sorted materials into a pile. They are best used to quickly and easily remove small shrubs, brambles, rubbish and more without removing too much soil.
The Rhinox Land Clearance Rake – all you need to know.
The most critical factor of a land rake is the tines - the design and the material used to manufacture. The tines absorb the majority of the force and power of the excavator so it's important that the tines are made of high grade, quality steel. This provides maximum wear resistance and durability during groundworks and landscaping. The thickness of the tines are also very important. This is often where manufacturers cut corners, by manufacturing the tines too narrow. If not thick enough, the tines will buckle and bend during use and the attachment will no longer work as designed. Another critical design factor is how and where the tines attach to the top of the rake body. This needs to be carefully designed to stop the joins from being torn off during operation.
The Rhinox Land Rake is manufactured to let the rake move through the ground with less drag than a bucket – letting the fine dirt through, but raking up any roots or other material that may get in the way. These tines are thick enough to take the power of the machine, without bending, breaking or buckling. To further prevent this from occurring, we have developed our Land Rake attachment with an added centre bar, which provides extra support between the tines, helping them to maintain their shape and position. Rhinox Group manufacture the Land Clearance Rake to fit most makes and models of mini excavator machines from 1K to 4.5k lbs. View our full range here. For more information or further assistance contact our Customer Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +1 267 861 0812