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Old 11-29-2012, 09:09 AM
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Pine Straw Hand Rake

Last week one of my customers gave me an old pine straw rake he had and it has made my job so much easier. First let me say I do use my mower, blower and tarp most often to clean up leaves and pine straw. Sometimes in tight spaces or wet conditions I have to rake. This rake is 42" long, has 8" tines and a 66" handle it rakes up leaves and pine straw so easy and effortlessly. I had never seen one before, can't believe they don't sell these in Lowes, Home Depot ect. If you have to rake this is a time saver.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:19 AM
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Maybe post a picture of the rake? Hard to determine what type of rake without seeing it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:18 PM
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I'd like to see a picture too.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:04 PM
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Here it is in all it's glory!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:30 AM
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Yep, haven't seen one of those in a while, last time was at my in-laws down in Wilmington. They have lots of pines. Matter of fact, so do I, about 45 in my yard. I'd sure like to find one now, probably have to look around the old style feed stores or hardware stores.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:35 AM
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Thanks for posting the pic. I have seen them but it been years. Didn't know then that they were called a pine straw rake.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:37 AM
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Searched google and found this website for Pine straw rake
http://www.rpmhandrake.com
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:43 AM
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I'm liking that rake. It has the spring loaded tines.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:31 AM
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I bought one at an Ace Hardware years ago and still use it when the pine straw is falling. I just walk around slowly dragging it behind me with one hand. When it's full, I flip it over and carry the pine straw to a mulch bed and dump it. Works great!
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:35 AM
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I need to spend some money before the end of the year. I'm going to look around for these at some of the local farmer co-op stores. They seem to have these types of hand tools for sale over the box store made in China, TrueTemper, Kolbalt junk that they sell.
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