Pine Straw Hand Rake

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by wegomow, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    Maybe post a picture of the rake? Hard to determine what type of rake without seeing it.
     
  3. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'd like to see a picture too.
     
  4. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here it is in all it's glory!
    pinestraw rake copy.jpg

    pinestraw rake copy.jpg
     
  5. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  6. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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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.
     
  7. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
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    I'm liking that rake. It has the spring loaded tines.
     
  9. dlh2

    dlh2 LawnSite Member
    from Pace Fl
    Posts: 38

    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!
     
  10. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    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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