3 point (tractor) or ATV attachment for rocks?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV' started by vencops, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. vencops

    vencops LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,537

    I have a property that I do the lawn maintenance on. They have a railroad track coming onto their property (it's a commercial account....industrial). The railroad recently installed some new tracks, there. When they "cleaned up", they used some sort of rake, pulled behind an ATV. What they ended up doing was dragging all the extra rocks from around the tracks out into the area that I maintain.

    So....what's the best way to get all these rocks up? Is there a s point hitch implement that I could pull behind the tractor? An implement I could pull behind my ATV?

    This isn't really a finished "lawn". But, I do need to get it done well enough that I can run my ZTR over it without risk of damage.

    Thanks, in advance, for your recommendations.
  2. gundogs

    gundogs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    Have the property owner call the railroad and have them come and clean up the rocks. They are responsible.
  3. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    Raise the deck up to transport height and go for it. I doubt anyone is going to the expense of removing the rocks if it is a big area. Or sell them on using a skid with a rockhound on it. then re-seeding the area.
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,337

    What if the area is actually the RR's right of way?
  5. pede58

    pede58 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Several rock rakes out there, not sure the atv is the way to go, you need some down pressure and you can buy a 3point setup for the atv that will let you do this but it cost about as much as the rake.
  6. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,074

    One thing a power broom would probably do the job but those ballast rocks are usually granite which is heavy.
    I would take a farmall cub tractor out with a belly blade. It will scrape up anything above the surface without damaging the grass. Any tractor with a straight up and down blade would probably do it.
  7. gncjohnson

    gncjohnson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Checkout www.kolpin.com. Then click on 'dirtworks' tab. You find they have all sorts of options that may fit your needs. I have a 3-point hitch for ATV from them. Works great!

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