What to use to drag the infield

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by DRBLawnBuster, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster LawnSite Senior Member
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    We recently started to fix a field up at our church but what should we use to drag it to leave a nice finish
  2. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well I have never done it myself but the county here that takes care of ball fields use a chunk of chain link fence. Around four foot wide by six feet long. They bolt a 2/4 at the trailing end and sometimes lay a couple of concrete blocks on the fence when they drag it.
  4. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Silver Member
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    The mat ncls suggests will give you the ability to gouge it aggressively or smoother if you turn it over but it might be a little heavier than you care to use.

    Here are two others:
    steel drag mat - many sizes available
    cocoa mat drag - light and leaves a nice finish but you can't scratch up the surface with it if you need to
  5. jmoore16135

    jmoore16135 LawnSite Member
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    Try using a nail drag to scratch up the surface then follow that up with a Steel Drag Mat or Cocoa Mat Drag. That will give you a nice consistence finish look.
  6. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok thanks guys becasue today we ued our tractor with a grader bow and got it loosened up and pretty level but now we need some thing that will put the finshing touch and make it smoother.
  7. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    We used a thick heavy sheet of expanded sheet metal with a heavy beam on the back for weight. But, You could just use a sheet and put some other kind of weight on it. Worked great for us.
  8. englishaccents

    englishaccents LawnSite Member
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    Chain link fence.
  9. laptopdude

    laptopdude LawnSite Member
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    Use a mat drag they are about 100 bucks
    use the atv to pull it, that will work well
  10. Laketreefarm

    Laketreefarm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Ok guys the old chainlink fence barely works. The real tool is the TaylorPittsburg field renovator that digs, levels,sweeps in one pass. Sells for $2500.00 most major's use them.

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