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What to use to drag the infield

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

  1. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,553

    An infield machine is the way to go, if you have the money. A good used one will run $6k.

    On the cheap, build a nail drag. Will cost maybe $100 in materials, easy to do. Just google nail drag and you'll find some plans. A good mat drag is a wise investment. Around $100 depending on size. You can find them on the net, and I know you can get them at Lesco/JDL too, save on shipping.
  2. DRBLawnBuster

    DRBLawnBuster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    The nail drag worked awsome!! THanks so much only cost me about $4 to get s hooks to pull it , we had 2x4's and some one i no works for a nail company so got me nails to . THanks again guys.
  3. Laketreefarm

    Laketreefarm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    The Taylorway Infield and track renovator is a Pro machine that rakes,grades,levels and sweeps all in one pass for less than $5000. We use ours on running tracks, ballfields and even park paths.
  4. rfrench

    rfrench LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    You cant beat a steel drag matt or a cocoa mat just try not to use the cocoa mat with it wet it will tend to build up mud on it and not leave a smooth finish. Just remember to stay about 1 foot away from the gras edge or you will start to build up a lip and that can stop the water draining off if you have a decent grade. You can flip a good landscape rake over and use the back to level the area that you did not get with the drag matt.

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