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#5921653 - 09/10/15 07:29 AM home made drags
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Registered: 12/10/06
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Loc: Trinity county
I usually finish my food plots by using the bucket as a drag. A couple of years ago I made a chain link fence drag, but it came apart. What kind of drags do ya'll use?

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#5921659 - 09/10/15 07:37 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
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I have used old gates, cattle panels with post for extra weight, old cattleguard, telephone poles, pipe etc...
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#5921672 - 09/10/15 07:45 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
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cattle panels nice and simple. Just add a little weight I can do. I have 3 old gates Ill try too.

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#5921700 - 09/10/15 07:58 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2974
Loc: Huntsville, AL
Homemade 8 foot pallet. It's got the weight and easy to build and repair.
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#5921792 - 09/10/15 09:20 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
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Have an old pipe gate with panel on it, works great.
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#5921814 - 09/10/15 09:45 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
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I use a section of galvanized walkway, nice and heavy. Chains to connect to the tractor.
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#5921821 - 09/10/15 09:51 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
BenBob Offline
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I use an old truck tire.
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#5921838 - 09/10/15 10:01 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Use a metal pipe for the front support then get a few good size chains and cut them about 6ft long... weld them to the front pipe spaced how you want them then run a few the width of the drag or some rebar to keep it running square... take another chain and weld at each end at the front of the pipe were you can just throw the middle of it onto a ball hitch
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#5921841 - 09/10/15 10:03 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
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I've used channel iron with chains, pipe fence and cattle guards now I'm running with this.



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#5921973 - 09/10/15 11:20 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
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I have done like most of you, used the same type drags. Now I use 5-7 tires wire together in a pyramid. Drags great, doesn't over bury and flexes on anything like trees I may hit, leaves the ground smooth almost like a cultipaker went over it.

I don't think you can beat cattle panels in clay type soil that likes to clump though, those panels are great for breaking down clods.
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#5922044 - 09/10/15 11:48 AM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
BayouGuy Offline
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Our club has 900 acres and 20 small 1/2 acre plots. So ease of moving from one plot to another is important.

Here's what we made for pulling behind and ATV.















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#5922533 - 09/10/15 04:40 PM Re: home made drags [Re: Payne]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: Payne
I've used channel iron with chains, pipe fence and cattle guards now I'm running with this.





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#5922600 - 09/10/15 05:06 PM Re: home made drags [Re: Navasot]
stxranchman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: Payne
I've used channel iron with chains, pipe fence and cattle guards now I'm running with this.





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#5922759 - 09/10/15 06:28 PM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
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The old man down the way gets an occasional hog invasion. I give him all kinds of old oilfield junk to drag behind his John Deere. A set of coils out of a line heater works good and he has used old separators. Them hog roots take some heavy weighted drags. up
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#5922866 - 09/10/15 07:20 PM Re: home made drags [Re: huntindude]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 09/16/10
Posts: 335
Loc: Round Rock TX
I made one in spring, chain link fence and 4x4's. Ended up pushing to much soil on the front end of it.
So I chained up to the remaining 40' of chain link that was rolled up and dragged that. I'm gonna keep uusing it. It worked out pretty well.

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