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home made drags #5921653 09/10/15 12:29 PM
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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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I have used old gates, cattle panels with post for extra weight, old cattleguard, telephone poles, pipe etc...


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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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Homemade 8 foot pallet. It's got the weight and easy to build and repair.


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Have an old pipe gate with panel on it, works great.


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I use a section of galvanized walkway, nice and heavy. Chains to connect to the tractor.


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I use an old truck tire.


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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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I've used channel iron with chains, pipe fence and cattle guards now I'm running with this.





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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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Our club has 900 acres and 20 small 1/2 acre plots. So ease of moving from one plot to another is important.

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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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I've used channel iron with chains, pipe fence and cattle guards now I'm running with this.





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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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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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I use a piece of 4' X 5' cattle panel with the front turned up a little and tie a few concrete blocks on top.......Drag it around with a Bayou 220 4 wheeler......


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Plan on using ratchet ties to bind 5 tires together this weekend. Fortunately we have sand and no rocks.

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Plan on using ratchet ties to bind 5 tires together this weekend. Fortunately we have sand and no rocks.

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I used barbed wire for mine, that was in 05 and it is like the day I wired it together. Straps may be a PITA


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Plan on using ratchet ties to bind 5 tires together this weekend. Fortunately we have sand and no rocks.

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I used barbed wire for mine, that was in 05 and it is like the day I wired it together. Straps may be a PITA


Barbed wire can be a pain too.

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Plan on using ratchet ties to bind 5 tires together this weekend. Fortunately we have sand and no rocks.

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I used barbed wire for mine, that was in 05 and it is like the day I wired it together. Straps may be a PITA


Barbed wire can be a pain too.

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Plan on using ratchet ties to bind 5 tires together this weekend. Fortunately we have sand and no rocks.

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I used barbed wire for mine, that was in 05 and it is like the day I wired it together. Straps may be a PITA


Barbed wire can be a pain too.

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I use one long piece of tow chain and loop it thru all the tires.


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