Kuhn, Tyler; Vachowski, Brian. 2006. Improved MTDC Trail Rake for ATVs. 0623 2320. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 6 p.
Describes an improved trail rake that can be pulled by an all-terrain vehicle to maintain trails. Among the rake's key features are:
- A tine assembly that can be shifted 11 inches to either side and raised from 3 inches below grade to 11 inches above grade
- Joystick controls mounted on the handlebar
When the rake's tine assembly is shifted to the side and rotated, the rake can pull soil from berms alongside the trail without requiring the operator to drive off the trail. The parts for the prototype trail rake cost $2,900. The rake takes about 15 days to fabricate. Drawings (MTDC-1036) are available from the Missoula Technology and Development Center.
Keywords: all-terrain vehicles, equipment development, mechanical drawings, off-highway vehicles, prototypes, trail maintenance.
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