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Blume Farm
Jul. 18, 2012, 06:38 PM
Does anyone have a drag like this:

http://www.millcreekmfg.com/products/arena-drags.php

Do you like it? I am going to look at one on Friday for sale that is about 1/2 the price of buying a new one. Still a lot of $$ so don't want to purchase it if it doesn't work well.

I have a sand arena that I will adding rubber to next month. The biggest problem is the edges building up and this drag is supposed to help with that.

Valentina_32926
Jul. 18, 2012, 07:06 PM
I have a similar one - has the round part but not the flat drag behind it. Mine works corners and rail fairly well - very happy with it.

http://www.rotoharrow.com/roto_harrow.htm

Highlite
Jul. 21, 2012, 01:55 PM
Had the exact same one. What a huge waste of money!!!! Look carefully. THe prongs on that sucker are at least 6 inches long. Imagine how that can gouge up your arena footing and destroy your base of limestone screenings. We have 21/2 -3 inches of sand and then the base. If we had used that monstrosity we would have totally ruined our limestone base. Got rid of it and am now using a piece of chain link fence to drag behind the tractor. Works like a charm. Inexpensive too.

Blume Farm
Jul. 21, 2012, 05:43 PM
Highlite: did you have the drag attached to a 3-pt hitch? If so were you not able to control how deep it went by how low you set the drag?

purplnurpl
Jul. 26, 2012, 10:33 AM
we had one of the circular drags which did the job.
But we have an AWESOME drag now...here it is:

http://www.abiequine.com/products/arena_drags/tr3_rake.php

it really makes a big difference. I can feel the change in the base when I walk in the arena. It really feels flat with the Tr3 where as it was still bumpy with the circular.
I think it will make big difference with soft tissue torque for sure.

2ndyrgal
Jul. 26, 2012, 10:38 AM
My husband bought us one, actually used on a racetrack, but, same principle, even with a 'smoother" thing on the back. About 10 ft wide at least.


Big, not flexible, doesn't go into the corners well, heavy, not all it's cracked up to be at all.

I got one of those chain link fence type drags with little "fingers" on it from a local implement store. It had been burned in a fire, so the paint was gone, but hey, $25, it fits behind the golf cart and the "gator", and works just fine without tearing up the base.

I wouldn't buy another drag like the other one, or the one the OP is asking about, waste of money for most of us.