Flex Rake LLC
Elba, Alabama
United States

Contact Us:

flexrake@yahoo.com

Matt Brunson: 334-313-4574

Joe Waldorff: 334-488-0112

       The Flex Rake is an improvement on existing farm technology

1. The rake is designed for use between the tractor and the baler.

Conventional rakes are designed to be used “stand alone”, which requires a second tractor and operator in the field. The Flex Rake eliminates the need for a second operator or tractor, which saves time, money, labor and wear on equipment.

2. The drive shaft is enclosed in the frame of the machine.

The drive shaft between the tractor and the baler is installed inside of the frame of the rake. (There are no pto driven parts on the rake). This allows for safer operation of the baler behind the rake.

3. The rake has wings which come in and out, hydraulically, for ease of use, precise hay gathering, and transport of the implement. The wings ride up on the frame and out of the way when in transport position. The ends of the wings are supported by gauge wheels, while in operation, which lessen the stress on the machine’s frame and wings while operating on uneven terrain.

4. As the name implies, the rake’s wings flex and move to maintain more consistent contact with the ground. This is accomplished through a pinned joint where the wings attach to the frame.

5. An adjustable spring tension system on the wings allows the operator to set the machine’s rake spinners to rake lightly, or more aggressively, according to the raking conditions or material.

6. The rake spinners are set at a lesser angle and closer spacing than conventional rakes. This allows for more efficient and gentle gathering of the hay product, while also extending the operational life of the spinners themselves.

7. A major innovation that is not on the market on any existing hay rake is that of hay deflectors. Hay deflectors installed along the wings, in front of the rake spinners, keep the rakes cleaned out, prevent “wrapping” of the spinners, and keep hay moving toward the baler.

8. The proximity of the bailer to the rake allows for the most efficient baling of the gathered hay product, virtually eliminating waste. The rake is extremely efficient and, when paired with a suitable baler, will gather practically all of the cut hay for baling in one pass. Since the hay is baled immediately after raking, there is practically no loss of product to settling, wind, or adverse weather.

9. The rake is compatible with any in-line baler (round or square).

10. The tractor never has to straddle the windrow which with all other hay operations is a problem in thick hay with tractor's underframe tangling with the hay in tall windrows.

 

   Hydraulically Controlled Wings

The rake has wings which come in and out, hydraulically, for ease of use, precise hay gathering, and transport of the implement. As the name implies, the rake's wings flex and move to maintain more consistent contact with the ground.

       Adjustable Spring Tension

An adjustable spring tension system on the wings allows the operator to set the machine's rake spinners to rake lightly, or more aggressively, according to the raking conditions or material.

                  Hay Deflectors

A major innovation that is not on the market on any existing hay rake is that of hay deflectors. Hay deflectors installed along the wings, in front of the rake spinners, keep the rakes cleaned out, prevent wrapping of the spinners, and keep hay moving toward the bailer.