Yard Tuff ATV Drag Harrow - 48in.W, Model# DH-045
Bought this of the UK branch of Northern tool.[Kudos for getting into europe BTW].
However this is really a lightweight tool for paddock usage lawn or gravel smoothing,nothing else.
Its chain is about the toughest part of it.The plates are lightweight steel and a hunk of chain link[Hurricane fencing] serves as the drag.
However using lightweight chain link connectors is a no on even less connecting them to the chain link fence.I drilled holes in the plates and used small bow shackels to connect the chain properly to the plates.
Concrete blocks dont sit properly onto the drag board,and need to be secured with bungee cords.
The chain link drag after awhile bends out of shape.I have added a old 12lb window sash weight to the end of the fence links to keep it down.And have pretty much rebuilt this from the ground up.
All in all disappointing if you are going to do anything heavier than a flat surface.Its great for gravel driveways or such,it fell apart when I tried to do our horse pasture.
September 25, 2012
Bought this to smooth my soil on my new home. The dirt was loose and had some small rocks that needed removed. Put this behind my atv and had to add weight to get it drag and not just float. After about 1 hour the chain was stretched badly, the chain connectors were apart and I just gave up with it. If you have a small project this may work for you, but if you need to have something to do a bigger job, this may not be for you.
September 25, 2012
Only for fine work. I put some concrete blocks to give it more weight. Drag with the metal frame where you can put 4 concrete blocks worked better for me.
May 7, 2012
this works really great smoothes nicely and pulls easy.
June 6, 2011
Horse Pasture Harrowing
We actually got this to harrow the horse pasture. We did not want it to damage the grass just breakup and distribute the debris. It does just that. Hook it on to the ATV hitch and drag away. Our pasture is uneven and has rock but this glides over without issue. Make fast work cleaning up the pasture.
March 14, 2011
Too small and lightweight for ATV
This might be OK for very well tilled dirt if you pull it behind a lawn tractor. I used this for about an hour behind an ATV and it is basically junk now. I wasn't even hauling weight on it! The pull chain is too light weight, too short, and the attachment clips bent so badly that I had to use Vice Grips to remove it from the ATV. Save your money, or buy something for more money that is more heavy duty.
March 14, 2011
I recently had several trees cut down and the stumps ground on my property. The chips from the stump grinding were removed and 50 yards of dirt were hauled in. This drag was a life saver for leveling the dirt and preparing the ground for planting of grass seed.
November 23, 2010
I've looked around for a similar item and Northern Tool has the best price and selection by far for this item.
I use it to drag my arena for my horses. It works great!
November 16, 2010
Yard Tuff drag harrow
This is a great product. I had topsoil spread over a 1/4 acre with a skid-loader. To finish my yard I attached the harrow to my riding mower and added a couple concrete blocks to the harrow, it knocked down the high spots on my yard, next I removed the blocks and did a finish drag. Finally after seeding I did one more drag to cover the grass seed. This only took me about 4 hours. Six weeks later I am mowing grass. This was the first time I had done anything like this. Excellent tool for homeowner or light commercial use.
August 25, 2010
great drag for the price i use it on the local baseball fields i am in charge of dragging all 8 fields this is the best drag i have bought
June 1, 2010