New John Deere root rakes designed to handle big jobs

The height and width of the root rakes help protect the front of the machine from damage. Photo: John DeereThe height and width of the root rakes help protect the front of the machine from damage.
Photo: John Deere

John Deere says the toughest land-clearing and ground-leveling jobs are no match for its new root rakes, the John Deere RR72, RR78 and RR84.

The root rakes are the latest additions to the manufacturer’s steadily expanding lineup of “Worksite Pro” attachments.

While optimized to work with John Deere G- and E-Series skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs), and K-Series compact wheel loaders, the attachments can also work on a number of competitors’ machines. Deere says the new root rakes are a more economical option than dozer blades for most jobs.

The root rakes are ideal for land clearing, ground leveling and moving materials away from buildings and obstructions, John Deere says. The attachments were designed to gather rocks and debris, while allowing soil to sift through, for minimal site and landscape disturbance and maximum efficiency.

Built with alloy-steel construction, replaceable pin-on teeth and zinc-plated, pivot pins with protected Zerks, the new root rakes resist the impact that any ground materials provide. Another key feature is a weld-on “D” ring that expands the list of tasks these root rakes can tackle, such as pulling brush in forestry applications or scrap on a job site.

The root rakes are available in 72-inch (RR72), 78-inch (RR78) and 84-inch (RR84) widths for maximum productivity. The height and width of the root rakes also help shield the fronts of the machines, protecting against damage from large piles of brush or jagged scrap.

With the universal, self-cleaning “Quik-Tatch” system found on all John Deere skid steers, CTLs and compact wheel loaders, the machine can easily add and remove the root rake quickly. The new attachment is also backed by John Deere parts, service and warranty coverage.

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