The Hay Rake attachment for BCS two-wheel tractors is a great way to quickly rake mowed grass into windrows, especially when compared to the time and effort required to rake with hand tools. These professional grade rakes are manufactured by Repossi of Italy, which has specialized in hay-making equipment since 1898.
Hay Rakes from Repossi will rake hay, grasses, and other cut plant material and are a nice tool to complement the Sickle Bar and Duplex Sickle Bar mowers, which cut plant material once at its base and leave it in tact.
The width and position of the windrows is controlled by the adjustable catching arm located on the right side of the rake. Properly set, the teeth will cleanly sweep all cut material and create a windrow that can then be baled or forked into a wagon. In its lowest setting, the combs can also be used to de-thatch lawns.
Each model features a steering lever located at the operator's position which controls two front wheels. A handy stabilizer foot located near the PTO connection point allows the unit to be supported when it's disconnected from the BCS tractor.
Both models can also be converted into tedders to re-spread the plant material in case it has gotten wet. With the catcher arm positioned fully upward and out of the way, the grass material can then be discharged and spread evenly to aid in drying the material before it is raked into windrows again for collection.
Model 165/2 has a 60" working width, dual belts, and is designed for intensive, professional use. Larger, wider wheels and spring shock absorbers give it fantastic handling in pastures and hay fields. Ground clearance for both wheels is adjusted from a single central lever. Model 165/2 requires either a Quick Hitch or PTO Extension to provide enough clearance for the height adjustment lever. Model 165/2 is compatible with tractor models 739 and up.
Model 145/1 has a 50" working width and a single belt. It's a complete hay raking machine with some scaled back features compared to the larger model. Designed for less intensive use, with smaller wheels that each have a simple height adjustment screw. Perfect for the modern homesteader looking to save time with forage harvesting. Model 145/1 is compatible with all current BCS America tractor models.