The “Profiler” is an option that mounts to the back of most TR3® Rakes. It adds the revolutionary Profile Blade technology that slices parallel to the arenas base material. This eliminates all ridging in a single pass and saves time and further protects the longevity of the horse. The standard TR3® Rake utilizes perpendicular scarifying teeth to power through all hard packed footing material, however alone it may take multiple passes and varying drag patterns to completely eliminate all ridging. The power of the TR3® Rake combined with the finesse and accuracy of the “Profiler” option “Team Up” to set a new standard in professional arena footing management.
The “Rolling Basket” is an ideal option for those that need to repack the surface after grooming or to breakup significant dirt clods. Most commonly those partcipating in speed events such as barrel racing, roping and other rodeo events find the benefits of this basket the most useful. The rolling basket stabilizes, breaks up clumps of footing, resets the arena below the surface and keeps the top few inches of footing loose to give horses the “grip” they need for speed. This basket is NOT a standard lightweight basket found on many competitors tools that can bounce, clog and plow rendering them ineffective. This is also NOT a roller or packer found on many tools that pack can only roll the top surface. Both the standard basket and roller/packer, found on competitor’s, equipment have fundamental flaws that this design corrects. The rolling basket has twisted 1″ rods. Unlike competitors straight rods, the TR3 rolling basket’s rods are twisted and keep the basket rolling smoothly, preventing the basket from clogging, bouncing and plowing material. This design also allows the basket to firm the footing 1 – 2″ below the surface, not on top, giving the rider the ideal amount of cushion and stability.
Hydraulic Top Link
This option is a must for operators that will use the TR3 for land reclamation and landscaping applications. This cylinder takes the place of the traditional turn knuckle and gives the operator the ability to change the position of the TR3 without getting off the tractor and manually making adjustments.
The rail blade attaches by two bolts to the leveling blade. The shovel cuts into the built up material around the rail or wall of an arena and pulls the material into the leveling blade to be redistributed throughout the arena. This eliminates hours of back breaking work. Works great to push back grasses and weeds that begin to overgrow into gravel roads and ball diamonds. Also pulls displaced material back into the road.
The blade teeth are used mostly in the landscaping industry and mount below the leveling blade. They extend 2 inches below the grade. The teeth allow loose sand to flow through as 2″ and larger rocks and debris collect in the blade.
Extra Long Scarifier Shanks
The standard 9″ scarifier shanks can be swapped out for 12″ shanks; this enables the operator to rip 9″ deep. This may be needed to prepare for some barrel racing events. Every discipline has varying requirements. Always know how deep the arena footing material is.
The TR3® Rake is truly the most versatile 3-point ground preparation tool on the market. It was invented by Kevin Keigley to combine multiple tools into one. Not only does the TR3 do the job of multiple tools but it can do them all at the same time due to its innovative angle. This design allows three ground engaging components to work the soil all at the same time to level, loosen & rake on every pass! This design holds two U.S patents. The TR3 had it’s birth in the commercial landscaping business so it was designed to handle hours of daily use with minimal to no down time. We like to say the TR3 is “Tank Tough” as it will power through the most demanding of jobs. From horse arenas, gravel driveways & commercial contractor applications, the TR3 is battle tested and shows up for work everyday. For most of our customers it never leaves the back of their tractor!
Auto Leveling Blade
Even though many competitors claim they have a leveling or grading blade, the reality is they don’t. Simply smoothing out hoof prints will never bring an arena back to grade. A tool must have the ability to move dirt from one part of the arena to another to claim it can level an arena. Many drags can smooth, few can actually level. Unlike the competition, the TR3 has a significant ground engaging blade capable of moving a significant amount of material if needed. Not only that, it has an industry exclusive patent that enables the TR3’s leveling blade to “float”, when desired, to auto level the arena. In the floating position this blade will catch high areas and drop that material into lower areas automatically. If the arena is already level it will not dig holes or create high spots. This means, in an undamaged arena, no skill is required to achieve or maintain a level grade. The news gets even better! The leveling blade may also be locked down to act like a box blade for rough grading and spreading material. This enables the TR3 to not only maintain an already level arena in great condition but also renovate an arena filled with waves and inconsistent footing. The TR3 Rake is the only 3-point tractor tool in the world that can do all this in one tool.
The scarifying teeth loosen the ground to eliminate hard spots and easily penetrate compacted arena footing. The depth of these teeth are controlled by the gauge wheels to protect the base of the arena. Many equine disciplines require different footing depths and every footing material is different. To account for this the TR3’s teeth are adjustable from 0″ – 7″ to enable the perfect amount of aggressiveness and loosening depth. The TR3 is not only limited to the horse arena. If fact, because the teeth are “fixed”, not spring loaded, they make breaking up hard pan soil or gravel a breeze. Many customer use the TR3 on gravel driveways, for landscaping applications and many more jobs around the farm. The tips are replaceable for easy maintenance.
Bolt On Scarifier Tips
The scarifying teeth can handle nearly any ground condition from horse arenas to gravel driveways. Unlike many drags, the TR3 has replaceable bolt on tips on the scarifying teeth. This feature not only ensures affordable and easy maintenance, of this wear part, but it also ensures peak ground penetration no matter the ground condition. If the tips wears to the point that performance is diminished simply replace them and restore the performance to like new! Many competitive drags require the owner to grind off the worn parts and weld on new ones.
3/4in Hardened Steel Finish Rake
The final point of contact with the ground is the finishing rake. This rake is made of 3/4″ thick hardened steel for long life and is replaceable in one foot sections. The purpose of the finish rake is to pulverize and break up clumps of material and leave a beautifully smooth signature finish behind. But that is not all, the rake also enables the user to push backwards to move dirt into dug out roping boxes and jumps! Additionally, push backward outside of the arena to slice through the ground, like a knife, to rip out vegetation or move material to fill in washouts and accomplish other light land clearing jobs. When driving forward, the design of the rake effectively grooms the material, but does not over compact it, leaving an ideally prepared surface for horse arenas and landscaping seedbeds.
Foam Filled Stabilizing Wheel
All 3-point tractor implements move in the opposite direction of the front tires of the tractor. If the front tires of the tractor go up the 3-point goes down. This causes most 3-point implements to dig holes and cause waves in horse arenas. This problem is solved with the “never flat” stabilizing wheels. These wheels prevent the TR3 Rake from undulating with the tractors front tires, keeping the scarifying teeth from loosening any deeper than they are set and preventing the leveling blade from digging holes. The wheels control the depth of the loosening action, create consistent level travel to eliminate wash boarding and eliminates gouging and stalling of the tractor while pushing backward by supporting the frame. Additionally, these wheels support side-to-side “dipping” while cornering. These wheels are the secret to maintaining level grade.
3-Point Hitch Connection
The TR3® Rake has a variety of sizes to fit most any tractor with a 3-point hitch. For small category 0/1 tractors we recommend the 5.5′ TR3. For standard category 1 tractors ABI offers a selection of 5.5′, 6.5′ 7.5, & 8.5′ to fit the tire width and horsepower of the tractor. Large category 2 tractors will need either the 8.5′ or 10′ TR3 Rake. These larger rakes feature additional reenforcements as well as CAT II 3-point measurements. Speak with one of our product experts to have a TR3 Rake sized to your tractor and needs. The TR3 is compatible with standard quick hitch adapters as well as John Deere iMatch systems.
The profile blades are at the heart of the TR3 Profiler Option. Because of this unique concept the desire to loosen footing without creating ridges can finally be realized. Similar to a sod cutting blade the new profile blades cut parallel to the arena grade. So, instead of ripping through footing with perpendicular teeth these profile blades slice through the footing in quarter inch increments and loosen the footing as deep as 7 inches. Now with every single pass of the tractor the TR3 Profiler Option will be loosing 100% of the footing! This saves an enormous amount of time on the tractor because the driver no longer has to make two or three passes over the same footing with different patterns!
Floating Finishing Comb / Rake
The final point of contact is the adjustable floating comb allowing for customizable pressure to be applied depending upon the consistency of the footing material. Every footing is different but by adjusting the comb you can get the same results. Breaks up dirt clods and produces a beautiful signature finish. Constructed of 1/2″ wear resistant hardened steel.
Architectural Grade Powder Coating
Not all powder coating processes are created equal, but you can rest assured that the multi-step powder coating process used on ABI products is second to none. Proper material selection, roofed-storage, innovative cleaning & preparation, state-of-the-art equipment, and industry leading “trade-secret” techniques enable ABI to offer a true architectural grade powder coating on all products. The benefits of this architectural grade powder coating includes better rust resistance, a fantastic finish and a longer service life. UV inhibitors are applied to resist the damaging affects of the sun.
You want the best quality materials, you want the highest quality workmanship, you want your attachments made in the United States of America–and so do we! That’s why, since 1997, we’ve been manufacturing and selling equipment built to exceed your expectations, just like we should. This attention to detail creates products that are durable, reliable, and ready to do your toughest work–day after day.