The TR3 E Series is packed full of purpose built components. The multiple U.S. patents prove that ABI Equine won’t settle for the status quo, but is always innovating to help you keep your horses sound, performing to their maximum ability and around for a long time!
Find the perfect position for general grooming, preparing or renovating
The TR3 E Series frame is stabilized by our U.S. patented stabilizing wheels. Located in the center of the frame, these wheels provide positive depth control to all of the TR3 E Series components. With 3 height adjustments, its easy to find the perfect position for general grooming, preparing or renovating.
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 our floatation stabilizing wheels. These wheels prevent the TR3 E Series from undulating with the tractors front tires, keeping the loosening components from going 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 properly preparing your arena footing.
Loosen footing without creating ridges
The profile blades are a major differentiator between the TR3 E Series and its competitors. Because of this patented concept, the desire to loosen footing without creating ridges can finally be realized. Similar to a sod cutting blade the 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 seven inches. Now with every single pass of the tractor the TR3 E Series 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! The profile blade cleans the base of compaction and lifts the footing material to add cushion.
Floating Drag Bar
Move footing from one part of the arena to another
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 E Series has a 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 E Series 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. But the floating position isn’t the only position! The drag bar may also be locked down to act like a box blade for rough grading and spreading material. This enables the TR3 E Series to not only maintain an already level arena in great condition, but also renovate an arena filled with waves and inconsistent footing. The TR3 E Series is the only 3-point tractor tool in the world that can do all this in one tool.
Break up slight compaction
Many arena drags on the market today incorporate grooming rods into their design. The problem is, is that they count on these grooming rods as their primary loosening tool. Not with the TR3 E Series! Our grooming rods serve several very important functions.
- The first is to give a second loosening action after the drag bar. Anytime you pull a blade with material on it, the footing will tighten up some. So, our grooming rods are positioned behind the blade to break up the slight compaction from the blade. The primary loosening of the arena footing comes from the profile blades or ripping teeth and not our grooming rods.
- The second function is to add a little “texture” when wanted right about the base of the arena. In many disciplines, the horse needs a little “grip” right above the base for traction. This helps with barrel racing and jumping specifically. You simply lower the grooming rods below the profile blade and you get the best of both worlds! With the profile blades you get a consistent footing with no compaction clear down to the base and with the grooming rods you get the “grip” desired for some traction.
- The last purpose of these grooming rods is to relieve any final compaction from the stabilizing wheels.
These grooming rods are adjustable and can wear 6″ before needing replaced!
Easily penetrate compacted arena footing
The ripping or scarifying teeth loosen the ground to eliminate hard spots and easily penetrate compacted arena footing. The depths of these teeth are controlled by the stabilizing wheels to protect the base of the arena. Many equine disciplines require different footing depths and every footing material is different. The TR3 E Series ripping teeth are adjustable from 0″ – 7″ to enable the perfect amount of aggressiveness and loosening depth. The TR3 E Series is not only limited to the horse arena. If fact, because the teeth are “fixed”, not spring loaded, they make breaking up hardpan soil or gravel a breeze. Many customers use the TR3 E Series on gravel driveways and for light property maintenance.
Because the ripping or scarifying teeth can handle nearly any ground condition from horse arenas to gravel driveways the TR3 E Series teeth have replaceable bolt on tips. 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 wear 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.
Adjustable Finish Rake
Groom material with the perfect amount of flow
The final component of the TR3 E Series is the adjustable finish rake. This rear rake pulverizes and breaks up clumps of material and leaves a beautiful signature finish behind in the arena. By adjusting the rear manual jack, the TR3 E Series’ 1/2″ thick hardened-steel-rake, can pivot into into a variety of finishing and grading positions. This adjustability enables the rake to pulverize clods of material, level and finish no matter the material consistency. This functionality enables the TR3 E Series to beautifully groom material with the perfect amount of flow. Outside of the arena it can work on grading and resealing gravel driveways and even break-up manure lying on the pasture. The rake is replaceable in one-foot sections to reduce maintenance costs.
Eliminate hours of back breaking work
The optional TR3 E-Series rail blade eliminates footing material buildup along the rail of a horse arena. This option saves hours of labor by eliminating the need to manually rake out, tractor accessible, arena edges. The breakaway shear bolt, edge wheel, and edge marker stake pocket all contribute to assist the operator with damage free operation near wood fences, walls, and rails. (Driveway Marker Stake not included, available at local hardware)