Upgrading Your Small Arena Drag
In this week’s video, we give a rundown of Arena Rascal Pro accessories that can take your soil engagement to the next level. If you’re looking to make the use even easier than it already is or to try out different applications, look no further! This video is a crash course on unlocking the versatility of your small arena drag.
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Hi everyone, Matt Metzger here with ABI Attachments. Thanks for joining us again here on the ABI Dirt. Today is our third and final episode on the Arena Rascal Pro. We’ve already given you some history and why we invented the tool 20 years ago now, 20th anniversary, and then we talked about the ground engaging components. Today, we’re gonna talk about the options, the upgrades, because what’s the fun of a new toy if you can’t customize it a little bit, right? So nothing so crazy as lots of vibrant colors. All of the options and upgrades available to the Arena Rascal Pro are options that give you more versatility, either to make the use even easier than it already is or to allow you to use the tool in a different application. So let’s take a look at what we’ve got.
So we have got six options with like a half seventh, but I’ll get to that, and I’m not good with numbers, so we’ll try to get all six of them here. We’re gonna talk about options that make the tool easier to move, options that change how the tool engages the soil, and options that help you move the soil.
Three-point Lift for a Small Arena Drag
So first up, let’s talk about movement of the Rascal. The first two options that you can get for your Arena Rascal Pro. One is a three point lift kit. A three point lift kit actually turns this Rascal, which is a tow behind tool, into a three point drag. And I know you’re saying, “Matt, you’ve been spending the past couple of episodes “talking about how this is America’s “favorite tow behind drag! “Why would I put a three point kit on it?” If you have an Arena Rascal Pro, because you only had a four wheeler or side by side, and you recently, you’ve happened, I don’t know the clouds parted and dropped a subcompact tractor into your property. You now have the ability to use three point attachments. Well, maybe you want to use your Rascal as a three point tool. So we do have that three point lift kit available. However, if you have a tractor already, then pause this video, find ABI Attachment Dirt episodes on the TR3-E series. I’m just doing a favor on there. So three point lift kit for that Rascal.
2. Electric Actuator for ATV/UTV Arena Drag
The second option we have for the Arena Rascal Pro is an electric actuator. I actually referenced this briefly in the last episode. In the middle of the Arena Rascal Pro where you have the square jack that you manually operate to raise and lower the gauge wheels, to raise and lower the tool, you can swap that out for an electric actuator. That actuator wires up to your tow vehicle, there is a tow vehicle wiring harness, just so you know if you’re looking at this option. You do have to do a little bit of wiring on your tow vehicle to make this work because it draws from the power of your tow vehicle, but that means then, once you have it all wired up and installed, you can sit on your four wheeler or ATV, hit a button, somewhere, you can hit a button, and you can raise and lower those gauge wheels so that the tool can raise and lower. That means you don’t have to get outta your seat in order to get the tool up outta place so you can transport it across your property. Those are the two movement options.
3. Profile Blade for a Small Arena Drag
When it comes to the options and the upgrades for the ground engaged components, I’m listing off the profile blade first even though it comes standard because it’s worth noting that the scarifiers that actually do your deep, heavy ripping work, we looked at those last week, and the profile blades, two separate components, both have very different uses. So if you didn’t hear me loud and clear in last last episode, I wanna be loud and clear right now. The scarifiers are deep aggressive work. The profile blade allows you to put that on the base right riding above the base of your Arena to clean that base, get rid of all the inconsistent undulations throughout your Arena to give you a great riding experience and to keep your horse really safe. So that’s profile blades.
4. Food Plot Discs for ATV/UTV Arena Drag
Also something that you can slip into the pockets in the center of that tool are food plot discs. This is actually something that we’ve come out with just in the past year or so. So if you’ve discovered that you can use your ATV UTV and this Arena Rascal Pro outside the Arena, give us a call and talk about those food plot discs. If you are into turning your back 40 into a paradise for deer, and then later on, a paradise for your freezer, and you’ve got a food plot going on, we’ve got these food plot discs that work remarkably well with a weight rack that’s also an option on Arena Rascal Pro to provide the right amount of weight and use that tow behind tool to work up the soil for ideal food plot scenario.
5. Mini Box Blade for Small Arena Drag
Now onto the movement of soil with that Arena Rascal Pro. We talked about last week how that finish rig grabs material and moves it, but if you’re trying to move more material, let’s say you’re trying to attempt an Arena renovation with your four wheeler or ATV, you may want to grab a bit more soil. We’ve got what’s called a mini box blade that pins onto the bottom side of that finish rig that allows you to capture more material. You can see that it’s got kind of side wings also some vertical depth that allows you to grab and really pull material. I will give you the heads up there that if you’re attempting some major soil movement and you’re looking at that mini box blade thinking that you can really grab your high spots, your loose material, and drag it to the low spots in your Arena, I strongly encourage you to look at that actuator that we just talked about, because then you can raise it and lower that tool from the seat of your tow vehicle which is gonna make the usefulness of that mini box a whole lot more meaningful for you.
5.5. Rail Blade for ATV/UTV Drag
Another soil movement option that we’ve got rather than being under the Rascal, like that mini box, is a rail blade. So for any of you who have ever spent your morning walking around the outside of your Arena with a shovel, with a straight rake, trying to pull footing off of the sidewalls or away from the rails because as you’re riding, as you’re dragging, material gets pushed up to the outside, so now you’ve got a little bit of a fishbowl going on. If you’re tired of using those hand tools all morning long, the best of your day, clearing out the outside of your Arena, check out the rail blade, the rail blade that we’ve got for this Arena Rascal Pro. This installs on the side of the frame. This means that you can take one pass or two or three on the outside peripheral of your Arena, grab material that’s pushed up against your rail or your wall, and pull it back in so that you can incorporate that footing back into the rest of your Arena.
That’s all I’ve got today regarding the options and upgrades for the Arena Rascal Pro. Remember we have engineered the Arena Rascal Pro to be good to go off the pallet. So when it gets dropped off the semi truck, gently, at the foot of your driveway, so that you can connect it to your tow vehicle and put it in your Arena, we’ve got it set up for you out the gate. These options are for you to consider if you’re trying to do just a little bit more, move a little bit more material, or you’ve got that food plot out back, or you wanna make your life just a little bit easier with that electric actuator so you’re not getting on and off the tow vehicle. So if you’ve got any questions on any of these options and you’re trying to figure out does this work for me and hey is my 10 year old Arena Rascal Pro compatible with this option, we’re here for you. Give us a call. We wanna get you connected to make your life easier and help you get your work done.