Frequently Asked Questions

Why don’t you have sections?
Are the teeth hardened?
Would it be too severe to cover seed?
Why can’t it pull from the back?
How do you handle it?
How come the teeth are so short?
Why doesn’t it have more teeth?
Would it be too heavy?
Would it be hard to pull?
What is your drag Harrow commonly used for?

Q: Why don’t you have sections?
A: We find that the Bridge Chain Harrow, in one section, works better as it leaves a seamless surface whereas multiple sections would not. However, we can build custom Harrows in sections.
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Q: Are the teeth hardened?
A: No, but the entire Harrow is made from quality 1060 high carbon steel which is already very hard. There is no need to harden teeth through heat treatment.
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Q: Would it be too severe to cover seed?
A: This is a common concern; however the less aggressive side, with 45̊ angled teeth has been proven to work well covering seed.
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Q: Why can’t it pull from the back?
A: Pulling the Bridge Chain Harrow form the back would damage the Harrow due to the angle of the teeth. There are aggressive and less aggressive teeth on each side of the Harrow while the framework does most of the work. The different sides of the Harrow are meant to meet different needs of the Harrow.
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Q: How do you handle it?
A: Many owners just simply drag the implement to transport it. If your Harrow is fifteen feet or less, it will fit through most gateways and it won’t damage laneways or yards. It can be handled by lifting with a tractor loader; Or of course, you could make use of any of our carrier systems.
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Q: How come the teeth are so short?
A: Longer teeth will not penetrate ground more or do a better job. The Harrow frame is designed to do a lot of the work (breaking lumps and spreading manure etc.) It will work better with Harrow frame being closer to the ground.
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Q: Why doesn’t it have more teeth?
A: Our Harrow does have fewer teeth than most Chain Harrows on the market, but with the framework of the Harrow doing a lot of the work, a large number of teeth are not necessary. The teeth are positioned in such a way so that each tooth travels on a different path, none of which are overlapping, creating optimal coverage with fewer teeth.
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Q: Would it be too heavy?
A: The Harrow is manufactured using 1060 High Carbon Steel. The Harrow can appear heavier with its coarse structure and design. However, none of the teeth follow the path of another leaving a scratch mark every 2″, making the Harrow ideal for Hay and Pasture.
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Q: Would it be hard to pull?
A: A rule of thumb is 2hp/foot of Harrow width. However this can vary depending on surface conditions.
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Q: What is your Harrow commonly used for?
A: See the page containing the Ideal and Common Uses for our Chain Harrow, or contact us at 519-843-1959 with any questions.
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May-Bridge Harrows is located in Belwood, Ont., Canada – between Toronto and London (ON).


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