Rated 5 out of 5 by Peggy We're Impressed
We purchased several of these rake heads to replace our badly broken up ones. For example, we could get three of these for the price of one name brand and still have money left over. We're impressed with their durability and will pass the word around.
October 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shay Could be better, but good for the price.
It is a little flimsy, but as long as you aren't digging into hard aged manure or mud piles and keep your property pretty tidy it's a food fork. I would recommend it!
August 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beth Great deal!
First off, it does seem sturdier than my other forks, and I believe it's because of the 2nd row of horizontal connectors. Secondly, like others have said, the holes DO NOT match up if you're replacing a Future Fork. I got a few complaints from the hubby when he had to end up drilling a new hole, but when I told him it was $7.99 for this head only, and $18.99 for a whole new fork at our local store, he was okay with getting a little horse poop on his hands.
February 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Irisgreen Good Replacement but some differences to note.
I work at a training barn and muck 30+ stalls a day. Some outdoor and some indoor box stalls. I normally use a Dura Fork but as with most plastic muck rakes the tines brake off eventually. Especially with the kind of daily use they get at my work.
I purchased 4 of these "no name" replacement heads. First off I noticed the holes are not only bigger due to a larger bolt but they don't match up with the Dura Fork hole. So, after drilling a new hole in the handle I was ready to put my replacement head to work.
Secondly, I noticed that the replacement head was a bit thicker made then the Dura Fork. The tines are slightly thicker and more rounded instead of pointed and slender on the end.
Thirdly, There is also a noticeable cross brace half way down the tines.
The cross brace and the thicker tines make this fork more sturdy then the Dura fork when using it turned over as a rake in wet stalls or mud. It seems to hold up and not allow the tines to bend backwards and risk braking them off as easily. But, the cross brace has it's down side too. In Summer months (as it is right now) the cross brace hinders the rakes ability slightly to slide under muck as easily as the Dura Fork does with out the cross brace.
I think this replacement head is a good deal for the price and would work out great for winter months, wet box stalls or as a cheap replacement head for barns and businesses where employees keep braking tines.
I think my Dura Fork out performs this replacement head in the summer months when there's no heavy lifting and most everything is dry. If the replacement head didn't have the cross brace it would be a tie.
But, come winter I have a feeling the "no name" replacement rake will work better in the mud and is cheaper to replace in the long run.
July 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by trackgirl VERY GOOD DEAL!!!
My opinion on these replacement heads are....they are great! I bought 3, got all in blue, which is my color, but even with frozen poo in Indiana, the forks have been great. I am so glad I bought these instead of paying 15 bucks for one stable fork at a local store. I have had these for over 1 month now and I am very happy with the purchase!
February 5, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by River Rock Farm Worst ever!
These fork heads are far and away the worst I've ever used. Extremely weak, substandard imported plastic. Worst ever used.
November 26, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ines Z. sturdy fork
I have been using the replacement heads off and on. I think they are great for the money.The only time I break tines off them is mostly in the wintertime,when the manure is frozen and I think it isn't,or I hit a clump of hard dirt.i don't have closed stalls ,so all is outside.
November 16, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Megan Amazing!
Just like every other horse farm we had several handles laying around with no heads so we purchesed these. They have worked great! I don't know why others had a problem even with Clyds. poops they hold up very well even better than the old heads! and if need be I will be buying these again
August 7, 2010