TL150 Belt Rake by Molon

When you have big fields and wide-open spaces, the T150 Belt Rake, made by Molon of Italy, will give you maximum production rates, with less missed hay and a fluffy windrow that will allow you to rake a day earlier and let the hay finish drying in the windrow. Its raking width is adjustable from 10 to 12 ½ feet. While it has the raking width and quality of expensive rotary rakes, it will cost less and take up about ⅓ as much space in your barn. This rake is a great fit for all utility tractors and matches up well with our 3 x 3 and 4 x 4 round balers.

$5,499.00

In stock

Molon belt rakes offer better raking quality in a simple, durable machine.

Originally designed for raking hay into windrows, Molon belt rakes work equally well for raking pine straw, leaves, and for many other applications. For haymaking, it is the only rake that easily converts to a tedder to spread hay – in less than 30 seconds and without tools.

The compact, low profile design means you can rake in places that used to be considered too confined for conventional tractor-driven rakes. Since they are designed to work directly behind the tractor and are available in nominal widths from 5 to 12 ½ feet, if your tractor will fit, so will your rake.

Any size tractor with a PTO and 3 point hitch can operate Molon rakes. They require very little power and are lightweight enough to be easily lifted by even the smallest compact and subcompact tractors. Their light weight also makes them safer to operate on steep slopes.

The design of the Molon rake is simple, meaning it is easy to use, trouble free, and very low-maintenance. There is no gearbox, and all bearings are easily greased for long life. Tubular steel construction is strong and durable. Because it is lighter weight and closer to the tractor than other rake designs, it is also safer to use with small tractors and on sloping ground.

Its light weight and compactness make it easy to disconnect, move, and store when not in use. The caster wheel for parking the machine even allows you to roll the rake by hand on any smooth surface, meaning it can be moved to a corner of the barn out of the way of other operations.

Using the rake is also easy, even for beginners. Connection is a breeze, and once connected, raking height is quickly changed with the adjusting levers on the pneumatic wheels. Unlike most hay rakes, the width of the windrow is also adjustable, so it’s easy to match your windrow size to your baler. If you need to spread your hay, switching operations is as simple as removing the hay stop.

Adjustable raking height means you never end up with dirt in your windrow, meaning better quality hay for your animals. And the raking action creates a windrow that is light and fluffy, never roped like some other designs. That means final drying can happen in the windrow, allowing you to bale sooner.

Tractor Tools Direct is proud to exclusively offer this complete line of power rakes from Molon, a trusted name in hay equipment for over 40 years.

MOLON BELT RAKE SIZE COMPARISON PDF

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Model T150 Belt Rake
Manufacturer Model 300.5D
Double teeth per row 5
Working width, raking (min.) 10′
Working width, raking (max.) 12.5′
Working width, spreading 9′
Transport width 10’8″
Weight 814 lbs

Molon standard belt rake ships out unassembled, stretch-wrapped, and palletized.

Molon standard belt rakes ship out unassembled, stretch-wrapped, and palletized.

Shipping rates apply to the continental United States only. Please call 260-225-3429 to inquire about shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, or international.

The TL150 Belt Rake can only be shipped to a commercial/freight location, including all Old Dominion freight terminals. Look up your nearest ODFL freight terminal at – https://www.odfl.com/ServiceCenterLocator/

Molon Belt Rakes
Delivery Type Continental US – Model 300
Commercial or Freight Terminal $ 599.00
Farm/Residential with lift gate $ 679.00
Pickup from warehouse FREE

The cost of assembly for this item is $100.00.

In order to bale hay, it must be raked into windrows. It is a common misconception that hay can be baled directly from the windrow or swath created by the hay mower. There are a few reasons why this will not work. First of all, in most climates, hay will not dry well unless fluffed, flipped, or turned by a tedder and/or rake. Secondly, the path left by the hay mower will generally not be conducive to pick up by a baler, resulting in a lot of missed hay. Thirdly, you can normally rake at least two mower swaths into one windrow for baling, resulting in fewer passes across the field with the baler and better quality, more consistently dense bales.

The choices for hay rakes are many. Different regions of the country seem to prefer different styles of rakes. The four most prominent styles are wheel rakes, parallel bar (rollabar) rakes, rotary rakes, and belt rakes.

These rakes are built for speed and productivity when handling dry hay. Wheel rakes are simple machines that require minimal adjustments for proper operation. The economical ground drive simplifies operation and reduces cost. However, its direct contact with the ground can cause dirt and stones to be introduced into the hay, decreasing overall quality. Furthermore, the windrow will not be as light and fluffy as those produced by rotary rakes or belt rakes. This means that only minimal drying will occur once the hay has been raked. Also, using a 3-point mounted wheel rake takes some practice, especially if your field has a lot of curves or corners. Wheel rakes are physically large, so they take up a lot of space when stored. Even with these drawbacks, wheel rakes are very popular due to their low cost of purchase and maintenance.

Called by many different names in different regions of the US, these machines are relatively simple, with a design that dates back over 100 years. However, this type of rake is being replaced by other rake designs. Rotary rakes and belt rakes are similarly-priced and have additional benefits, such as the ability to produce fluffy windrows in all crop conditions. Wheel rakes are a more economical choice and offer similar raking quality to parallel bar rakes. Though many of these old rakes are still in use throughout the US, if you are considering a new rake purchase, another design will likely suit your needs better and provide you with more versatility.

These powered rakes create a uniform and fluffy windrow, which allows crops to dry faster. The gentle rotary-raking action minimizes leaf loss and provides a more uniform windrow for better bale formation. These rakes are capable of handling both wet forage and dry hay, giving them a greater versatility than wheel rakes. A rotary rake’s mechanical drive enables it to move heavy, wet crops. It also keeps the tines from contacting the ground, minimizing the amount of contamination raked into the crop. This results in higher-quality feed. Rotary rakes come in a wide variety of sizes for just about any size of tractor. These machines are easily maneuverable and closely follow changing field contours for clean raking. They also can be either 3-point mounted or trailed, allowing them to be used by most tractors with a PTO.

Belt rakes, also called power rakes, have all the advantages of a rotary rake. They can handle both wet and dry forage; they make a fluffy, consistent windrow; the tines do not touch the ground, reducing contamination of the forage; and they come in a wide variety of sizes.

Belt rakes, however, have a number of advantages over rotary rakes. For the same raking width, belt rakes are much more compact in size, making them much easier to use and store. Their compactness and lighter weight also makes them easier for your tractor to lift, making transport and navigation of rough terrain simpler. They are available in a wider range of working widths, from over 10 feet, like the Molon 300 power rake, down to 4 feet, like the Molon 120H power rake, making them ideal for working in tight spaces like orchards and pine plantations.

The versatility of a belt rake cannot be matched by any other type of rake. Going from rake to tedder is as easy as removing the hay stop and making a wheel adjustment, requiring only a few seconds and no tools. Lowering the rake with a simple adjustment of the wheels allows the tines to aggressively contact the ground, which is great for dethatching lawns or preparing a seedbed for planting.

The belt rake is also the easiest of the rake types to use. Because it is so compact and operates directly behind the tractor, the operator spends less time turned around checking to see where his rake actually is. And because it is powered by the tractor PTO, it continues to run while stationary, or when backing up, allowing you to use the rake in reverse in tight spaces. It also does a better job around corners and will not pile up hay like a wheel rake when turning. Thus you will end up with a straighter, fluffier, more consistent windrow that dries better and is easier to follow with a baler.

The following chart summarizes the four rake options and their best uses:

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