Choosing the Right Chain Harrow
All the trailed chain harrows and mounted harrows we sell are top quality harrows with 13mm heavy duty tines, with a 3-way pulling action and are manufactured in the UK.
Chain Harrow Help and Advice
We will explain why we use 13mm heavy duty tines on all our harrows, the thinking behind our harrow mats, the mat sizes and how the same mats can be used on both our trailed and mounted harrows, the differences between our Semi-Professional and Professional harrows as well as our easy chain harrow upgrade options.
If you need any additional help or advice or would like to speak to someone, please don't hesitate to call us on 01458 850 084 and we will be more than happy to help you.
Heavy duty 13mm tines on all chain harrows with 3-way pulling action
13mm Heavy Duty Tines
All our harrows have heavy duty 13mm diameter tines with a length of 90mm. We feel anything less is not heavy enough to make an impression on the land.
Our heavy duty tines are manufactured from a 13mm diameter round bar rather than a more common and weaker 10mm / 11mm diameter tine.
Heavy duty strength 13mm tines
We only use larger 13mm diameter tines as this results in an increase of almost 40% in the cross sectional area and adds valuable additional weight during harrowing.
The additional weight, thickness and the heavy duty strength of our 13mm tines is what maximises performance meaning that the harrowing job can be achieved quickly and efficiently saving time, fuel and also wear and tear.
Thinner tines of 10mm / 11mm will not penetrate the ground as well as our heavier 13mm tines
3-way Pulling Action
All our harrows also have a three way pulling action and this means you can choose the best harrowing option - passive, aggressive or upside down - to suit your ground conditions.
Direction of Pull
← = Passive
→ = Aggressive
1. With the tines facing backwards allowing 'passive' harrowing - reversing the mat gives less ground penetration and a smoother action.
2. With the chain harrow tines facing forwards, this allows 'aggressive' harrowing - vigorous, deeper ground penetration ideal for harder ground.
3. Turn the chain harrow mat upside down to allow smooth harrowing - ideal for re-seeding.
Semi-Professional (4ft deep) and Professional (8ft deep) Chain Harrows
- Semi-Professional 4ft Depth Chain Harrows
4ft depth chain harrow mat
- Professional 8ft Double Depth Chain Harrows
Double depth 8ft deep harrow comprising of 2 x 4ft deep mats
Both our Semi-Professional and Professional trailed / towed and mounted chain harrows have heavy duty 13mm diameter tines.
Chain Harrow Mats
4ft wide and 6ft wide chain harrows comprise of standard, single 4ft and 6ft wide, 4ft deep mats.
Chain harrows with widths of 8ft - 20ft are available in multiples of 4ft and 6ft wide, 4ft deep mats. This means the chain harrow mats are extremely versatile, easy to upgrade at a later date, easier to handle and easier to attach to the heavy duty draw bar.
If you prefer a complete single mat of 8ft and over or specific multiple widths please just let us know.
E.g. A 12ft wide Semi Professional, 4ft depth chain harrow will be supplied in 3 x 4ft wide mats, if you prefer 2 x 6ft wide mats or 1 x 12ft wide mat, please indicate when ordering.
Upgrade from a Semi-Professional to a Professional Chain Harrow
Our Semi-Professional 4ft depth chain harrows are fully upgradable to a Professional 8ft (2x4ft) double depth chain harrow.
You can upgrade by simply buying an extra mat or mats (starting from £145.00). This means you can upgrade your original purchase without having to completely replace it.
Heavy Duty Draw Bars
We supply heavy duty draw bars, 60mm diameter by 5mm thickness. Other manufacturers often use 40mm x 3mm draw bars. We feel our heavier draw bars improve your harrowing experience especially for example when levelling molehills. The extra weight also keeps the mat on the ground and reduces any 'bounce'.
Your Towing Vehicle
See our advice on your chain harrow towing vehicle.
Trailed Chain Harrows or Mounted Harrows?
Trailed chain harrows can be towed behind any vehicle with a pin or ball hitch.
Semi-Professional 4ft depth trailed chain harrow - 4ft wide
Professional 8ft double depth trailed chain harrow - 8ft wide
Mounted chain harrows can only be used in conjunction with tractors with hydraulic 3 point linkage.
Mounted chain harrows
Mounted harrows with folding sides
Our mounted chain harrows have a reversable A frame allowing passive or aggressive towing options
Mounted harrows from Paul Helps with detachable, reverable 'A' frame to easily tow and harrow in the opposite direction
The main advantage of mounted chain harrows is the ability to lift the harrow for road transportation. With larger frames harrowing land is faster and the folding sides allow access through narrow gateways etc. The hydraulic lift also allows complete ground coverage reversing into corners.
As a guide we would recommend the following:
Ride-on mowers - 4ft wide Semi-Professional 4ft depth chain harrows
Quad Bikes 250cc upwards - 4-6ft wide Semi Professional 4ft depth chain harrows, larger quad bikes could possible tow a Professional 8ft double depth chain harrow
Compact Tractors (www.mitsubishicompacttractors.co.uk) and larger - 4ft wide Semi-Professional 4ft depth chain harrows
4x4 vehicles e.g. Landrover - 6ft, 8ft and 10ft wide Semi-Professional 4ft depth or Professional 8ft double depth chain harrows
We recommend and sell only the best chain harrows for your needs
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require help and advice in choosing the most suitable size harrow for your grassed areas. Phone anytime on 01458 850 084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.