8' Track and Ring Pull-Behind Conditioner

SKU: DRAG8PB

Ramm's Price
$2,448.00
List Price:
$2,487.50

This 8' track and ring pull behind conditioner has a compact A-frame design for strength and durability. It can be pulled behind garden tractors, ATVs, cars, trucks, and gators with sufficient power.

8' Track and Ring Pull-Behind Conditioner
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This 8' track and ring pull behind conditioner has a compact A-frame design for strength and durability. It can be pulled behind garden tractors, ATVs, cars, trucks, and gators with sufficient power. The pull behind wheel kit allows the track and ring conditioner to easily maneuver over grass, concrete, or asphalt driveways with ease. This track and ring pull behind conditioner has the same features as the track and ring conditioner. 

The blade is adjustable in pitch and angle so the blade stays at a level plain and floats on footing material keeping the tines at a consistent depth. The ability to tilt all the way forward to help tighten your footing space works great for large or small tracks, rings, courses, courts, and arenas. There are 6 depth adjustments with double-ended tine teeth that allow for twice the usage and can easily be replaced.

Installation: This track and ring pull-behind conditioner kit is crated and boxed when shipped. Easy-to-follow instructions and a complete hardware package allow anyone to assemble it in less than an hour with just a few wrenches! See operation instructions on the last page for the proper use of your track and ring conditioner. 

  • Step 1 - Installing Tine On Tine Bar  (*This finished section will be called "tine bar assembly".)
    1.  Place tine bar between two supports as shown in STEP 1 photo (we used the top and bottom of the shipping boxes anything that will give you at least 8” clearance will do).
    2.  Place the first tine on the tine bar as shown in FIG 1A & FIG 1B. Attach and tighten using 3/8” x 1-1/2” bolts and lock nuts. Repeat the process until all tines are in place.
    *Note: Tines should be spaced approximately 6” apart on-center for the TRC-6 and 7” for a TRC-8. 

  • Step 2 - Attaching the Blade Post and Blade to the A-Frame
    1.  Position the blade post in the guides on the rear of the A-frame with blade angle adjustment holes facing towards the front of the A-frame as shown FIG 2A
    2.  Using a 3/4” x 4-1/2” bolt put the flat washer on the bolt and put the bolt through the A-frame hole sliding into the top of the center blade post hole. Tighten using 1-1/8” wrench or ratchet & socket. 
    *Note: There is a nut that is welded on to the bottom side of the blade post plate. Make sure that the front hitch pin is in front hole so the blade post does not turn.
    3.  Tighten the bolt and nut completely and then back off 1/4 turn to allow for movement of the blade post. 
    4.  Then drop in the 3/4” drop pin through the A-frame into a blade post adjustment hole. Next position the blade face down and lift the blade post and A-frame placing it into the slot on the back of the blade, and attach using the 3/4” x 5” bolt and lock nut FIG 2B. Again tighten completely and back off 1/4 turn to allow for movement. 
    *Note: Leave blade assembly unfinished at this time this will make the unit more stable for the rest of the assembly.

  • Step 3 - Attaching the 3-Point Hitch
    1.  First, fasten the straight bar to the A-frame with a 1/2"x 1-1/2" bolt & lock nut FIG 3A
    2.  Then locate and fasten the two S-shape hitch bars to the A-frame with the lift pins as shown FIG 3B
    3.  Now take the unfastened ends of the S-shaped bar and straight bar and using the 1/2” X 4” bolt & nut with the 1" spacers on either side of the straight bar join the 3 ends as shown in FIG 3C
    4.  Tighten these bolts now before proceeding. 
    5.  Then install the hitch pin and fasten with the cotter pin. 
    *Note: There will be approximately 1/4” of play around the hitch pin this is normal.

  • Step 4 - Attaching the Tine Bar Assembly to the A-Frame
    1.  Support the front of the A-frame at an approximate height of 14” to 16” (we used two 5 gallon buckets) to place the buckets or whatever you choose under the 3 point hitch brackets at the front of the A-frame FIG 4A
    *Note: Keep supports clear of A-frame. It's important to make sure the A-frame is supported securely. 
    2.  Now slide the tine bar assembly into position under the A-frame with the tines pointing down and towards the blade at the back FIG 4B.
    3.  With help attach the tine bar assembly with the 5/8” x 2” bolts & lock nuts to the 3 mounting brackets on the underside of the A-frame. 
    4.  Tighten the bolts and back off 1/4 turn to allow tine bar assembly to move freely.

  • Step 5 - Attaching the Tine Height Adjustment Bar
    1.  Locate the tine height adjustment bar and fasten to the center support of the tine bar assembly using the 1/2” x 1-1/2” bolt & lock nut STEP 5 photo. 
    2.  Lift and attach the other end to the center hole of the tine height adjustment bracket attached to the underside of the A-frame using one of the 5/8” x 4-1/2” hitch pins and secure in place with the cotter pin.

  • Step 6 - Finalizing Blade Position
    1.  Lift the blade from either side until the center blade pitch angle adjustment hole is lined up with the hole in the blade post. Then secure in position with the remaining 5/8” x 4-1/2” hitch pin.

  • Step 7 - Attaching the Track and Ring Conditioner Using the 3-Point Hitch Assembly / Attaching to the Tractor
    1.  Backup your tractor with a 3 point hitch to the track conditioner. Make sure the area is clear of people and animals.
    2.  Position the tractor so the lift arms line up with the lift pins on the conditioner.
    3.  Slide the lift arms over the lift pins and put on the clip pins.
    4.  Attach the top link supplied with your tractor to top of the three-point hitch with the hitch pin supplied.
    5.  Adjust to the top link until the A-frame of the conditioner is level.

  • Step 8 - Assembly of the Pull-Behind Tow Hitch
    1.  Remove the nuts and lock washers from the lift pins where the S-shaped hitch brackets attach to the A-frame.
    2.  Carefully slide them out until they are flush with the inside of the S-brackets.
    3.  Place the hitch arm between the S-brackets and replace the nuts.
    4.  Attach the top link to the top of the 3 point hitch FIG 8A.
    5.  Lift the hitch arm up and connect it to the other end of the top link with the hitch pin FIG 8B.
    6.  In order to adjust the top link, you need to insert the adjusting pin in the hole in the center of the top link and firmly tap it through with a hammer.
    7.  Adjust the top link until the hitch arm is parallel to the A-frame.
    8.  Using the 1/2” x 4-1/2” bolt and lock nut, attach the adjustable tow arm to the end of the hitch arm at the required height for your tow vehicle.

  • Step 9 - Assembly and Mounting of Wheel Assembly
    1.  Mount the wheels on the axles with grease nipples to the outside and tighten the nuts.
    *Note: Remember to grease the wheels periodically. Next, attach the wheel assembly to the mounting bracket that is welded to the end of the A-frame with the two 1/2” x 1-1/2” bolts and locknuts.
    *Note: The wheel assembly is used to raise the blade off the ground to prevent damage to the blade when traveling to and from your track or ring or anytime you are traveling over rough ground.
    *Note: If using the wheel kit on an existing track and ring conditioner, position and securely clamp the wheel assembly in place and drill a 1/2” hole through the mounting bracket hole and A-frame at 3” from the back of the A-frame.

 

Shipping: This item ships on a semi-truck via an LTL freight carrier. It comes disassembled for economical shipping costs. Please contact one of our expert account managers at 800-434-6296 for a shipping quote. For more information on how this type of delivery works and what we need you to do upon arrival, please read through these two links:

- "The track and ring conditioner is a perfect drag for just about anyone. It's very easy to hook up and it does an awesome job. The best part is, is that it was half the cost of others on the market!"