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Is pea-gravel invading your bunkers? The Shake'n Rake solves this and other contamination problems. Clean bunker sand starts today!

 

Motorized Bunker Sand Cleaning Rake saves you Time and Money

BUNKER SAND RAKE

Manual Rakes from $89.95
Powered Rakes from $249.00



Equi-tee Shake'n Rakes are successfully being used to sift oil tarballs from the sand on Gulf Shore beaches.

Bunker sand cleaning is easier with 1 1/4 inch screen.

Equi-Tee Shake'n Rakes come  standard with 1/4" inch screen size to capture small debris in dry sand or can be ordered with an optional 3/8" screen for damp conditions. 

Equi-Tee powered and manual Shake'n Rakes(tm) offer the fantastic combination of saving you money and time while also providing a more consistent golf course playing experience.  Equi-Tee rakes are incredibly effective hand tools for picking out bunker contamination!

The Shake'n Rake provides a high speed powered up-and-down (shaking) motion that mimics the manual lofting of the sand that was formerly done by hand.  Using lithium-ion battery power, an integral reciprocating motor increases the lofting rate to up to 30 times per second.  The task of moving damp sand through a  screen can be accomplished without any manual agitation by the user, so fatigue is eliminated and productivity greatly increases!
The Shake'n Rake takes a job that was nearly impossible and makes it routine by doing the sifting for you.

"The Shake'n Rake is a wonderful idea and works great even in damp sand, easily outperforming manual sifting. It also leaves a nice raked surface, doing the work of two tools." David W., Superintendent, Chambers Bay, WA.  Shake'n Rakes working in wet bunker sand.
Enjoy a 2 minute Video: YouTube - Bunker Rake for Golf Course and Beach Care.

For professional superintendents, removing contamination and stones from golf sand bunkers makes them consistent in their structure and reduces mower repairs due to stone spray.  While bunker maintenance is a practice designed to create the optimal playing experience, the goal of uniformity is time consuming.  Using the lightweight and portable Shake'n Rake one person can pick up all the visible debris from the surface of a bunker in just minutes.  Carried on the EZ-Go it takes no gas, no training, and no trailer.  A powerful tool for golf course maintenance, it easily picks out pea-gravel, tree debris such as needles and pine cones, and grass clippings.  It is uniquely effective on the tee-side edges of a bunker, where removing stones eliminates them spraying to a greens surface and damaging your mowers reel.   The Shake'n Rake promotes superior course care from the moment it is utilized and you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.  Buy one to try today!

 Defining Conflicting Cleaning Efforts.

Bunker maintenance has two distinct phases, the cleaning of debris and the smoothing of the sand.  While the goal is the same, the tools and techniques are not.  Traditional wood or plastic rakes make quick work of smoothing, but this can  hide contamination, making the problem worse.  The Shake'n Rake addresses this shortcoming, it is the only golf hand tool designed to power sift debris from sand.  Like any new tool, it may require some new techniques, but once mastered it isBunker Rake, Auto Sifting action indispensable.

The Science of Power Sifting.

Bridging among wet sand particles due to their angular shape and the water's surface tension is a desirable attribute for bunker sand.  It is what keeps it on the bunker faces and prevents it from washing into drains.  It also reduces "fried egg" lies. Unfortunately, it also prevents the sand particles from easily falling through a screen.  Wheeled screen powered units use horsepower to vibrate the sand to upset this bridged structure.  However, these units bring problems of their own, such as cost, portability, liner and lip damage, set up, maintenance/storage issues, and noise.  Repeated heavy vibration can also break the sand into finer particles, spoiling the qualities of expensive sand.

Screened hand tools seek to eliminate those problems by using hand labor.  Workers manually agitate the sand by repeatedly lofting or jiggling the contamination off the screen, each time separating a bit of debris.  Unfortunately, these tools only work in dry conditions because damp sand requires such a vigorous shaking effort that humans cannot effectively perform it for very long.  Humans can only shake a rake or a small screen approximately three times per second.  More vigorous action tends to bounce the debris off as well, and it is this slow motion restriction that drives the cost up.  This manual labor, while somewhat effective, is terribly inefficient and comes at a budget busting price.

Shake'n Rake bunker sand cleaning magic was recently viewed at the Chambers Bay, WA, golf course, site of the 2015 US Open, where this former gravel/sand pit had an ongoing rock contamination issue.  The day was cloudy and rain had fallen earlier, a perfect test since bunkers must often be cleaned even in poor weather, which, ironically, may be the optimal time to groom them because the low play-through rates means not disrupting golfers. 

The Shake'n Rake tested was a lightweight, three pound rake with a re-chargeable lithium battery that ran for the entire day without a recharge.  The tines and screen of the rake shake in an up-and-down motion at speeds controlled by a variable trigger, allowing rocks to remain on the screen while sand filters through.   The powered Shake'n Rake was used successfully in the damp sand and once the sand dried a bit, it was pure bunker cleaning magic. It removed stones, fescue seedstalks and fir/pine needles on other golf course areas.  Once the stones were removed, the rake very effectively smoothed the sand. (L. Gilhuly USGA Dec 10)

While the Shake'n Rake is new to the golf industry (it was introduced at the 2011 GIS in Orlando), it has been sold worldwide for several years to clean horse stalls and was used in the Gulf States during the BP oil spill to separate tar balls from beach sand.  Rocks in bunkers may not be equivalent to what horses leave behind, but tell that to a golfer the next time a stone affects their ball roll... 

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The Equi-Tee Shake'n Rake with Auto-Sifting action powers through bunker sand.  Efficient cleaning of sand produces quality results with minimal labor.

" I was really impressed how easily it separated out pine needles and other tree debris."Screened Bunker Sand Power Rake from Equi-Tee Mfg.

Equi-Tee powered Shake'n Rakes set themselves apart from a riding power cleaner by offering outstanding sifting performance at a surprisingly low cost. Equi-Tee rakes lead the industry as the only auto-sifting bunker rake.  This rechargeable battery powered portable hand tool will help you clean bunkers faster, more effectively, and with less labor than any other method.

The powered Shake'n Rake looks and feels similar to a conventional rake.  The operator holds the rake handle normally and then, by depressing a variable speed trigger switch, moves the electrically powered basket.  Only the tines “shake” and though they agitate 30 times faster than what can be done manually, there is no vibration into the hand pole, making the operation smooth and effortless for the user.

This unique golf bunker sand cleaning "magic" is accomplished by a tiny integral reciprocating motor running on lithium-Ion batteries.  Shake'n Rakes power clean through dozens of bunkers before needing a recharge.  This patented Power-Sifting technology separates contamination from the sand as quickly as you can scoop it into the basket.  Carry one on your Cushman for instant spot cleaning before the contaminations spreads.

"Shake'n Rakes are the best possible tool for cleaning rocks and pebbles from golf bunker sand."

The user-friendly non-powered Shake'n Rake is specially designed for those who can manually sift where there is no wet or damp sand to sift.  It is also ideal for picking up debris on fairways.  It is constructed with the same ultra-tough tines as the powered Shake'n Rake, virtually assuring that they will wear out before they break.  Incorporating a patented "Flex" feature, user back strain is greatly reduced.  This flexible design, combined with a comfortable hand grip and unusually light weight, makes this an exceptionally easy greens keeping fork to use.

Both Shake'n Rakes can be ordered in two different screen sizes, either 1/4"or 3/8" inch.  In addition the basket with no screen (which is perfect for collecting grass plugs or animal droppings) is available with Standard-Tine or closer 5/16" Mini-Tine spacing.  Equi-Tee rakes are shaped higher on the sides to keep debris from falling off the edges.  Our baskets hold much more than cheaply made competitors rakes so you have fewer trips to the debris cart.

Equi-Tee motorized and manual Shake'n Rakes set themselves apart by using only the highest quality materials and carefully inspecting each fork before it is shipped so you can be assured that each rake is built to last.

Careful attention to balance, and designed for long product life makes the Equi-Tee golf bunker rake outperform any other!

 

 

 

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Order the powered Heavy Duty Shake'n Rake for only $349.00 $249.00.
Order the manual Shake'n Rake for only $74.95 $54.95, or $129.00 $89.95 with a screened basket.
Shake'n Rakes can be upgraded to a CF (Carbon Fiber) hand pole for an additional $105.00.

  With the benefits that these revolutionary golf course bunker rakes have to offer, they are a golf course tool that no course superintendent can afford to be without.  Purchase yours today!

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