The Shake'n Rake is similar in appearance to a conventional
However, since it is powered it must be operated so that the sand
can be sifted. This requires that the screen be only partially
loaded so that there is room for the sand to move while the debris
is being separated.
Unfortunately new users often mistakenly fill
the basket (like a shovel) and then hold the rake up while running the motor at
full speed. Unless the sand is totally dry, this results is an
overloaded condition which causes the hand pole, rather than the
screen to shake. This method is not recommended because slow sifting,
shortened battery life and user fatigue
Following the suggestions below will greatly improve the
performance and lead to faster cleaning with far less effort.
Use 1/4 inch screen for dry sand.
Use 3/8 screen for damp sand.
- To sift sand effectively fill
only the front 1/3 of the basket. This is the only
part of the basket that sifts.
- Once the front 1/3 of
rake is shaking, the sand will fall through and as it shakes the debris will
move backwards on the screen and be
- Don't manually bump the
sand back before depressing the trigger.
- Operate the rake only when
it is off of the ground. When it is on the ground the
screen is clogged.
- Do not push into sand when
running, this greatly decreases battery life.
- Keep the rake flat, the
debris will automatically move backwards to the belly.
- Use the slowest shaking speed that
will sift effectively.
As operators, your input on techniques to maximize
operator efficiency is
greatly appreciated. Please contact
us with your comments!