What makes Jake's Implements different from the rest?
While most kids are out playing ball or computer games, Jacob Lorenz, at the young age of 14 had an idea for a new style of arena groomer. Helping his grandpa groom the arenas with the usual grooming equipment, he found it fell short of the desired results. His arena groomer would combine the efforts of several tractor attachments into one single unit that would save time, money and fuel. After the original concept was drawn out it was revised multiple times. When the time came to build the first Jake Rake, it became Jake's school inventor's fair project. Not only did Jake invent a revolutionary new tractor implement, he also completed a detailed log book recording every step of the build from start to finish. Needless to say, Jake got an "A+" on his invention and fortunately it didn't stop there. Now with a revolutionary ground breaking tool, Jake took action and applied for a patent with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). Currently the Jake Rake is in Patent Pending status. Jake made a deal with a local manufacturing company and began marketing the Jake Rake to the general public. A young entrepreneur at the age of 18, Jake has built a solid customer base as well as a product that not only meets but exceeds industry standards with features such as a clevis style hitch, lifting pad eye, solid tube framing, 5 position ripper teeth, and quick hitch compatibility plus other features. The Jake Rake continues to work the earth, keeping jobs here in the USA and offering a product built to last the test of time. Jake's story does not stop here, it continues to progress with time and often is written by the customer's themselves.
The History of the Jake Rake
The Jake Rake started out as a thought, making an all in one attachment that would both cultivate and break down hard packed sand in a horse riding arena. The original idea had changed many times until a final design was chosen to be the basic construction plans of the first Jake Rake. Fabrications of the first Jake Rake were done in a small shop in Oregon where piece by piece the Jake Rake slowly came together into what was soon to be a revolutionary new implement that offered the versatility to accomplish many more tasks than just grading the arena. Some of the parts consisted of ripper teeth from a 4' box blade along with a top link salvaged from a barn fire.
The Jake Rake is born
Once the Jake Rake took shape, it was obvious that something was missing. Two scrap metal plates were added for both strength and weight which not only improved the overall durability of the Jake Rake, but the amount of digging effort put out at the ripper teeth. The plates also served as the perfect location to place the decals.
The Jake Rake gets it's colors
Once the Jake Rake had been fully constructed, it was ready for a few coats of red paint.
The First Jake Rake is finished
Finally, after the paint had dried, the Jake Rake was reassembled, some finishing touches were added along with a set of decals, and it was ready to work. The results that the first Jake Rake provided within the first few passes in the arena set new standards for footing in our arenas and the Jake Rake continues to do so to this day.
The Jake Rake Today:
Today, the Jake Rake is still proudly made here in Oregon. Each rake that rolls off the line is made with the longevity and durability expected in an American made product along with the ease of operation and adjustability to ensure a product that will meet your set standards where it matters most. Before a rake is sold, it undergoes a thorough inspection as if it were for our own personal use and is required to meet these high quality standards before it meets the customer.