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    Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc


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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    I wonder if they are hiring
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    I don't think you have anything to worry about.

    [color=blue][font=comic sans ms][size=14pt]This is the same type of beach rake they use here in New England. Coins and jewelry will still go through the machine because it uses tynes like a rake. If your raking leaves small stones will go through the rake. Same principal on the beach.

    The ones you really have to worry about are the sifting cleaners. Those machines pick up everything from the beach and deposit it in the sifter. The sifter drops the sand back to the beach keeping everything else in the screen. The screen can be adjusted to keep things as small as a dime, but when adjusted that small it takes longer to clean the beach. Most beaches don't uses the screen type of beach cleaner because it's too expensive. The tractor has to go slower using the screen as opposed to using the rake.

    Your beach will now be easier to detect because there will be less trash and more goodies left behind. Good luck and Happy Hunting!!

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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    I saw a news article some time ago about the beach rake being ordered. Sheesh.

    I suppose some of the goodies will be left behind. For the past few weeks, my trips to the beach (Cocoa Beach area) have not produced very much at all. All I get is a lot of exercise. LOL

    Yes, at least I get out. LOL

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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    i see the same machine at the beach i go to and still find stuff...mainly coins and bottle caps but still find it...every time i go to that beach the machine is running up and down the beach so i think they do it every day...i`m on the west coast of florida and the beach here was much cleaner than cocoa beach (east coast) which i visited a few months ago.
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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    The beaches that we hit on the west coast of Florida that use them still produce lots of good stuff.  I have walked where the machine just passed and found many coin spills just a few inches down with the Excal.  Will the rake grab gold chains...probably.  The nice thing about the rake is it takes care of most of the cans and food wrappers.  Of course there's nothing in this world like the feeling of digging down almost 2 feet to recover a beer can  It really gives you that feeling of accomplishment.....

    Don't feel bad just look at it as a positive thing that cleans the garbage up so we don't have to.
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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    This spring 3 of us were detecting Fort Desoto beaches and found the dump site for the rake machines at the north end and detected the piles of sand and debris. Junk, Junk, Junk, no coins, no rings, no silver. But we did find the good stuff still on the beach. No beach cleaning machine scares me!!!

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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    It really depends on the Beach rake model. They will probably set it shallow so it's take off the surface trash. The deeper the setting the slower the tractor can go pulling this big anchor. Here is the website for the maker of Beach Cleaners: http://www.hbarber.com/Cleaners/Surf...owItWorks.aspx . Panama City Beach uses them and its big money for the contractors who bid for beach cleaning. It MIGHT pick some of the goodies up but not all of it. And it won't be used on the wet sand so that is safe. At least the beach will be cleaner.
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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    I wonder if anyone bothers to sift through the debris in the hopper of the machines when they are finished? Monty
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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I wonder if anyone bothers to sift through the debris in the hopper of the machines when they are finished? Monty



    I know, I would.

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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    I wonder if anyone bothers to sift through the debris in the hopper of the machines when they are finished? Monty
    That would be a fun job. You could make more money working a job like that!

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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    I'm sutre the workers keep their eye open or chains or a watch.
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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    The rakes I've seen still leave a lot of small stuff in the sand. I hate to see them just on principle.
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    Re: Beach rake hits the beach in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, etc

    I used to think they are bad but they lift a lot of the large and medium size pieces of garbage. I have passed the coil several times where the rake just past and found loads of coins. I believe the rake when it passes over it brings some of the stuff below the surface up again. Back in July at Clearwater beach, after the guy passed on the machine I saw 2 quarters right on the surface, along with some beer caps.


    Just to side track the topic a little, it's funny how many beer caps one finds on beaches that don't allow alcohol, but in a way it's a good thing. One treasure hunting buddy explained to me jewelry loss and drinking go hand and hand.
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