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Rakes are an old agricultural tool that is essentially a broom built for the outdoors. It is characterized by having a long handle and a toothed bar at the end. They are popular for both personal and commercial use. The personal use is usually done within the gardening sphere. Uses for it include raking dead grass, raking dead leafs with a light rake and even raking away rocks with a more heavy duty model. It's industrial purpose is mainly found in agriculture. Although in the past done by hand, the modern agricultural rake is mechanized and usually used in the haying process. The common term for a rake used in this function is a hay rake. Different types of rakes are available on the market from wooden to steel and from star-wheel rakes to rotary rakes.