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  1. #1

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    L3010DT

    Default Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    All,

    Friend of mine offered to go 1/2 on a box blade with me, as the primary purpose would be for his driveway. One would be cool to have, so am considering. My dealer lists the LandPride BB 5' for $529 and 5'-6" for 635. I believe the 5' is their 15 series[img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img] and the 5'6" is the 25 series[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]. However, for some welded up steel that seems pricey. They also have something from Linebach (United label), 6' for $400.

    Supposedly they carry KK, but they don't push them all that hard. Seem to prefer LP. What is a good price for a 5'6" to 6' BB, and will an L3010 with turfs pull a 6'?

  2. #2

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    Western NY, USA
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    B2400

    Default Re: Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    For a decent BB (not high end or low end) plan on about $100 per foot. I use a 5' on a B2400 (24 hp). With the cutters down I will spin my wheels if I try to be too agressive...

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    Hartford, South Dakota
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    JD 1050, JD 955 MFD & Loader

    Default Re: Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    I bought a used Howse 5', excellent shape, for $200. It's built like a tank, all 1/4" plate with rippers. Picked it up at our local NH dealer last fall.

    Paul

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    JD 8320 MFWD, JD 6415 MFWD, FEL, and cab, John Deere MFWD 4600, John Deere 4020, John Deere 4430, John Deere 455 mower, Deutz, and Gehl 4610 perkins skidsteer

    Default Re: Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    I bought the heavy duty 6' woods for $650 for my 4600. If you drop the scarifers it will stop the tractor in new ground.

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    Default Re: Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    King Kutter just came out with a hindge back box blade,The steel on the sides is 1/2 inck thick,its a nice beefy unit,It lists for some where around 495.00

  6. #6
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    Kubota L3710 HST and a Kubota ZD21 60Pro

    Default Re: Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    I paid less than $600 for a new 72" Bush Hog. It's extremely heavy, and I've used it hard without any problems.

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    Default Re: Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    <font color=blue>...I paid less than $600 for a new 72" Bush Hog...</font color=blue>

    What model Bush Hog, and what is the dealer's name and phone #...?


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    Kubota L3710 HST and a Kubota ZD21 60Pro

    Default Re: Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    Sharon Springs Garage, within sight of Jim McFaddens. I'll get the model number in the AM. Ask for Dave Handy.

    Just checked - it's a BX720.

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    Default Re: Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    Howdy Nick,

    Your tractor will be severely limited in the traction department with turf tires. You have power to pull a 60" or 66" box blade, maybe 72" if it's a light duty model in "easy dirt". For your application, light road grade renovation, I would think the Howse Model BB66 with a hinged back at 512 pounds and a list price of $398 would be about right. There are many similar units made, so snoop around on the net and have some fun.

    Shopping tips:

    1) Always compare weight for ground engaging implements, More is better. Up until you can't pull it. That's your limitation wtith turf tires.
    2) Look for strong welds. Full length and on both side of the material. If it looks like a tall bumpy weld, it probably didn't penetrate and weld the full thickness.
    3)Compare material thickness. If they claim thicker material, it should weigh more than the competitors.
    4) Compare how the scarifiers are put together. Replaceable points are a big plus. Much cheaper than a new scarifier.
    5) If it looks "Mickey Mouse", it's because it is.
    6) There are many reasons for pushing "premium" line implements like LP or Woods over value lines like KK or Howse. Sometimes it's as simple as profit margin. Sometimes it's ease of use, reliability, customer complaints, effectiveness of the implement etc.

    Have Fun!

    John Bud

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    NH TC33D

    Default Re: Price on a decent 5\'-6\' boxblade

    You have the Horsepower to pull a six ft box blade with your L3010, but as someone else mentioned, traction will be a problem with turf tires. I assume they are not filled rear tires, which further limits your traction.

    On the other hand, if you are mainly maintaining a gravel driveway (as opposed to putting in a new driveway) then you may not be pushing your traction to the limits in the first place. If you do need to get into heavier box blading (re-landscaping, drainage swales, pulling through rocky ground, or dealing with clay) are wheel weights and/or tire chains a possiblilty for you?

    I paid $595 for a Woods GB72 (6 ft box blade). It's a well made unit, and I've had no problems with it. It works just fine behind my NH TC33D (roughly similar to your 3010), but I have filled R4 tires.

    I see from your bio you are an Ohio boy. What town? I grew up in Fostoria (NW Ohio, south of Toledo)

    John_Mc

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