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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by cruzer
    from what i have read sounds like a box blade w/gauge wheels would be your best bet.
    Do box blades with training wheels exist? :-)

    Andy

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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    If you are leaving ridges on the edges of your drive when you use the rear blade the rake would be perfect to remove them and leave a finished appearance. A boxblade will just about never leave a finshed appearance. One way to overcome this to drag brush over the area as a last step.

    Andy

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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    Would also like to point out to the original poster, that you don't always leave your scarfire teeth pointed down.. if you don't nee dem, raise em, or flip em over for storage.

    soundguy

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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    "Scarifier". Hmm. New word to me. Must mean the tangs that do the bustin' up. And they're adjustable? Cool. Sorry, this is all new to me. A year and a half ago, I didn't even know the difference between a finish mower and a bush hog...

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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by smalltime
    I've seen some lower drawbars that look like they are allowed some side-to-side sway. What's that about?
    They are allowed to sway. Usually there are limiter chains so they don't sway into the wheels.

    Quote Originally Posted by smalltime
    I've got two large studs sticking out below the rear diff. I'm assuming those would be used for the stationary drawbar
    Those are for use of stabilizer bars. To limit the amount of sway.

    Confused?

    You would want to limit sway on a brush cutter but not limit sway on a plow.

    On to the box blade. Yes, the scarifiers are adjustable.
    Dana in Alabama

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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    Okay...now I am confused. The studs that I'm talking about are two studs sticking downward (pointed to the ground) underneath the rear diff. I think you're talking about the lower link arms? And yes, those have "check chains" to keep 'em from swaying too far. I also have the stabilizer bars to keep the finish mower from swaying too much.

    My MIL has my digital camera or I'd post a picture what I'm looking at.

    Thanks all for taking the time. I appreciate the opportunity to learn.

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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    And... Limit sway on a brush cutter. Makes sense. But not on a plow? Why? Allow the plow to go around a rock rather than stick fast? What about a disc harrow?

    Interesting stuff, this.

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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    The first picture is the drawbar with a clevis. That is what to use for pulling stuff with a chain. The second is a stabilizer bar hook up. Yes, I know I don't have the pin in place.
    I hope this helps. I'm somewhat of a new guy myself so I'll let someone else answer when to use a stabilizer. I'll be watching for the answer.
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    Dana in Alabama

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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMA
    If you are leaving ridges on the edges of your drive when you use the rear blade the rake would be perfect to remove them and leave a finished appearance. A boxblade will just about never leave a finshed appearance. One way to overcome this to drag brush over the area as a last step.

    Andy
    I used my Box Blade and Rock Rake for the first time this last year and it is correct that the BB does not leave a real smooth finish but when followed by the rock (landscape) rake the surface turns out smoother than a road grader on my roads. Most of the time if the surface it not super hard just the rake does a great job of grading. No one should be without both in my opinion.

    I sure have learned a lot from folks on this site since a year ago I did not even know what a BB was. Now I own one.
    Canyon Creek MT, L-2800DT Kubota, Kubota RTV900 Utility Vehicle
    6' KK Box Blade, 6' KK Rock Rake, 6' Scraper Blade

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    Default Re: Implement Use - Rakes / Box Blades, etc.

    The last time my MIL borrowed my camera, I ended having to buy a new one!

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