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    Default Box blade size for small tractor

    Hi,
    This might have been covered in other posts, but I couldn't find much that would help me.

    I just bought a small 13hp Ford 1300 tractor and was wondering what size box blade would be the best, or even if the tractor is powerful enough to even think of a box blade. I'm not worried about moving lots of dirt fast, but I have an area about 30'x60' that I'd like to level out, and a long gravel driveway that has a few low spots.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    Default Re: Box blade size for small tractor

    4' Should be fine, if a light-duty unit...
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    Default Re: Box blade size for small tractor

    I agree.. 4' should do a good job covering the rer tires..

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    Default Re: Box blade size for small tractor

    So, 4' would be good. However, there's a 5' box blade on Craig's list for a decent price. Would that be too much attachment for my little 1300?

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    Default Re: Box blade size for small tractor

    I think you won't have enough traction for it..

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    Default Re: Box blade size for small tractor

    I also think the 5 footer will be too large for your tractor. Good Luck

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    Default Re: Box blade size for small tractor

    I have a 5' behind my sc2400 ccyanmar and its all it really wants
    I dont think your lil ford is going to pull it
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    Default Re: Box blade size for small tractor

    Thanks for all of your sage advice. It seems that the general consensus is that I need a bigger tractor, so now all I have to do is convince my wife...

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    Default Re: Box blade size for small tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by sroys View Post
    Thanks for all of your sage advice. It seems that the general consensus is that I need a bigger tractor, so now all I have to do is convince my wife...
    I would not say that; I would say you need the smaller of the two box blades! Now if you are looking for an excuse to get a bigger tractor, well then.......

    Troy
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    Industrial tires and rims with RimGuard
    Turf tires and rims without ballast
    Kubota LA364 Front End Loader
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    LandPride BB1560 Box Blade
    LandPride CA2548 Core Aerator
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    King Kutter Middle Buster
    Herd M-96 3pt PTO Spreader/Seeder
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    Default Re: Box blade size for small tractor

    i have a light weight 5'

    It likes to skip over hard ground. But in softer ground or if i put some ripper shanks down i can EASLY bring my "much" larger TC33 to a standstill in no time.
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