Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    44
    Location
    louisiana
    Tractor
    kubota L3010dt

    Default does 6" make a diff

    i am purchasing a l3010 with r4 tires the width is 66" the dlr says a 60"(5') box blade will do fine , the question shoiuld i get a 66" box blade (5'6") to fit the tires what will happen or can it work with a 5' box blade, and ohh by the way is a grader blade or box blade the thing to get please let me know what you think

    thanks

  2. #2
    Elite Member Gary_in_Indiana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    3,388
    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Tractor
    John Deere 4200 MFWD HST w/ JD 420 FEL w/ 61" loader bucket & toothbar & JD 37 BH w/ 12" bucket

    Default Re: does 6" make a diff

    There is a recent thread here on grader blades vs. box blades. I think the consensus was box blades, but check for yourself. Won't the L3010 accomodate a 6' box blade? If it will then your concerns are moot. Get the 6' model and you're covered. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    44
    Location
    louisiana
    Tractor
    kubota L3010dt

    Default Re: does 6" make a diff

    can the 3010 take a 6' box blade again is this too much fcor this tractor?

  4. #4
    Elite Member Gary_in_Indiana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    3,388
    Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Tractor
    John Deere 4200 MFWD HST w/ JD 420 FEL w/ 61" loader bucket & toothbar & JD 37 BH w/ 12" bucket

    Default Re: does 6" make a diff

    If it's the machine I'm thinking it is, I don't think you'd have a problem but I'd suggest you check with your dealer on that to be sure.

    If that's not a good option for you, ask JimMc on here. He's the engineer for First Choice and I'd about bet he can tell you.

    How many HP is your tractor?

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    5,672
    Location
    Cedartown, Ga and N. Ga mountains
    Tractor
    1998 Kubota B21, 2005 Kubota L39

    Default Re: does 6

    Can you give us a little more information as to what you want to do with a boxblade and the soil conditions in your area. My first reaction is go for the 6’ box blade. The L3010 is a large frame machine that should hold traction well enough and that is the issue more than power. I use a 5’ box blade on my B21 (21hp) with out much trouble. Most of my use is on hard packed gravel and red clay. This time of year our roads are like concrete and I don’t even try. During wetter seasons I can pull a full box of gravel and maintain traction unless I am pulling up a grade. In that case I take a smaller bite and make another pass. For dirt work I would be unhappy with a boxblade that was narrower than the tractor tires.

    I also have a rear blade but prefer the boxblade for most things. Others on the forum have better luck with a rear blade so I think it depends on what you do. One thing to keep in mind is that you can generally go with a wider rear blade than boxblade. The blade will not be moving as much material and you also want to be able to angle it and still be wider than you tires. I use a 6’ blade on my tractor.

    MarkV

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    49
    Location
    S.E. Michigan
    Tractor
    JD 4300 hst mfwd r4's

    Default Re: does 6" make a diff

    I started out with a Landpride 72" RBB and it worked great. I was pulling it with a 1956 JD model 40W. The box blade extended out past each rear tire by about 3".
    Since then, I traded the old girl in for a JD4300 w/ r4's. At the time I thought the 72" rbb was a little too much for my 4300 so I traded it even up for the next smaller size. The 60"rbb still extends out past the r4's but not enough. Recently I excavated an area for a walkway that had many curves. It became very difficult to cut the curves I wanted to so I had to remove more material than needed. Had the rbb extended further out, like my original 72" I could have cut my curves where I wanted them. Hope this helps

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    99
    Location
    Waxahachie, TX
    Tractor
    TC35

    Default Re: does 6" make a diff

    6' box blade should work fine behind an L3010, I'd say that is the route to go.

  8. #8
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    508
    Tractor
    L3410

    Default Re: does 6

    I've a 3410GST 4WD, R-4 tires and a 6' box blade. While true that I've a bit more hp, I run out of traction before I ever load the engine (i.e., power). You'll do fine with a 6' - so what if you have to raise the blade occasionally, or smooth an area with 2 passes rather than 1 - you'll not have to see your rear tire tracks over everything you do.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    182
    Location
    Dade City, Fl
    Tractor
    Kubota L3010 HST

    Default Re: does 6" make a diff

    I've been told that ANY additional length makes a difference, so I would guess 6" would make a significant difference!

    OK, bust my chops but someone had to say it with that subject line.

    GS

  10. #10
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    296
    Location
    Zelienople, PA
    Tractor
    L2500

    Default Re: does 6" make a diff

    I think my mind is in the wrong place on this subject.

    LOL!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.