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    Default Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    I have a 7 foot BB on my L4400 Hst and I have found that if I am doing any aggressive work it needs weight to heelp it into the ground even with the ripper shanks. Do any of many members add weight to their BB or am I alone here. I added a 8" Box Tube off of my old tractor onto the BB to use as a weight box here are a few pics of yesterdays work. I will have to wait for it to warm to paint though.
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    Default Re: Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    Weight is your friend when it comes to box blades. You will find that many many users add weight to their box blades.

    How much do you figure your blade weighs and how much weight have you added?

    Just wondering.
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    Default Re: Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    That should help you alot, what do you think the total weight is now? I know my 7' boxblade weighs about 1250 lbs.


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    Default Re: Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    I have 6 plates that weigh 84 pounds a piece. I add or take away as needed. the box blade is a no name brand that have beefed up quit a bit and I would say it weighs about 600#. I figure fully loaded its about 1100#.
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    Default Re: Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    That should help you alot, what do you think the total weight is now? I know my 7' boxblade weighs about 1250 lbs.


    Steve
    What kind of box blade do you have? Do you have a few pics of it?
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    Default Re: Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by dex3361 View Post
    I have a 7 foot BB on my L4400 Hst and I have found that if I am doing any aggressive work it needs weight to heelp it into the ground even with the ripper shanks. Do any of many members add weight to their BB or am I alone here. I added a 8" Box Tube off of my old tractor onto the BB to use as a weight box here are a few pics of yesterdays work. I will have to wait for it to warm to paint though.
    No, you're not alone.
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    Default Re: Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by dex3361 View Post
    What kind of box blade do you have? Do you have a few pics of it?

    I have a Frontier BB1284 with hydraulic scarifier teeth, top and tilt hitch.


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    Default Re: Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    I have one of these>>>>>
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    It's 66" wide and weighs 797 lbs. Works great as is
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    2007 L3240HSTC Fully Loaded, Top-n-Tilt, LA724 FEL, Bobcat Style Quick Attach Bucket and Forks, LandPride 66" Box Scraper With Hydralic Rippers.

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    Default Re: Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Couple of Achers View Post
    No, you're not alone.
    I would say not. I had previously had my plates just C-clamped onto the BB and it was hassle. Do you know how much your blade alone weighs?

    [QUOTE=jenkinsph;1804221]I have a Frontier BB1284 with hydraulic scarifier teeth, top and tilt hitch.

    That is a beefy blade and probably doesn't need weight. I have thought about making my scarifiers Hyd. but that is way back on the project list.
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    1Timothy Chapter 2:
    3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
    From: The HOLY BIBLE

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    Default Re: Box blade weighting, do you add weight?

    [QUOTE=dex3361;1804235]I would say not. I had previously had my plates just C-clamped onto the BB and it was hassle. Do you know how much your blade alone weighs?
    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    I have a Frontier BB1284 with hydraulic scarifier teeth, top and tilt hitch.

    That is a beefy blade and probably doesn't need weight. I have thought about making my scarifiers Hyd. but that is way back on the project list.
    No I really don't. It is not that heavily built tho. I mostly use it as a counter weight while duing loader work and for pulling snow away from the garage doors.

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