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    Got a good price on a Woods 72" medium duty Box Blade. Anyone have any thoughts, comments or experiences with this product? Any help is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractor Shopper View Post
    Got a good price on a Woods 72" medium duty Box Blade. Anyone have any thoughts, comments or experiences with this product? Any help is appreciated.
    Kirk, If you are going to use the box blade for anything other than soft loose material, I would be considering a heavier blade. Your tractor has the capability of bending a medium duty box. I recommend a rollover box blade at the minimum, I have the Gannon versions of this and am very happy with them.Woods Equipment Company - 72'' & 84'' Heavy-Duty Rollover Box Scrapers - R Series

    Or go with a heavy duty box blade, Woods Equipment Company - 72'', 77'' & 84'' Heavy-Duty Retractable Box Scrapers - SR Series
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    I have a Woods GB 72 which I think is their medium duty version. I pull it with a M 6800 kubota which is a heavy farm tractor. Although this blade is only rated up to 45 hp, I have had no problems, and I abuse it. We pull it through red clay, rocky soil, and over stumps in the woods. Many times we snag hidden stump and stop the tractor. I have never had any problem nor have I bent anything. The only issue has been that the chisel tips on the scarifier shanks come off easily, so I had them welded on, but that is not a big issue. In my opinion, for the dollar, it works great as I have moved a tremendous quantity of soil and drug it for miles. You could pay a lot more for a heavier design but this one will certainly give you years of use. It's pretty simple, so there is not many ways to break or bend it. I did add some weight to it to get it to bite a little better in hard dry soil. Hope this helps. I think I paid $895 for it several years ago. Which model are you looking at and at what price??

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    I thank you booth for your input but it is very conflicting. I have zero knowledge about a roll over box blade so I am very green to those, have to start researching I guess. The BB i was looking at was just a regular 72" medium duty, and it was priced at $1100 which I know is high but Canadian pricing, it has a floating tailgate which I'm unsure about and 72" is the exact width of my tractor, so should I go wider. I go in the next few days to talk to the salesman and actually get to see the product so hopefully I'll know more as well. I plan on being nasty to this box blade so maybe HD is the only way to go.

    Any more info on the rollover version though is apperciated, I haven't even heard of one of those up here.

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    Go to Bush Hog&reg - Performance You Can Count On or Well Built, Performance Driven - Monroe Tufline and see what you think. These would be the 2 brands I would choose if I was buying ANY heavy duty implement. They can't be beat...

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    Default Re: Woods box blade?

    Woods makes good equipment. Make sure you stay within their recommended HP ratings. You didn't say how big of a tractor you would be putting this on.

    Go slow. If you are bopping along at high speed at hit the proverbial "immovable object" something has to give. If not the blade, then the tractor!

    There is a BIG price jump from medium duty to heavy duty.

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    I've got a GB 65" and it's a real nice unit. Very well built and up to the task of rocky New England soil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken45101 View Post
    Woods makes good equipment. Make sure you stay within their recommended HP ratings. You didn't say how big of a tractor you would be putting this on.

    Go slow. If you are bopping along at high speed at hit the proverbial "immovable object" something has to give. If not the blade, then the tractor!

    There is a BIG price jump from medium duty to heavy duty.

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    Ken, you are right, Tractor shopper did not mention what size tractor that he was putting his BB on. But if you look at his profile, you will see that he has a 50hp McCormick.

    Hopefully when the tractor stops when hitting the immovable object, the tires loose traction and that is all that happens. When operating at normal work speeds, traction should be the week point and therefore no damage should accure.
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    Default Re: Woods box blade?

    I pull mine with a 7000 lb. loaded tire M 6800. And I am over the rated limit of this box blade by over 20 horsepower. I also prefer heavier duty implements, but I bought this box blade when I needed one quickly and I did not want to order one. I agree that a heavy duty model would cost much more, and I'll bet that the turn over style will be more than double the cost of this one. I strongly disagree with the statement that this blade would only be good in soft loose soil. I have graded several miles of roadside ditches, made dozens of waterbars, cut down a 4' high clay bank, and have really used this boxblade hard for several years. Our soil is clay and often rocky. I have never damaged any part of it. For the money, this is a very good blade. I just don't see spending another $1000 or more for a heavier one. This one does all that I ask of it. The flip down scarifier feature on the fancy one may be nice, but I don't really need that. I usually use mine without the teeth anyway as it leaves a smoother finished surface.

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    Late last year I bought a Woods BSM84, the new medium duty box blades are called BSM now. I pull it with a JD 110. I bought the optional floating rear tailgate and paid around $1300 new. The HD models were in the $3k price range, too much for my budget and uses. They rate the BSM models for 40-65 hp, and it is plenty heavy enough. You won't have to worry one bit about bending it, I would worry more about breaking your back putting it on. I bought a 7 foot model because my tractor is 6 ft wide.

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