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    Default Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    I am looking to purchase (new or used) a box scraper and landscape rake to do some grade work. I have a JD 4110 HST (21HP). What size of implement and what price should I be paying for these implements?

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    Veteran Member jimgerken's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    Buy a 48" box scraper. I have a 48" King Kutter Box Blade on a JD 4100, it works well. You will run out of traction first. The 48" width JUST covers your tracks. The same b.b. works well for loader ballast, and having the loader on the front adds to your traction when boxblading in FWD. I added 350 pounds of plate steel to my box blade for more effective penetration and more loader ballast. The KK bb cost only $278 from local Fleet Farm. It is built well, but poorly painted. It is all I needed. I want to add a lanscape rake and believe the 4100 can handle the 72" size, although that is kindof big for manuverability. May be better off with the 60". Maybe someone will post pros/cons of sizes. I am almost sure there is no traction or power issue with a 72" rake on a 4100/4110.

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    Default Re: Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    A good rule of thumb for a landscape rake would be to buy one that reaches the outside of or beyond the width of your rea tires when angled, Therefore erasing all tire marks.

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    Default Re: Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    A good rule of thumb for a landscape rake would be to buy one that reaches the outside of or beyond the width of your rea tires when angled, Therefore erasing all tire marks. Same rule works well for rear blades as well.

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    Default Re: Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    I have a JD 4200 with a 60" First Choice box blade and it works great. I only paid $285 for it and it's way heavier and better built than the King Kutter. The finish on it is incredible. They use a powder coat paint and you can get it in JD green, too. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    If you're looking at KK, you really owe it to yourself to check out First Choice. I just saw an area dealer advertising the same 60" model I have at the same $285 I paid. I don't remember what the 48" model pricing was, but I'm sure it was notably lower.

    If you'd like to read about mine and see some pictures of it here is a <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showflat.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=implement&amp;Number=16 3675&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;o=&amp;vc=1>t hread</A> about it. I think you'll be impressed with the quality, fit and finish of the First Choice product. I took some pretty detailed pictures so you can see how it's put together.

    If their landscape rake is anything like their box blade, you might want to consider a matched set (in JD green, of course). [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img] I hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    Thanks Gary. I am trying to locate a First Choice dealer near Columbus, OH for a closer look. I found a King Kutter 60" box blade yesterday for $299 on sale for $269.

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    Elite Member Gary_in_Indiana's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    Believe me, for $16 more, you're getting a whole lot more with the First Choice. You might want to call either Pieter or John to ask them to help you locate a dealer. You should be able to reach them or leave a message at 888-945-3102.

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    Default Re: Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    Hey Gary,
    Does First Choice have a website? I know I've read about their products before but, don't recall a website given.

    Thanks,
    Fred

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    Default Re: Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    Its a pretty rudimentary website, but <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.firstchoiceequipment.net/links.htm>First Choice Equipment</A> seems to be developing a loyal following on TBN.

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    Default Re: Pricing for Box Scraper and Landscape Rake

    Try http://home.midwest/~jimmc/index.html which is still active.

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