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    Default Boxblade Design

    Since we have been discussing boxblades on other threads, I noticed that there are different designs. Two questions:

    1. What are the performance and usage differences between a standard boxblade and a rollover design.

    2. On the regular boxblade design, what are the performance and usage differences between a rigid back and a hinged back.

    Glenn


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    Default Re: Boxblade Design

    I have a roll-over, and have used box blades with scarcifiers.

    My roll-over box is built like a tank. It allows very fine control of the rippers, independant of scraping. It is sweet for smoothing, when pulling it forward while the scraper is facing backwards.

    My only complaint with it is you can't scrape and rip at the same time. Sometimes it is nice to just barely rip while scraping. I thnk that's it's only downfall compared to a standard box scraper.

    RobertN in Shingle Springs Calif

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    Default Re: Boxblade Design

    Glenn, I don't know about the usage and performance differences, since I've only looked at one of the rollover box blades; looks like it does the same thing, just that it's quicker and easier to change from using scarifies to not using them or from pulling to pushing, etc. The BIG difference is the $$$$$.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img] And that's the reason I didn't buy one.

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    Default Re: Boxblade Design

    RobertN, I see you you hit the "enter" button just ahead of me. Glad to hear from someone who has a rollover blade.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Boxblade Design

    I think the primary advantage to a rollover boxblade is that you can fill the box going backwards as well as forwards. A lever trip or hydraulic standard boxblade may be an equal investment in the long run. Gannon boxblades are about the same price and weight and you can lower the scarfiers and use the blade at the same time which is nice if you have hard soil or rocky conditions. The hinged back is good if you are working soft material and need the rear blade out of your way so you can cut deeper. The Gannon has a deeply arched blade and this arc is continued in the rear of the box. It works much better than my old Rhino box blade, but it cost more also.


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