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    Default box blade or scraper blade

    my drive way is gravel (actually more mud and pot holes right now).....is there any advantage of one other the other? I have never owned either but do need something to help get my drive way back in order....any and all help is needed.....thank you Chris.
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    Default Re: box blade or scraper blade

    I have both and I use the BB for driveway maintenance and the scraper blade for snow removal. I suspect there is not much snow where you are so I would go with a BB.
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    Default Re: box blade or scraper blade

    I also have both and my scraper/back blade stays in the shed for a year or so at a time while I put my box blade on and leave it as soon as I take my rotary cutter off.
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    Default Re: box blade or scraper blade

    I have both also and use the scraper blade for snow and finishing touches (by turning it around backwards and letting it float). The box blade is great for the drive, I'd get that first.
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    Default Re: box blade or scraper blade

    I own both also,I would start with a good(heavy)scraper blade,a little easier to learn how to use.Box blade definatley has a longer learning curve.

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    Default Re: box blade or scraper blade

    Like most, I have both and for drive way maintenance I use the box blade. But if you have muddy and wet drive way it's more a challenge to use.

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    Default Re: box blade or scraper blade

    They each have an advantage in different situations. The rear blade works by moving material back and forth across the road and is good for pulling material from the sides and moving it towards the center to fill ruts or build a crown. The rear blade is the universal road tool. The box blade works by moving material along the road and will fill pot holes and smooth up the road but it is more difficult to contour the road with the box blade although it can be done. The scarifiers on the box blade are very helpful in losening up a hard packed surface. The rear blade will fix wash board easier because the blade is angled across them obliquely where the box blade will tend to follow the crests and valleys.

    What ever you get you will want it to be as heavy as possible so that it will cut properly. A box blade should be about as wide or slightly wider than your rear tires and the rear blade should be about a foot wider so that when it is angled it will be a little wider than the tires. You want to maximize the weight per foot of blade. One hundred pounds per foot or more is a good target for working on hard packed roads. If the blade isnt that heavy try adding weight to it.

    Every driveway is different. Depending on material makeup, weather, and traffic. On mine the rear blade is what I used most until I got a scraper grader. I still use the rear blade but not as much. You should look at scraper graders.

    This is all just my opinion and you will find others have a different opinion.
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    Default Re: box blade or scraper blade

    While not quite as useful for a variety of chores, something like this is hard to be for ease of use on roads.

    Land Pride GS15 Series Grading Scrapers

    I use one of these, but it takes a pretty good sized tractor.

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    Default Re: box blade or scraper blade

    "pot holes"...there is only one sure way to fix pot holes...and that is by using scarifiers and disturbing the surrounding area then adding gravel w/fines and leveling the area... just using a scrap blade and filling/leveling over the pot hole is "treating the symptom" and will only be effective untill storm water and traffic displace the fill...

    ...therefore I recommend a box blade with scarifiers...
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    Default Re: box blade or scraper blade

    I use a box blade. I do have a back blade that I have only used a couple of times to grade the road, find by cutting at an angle it help to get rid of the waves. Most of the road is natural dirt/gravel.
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