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    Default Re: Ground Plane or Box Scraper?

    ... but a lot of people don't seem to get the idea that it is best to have the correct implement for a certain job and then complain when their light duty stuff doesn't work...
    In my experience the main difference between high end, top dollar, heavy duty box blades, rear scrape blades, planer blades, rakes etc...and their lighter less expensive counter parts is not what they can do...they can do the same thing as the HD products....just not as fast and efficiently...

    A guy that maintains a private road a couple of times a year does not need the same tools a guy that maintains roads for a living does...but he can get reasonably priced tools that do the same thing as the commercial guys use...

    I always thought the size and weight of the implements should be chosen for the size/hp of the tractor...not the size of the job they're intended for...
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    Default Re: Ground Plane or Box Scraper?

    Very good point. Hopefully tomorrow I can take a pic of each drive and post them. I'm on duty until 2200 tonight, unless I get held over until 0600 tomorrow, so it won't happen tonight. Good idea, wish I had thought of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by /pine View Post
    In my experience the main difference between high end, top dollar, heavy duty box blades, rear scrape blades, planer blades, rakes etc...and their lighter less expensive counter parts is not what they can do...they can do the same thing as the HD products....just not as fast and efficiently...

    A guy that maintains a private road a couple of times a year does not need the same tools a guy that maintains roads for a living does...but he can get reasonably priced tools that do the same thing as the commercial guys use...

    I always thought the size and weight of the implements should be chosen for the size/hp of the tractor...not the size of the job they're intended for...
    For some things, a light duty implement does work fine, as I mentioned they have their place and purpose. There are circumstances where no matter how long you may work at something, the light duty implement simply will not get the job done.

    I am one of those guys that is a weekender and only need to tend to my roads once in awhile. I am not retired and I do not do this stuff for a living. I am fortunate that I am able to have some of the bigger nicer stuff to get my chores done in a timely manor.

    And your right, the weight and size of an implement should coincide with the weight and power of the tractor. But no one is building roads with BX's and no one is landscaping around a house with a D9. There is still the right tool for the job that should be followed.

    Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR View Post
    No doubt the heavy duty/expensive equipment works better or more efficiently than lighter/less expensive stuff in many if not most applications. For many of us though, the expense is just not worth it.

    It is really hard not to sound rude by prefacing a comment with, "Don't want to sound rude" or "With all due respect".

    Like I said before, very nice equipment.
    Your absolutely correct, I don't like sounding rude. In hindsight I should have rethought what I was saying and how to say it. I apologize to anyone that I may have offended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR View Post
    No doubt the heavy duty/expensive equipment works better or more efficiently than lighter/less expensive stuff in many if not most applications. For many of us though, the expense is just not worth it.

    It is really hard not to sound rude by prefacing a comment with, "Don't want to sound rude" or "With all due respect".

    Like I said before, very nice equipment.


    You would agree I think that sometimes it is a matter of priorities, some people choose to buy a $500 blade and a $1500 tv others may buy a $1500 blade and a $500 tv.

    I have followed this forum long enough to know that you can get whatever you feel in your judgement is needed for this work. What I find dubious is that some here try to express an opinion about these various implements without ever having used them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    You would agree I think that sometimes it is a matter of priorities, some people choose to buy a $500 blade and a $1500 tv others may buy a $1500 blade and a $500 tv.

    I have followed this forum long enough to know that you can get whatever you feel in your judgement is needed for this work. What I find dubious is that some here try to express an opinion about these various implements without ever having used them.
    One of the reasons that I show pictures of my stuff, to show that I have experience with what I'm talking about.
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    Brian,
    I understand that and do the same, people who are interested in maintaining a nice drive recognize the importance of using the right tool.

    I posted Monday in the attachments forum here about the equipment I use to develop large lawns, I included pics of the equipment and the finished lawn, seven pics in all, no response. I thought everybody likes pics. The landplane grader works extremely well for smoothing seed beds.
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    Default Re: Ground Plane or Box Scraper?

    Steve, just as you use your land plane (didn't we come up with some other name for these?) for other than road grading, I too have used mine for flattening out large areas. Works great and has nothing to do with roads. I did not see your thread, need to go look. I think that most people that have not used a (grader blade?) simply do not realize how good that they work.
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    Brian,
    Landplane/grader seems closer in terminology as it does plane the ground flat. Hard to know what an implement will do if you haven't had experience with it. I built my landplane/grader for about $850-900 including the steel and two 96" double edged grader blades with plow bolts. So it isn't necessary to spend alot of money either.

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    Land plane / Road Grader

    I thought this was a good video. It answered a lot of questions I had about them.

    YouTube - How To - Tractor Land Plane - Gravel Road Maintenance
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