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    Default Need boxblade buying advice

    I have a 40 HP NH and am in the market for a 6' boxblade. This will cover my rear wheels. What size end plates will be sufficient for my tractor? I would like 3/8" thick endplates, is this going overboard? Thanks for any help. AJ

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    Default Re: Need boxblade buying advice

    I just bought a new BB this past week after looking at different brands and prices. I ended up buy a United BB from everythingattachments who advertises on here. It seems to be pretty well built and for my needs will work well. Now if I were doing something comercially, I probably would have looked at something that had the hydraulic scarifers.

    The price was the best I could find and they have free shipping to within a 1000 miles of their shop.

    The only thing I have issues with on the BB is that it came nowhere close to mounting up with my quick hitch. I really did not want to have to cut and weld on it but I ended up needing to modify it quite a bit to fit.

    I have a 30hp Bobcat. I don't know for sure what the thickness of my endplates are but in my opinion, I don't think that has much to do with the function of the BB. As long as the frame is built heavy enough, the end plates should not have to be super thick, they just contain the material in the box. Other may have different opinions and I am in no way an expert, this is my first BB.

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    Default Re: Need boxblade buying advice

    Hi. Yes , take a BB yhat will cover your tracks. Take a heavy one, no pressure can be put on a BB it,s weight does everything, the ticker the better, it will work hard. Mine is a 6 ft Bushog on a 43 hp tractor (Massey 1643) and work well. Try to pick one with a double attach to your lower links, because you are always pulling and this part of the BB will suffer if not strong enough ( your lower links are attach with a pin between two pieces of metal , look many you will see what I mean ). Good luck and buy the best one your money can get you, you will have it for your life......Roger

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    Default Re: Need boxblade buying advice

    I do appreciate the advice guys.

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    Default Re: Need boxblade buying advice

    As mentioned, on a box blade, weight is your friend, so I would buy as good and heavy as you can comfortably afford. At times I wish I had gone just a little heavier myself. I am adding weight to mine, but ideally that would not be necessary.
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    Default Re: Need boxblade buying advice

    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR View Post
    As mentioned, on a box blade, weight is your friend, so I would buy as good and heavy as you can comfortably afford. At times I wish I had gone just a little heavier myself. I am adding weight to mine, but ideally that would not be necessary.
    we have made box blades, in the past, where the moldboard and sideplates were all 3/8". in the retail market, landpride makes a great piece of equipment. but, you have to jump to the more expensive ones to get the thicker steel.

    As others have said, weight is your friend.
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    Default Re: Need boxblade buying advice

    Quote Originally Posted by ZLineFabrication View Post
    we have made box blades, in the past, where the moldboard and sideplates were all 3/8". in the retail market, landpride makes a great piece of equipment. but, you have to jump to the more expensive ones to get the thicker steel.

    As others have said, weight is your friend.
    I bought the BB2584 which is a pretty nice piece of equipment and weighs 593 pounds. The next size up would have cost much more than I wanted to pay.

    We have a ten foot wheeled scraper if needed.
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    Default Re: Need boxblade buying advice

    Thanks again, I think I will go for the thicker sideplates. Checkin on Landpride and Woods.

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    Default Re: Need boxblade buying advice

    Weight is a box blades friend. Mine is a frontier BB2048 with 3/8 side plates, and is about the heaviest 48" box out there. And yes, more weight would be nice sometimes. Glad I chose the box blade I did.......

    The heavier the implement, the more you pay. Especially if its the right brand and color

    As long as your tractor can lift it a box blade cannot be overbuilt, cause' weight is what makes'em work
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    Default Re: Need boxblade buying advice

    There are other ways to add weight without paying for the extra costs of thicker metal. I got a pretty reasonable price on my United BB and with its construction, I could easily add more weight to it if I ever need to. So far, I am happy with the job it has done.

    I guess my opinion is that if you have the extra money laying around and it is buring a hole in your pocket then pay more for a heavier BB but if you are like me and don't have the extra cash then you can easily add weight for next t nothing.

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