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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    I see the kubota site goes up to 54 inches for the B7500.

    Last summer after getting my B2910 I concluded that the max width I should go with was a 5'. A 4' would not have been as wide as my rear tires. I did not think, after digesting input from fellow tbners that my tractor could fully use all the capabilities of a wider box if I got into doing heavy duty stuff.

    I think you need a box blade that is a little wider than your rear tires. I would proably go with the narrowest box blade I could get that would cover my tracts. That should maximize you tractors ability to fully utilize the box for heavy ripping. If it is too wide it might just stall the tractor when you get aggressive...

    I may just be repeating what some others have already said in this thread...and although I tend to be one of the "bigger is better" guys...sometimes what is really best is to match things size wise.

    A big saw with a small motor won't cut wood too well...if you know what I mean...

    PS...as I mentioned in a similar thread, I ended up with a KK box blade. I initially wanted better, but was surprised how well the KK works for me. I figure if I need more weight [don't know the weight actually] I will set some concrete blocks on top of it or something else heavy.

    Remember the 80/20 rule. 80% of the functionality is bought for the first 20% of the cost... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Patrick,
    Landpride makes a 54" box blade should both cover your tire tracks (very important) and be easily pulled by your b7500.

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    Hi patio--I wouldn't pay more than $300 for a 4 footer. If you need extra ballast, weight can easily be added to the box. --Ken Sweet
    Here is a Listing on Ebay that you may find helpful. Ebay 4 ft Box Listing

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Patrick,

    I have a 5 footer with my 24 horse tractor. My machine pulls this thing around with absolutely no problem at all. I've never felt even the slightest bog with it. My JD 855 is only slightly larger than the B7500 (which I was originally going to buy). I think you can find a 52 or 54 inch model but you will pay a lot more if they are only available at the kubota dealer.

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    My preference is landpride. "bota wants too much and the TSC model is to light gage of metal. Make sure you get curved shank scarifiers that are adjustable and make sure there is a replaceable wear edge on the scraper. If you live in sandy soil area or if you do gravel a lot, you will probably want to apply hard weld to the lower edge of the scraper box to retard the erosion of the metal which will eventually round off the leading edges of the box.

    Daryl

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Landpride makes a really nice box scraper but they are pricey as well. Out here the BB15 "medium" duty box scrapers go for the following prices:

    BB15 48" - $525.00
    BB15 54" - $545.00
    BB15 60" - $580.00

    The BB25 Heavy Duty 60" (the dealer told me they don't come smaller) box scrapers go for $625.00

    My First Choice box cost me less than $300.00 not including shipping and is as nice as any I've seen (nice design JimMc). Plus it was painted to match my tractor. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Midwest makes a nice 48" box blade. And it comes in orange [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Henro
    I figured the same thing as you did . If I go lighter on the box scraper I can always fill up a couple of 5 gal buckets with concrete and throw them on the back of the box scraper

    Still waitin for the snow to melt and then the water to recede before I start doing any work around here

    I can still put off the decision for a few more weeks

    Bartman

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Personally I don't think you can do better than Midwest for the $. Even taking $ out, they make fine equipment. Of course, finding a dealer is not easy but where there's a will....

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    I was wrong on the price I paid for my box blade. My 4' was under $275. I checked the ol' check book to double check my math.

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