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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Happened to stumble upon a pic of my KK 60" box blade that I paid $299 for...hanging on the back of my B2910 kubota.

    Thought it might be of interest...Don't remember anyone posting a pic of the KK in this thread....
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    I am prety sure that you can not buy Orange color in the Midwest line--Maybe JimMc could help us out on this?--Ken Sweet

    Sweet Farm Equipment Co.

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    Does First Choice have a website? I'd like to see what they offer for box blades.

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    Ken,
    JimMc used to offer orange as a standard color. Now that he has an arrangement with Kioti, I don''t know. I do know he is getting ready to offer grey/gray. They would look good hooked up to a kubota [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    Jerry

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    Yes First Choice does have a website. I have no idea who their supplier is now that Midwest no longer associated with them.

    Jerry

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    I just picked a Midwest Equipment Box Blade 72" Heavy duty BB30 Powder coated to match my tractor. Talk about great Quailty.

    You wont go wrong with Midwest Equipment, They are built to last.


    Pat


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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Would you mind telling us where you bought it and how much you paid for it?

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    I'm a bit out in the boonies so I don't have many dealers to work with; however, I was able to pick up a 4 foot Howse box blade for $325 and have been pleased with it. Howse uses the same construction and hitch attachments for box blades ranging from 4 foot to 8 foot so the 4 foot is overbuilt. The box blade also has the hinged rear blade. I wouldn't buy a Howse implement sight unseen; however, the quality of the construction on some is wretched--welding, alignment of parts, etc. Also, the first thing I did on mine was to paint it.

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( Hmmmmmm, nope, I would get the 4 foot box blade. My 2410 can struggle at times with a 4 footer. ... I do not believe that you would get full utility from a larger blade on so small a tractor. Yes, you could pull it in places under some conditions and do some work with it but NOT the full range of work that a boxblade is capable of doing when matched with an appropriate tractor. )</font>

    While I would tend to agree with TresCows that 48" might be momre appropriate if you want to do some heavy ripping and grading, that's not how I understood your post.

    You mentioned maintaining a gravel driveway and "finish grading around a new addition. I've got a NH TC33D with a 6 foot box blade. This is larger than your setup, but the relative difficulty of various boxblade projects should hold up:

    Maintaining a gravel driveway is one of the easier things I have done with my box blade. It just does not seem to load things down much (yes, I can manages to slip the wheels when digging in and pulling a large load uphill, that only happens when I'm not paying attention). For me, the choice would be to go wider (54" or 60") for driveway maintenance. Now if you wanted to install a new driveway, that might be different.

    The finish grading you mentioned in your post does not sound like heavy duty ripping (maybe I'm misinterpreting what you described). Plus, this is presumably a one-time job. If worse comes to worse, you can always just take shallower bites with the larger blade. If you have more ongoing landscaping duties planned, or they are heavier than what my impression is, then you would be better served by the narrower box blade.

    If your main ongoing use of the blade is driveway, I'd go a bit wider than the 48". On the other hand, TresCows is a whole lot more experienced at this than I am so I'd give more weight to his recommendations. I'm interested to hear his response to my comments above (especially gravel drive maint being one of the "easier" boxblade duties) maybe I'm all wet on this, but that's my experience

    John Mc

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    "If your main ongoing use of the blade is driveway, I'd go a bit wider than the 48". On the other hand, TresCows is a whole lot more experienced at this than I am so I'd give more weight to his recommendations."

    No, not at all but pilgrim, you have a TC33 and our hapless warrior has only a mere 7500. I guess he should have gotten a bigger tractor [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]. Oh well, dealing with reality of a 21 horsepower unit I imagine he could use a 5 footer as several guys have them for the 7500 it seems but I doubt given my experience with my 2410 that full utility will be had. I sometimes have had to rip up an area of the drive to repair a sinking area, I ripped an entire drive for a neighbor, leveled it and then we put some new gravel down and I worjed that out smooth. I just don't see my 2410 being able to accomplish that with a 5 foot blade. When I starting the "job" for my neighbor I told him I did not think I would be able to do it--my tractor is to small--well, it ripped the Hades out of his drive and I was surprised (his drive was very compacted and hard as concrete) so I guess I was wrong then and I could be wrong on the blades size also. J

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