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  1. #1

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    Default Which 48" box scraper

    Hi all. I'm looking for a box scraper to take care of my gravel drive and finish grading some areas around a new addition. I have a B-7500 to pull it with and after talking to the dealer I've decided to go with a 48 inch unit. But the question now is which 48" unit. Any help would be appreciated.
    Patrick

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Most of the guys with the 7500 around here use a 5' boxblade but you seem to be set on the 4'. I'm in the market for a 4' to use with my BX22 so I'm going to follow this thread for sure. Did your dealer say you couldn't use a 5' or is it just because you need to fit in tight areas?

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    I picked up the United/Leibach box blade, 48" for around $350 (plus or minus, it was bundled with the tractor deal).

    Here's a pic of it on the dealer lot. You can see in the background they make a 5' also. Make sure you are looking at the "HD" model. The 48" weighs arounds 325 pounds.
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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    The dealer told me to get a four because he said the 7500 would struggle to pull anything larger. I'm thinking he may have a overstock of fours to get rid of. That leads me to another question. Do you think the 7500 would do well with a 5 footer? I think the five footer would do a better job of covering my wheel marks.

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    I'm not that informed on the footprint of the 7500, but I think you'd be better off with a 5'. Those who own the 7500 will be able to let you know for sure.

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    I think the B7500 should handle a 5' boxblade for most jobs. For the grading work you mention, I would think that you would want the widest your tractor could handle.

    If you want to split the difference, I believe kubota lists a couple of different 54" boxblades for their B-series Kubota B-series Implements , but I have no idea how the price compares to other mfgs.

    (Hmmmm....I hope that link works. That's the first time I tried a link with the new system. Sure seemed easy.)

    My guess is an aftermarket 60" will probably be less then Kubota's 54".

    ~Rick

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    You might want to read this thread. It has lots of info on 5' box blades which I think would apply to 4' box blades as well.

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    Hmmmmmm, nope, I would get the 4 foot box blade. My 2410 can struggle at times with a 4 footer. I have the kubota 48 7548. I like it. It would be nice if it stuck out further on each side but it covers my tracks! 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. Ok, if it were a light 5 footer with low sides it might work. Yeah, I know they are going to jump me--and that is OK but I would stick with a nice heavy duty 4 foot unit on a 7500, maybe a 52/54 if you found such a thing might work also. I do a lot with my boxblade. Today I had a trench dug to bury electrical and water lines to my new shop etc. They will leave the trench open for me to back fill--it will be the boxblade that does most of this work and recontours the area afterward. I can move a full box of dirt, soil, rock, I can dig with the rippers down in hard clay but it is a struggle, if I had a 60 inch unit I doubt I could do these things nearly as well. Good luck with whatever ya get. J

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    I have a 4' box blade that I picked up new for around $325.
    It only has three scarifiers when most I've seen have 4. It's not a huge heavy duty model but it'll handle all the soil conditions around my place which has few rocks. I haven't used it to amount to anything but one of these days boy do I have plans.

    My box blade is a not name only the dealers name but it's painted with the Landspride color.

    Another use is the box blade is an excellent counter weight if you have a FEL.

    I'd stick to kubota recommendations on the size, unless you have softer soil conditions or you get a lighter weight 5' unit.
    It's a weight thing. Stay within safe working limits and there's never no need to abuse a Kubota.

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    Default Re: Which 48" box scraper

    I am also currently in this dilemma. I can get a King Kutter 48" for $279 or I can get a Frontier which weighs a hundred pounds more for $480. Thats a big difference. Is the extra weight worth it?

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