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    Veteran Member Tollster's Avatar
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    Default Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    Tractor is a BX23, land is on a sloping knob with hardwoods, and pines, ground is moist with moderate slope, intermittent rocky ridge line, with shale type base, numerous large flat rocks projecting at various angles, ranging in size from 10 to 1500lbs.
    I have the alternator upgrade and plan on additional lighting. Item I was considering are:
    1: Broteck fan guard
    http://www.bro-tek.biz/Bro-Tek_BX-M-...nstruction.pdf
    2; Brotech Thumb
    http://www.bro-tek.biz/BX-BH-TTL_Thumb_Instruction.pdf
    3:Broteck ripper tooth
    http://www.bro-tek.biz/BX-R-Tooth_Instruction.pdf
    4: And possibly a Longs wear blade:
    Wear Blades WB and IWB

    Anyone have experience with any of these items, curious how the ripper would hold up? Tempered steel perhaps?
    Any suggestions would be greatly appriciated.
    Thanks,
    Toll NEPA

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    Default Re: Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    I would be cautious running a sub compact tractor around rocks protruding up above the surface. Your BX isn't made for this type of work. You need to use a tractor with more ground clearance.

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    Default Re: Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    I'm in the same boat. I wish I had the rocks though. I'm currently working on a DIY brush fork and I will post pics when finished in the next day or two.
    2011 Kubota BX2660 with LA243 FEL and Loaded AG Tires
    Bro-Tek Rear Wheel Spacers
    Borrowed 4' Kubota Rear Blade
    Woods XT148 Rotary Cutter
    Curtis Sno-Pro plow

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    Default Re: Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    It's a case of David vs Goliath, but your BX doesn't have a slingshot!

    I would just find a guy with a D5 or D6 dozer, pay him $1000, settle in to a comfy chair, pop open an adult beverage and watch the show. It will get done quicker and cheaper than you buying all that stuff and probably damaging your tractor in the attempt.

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    Default Re: Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    It will get done quicker and cheaper than you buying all that stuff and probably damaging your tractor in the attempt.
    But what fun would that be?
    2011 Kubota BX2660 with LA243 FEL and Loaded AG Tires
    Bro-Tek Rear Wheel Spacers
    Borrowed 4' Kubota Rear Blade
    Woods XT148 Rotary Cutter
    Curtis Sno-Pro plow

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    Default Re: Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    If you go with the dozer suggestion you could still get a boxblade and a landscape rake (rock rake) and do the final cleanup behind the dozer with your BX.
    Chris

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    Default Re: Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    I would be cautious running a sub compact tractor around rocks protruding up above the surface. Your BX isn't made for this type of work. You need to use a tractor with more ground clearance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ford tractor View Post
    It's a case of David vs Goliath, but your BX doesn't have a slingshot!

    I would just find a guy with a D5 or D6 dozer, pay him $1000, settle in to a comfy chair, pop open an adult beverage and watch the show. It will get done quicker and cheaper than you buying all that stuff and probably damaging your tractor in the attempt.
    Sorry, but agree with the fellas above. First big rock and you split the low slung, cast alloy transmission case, or crack the front axle or goodness knows what you'd feel really bad, especially in the wallet.

    Read today's post by David s VG here: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...-fan-shot.html
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    Default Re: Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    Wow, buzz killer responses. Guess I'd have to see a pic of the area you're wanting to clear. I assume you'd be cutting the trees with a chain saw, then digging out the stumps? Could be tough slogging with a BX since you basically have to excavate further out from the stump where the roots are narrower and can be broken with the hoe, though a ripper should help but I've never used one. I have taken out large rocks up to about 1000lbs with my BX (had to pull it out of the hole with a chain to the drawbar). You will have to do a lot of repositioning for any large rocks or stumps which makes the going slow. A full metal jacket for the underside of your BX would be advisable.

    For sure it would be time consuming and put considerable wear'n'tare on your BX23 but it would not be impossible (subject to actually seeing what you're up against). Got any pic's?
    Chris

    2 acres and a mule, er, Kubota BX25, and too many other toys,er, tools to list.

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    Default Re: Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHDinCT View Post
    Wow, buzz killer responses.
    Chris, we didn't mean to sound like a bunch of crotchety old men, well, maybe not all of us.

    I guess we just dislike the possibility of taking on more than what the machine really is designed for. Maybe we have just become like the Old Man who used to warn us. There's an inner voice inside most of us guys, from the past. We can hear it. "Now son, there's no sense in just tearin' up good equipment."
    BP


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    Default Re: Land clearing attachment suggestions for the BX?

    You need this!

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