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    Default Re: My "newest attachment" ... box blade, scraper/grader

    Quote Originally Posted by North Country View Post
    The hinged scarifiers make it a Gannon, I think (and make it worth a lot more than $175!!!!)

    At least $400-500 in my area for a hinged 6 footer.
    I too, believe that it's an early Gannon. They seem to be the only ones with a single front slot scarifier shank, and the only ones with 2 uprights for the top link, rather than an A-frame. Although, some of the newer ones, do have A-frames and hydraulic scarifier engagement.

    I did see another Gannon, similar to mine (not identical), which sold at auction for $175.

    "Woods" seems to make them now, with the Gannon name and "industrial application". Their weight is in excess of 1,000 pounds, which I can believe. ... it's kind of a bear to get hooked up ... it doesn't slide around much. Backing into it, is like threading a needle.
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    Default Re: My "newest attachment" ... box blade, scraper/grader

    Here is the final outcome. Straightened the sides, as much as was practical, removed the loose rust, painted ... yellow, as you can see. While probably not exactly the original color, close. Plus, I find that things, which are yellow, can't be lost, as easily. Currently, it is "sun baking".
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    Default Re: My "newest attachment" ... box blade, scraper/grader

    As I said before, the box blade was difficult to hook-up. Part of the problem was, that the "fixed stabilizer bars" were fighting each other. So, I ordered, and received today, a new adjustable stabilizer bar. These weren't specified for the Ford NAA, but I figured I could make it work.

    The eye on the RH thread end had a dog-leg, like I would expect would be required. The LH thread end was straight. I tried it and it wasn't quite right. So, I heated and bent a dog-leg on the LH end. My final determination was: that the factory RH end was bent a little too far (on bade in pic) and the LH end, which I bent, was bent a little too far (on tractor in pic). The weather is too nasty to be going from one shop to barn, etc.. I'll get it, when the weather improves.
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    Default Re: My "newest attachment" ... box blade, scraper/grader

    That's a nice box blade find, congrats. They're great for moving snow too!
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    Default Re: My "newest attachment" ... box blade, scraper/grader

    I took a little of the bend out of each end of the stabilizer bar and it slipped right on. The "adjustable stabilizer" will make a big difference in hooking-up, as I'll be able to pull or push the heavy box blade to the correct position to attach the lower draft linkage.
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    Default Re: My "newest attachment" ... box blade, scraper/grader

    I remember having an International 460 with the loose stabilizer bars on the 3ph man, that thing was difficult to work with. Glad you got it all worked out and it looks good.

    I have looked at it a few times from the pictures you posted and think it is likely a custom or home made boxblade. Nothing wrong with that either. Looks to be about 800 lbs. and should do a good job for you.

    My Frontier BB1284 is a rebadged Gannon industrial model 7' with hyd. scarifiers and 1250 lbs. It isn't IMatch which is my only complaint, the new models are IMatch compliant. Sooner or later I will modify this when I have the time.

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    Default Re: My "newest attachment" ... box blade, scraper/grader

    I notice, that you have the telescoping stabilizer bar, which I considered. However, I thought a bar that connected to the draw pin would work out better for me, as once the bar was on the draw pin, I could pull or push the box blade for alignment, to get the draft bar to connect.

    I don't see any indication that this blade was home made. I think, it's an early Gannon, as it has the characteristics of Gannon.
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    Default Re: My "newest attachment" ... box blade, scraper/grader

    Quote Originally Posted by tmajor View Post
    I notice, that you have the telescoping stabilizer bar, which I considered. However, I thought a bar that connected to the draw pin would work out better for me, as once the bar was on the draw pin, I could pull or push the box blade for alignment, to get the draft bar to connect.

    I don't see any indication that this blade was home made. I think, it's an early Gannon, as it has the characteristics of Gannon.
    Except the clevis hitch points which they have had at least since the 60's. I don't think that the retractable rippers were available before the 60's. It doesn't really mater, you have a nice BB that you got at a good price.
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    Default Re: My "newest attachment" ... box blade, scraper/grader

    This is the only implement besides an old phd I have that isn't IMatch ready. The tractor has telescopic links so jockeying the boxblade isn't necessary. My 110 has the flat style stabilizers but deere wen't to the new round style which is supposed to be more durable.

    I remember having to tie up the stabilizers that attached over the pins IIRC.

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    Nice job on the box blade looks great.Maybe I'll get some motivation in the spring to do my back blade.

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