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  1. #11

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    Capital District, Upstate New York
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    Satoh S650G, MF135, MF165, JD5205

    Default Re: Box Blade vs. Rear blade



    I don't have one with a rear blade... but here's one from York with a rear rake... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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  2. #12
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    Escaped to The Algoma

    Default Re: Box Blade vs. Rear blade

    Not sure if it would be a problem in your area or with a CUT,but every Gannon Box I've seen up here on tractors over 40 hp are all bent up. Just way too many rocks for them to work correctly at any decent depth. I guess that is why I never see any scrapers on construction jobs either until they are ready to spead the fill.

  3. #13

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    Sep 2002
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    Northeast PA
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    Kubota L3430cab w/ FEL

    Default Re: Box Blade vs. Rear blade

    Our land has tons of rocks. Too bad I don't know how to build stone walls. I already have all the raw materials. Oh well, something else to learn in my "spare" time.

  4. #14

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    Arkansas
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    TN70D, 4wd, 16x16 trans

    Default Re: Box Blade vs. Rear blade

    Most box blades have a warning on them about big tractors.
    The ones I have seen indicate use of these blades with a tractor more than ~60 hp voids the waranty. To much traction allows an operator to dig it in and in the extreme case break welds.
    Thats why the heavy duty units rated upto ~125-150 hp are cat 2 and much heavier. As you would expect the cost scales with the weight.

    Fred

  5. #15
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    SE Ohio, Meigs County
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    Kubota L3010HST R4's, Scag Wildcat ZTR, 61

    Default Re: Box Blade vs. Rear blade

    Haz,
    I got a KK 6' blade for my L3010 earlier this year. I had trouble moving all the snow we got this year with my FEL, and the blade was perfect for that job. It is a light one, so when I tried to fix ruts in a dirt road leading the the back of my property the blade left a lot to be desired. I picked up a 6' Massey Fergusion box blade last Friday. Thanks to the tips on here about shortening the top link to scarify more and lengthing the top link to smooth out your work, I had the whole road done in 3 hours (3/4 mile). Thats including practice time with the BB. Last night I used it to remove and old fence and push / pulled old tree limbs and posts into a burn pile. Up until now the rotary cutter was my favorite implement ... but so far this box blade has sure impressed me. My property has lots of rocks also, in fact, we call it 'Sticks n Stones'. From what I priced, you can have both the Box Blade and a light duty blade for less than the price of a heavy blade with the sides like JMIII posed earlier.
    Moon of Ohio

  6. #16

    Default Re: Box Blade vs. Rear blade

    This is what I thought you would depict. (If I did the cut and paste correctly.

    A scarifier to which you attach a blade or rake or ???

    Scarifier

  7. #17

    Default Re: Box Blade vs. Roller Over Box

    JohnMillerIII (or anyone): Any experience/thoughts on rollover vs. straight box blades? Was looking at box blades but the rollover looks a lot more flexible as can use for just scarfing, just dragging, or, just backfilling. Looked at one at a cemetery while putting in some headstones a few days ago. The guy said they had gotten good use out of it (it was a woods). ????

    JEH

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