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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

    Quote Originally Posted by rrrkkk View Post
    OK i'll bite what is TnT?
    Here are a couple of pics.
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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

    you might want to take a look at everythingattachments ((see below for clickable link)) has a good amount of videos and details to explain things.
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    i generally see the following 3 items (3pt scraper, 3pt box blade, 3pt grading scraper) as a good want when dealing with trails, dirt and rock driveways. each has there own specific uses and features. also having a FEL (front end loader) can be nice as well. (back dragging for example)

    i can do a descent job on the 1/2 mile dirt lane back to a lake just using the FEL and back dragging. but it is a requirement to have left and right back steering brakes (separate brake peddles) way to easy to get the front tires off the ground. more so do to i tend to constantly change bucket angle and height of the FEL arms.

    when i say descent, manly just pulling dirt back into ruts. and if need be moving some dirt into an area here and there. the dirt lane is not an all weather lane / driveway. ya need to stay off of it during rains. or bad rutting happens. that or need a truck or tractor to drive down it when it is muddy.

    it still needs ditch on both sides. and one more culvert to get near a point were deeper mud spots would be reduced a good amount, and would just need to be rocked for a gravel driveway.

    TNT (top and tilt) would reduce my time considerably 1/2 it if not more. i have a lot of hills, curves, etc... i need to deal with. and at same time the crown instead of being in middle in one spot. may need to be slopped to one side, then around next corner slopped to another side. getting on and off tractor, to just do a large adjustment is one thing, but that fine tuning would be to much chore work and time consuming to get on and off tractor. and would more likely half way do it with box blade and call it good enough. or less some big party happening and wanting to all look nice and good. with TNT one more pass and constant adjustment with a lever would be to easy not get a fine tune smoothness.

    do you need the TNT? no. but boy can they make life easier. and help you get a better smoother driveway that is more towards all weather driveway vs. only driving on it during dry times.
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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

    I find my TnT immensely helpful in maintaining my mile long gravel roadway and my woods road network. If I am using the rear blade it is the height and tilt that is most used. As the tractor is traveling over the ungraded or rough part of the road, being able to constantly adjust the blade angle and height to compensate for the tractor motion as it pitches and dips makes it possible to do a better job easier. When I am using my land plane grading scraper or box blade it is the top link adjustment I use most to control the cut.

    Before I got my TnT I very seldom changed my blade tilt angle during a pass. I would just change it when I was setting up for the next pass. Now I am constantly changing the tilt angle as I go. Same holds true for the top link.
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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

    Quote Originally Posted by rrrkkk View Post
    OK i'll bite what is TnT?
    Don't feel bad .. I've been using a tractor for 60 years and had no clue. I thought, maybe I needed a "TnT". Now that I have found out what it is, I realize, I've had it for 60 years! ... "top link" and "box leveler". Just isn't hydraulic. Guess, I didn't miss anything.
    "There's gotta be a better way!"

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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

    Maybe a dumb question, haven't had to maintain too long of roads before this new place I bought this year, but I have seen DR's road grader on a few sites. The 48" and 60". Couldn't you box blade to a semi-rough level, than go back over with the road grader. I realize it is more money to start, but than you should be able to grade as often as you like to maintain the road from there on out.

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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

    Quote Originally Posted by BandRRanch View Post
    Maybe a dumb question, haven't had to maintain too long of roads before this new place I bought this year, but I have seen DR's road grader on a few sites. The 48" and 60". Couldn't you box blade to a semi-rough level, than go back over with the road grader. I realize it is more money to start, but than you should be able to grade as often as you like to maintain the road from there on out.
    If you have a tractor, this is what you want to maintain a road-drive IMO.

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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

    Having T&T will allow the operator to make both major and minor adjustments from the seat greatly increasing efficiency.

    Here is my take on re-working existing gravel lanes.


    Using a box blade, extend the scarifiers to their deepest setting and set the aggressiveness to the max and use the lift as needed, this will disturb the existing material and also cut high points and fill low points. Make as many passes as needed. It will look very rough but have faith. >

    Next.

    Raise or remove the scarifiers and set the aggressiveness to the min. Make as many passes as needed. This will smooth the surface to an acceptable degree, traffic will do the rest of the work. A rake will improve what the box blade left.

    Working when the material is wet gets much better results than when very dry.

    As for using the tilt cylinder, as soon as one side of the implement is no longer making the same contact as the other use the tilt adjustment to compensate.

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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

    quick google image search, and quick ugly editing to give idea of TNT *shrugs*

    other info for road building that may be of help.

    http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/st...ccessroads.htm
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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

    I don't even have TnT,,,,, but if I did,,,,, I'd use it like this on a BB. Set the scarifier teeth slightly below the grade of the cutting edge. Then if I wanted to cut material I'd shorten the top link which would lower the scarifier teeth below the blade height. If I wanted to smooth material I'd lengthen the top link which would raise the scarifier teeth above the level of the blade. If I wanted to change the lateral slope of the project I'd lengthen or shorten the side link accordingly.

    Lastly,,, I always thought TnT = Tip and Tilt, meaning to TIP the attachment forward or rearward with the top link and TILT the attachment to the left or to the right with the side link. But what do I know since I don't have that option.
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    Default Re: Help me understand TnT-how does it help grading?

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    Lastly,,, I always thought TnT = Tip and Tilt, meaning to TIP the attachment forward or rearward with the top link and TILT the attachment to the left or to the right with the side link. But what do I know since I don't have that option.
    That would certainly make more sense, wouldn't it?
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