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    Default What to look for in a BB scraper

    I'm looking to purchase a BB scraper. What do I need to avoid and what go I need to look for in a BB?

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    Default Re: What to look for in a BB scraper

    If for your JD2320, the two most important considerations are tractor horsepower and tractor wheel width. 24 engine horsepower is a given, but we don't know what tires it's wearing. What is the outside width of the tire track, both front and rear?

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    Default Re: What to look for in a BB scraper

    Yes it's for my 2320 which has R-3 tires, loaded on the back. It has a width of 51 inches, so I'm thinking 54 or 60 inches for the BB. I'm currently looking at a Woods BSS54 2010 model that is heavier duty then their current model.
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    Default Re: What to look for in a BB scraper

    60 inchers are far far more common, so I think the 54-inch search may end up expensive. Unless you trip over a used 54 that is, so don't rule it completely out. Now by the time 24 hp gets reduced down to drawbar hp, the number is pretty small (something less than 17). Plus R3 tires are designed for floatation, not traction.

    So you don't need anything very heavy - or very aggressive. A 24hp hydro on R3s ain't gonna beat up a box too bad, so you're not looking for thicker than usual steel. But one thing I always look for is strength in the boxblade A-frame. This is especially important if you use the thing in reverse to push stuff around. Simple flat steel - like in this photo - represents the weakest design. I prefer to go for something with a little resiliency, like this. After that, it's pretty much a matter of how much money you're willing to spend.

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    Default Re: What to look for in a BB scraper

    My local dealer has the 2010 model for sale for $750. Kind of pricey, but I looked at it yesterday and its beefy. Thicker metal all around and it weighs almost 600 Lbs. I has 4 teeth, and I know that if I went up to 60, I would get 5 teeth. The box sides look like it's 3/8 steel, so I'm sure that it is stronger then most. I just think that it might be too much for my yard project.
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    Default Re: What to look for in a BB scraper

    Look at the Bush Hog SBX60. I have the 72" version. It was the best $500 I ever spent.

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    Default Re: What to look for in a BB scraper

    Quote Originally Posted by eagleeyetv View Post
    I just think that it might be too mush for my yard project.
    yeah, sounds like a little too much boxblade. Here's a 382 pound 54-incher with a decent A-frame, for $730 delivered. The seller is a respected advertiser here. If you have a KK dealer within driving distance, you can probably pick it up yourself for around $600. The make/model is King Kutter BB-G-54

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    Default Re: What to look for in a BB scraper

    Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: What to look for in a BB scraper

    The photo greg g posted in a link has a feature you should look for. That is, a clevis-style type of hook-up. Some of the other photos don't have it.

    Here is what it looks like. Don't mind the extra junk on the pin in the photo. Just look at how it is constructed. Much stronger.
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    Default Re: What to look for in a BB scraper

    I have the King Kutter 5 footer for my B2320 and am very happy with it.
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