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    Default 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    Looking to buy a box scraper for my 42hp tractor but not sure what size I should get. Any input would be great.

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    Default Re: 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    Std thinking is to get the same width or maybe up to 6" wider than your rear tires. If your tractor width is 72" then you would normally want either a 72" or 78" wide box. I would try to get as heavy as you can afford to get. Weight is normally your friend when it comes to grading.
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    Default Re: 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    As said wide than rear tires,consider getting ripping teeth.

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    Default Re: 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    Thanks for the advice. I will get the 6 footer and it comes with six ripper shanks.

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    Default Re: 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by truartcle View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I will get the 6 footer and it comes with six ripper shanks.
    A 6 footer should serve you well, get as heavy of a unit as you can afford.
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    Default Re: 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    42hp? 6' would be my rule of thumb guess

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    Default Re: 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    Make sure that you do not shop around for just the cheapest blade. You will need to make sure that the unit has a beveled replaceable cutting edges. There are some cheap boxes out there with nothing more then welded on flat bar edges.

    I can not even begin to tell you how many times I hear customers do nothing but shop price on a box blade and then they learn about how value weight and the replaceable cutting edges are.

    Take a look at my site and see what the different sizes and weight units are and their price ranges are running.

    If I can be of help let me know.

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    Default Re: 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    +1 on heavier in most cases for strength and ballast.
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    Default Re: 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    When looking at BB, check to see if they have bracing from front frame to rear of box running about 1/3 distance from each side. These bars will keep your box from bowing and add some stability. Also look at the 3 PH frame to see how strong it is built and how it is braced to the back of the scraper. The more substantial the better. I saw one on TBN post the other day that just had the 3 PH mounted to the front scarifier bar with just a vertical riser with no bracing what ever to the back. This is not a good idea if you want it to stay in one piece. That design is just waiting for the main frame to twist and bend.
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    Default Re: 5' or 6' BS for my tractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    When looking at BB, check to see if they have bracing from front frame to rear of box running about 1/3 distance from each side. These bars will keep your box from bowing and add some stability. Also look at the 3 PH frame to see how strong it is built and how it is braced to the back of the scraper. The more substantial the better. I saw one on TBN post the other day that just had the 3 PH mounted to the front scarifier bar with just a vertical riser with no bracing what ever to the back. This is not a good idea if you want it to stay in one piece. That design is just waiting for the main frame to twist and bend.

    Gary,
    You really need to be more informed before you post. Gannon which builds top of the line boxblades does not use the bracing from front to rear. The bottom bracing is what keeps the rear wall from bowing, not the top bracing.

    Guy's here is the boxblade he is referring to (green one) and also the Frontier (Gannon yellow) notice neither uses the front to rear top bracing. The green one is a Cammond 48" width and the yellow one is a Frontier BB1284 made by Woods Gannon and is an industrial boxblade.

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